Are desiccant bags necessary?

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Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Cave_Hermit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:19 pm

Hello I have a few S30V fixed blades that are in a plastic toolbox in their kydex sheaths they will be staying in there for a year. They have been wiped with Marine tuff glide and the box is in a dry place in my house though I’m wandering if desiccant bags will be needed too? Thanks everyone.

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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm

I don't know if they are necessary but they're cheap so why not.
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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Extra330SC » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 pm

Cave_Hermit wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Hello I have a few S30V fixed blades that are in a plastic toolbox in their kydex sheaths they will be staying in there for a year. They have been wiped with Marine tuff glide and the box is in a dry place in my house though I’m wandering if desiccant bags will be needed too? Thanks everyone.
I use them (spaced out on each row) in my knife storage rolls and on the inside of my cedar lined cabinet where I keep most of my boxed Spydercos! Probably overkill as I live in a dry coastal area of southern California ...but like the gentleman said...they're cheap!

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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Sjucaveman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 am

I use a renewable plug in type desiccant in my gun safe and knife drawers.
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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby standy99 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:35 am

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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am

Take a stroll through your local department store shoe section and you'll find a slew of silica gel packs in the boxes, if not all over the floor. I keep one in each of my knife boxes along with the knives when I'm not using them.
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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Cave_Hermit » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Thanks everyone I ended up getting a refharabgle one a bit overkill but I won’t worry now!

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Re: Are desiccant bags necessary?

Postby Vivi » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm

Never used them and most my fixed blades are carbon tool steels. Even living where its warm and wet I've never had a knife rust sitting in a drawer. I store every FB in its sheath, whether leather or kydex. Never wipe them down with oils either...I just make sure they're clean and dry any time I put them away.
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