how to clean pocket knife

how to clean pocket knife

In general, knives and pocket knives are made of top quality stainless steel, however it is important that you know how to clean knives and knives, wash them and lubricate them as part of their maintenance, especially Victorinox knives. Keeping your razors clean will lengthen their lives and maintain their aesthetics. All characteristics and properties of each type of blade and tool of a knife or utility knife are adapted to its specific field of application.

Victorinox utility knives often have a number of parts, and cleaning them can be a challenge, but there is nothing to fear, it can be easily done in the following way.

MATERIALS FOR CLEANING POCKET KNIVES AND KNIVES

When cleaning multi-purpose knives and pocket knives, always try to use rubber gloves to protect your skin from the edge. Gather the necessary materials. You will need certain supplies in order to clean a pocket knife.

SOAP

For the initial wash use a mild dish detergent. The soap you use to wash dishes on a daily basis is probably fine. Just don’t use a dish soap that is meant to be used in a dishwasher as it is too harsh on knives and can cause rust and other damage.

LUBRICANT

You will need some sort of household lubricant to get the rust out. WD- 40 usually works well in pocket knives. You will also need household oil to lubricate the knife after washing. You should be able to find household oil and lubricant at a hardware store.
You will need a soft sponge or toothbrush for the initial wash.

DRYING

To treat rust you will need a nylon pad. You’ll also need a clean, soft cloth to dry the knife when you’re done cleaning it.

CLEANING PROCESSES

Once you’ve gathered your cleaning materials, you should start by opening your pocket knife or unfolding all the pieces of your utility knife completely. Some pocket knives, like Swiss Army knives, make sure it’s all the way open so you clean all the parts and don’t get dirt somewhere.

SOAP AND SIZE

First remove stains from the knife with regular dish soap and a sponge. Lather the sponge in warm, soapy water and clean the knife blades. If you notice something stuck on, spray dish detergent directly onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rub again. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.

REMOVE RUST FROM THE RUST

If there is rust on the blade you should use WD 40 multi-purpose lubricant. Spray it on all the rusty parts and let the lubricant sit for 1 minute. Then take a fiber and rub the knife until the rust is gone. You may need an additional lubricant to remove stubborn rust. Once you’re done, rinse the knife with clean water.

DRY AND APPLY LUBRICATING OIL

At the end of the basic wash and rust removal, dry the knife with a clean flannel or rag. Then add a few drops of WD-40 lubricant to the blade of the knife or pocket knife, to the elbows, and to all parts of the utility knife. Rub with another dry cloth until the knife looks shiny and clean.

SHARPENING OF VICTORINOX POCKET KNIVES

Re sharpen both sides of the blade with a dressing stone at an angle of 15 – 20°. This achieves a cutting angle of 30 – 40°. If a grinding wheel is used, it must be cooled with sufficient water to prevent high temperatures from being generated.

Wavy Edge: The blade should be resharpened with a whetstone on the flat side of the edge, at an angle of 15-20°. Sharpening is done faster and easier with the Victorinox knife and razor sharpener , which can be used for both straight and wavy edge blades.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

CLEANING MULTIPURPOSE POCKET KNIVES WITH USB

Cleaning (for USB memory, see special instructions) Run the tools in hot water until they can be opened and closed again as easily as usual. On all models with integrated electronics, remove the battery. After the blade dries, apply a drop of oil between the heel of the tools and the spring. Never clean pocket knives and other MultiTools in the dishwasher.

CLEANING OF MULTIPURPOSE POCKET KNIVES WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS

Electronics Electronic components are not waterproof. But if liquid does get inside the case, remove the batteries and allow the case to dry thoroughly. Since the contacts are coated with a special protective varnish, the electronics are not damaged. When choosing an oil to lubricate a knife, several properties must be taken into account. There are oils with protective properties that, however, do not lubricate satisfactorily, or can even damage the functions of the razor (causing it to stick, for example). The statutory provisions of the foodstuffs ordinance must also be observed.

You already know how to clean knives and sharpen pocket knives, if you need a sharpener or  Victorinox products and knives  and WD-40 Multipurpose lubricating oil, we invite you to visit our online store.

 

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