Basic Knife Care

We know you love your knife, and proper maintenance and care of that knife will ensure better opening, increased sharpness, and overall physical well being of your new (or old) friend.

  1. Keep your knife and its blade dry as much as possible. If the knife is exposed to water make sure to remove as much moisture as possible. Even though blade steels have come a long way they can still rust, as can metal parts of the knife's handle and hardware.

  2. Keep the knife pivot lubricated with a dry lubricant. We recommend Tuf-Glide Dry Lubricant.

    • With the knife closed: place a drop of dry lubricant on either sides of the pivot.
    • Open the blade: apply a thin bead of the lubricant along both sides of the knife along the pivot.
    • Work the lubricant into the pivot by opening and closing the knife.
    •   Knife pivot view  
  3. Keep your handle lint free. Use canned air or Remmington's Rem Oil to remove any lint found in-between the two scales.

  4. Keep your blade's edge sharp.
    A dull knife is an useless knife. Even worse, a dull knife is more dangerous than a properly sharpened knife.   We recommend these sharpeners:

  5. Make sure the screws on your knife are tight. Check them often (more or less depending on use) and tighten when needed; or try Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate to minimize adjustments needed to your knife.

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