rust prevention

Discussion in 'Blades' started by monkeyman, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ok, so you just took all the time or spent all the money to get a nice custom knife made of tool steel, what do you use on it to keep it from rusting? Gun oil dont seem to do the trick so what do you use?
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The higher it's polished the more it'll resist rusting, and the rougher it is the faster it'll rust. I get 'em as shiny as I can, then use Flitz polish on them. I have a couple now that I'm trying Corrosion-X on. Might work as it's supposed to really stick to the metal.

    I also wrap the blade with a little plastic wrap before I put it in the sheath and ship it - the tanning salts used on the leather will also rust the knife and they should not be stored in them.
  3. slash-5

    slash-5 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I use turtle wax. Wax 'em like a car. No joke. Make sure you get the "new car" wax so it doesn't have abrasives in it (to remove paint oxidation).
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