Salt knives pivot lube ?

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby cabfrank » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:54 am

It's like Frank's Hot Sauce. You can put that **** on everything.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby Wanimator » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:40 am

If you're comfortable with disassembly a waterproof grease. Tungsten disulfide is also a favorite of mine.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby odomandr » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 am

I picked up frog lube years ago because i hated the smell of clp, and a vendor at a gun show sold me on the smell. It's a great alternative but can't get gunky in cold weather if not used sparingly. I particularly like to condition the blades with it by leaving them in the sun with a coating of the paste until it liquifies and the blade is warm. The porosity seems to promote a nice smooth layer on the blade when wiped clean that is also easier to clean up with the next use. I'm a fan
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby odomandr » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:42 am

Failure to succeed in posting a single time.....
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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby johnson » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:36 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. Much appreciated.
I Only use a little lube if the knife was disassembled and I'm putting it back together again.
Maybe once a week or when ever it's needed I'll put a small drop lube on the tang where it operates
against the lock bar. This has always worked fine for me and I was just curious about other peoples methods.
Thanks.

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby nerdlock » 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?

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby aicolainen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:49 am

could it be thermal coefficients that make the different materials expand and retract to different degrees? Water is a pretty effective cooling agent.
Just a thought, but I can't really say I've noticed this phenomenon to such a degree that I've given it any thought before. And we have pretty cool water around here :-)

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Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

Postby James Y » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:34 am

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.

Jim


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