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Oil?

Discussion in 'Fit & Finish' started by Alexander13, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    What type of oil do you use to finish/seal and care for a knife blade with?
    Thanks
    Joel
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    That's a good question. I don't know the "right" answer, but for me, it depends on what I'm using the knife for. For general finish and protecting against oxidation, I use a wax. You can use Renaissance Wax a good car finish like Meguires or Mothers. I use a mold release wax that's very tough. I also use a few drops of light machine oil after cleaning a dirty knife, or if it's something I use for food, olive oil.
     
  3. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Hmmm...on a carbon a high carbon blade I believe a little bit of any light oil will do the trick and stop any rusting.
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    It will depend on what the knife is used for, but on a knife that is intended for anything other than dedicated food prep, renwax seems to be the go to stuff. I have used vegetable oil, mineral oil, and even boiled linseed oil on hawks and axes. WD40 will also work on knives not intended for food. Another tip I heard yesterday is for knives you are working on or tools in humid conditions. I have been told a shot of dykem will help prevent rust while storing blanks, files etc.
     
  5. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I like mothers carnauba wax myself.
     
  6. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    I use the same thing, Brad. - Jim T
     
  7. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    That gives me a lot of choices, thanks everyone.

    Joel
     

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