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I have 2 folding pocket knives that I carry and use everyday. I've been periodically spraying WD-40 on them, but I know there's better stuff out there. But which is the best?

asked Jan 06 '12 at 19:56

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For purposes of of lubricating the hinges of pocket/folding knifes/tools: I have had good luck using "M12 Kellube". See http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=CF0001-1095452308

Kellube is intended for use as a gun lubricant. I claim, based on the extensive testing that gun lubricants receive and the similarity of the lubrication/dirt resistance requirements for gun and knife hinges, that this type of lubricant is ideally suited for this purpose.

Prior to applying the lubricant, use some sort of compressed air (e.g. Radio Shack Dust Remover Spray) to "blast-away" the dirt & grit that has accumulated in the hinge. Use only one very small drop of lubricant per hinge side. The thin needle applicator on the Kellube container makes this easy. A 1 oz. container may last the rest of your life.


answered Nov 24 '12 at 16:11

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I have been using a "dry" bicycle lube with good results. I use Finish Line Dry Teflon, but there are many others. My thinking is that a "wet" lube like mineral oil and WD-40 will pick up pocket lint and grit, which will eventually suck out the oil and leave the joint dry. A dry lube is designed not to pick up that junk. You can get it at any bike store; just ask for a dry lube. Just a drop or two will last a long time, and the stuff is cheap.


answered Nov 25 '12 at 18:51

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