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My new knife!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by KAMM, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Grateful

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    Very nice.
     
  2. IMWILSON
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    IMWILSON EDC Wizard

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    Use mineral oil, it's food safe. I use it on my knives.
     
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  3. mrlysle

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    Grats on the Opinel Kamm! Nice! Love the color. Mooshisho will be wanting one for her food prep too, so make sure you show her where you got it! :D
     
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  4. Jacob Rothers

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    Would olive oil work?
     
  5. mooshi
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    That can go rancid, AFAIK. :(
     
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  6. AcerCulter

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    I've had my CPM-M4 Comp Chopper coated in a layer of olive oil for about 6 or so months and it's fine. It's also in a kydex sheath.

    It's smells like a leather strop that has been embedded with CrO and fixed with olive oil.

    Also, no rust.

    I did get the Flitz Gun & Knife Care Kit, so I might start using that. I've read the MSDS and most of the Flitz stuff is rather safe and non-toxic.

    And, Kamm, nice knife! :D Opinels are great users. I had an Opinel 10 and it could go through a 1.5 D pine sapling in one stroke! Alas, I gave it to a friend.
     
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  7. JayAbsurd

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    Tout un tranchant!
     
  8. macmiddlebrooks

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    Grats, what a beauty!
     
  9. Blerv

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    I recall my # 6 Carbon was quite stiff at first. I put some mineral oil in it and worked it a hundred times or so over a week. It's definitely easier and smooth but doesn't breeze open. I guess that's the nature of the wood on steel pivot. shrug
     
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  10. k.o.milo

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    Well, humm... I now silicon lub from erotic shop, will work for this... :oops::blink:
     
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  11. mooshi
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    Or from the scuba shop or plumbing section of the hardware store. I think.
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yeah Mooshi! FTW! Silicone lubricant in the plumbing isle at the local home store!
     
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  13. k.o.milo

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    But not the silicon spray, only the gel or oil will work ;) And sorry, I'm dirty :p
     
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    Plumbing suply house or home store will have it. Heat proof silicone grease. It comes with some knew faucets, too.
     
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    Thanks guys and gals!
     
  16. dmak

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    I use ballistol on mine and it did the trick. I love the opinel! I also got the cold Steel twistmaster (opinel remake) awesome black,des
     
  17. Blerv

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    What do you think of it so far?
     
  18. IMightBeWrong

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    ^ Definitely this! Mineral oil is not all food grade and even though it lasts longer it's not necessarily the best choice. I just use straight up olive oil on all of my knives that might need to be used on food. Most of them haven't dried up even a little bit over the last 2 months, and here in the dry desert that's saying something!
     
  19. StuntZombie

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    Man, it is getting hard to resist the urge to pick up an Opinel these days. I see they even have one with a wharncliffe-like blade..
     
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    Why resist?
    At about $15 a pop, get a whole bunch!
     
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