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#1 CrazyD

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:41 PM

What do you guys use to clean your knife blades?

I've got this stuff that has shown up on the blade of my paramilitary 2. It's on the outside of the blade and not pitting. It's raised and kinda hard (not sticky). What's the best thing to use to clean the blade on this knife? Before I start cleaning I wanted to get some advice first.

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#2 Corbs

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 04:52 PM

I don't take the best care of my blades, when I sharpen them I do clean with a tuf cloth as well, which seems to do a great job.

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:04 PM

What do you guys use to clean your knife blades?


I usually use my pants. And the ol'lady cleans those.
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#4 CrazyD

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 08:07 PM

Haha so laundry detergent, got it lol.

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:54 PM

For general cleaning, I use the whatever CLP I use on my guns (happens to be froglube for the time being), but if it's something really sticky and gummy then I might scrub with rubbing alcohol or acetone. I guess it depends on what I'm getting off. I had some dead guy goo on a knife once, soaked the whole knife in acetone for several days and then left it in the sun for a several more days after that. Needless to say that knife wasn't used to cut food anymore.


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#6 mangeface

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:57 PM

Agree with spence, I just use gun oil. Most of the time I keep a bottle of Remington gun oil for cleaning knives. Although I admit, I'm horrible with knife maintenance. Not like when I was in the Marines.

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#7 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

Froglube tools, guns, knives... pretty much metal gets froglubed.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:17 PM

I actually wipe my down with olive oil after sharpening, that way I don't mind using my for cutting food.
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:02 PM

I like the olive oil idea I usually use dish soap to get all gunk off of it, then dry it well oil if needed usually whatever sample lube has been given out to test. They all seem to work the same unless graphite based and then they are awful on leaving small bits of graphite every where. 


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#10 mackguy

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:22 AM

I've had good luck with goof off professional

#11 AaronK

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:03 PM

I clean my blade with the blood of my enemies.

Wait what?
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#12 FoxRoe

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:35 AM

blood of my enemy.

 

 

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#13 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:55 PM

Please follow applicable laws in your area... also blood of enemies is known to the state of california to cause  cancer and various other bad things... Sorry...


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#14 AaronK

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 04:12 PM

Well I'm not in the state of California so I won't get cancer
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

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#16 Coydog1254

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:00 PM

Olive Oil is great. The stuff rising up on your blade is most likely rust. 0000 steel wool and olive oil. Frog Lube should be good to go as being being that you can ingest it and not kill yourself. I am assuming your blade is high carbon steel which is why it rusted. Oil after heavy use and once a month for light use. Wipe on, let sit for 5 min, and wipe off.
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#17 bigfoot

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:53 AM

Another vote for Tuf-Glide / Tuf-Cloth. The stuff works great, although it's more cost-effective to buy the spray bottle. Also, a little bit of Militec-1 for any moving parts.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:20 PM

uh - so licking it after cutting food doesn't count eh? hmm...

 

Dawn Dish soap, little hot water, and frog lube, 'cause I really do lick the damn thing a lot, that's good steak juice :)


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

Dish soap and olive oil... two things I keep in mind is I might have to use it to eat or I just might cut myself (what can go wrong will) so I treat my blades with this in mind. 


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 05:17 PM

Depends on what's on it. Rust? I'll hit it with hoppes solvent a toothbrush and lube it down with a fine layer of slip 2000's EWL, the same stuff I use to clean my firearms. If it's just debris, dawn and whatever sponge is handy by the sink with elbow grease. Pocket lint? Quick blast from the air compressor takes care of that.






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