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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:48 pm 

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This may sound odd, but has anyone used a blow dryer after washing their knives to completely remove all water? I've heard of a few people doing this after getting their EDC knives really dirty.


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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:32 am 
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OTAKU <> That's analogous to bringing a gun to a knife fight.

I'm sorry folks, but these are metal sticks we are talking about here! Wash it, and dry the damn thing with a towel. This is not rocket science...

Furthermore, if you use a hair dryer, don't use the heater.



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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:12 pm 

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I always wondered myself, but I never tried it. Thanks for the input Melampus!


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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:06 am 
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Don't wipe the steel with your bare fingers, the oils from your fingers may be what is causing your troubles. Use a cloth to dry and check the blade for food residue.

A nice blue or grey patina is a good thing, an orange one is the color to avoid.



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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
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I find that many cloth towels will leave water droplets, so I do my final drying with paper towels and then check them around 30 minutes later to make sure I didn't miss any spots.


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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:44 am 

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On carbon knives where I can remove the handle (and friction-fit custom handles) I like to apply gun bluing to the hidden part of the tang. It's a great rust preventer.


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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
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I have to try that now....I spend a lot of time sanding all the rust away on the exposed tang. You just apply and it removes the rust? That would be slick.



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 Post subject: Re: Rust, Oxidation, Patinas, Knife Care? Help Please.
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no, gun bluing will react with the steel, oxidizing it and somewhat making the surface react, so it won't rust any more. At that point, why not just rub a few coats of Super Glue on it, it will do the same thing I guess? I just epoxy the heck out of the tang and make sure the slot if completely filled in the ferrule.


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