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Pocket Knife Care

Today, pocket knives aren't just for camping or hiking. You may have a pocket knife in your wallet every single day. Because they are usually used, pocket knives require constant care to you can keep them in good shape. Your favorite knife could last for many years should you follow these four guidelines:

1. Just use your knife for the purposes intended. Many pocketknives, particularly Swiss Army knives, are created to be used for knew wide ranging purposes. Others, however, have narrower uses. Avoid the use of such knives as a screwdriver, pry bar, or can opener. Avoid cutting paper and cardboard, or using a cutting board that is made of glass or granite, that will dull the blade quickly.



2. Clean and oil the knife frequently. Clean the knife whenever you cut a physical object that could bid farewell to residue, for example peeling a piece of fruit or cleaning a fish. Use soapy water, dry the knife and handle thoroughly, and rub lightly with oil before storing the knife. Always be certain the knife is totally dry before storing it to prevent corrosion. Water forgotten, especially in the folding mechanism, is likely to introduce corrosion or rust. When oiling a pocket knife, use just a few drops of oil, and focus on the blade as well as the pivot point between your blade and also the handle.

3. Sharpen when needed. Continue to keep your pocket knife as sharp as you possibly can. If you use the knife frequently, consider a pocket sharpener to hold using the knife at all times. Sharp knives are much much easier to use, better, and safer. Dull blades often tear via an object as opposed to slicing cleanly through it, and you're more likely to slip and reduce your hand. Luckily, sharpening a knife is straightforward, even though you haven't used it! Sharpening stones or sharpening sticks permit one to sharpen a pocket knife. After you're done sharpening the knife, and also oil the blade before storing it or making use of it.

4. Maintain knife properly between uses. If you don't carry your knife together with you each day, store it inside a dry place. Avoid storing knives in leather sheaths, which hold in moisture and may even cause corrosion. Knives created using lower-quality metals will take more want to remain rust-free than top quality knives. Look after the knife properly in between uses. Unless you use your knife frequently, be sure you oil it several times annually, which will be sure that the knife lasts for a long time. Should you touch the blade, wash it at the earliest opportunity, as acidic fingerprints can permanently etch to the top of the blade or even cleaned away.

An excellent pocket knife can be a valuable tool. Whether you've just given your child their first knife and want to help them learn how to care for it properly, or own your own variety of dozens of pocket knives, looking after your pocketknives ensures that they'll continue for many years.
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