Since you’ve invested your time and money in looking for the perfect pocket knife in the pocket knife gods, you should also make sure that you take care of it properly if you want it last for a lifetime. Considering the fact that you are going to use it in a regular basis, here is a complete guide to help you maintain your pocket knife.
Maintain its cleanliness
When cleaning a pocket knife, make sure that you pay more attention to the locking surfaces and the pivot of the knife. If there are some lint, then you should consider using something pointy such as toothpick in order to remove it.
However, if you’ve noticed some sand on it, you should make sure that you wash it using warm water mixed with mild detergent. You can also use a brush with soft bristles and gently brush down the entire knife in order to prevent it from building up dirt and dusts. It’s okay if the internals of the pocket knife gets soaked in water, just make sure that you rinse it properly and ensure that it’s really dry before you start on using it again.
Use a lubricant
Even if your knife only has few moving parts, you should make sure that it is properly lubricated especially the slides, pivot, and locking surfaces of the pocket knife. Choose a trust-worth lubricant such as petroleum-based wet lubricants. You can also use oils or lubricants that are designed for sewing machines and gun in lubricating your pocket knife.
Aside from that, if you are planning to use this lubricant in cutting fruits and preparing food, make sure that the lubricant is food-safe so that you will be able to use it both in objects and in food.
When applying the lubricant, you need to make sure that you use as little as but be able to cover your entire knife with the lubricant. Excessive usage of lubricants can usually lead to production of lead in which you tend to avoid by cleaning your pocket knife.
Sharpening your knife
Now that you have thoroughly cleaned and lubricated your pocket knife, you need to make sure that it is properly sharpened too. Make sure that you ask for recommendation from the company itself for the sharpening methods to be executed in your pocket knife. If not, you can always use a diamond or ceramic sharpening stone to ensure that you are able to sharpened your knife in a much faster way. Sharpen your knife with at least 15 degrees on each side and make sure that you are being careful when you are trying to sharpen it out to avoid accidentally cutting yourself in the process.
Make sure to follow these tips in order to maintain your pocket knife properly. This will help you to extend the longevity of your knife. High quality knives that can be seen on The Pocket Knife Gods require proper maintenance to have the best performance of your knife.