nerdlock wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:34 am
James Y wrote: ↑
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?
I think FRN is waterproof so I don't think that it would swell from water absorption, but that compromise in the knife action could be from other factors...might be microscopic debris suspended in the water stuck between the pivots?
You may be right, I don’t know. I’ve experienced that also with my older Delica models (with AUS-8 or ATS-55 blade, rivet pin construction, and without liners) when I used them a lot and cleaned the entire knife with warm water and dish soap; afterwards, the action wouldn’t be smooth until after the entire knife had time to fully dry. So in those cases, it doesn’t seem to have been microscopic debris in the pivot area, because after being left to fully dry, the action returned to normal.