Knife Question

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Pipskicks, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Pipskicks

    Pipskicks New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    I got 2 Kershaw Leeks (in stainless steel on special), figured I'd have a backup for when I lose my first one. It says you are supposed to cover it lightly in oil when storing it, is it important to do if it is not such a long-term storage (maybe 1 year??) and it is not a very humid place (in my desk in California)? I will coat it if it is a risk, but I don't know how necessary it is, and I don't really know what oil to use....
  2. bsally1

    bsally1 New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Chicago area
    Mine has been in my front pocket every day for the last two years. Would guess it is more humid than your desk drawer. No problems. It is stainless. Can't see aproblem in ten years let alone 1.

  3. Pipskicks

    Pipskicks New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    that was quick, sorry I've gotta learn the rules a little better...
  4. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    A little oil seldom hurts metal. Just spray lightly with a light oil such as 3inONE or sewing machine oil or, gee, dare I say it... any good gun oil. :D That knife in your pocket gets taken out somewhat regularly and wiped off, handled, etc. The one in your desk might not see the light of day for many months, so you will not notice any encroaching corrosion.

    If you are really anal about protecting it, dampen a handkerchief with gun oil and wrap the knife in that. Place in a ziplock and stuff it into the desk.

  5. ameriskin

    ameriskin New Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    i use the same things on my knives that i use on my guns. same solvents, same lubes. becareful with some of the plastics when using solvents. i use hoppes on my microtech lcc and she fires hard and fast.

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