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Blade oils/preservatives?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Soap, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Soap

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.



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    I use FP-10. Works great!
     
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    Wakal where do get that stuff?
     
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    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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