Blade oils/preservatives?


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Soap
December 29, 2002, 04:38 PM
What do you use to protect your blades? Do you use a certain type of protectant if it is for a hunting knife? Also, what should I use on a knife with a high carbon blade that is to be used on eating?

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Don Gwinn
December 29, 2002, 05:02 PM
Just about any oil will do. If it's going to be used to cut food, it's a good idea to use a vegetable oil or something else edible. 3-in-1 or WD-40 do the job, but neither tastes very good when you slice cheese with your knife. Personally, I do the same with my hunting knives, but I'm not sure it's really necessary.

You want to wipe on a decent amount and then wipe it off until there are no drops or pools left--you shouldn't see oil on the surface. There's still oil there and it will protect the blade without attracting as much dust, dirt and moisture.

ruger357
December 29, 2002, 07:23 PM
Break Free.

Wakal
December 30, 2002, 12:36 AM
Rennaisance Paste Wax for blades that are on display...wipe on, polish off. It kept the rust off my swords even in that festering mildewfest that is Hawaii.



Alex

Kevlarman
December 30, 2002, 01:06 AM
I use FP-10. Works great!

PATH
December 30, 2002, 05:15 AM
Wakal where do get that stuff?

Soap
December 30, 2002, 12:51 PM
PATH- RenWax is awesome.

http://www.knifeandgun.com/catalog/renaissance_wax_186700_products.htm

http://www.knifeart.com/renwax65.html

Wakal
December 30, 2002, 02:21 PM
Those are probably better sources than this one, but MRL has some neat "other" stuff too. Fun to browse their catalog, even if most of their swords are beaten to shape over flat rocks in the backwaters of India.

http://www.museumreplicas.com/



Alex

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