Following tips might seem very strenuous but if you can buy a knife, you can also take care of it, right?
Tips for using folding knife
Folding knives since the days of early ages has been a constant company at work to humans in innumerable ways. However, one cannot take for granted its utility, mode of usage and precaution, just like that. Most of the readers start reading this write-up with an attitude like: “You take a folding knife and you cut things. What’s there to learn about it?”
So here is an advice to all please read the complete thing because technically using folding knife takes more than a single line when discussed. Matters of concern will include:
- Knowing their mechanism
- How to use a folding knife?
When you are buying a folding knife get your conceptions clear about this foldable knife’s deployment and locking mechanisms. Trying to open the knife forcefully in a wrong procedure might break the pivotal mechanism. Or it might happen that in the push and pull you get yourself injured by the blade.
In order to keep these joints functioning properly you will have to lubricate it at regular intervals. Use a dropper if it suits you so that you do not over lubricate. Oil is good but you may use better sprays available now-a-days for they do not wash away easily.
Yes, of course knife is used for cutting. But the question is, cutting exactly what? Different knives have different capacities. This depends on the blade strength. So when you are buying a knife ask your dealer about this specification and follow them very strictly while using it.
Kindly avoid doing certain things which most people do involuntarily like using knives as screwdrivers, can opener, pry bar, chisel or for heavy routines which your knife was not supposed to be used for. Do not use the handle as hammer, it might break or loosen the pivotal joints. Keeping your knives locked in sheaths will lead to the formation of pits on its blade caused by the moisture trapped in the air within the sheath.
Maintenance of foldable knife
Using a knife also includes maintenance of it because that is how it lasts you longer and better. Moreover, when it is a foldable knife the sophistication demands of minimum care for proper functioning. The golden rule to maintain a foldable knife is: keep it dry, oiled, cleaned and sharp. Hence, it follows:
- Assuming that stainless steel cannot get rusted would be incorrect because after some tenure of exposure the steel starts reacting with those elements of air which causes oxidation or rust. So put a thin film of oil on the blade to prevent rusting.
- Accumulated dust on the surface of blades of foldable knifes causes jamming of locking and deployment mechanisms. Pivotal joints need to be perfectly clean.
- If your cleaning process involves flushing the knife wet then kindly dry it quickly. Moreover, kindly consult with your dealer as to what all solvents could be used for this purpose. Chlorine containing substances accelerate corrosion.
That much would do for now. Follow it and see what difference it makes, on the efficiency and longevity of your folding knife.