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What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:51 PM ( #1 )
Hi Guys

1) What Oil do you use to lightly coat your Selfdefense and EDC knife blades ?

2) What Oil do you use to coat your knife blades for storage ?


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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:55 PM ( #2 )
break free CLP http://www.break-free.com/

it's a gun oil, it work extremly well even in sub zero temperature.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:55 PM ( #3 )
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:44 PM ( #4 )
On the stainless knives I carry daily, I don't put anything on them. The pivot and contact points get oiled on a regular basis with Militec. Long term storage of my carbon steel knives is vasiline, knives used for food prep or that could be used for food prep plain old mineral oil.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 3:32 AM ( #5 )
For hunting knives or knives whatever used in food preparation I use vegetable oil(generally seeds oils)for the others I use a light gun oil similar to Break-free, for my best or custom knives I use   Hanwei sword oil
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 7:39 AM ( #6 )
Ive taken to mineral oil,long ago I asked this question and was told to get "3 in 1" oil.I did and the smell of it reminds me of some greasy creep with oil black hands who likes to work on cars,its been up in a cabinet ever since

Honestly even the mineral oil is a pretty rare deal for me,it isn't humid here so I dont have much of a problem with things rusting unless I am the one who got them wet and aside from knives for the kitchen this is something that almost never happens to me on any regular basis
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 8:40 AM ( #7 )
Break Free CPL,  Petroleum jelly on the cutting edge for long term storage.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 9:57 AM ( #8 )
Olive oil. Not toxic, does not harden and it took long time to become rancid, even than you wipe it out and you are good to go. For long time storage I oil the blade and rub it with bees wax to get nice coat. wikipedia Mineral oils Crude oil, or petroleum, and its refined components, collectively termed petrochemicals, are crucial resources in the modern economy. Crude oil originates from ancient fossilized organic materials, such as zooplankton and algae, which geochemical processes convert into oil.[6] It is classified as a mineral oil because it does not have an organic origin on human timescales, but is instead obtained from rocks, underground traps, or sands; however, mineral oil by itself refers to a specific distillate of crude oil. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 11:54 AM ( #9 )
if not using for food prep turtle wax is great tilite recomended it to me and Ive been using it since I do use flitz as well
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 12:29 PM ( #10 )
I use whatever gun lube I am using at the moment. 
I don't think it matters other than in food prep and as SirrJames indicates--if you hate the smell of one.
A Cold Steel employee has stated that they use Vaseline and 3-n-1.
Someone once even mentioned nose-crease oil.  That might sound silly, but it works to lube a fire drill--so I reckon it would work for a 'field expedient' knife oil. 
Personally I prefer to lube my combat blades with the fat of my enemies.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, October 24, 2011 5:10 PM ( #11 )
Sentry Solutions Tuf-Cloth for basic blade maintenance.

Good ol' WD-40 for the heavy rust and tarnish. They make a paint pen now that makes it quite easy to put on with.


I find that it works well on blades with the bead blasted finishes too in preventing them from rusting as easily as they do left uncoated.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:17 PM ( #12 )

I use "Coon P".  For -long-  term storage you can't beat Rig Gun Grease.  For shorter periods of storage there are many good options.






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1) What Oil do you use to lightly coat your Selfdefense and EDC knife blades ?

2) What Oil do you use to coat your knife blades for storage ?


thanks


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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:10 AM ( #13 )
I usually use whatever 'mart-mart' knock-off of WD-40 i've got on hand, or some 3-n-1. I'll usually be using Flitz polish if any rusting or discoloration is showing on the blade. If i'm storing for a long time, i'll coat the blade with Vaseline. If it's a fixed blade, i'll then wrap it with wax paper. If it's a folder, i'll leave the blade open (if possible in storage space) and do the same thing. Vaseline is NOT something you want to get all over the inside of your storage cases.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:43 PM ( #14 )
I've recently been using a "scentless gun oil" that someone gave me.  Horrible for firearms but works great on blades.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:17 PM ( #15 )
I'm a big fan of Rem Oil moisture guard myself. It comes in a spray bottle which makes lubing up the inner workings of my folders much easier.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:05 PM ( #16 )
Well, old thread, but I use mineral oil for general oiling/lubing.  I like jurolec's advice on bees wax for long term storage.  There's also a product called Renaissance Wax that's excellent for long term storage or display.  It's pricey, but a little goes a loooong way. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax
http://kultofathena.com/s_results.asp?search=renaissance+wax

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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:28 PM ( #17 )
You can also use light pomades, like Dax or Murrays Light, or probably even Royal Crown. 
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:56 PM ( #18 )
Check the dollar stores for a product called Murray's Bees wax. It's mostly beeswax (go figure right)! Found mine at family dollar for around 3 bucks. Also goes well with cotton balls for a fire starter (big nod to Dave Canterbury). Should work fine on metal.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:17 PM ( #19 )
Nice! What size container do you get for $3?
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:35 PM ( #20 )
Wd40.
 

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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:17 AM ( #21 )

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Nice! What size container do you get for $3? 
 



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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:26 PM ( #22 )
Another vote for Break Free CLP. I've used it for over 20 years now, no complaints. Wonderful stuff; also use it to lube all of my firearms.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, November 28, 2011 6:47 PM ( #23 )
I also use Break Free CLP. I have used it for many years for my firearms and knifes. Works very well.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:41 PM ( #24 )
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works well 4 both
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:00 PM ( #25 )
Slip 2000
or mineral oil (wife got some stuff from Garret Wade for high carbon woodworking tools, it is mineral oil in a pump cap bottle)
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:32 PM ( #26 )
I use choji oil (not sure if I spelled that right, it only has hiragana or kanji on the bottle). I got it in my sword cleaning kit, works wonderful for just about any blade I have though.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:20 AM ( #27 )
Remoil for both.
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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:00 PM ( #28 )
Hoppe's #9 gun oil. 
And for storage: Vaseline.

...if i use the blade for foodstuffs, i just wipe it really well.

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Re:What Oil do you use to coat your blades - Monday, January 02, 2012 2:32 PM ( #29 )
Rem-oil or Super Lube usually though I have used 10w-30 in a pinch while I was working on my car before.

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