How do I remove rust from knife blade

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by big steve, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    Hey everyone

    I have recently bought a new knife and through use I guess I somehow got rust on it. Can someone tell me how to remove the rust without ruining the blade its a benchmade knife.

    Thanks
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    I'd use Simichrome in a very mild 3M "scotchbrite" abrasive pad.
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    if its just surface rust you can take a coarse warshcloth and some oil and rub it off. for anything that is more stubborn you can use 0000 steel wool and oil but the knife will never look perfect again. now, it has character
  4. Bill DeShivs

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    Don't use a Scothbrite pad-it will mar the blade finish.
    WD 40 on a coarse cloth should remove most of the rust. If the rust is heavy, substitute 0000 steel wool for the cloth.
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    Try vinegar.
  6. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Active Member

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    Vinegar will discolor the blade, unless it is high chromium content stainless steel.
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