Salt knives pivot lube ?

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Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby johnson » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:47 am

Hey everybody.
I'm curious to hear some opinions please.
Do you lube your Salt knives pivots and what lube do you use ?
Thanks, John

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby VooDooChild » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:20 am

Not really
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby M Sea » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:26 am

johnson wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:47 am
Hey everybody.
I'm curious to hear some opinions please.
Do you lube your Salt knives pivots and what lube do you use ?
Thanks, John
All of my Salts were fairly rigid before they broke in to perfection. I am hesitant to lube anything on a knife until the metal to metal mating surfaces have worn naturally. Once that occurs, I disassemble if needed, flush out any debris left and use a small amount of a very light lube that leaves a trace of teflon behind. That has always worked well for me. Good Luck, the Salts are awesome!!
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby prndltech » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:20 am

Nope
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:32 am

I've never lubed any of my knives. I don't really worry too much about action or flick-ability though.
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Cambertree » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:36 am

I don’t think I ever have.

Although I suppose water is technically a lubricant. :p :D

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Buddafucco » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:08 am

I use reel oil on any knife that i oil. I don't know the brand off of the top of my head. It was cheap off of Amazon though.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby soulspy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:16 am

Fresh water rinse.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby araneae » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:40 am

Not really
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby VashHash » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:44 am

I usually oil them with whatever oil I have around. Can't really hurt them.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby cabfrank » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:23 pm

I have read that many people think it isn't necessary, and that the FRN is sort of "self lubricating". Still, I find them smoother with a bit of occasional oil, especially after rinsing them out. I use Ballistol. It works great, and keeps them food safe.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:24 pm

i've dropped some reel oil in my pac salt once or twice, but i don't think it's necessary at all. the blade is riding on the pivot and between plastic scales, so there's not really a need to oil it. i've had my pivot full of both fine and gritty sand and the knife still works just fine. there's something wonderful about the simplicity of it all.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby NorthShoreBoiBoi » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:20 pm

I think it depends on what you're doing with it. If I know i'm going to be on a boat or in the water with the knife then I usually don't bother oiling because its just going to come off. Maybe if i'm around the house, but most of the time the only oil is the remainder after a cleaning and disassembly

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby James Y » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:38 pm

I don’t really lube my Salts. The only time the action has ever felt a bit less smooth (other than some grit) is after I’ve had one immersed in the water for a long time; the FRN seems like it temporarily swells a bit from submersion in water, so the action feels less sharp/less smooth for a while. Then after the moisture dries out, everything’s fine again. I don’t know if anybody else has ever experienced that?

On rare occasions, I might apply a tiny amount (one drop) of Tuf-Glide, not on the pivot, but on the part of the blade tang that’s exposed when the blade is closed; the part that rubs against the backspring. I work it in by opening and closing the blade a few times, and that’s it. But I hardly ever do that.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Lumpy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:00 pm

I drop a little KPL in if I’m doing a full disassembly and cleaning, but I really doubt it’s necessary. Just the same thing I would do to any other knife.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Evil D » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:18 pm

I use Phil Wood bearing grease in all my pivots, more so for better pivot action but I've also found that it creates a nice physical barrier that blocks crud from getting into your pivot.
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby JRinFL » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Like many, I never use lubricant on my Salt knives. They get rinsed under the faucet or in the pool then left to dry.
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Takuan » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Frog Lube is slick, corrosion-resistant, and food-safe. I use it on my knives and firearms.
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby cabfrank » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:24 pm

Frog lube would be great too. As you said, also food safe, like Ballistol.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby prndltech » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:30 pm

+1 for ballistol. I use that stuff for everything, like I said earlier I don’t really live my salt knives, maybe a drop of ATF or motor oil but if I plan ahead ballistol is where it’s at.
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