atv223 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:34 am
For the rust in the below picture, I'll use Flitz
I know its rust because an oiled paper towel removes orange color from the blade.
That's a Lil Native in REX-45 with the clip removed. I carry it deep pocket in thin dress pants and then end up sweating through my clothing while working.
The salt in my sweat is what causes those spots.
It'll be fine!
Interesting. I just ordered one of those and it will be the first non-Stainless knife I carry.
How do you prevent that? Light oil?
Any penetrating oil will work as do various corrosion inhibitors on the market.
In this case, that blade was covered in oil. However if you look at the pic, the rust spots are on the exposed top half of the blade. My theory is that my cloths wipe the oil off in my pocket, exposing the top of the blade to the salt in my sweat.
Really its irrelevant if you stay on top of it. Letting it go and not removing it will lead to pitting eventually. What matters is the pivot so I keep that lubbed well.
Most oils used on knife pivots are very light. So far I'm happy using 85 weight NanoOil and feel that it sticks around better than the 10 weight NanoOil along with KPL.
Stop thinking of corrosion spots as your enemy. They are your friend and are the early indicator that your knife needs some TLC.
If your going to sweat through your cloths, nothing will stop the spots on your blade. Just make sure the pivot is always wet with oil and chase after the spots with Flitz as needed.