Some points regarding maintenance: For our out-the-front knives to continue deploying smoothly, they require some simple regular maintenance – it is easy to do in only a couple of minutes. This prevents buildup of debris in the knife, as well as helps keep the internals properly oiled. If this is your daily carry, it is recommended at least once a month. This will also prevent the knife from getting stiffer due to debris or lack of oil.
Watch the video below for basic knife cleaning and maintenance:
01. Blow compressed or canned air into the opening of the knife to remove any lint or similar substances. If cutting boxes with tape, try to remove tape residue from the blade as soon as possible using a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. We use 99% Isopropyl alcohol.
02. Spray Rem Oil (very light gun oil) into the opening of the knife. You can spray onto the blade and let it run down inside. Deploy and retract the knife a few times to make sure all internal parts are lubricated.
03. Again, lightly blow the knife out with the compressed or canned air to remove any excess oil. It is important to keep your knife lubricated, however, too much lubrication can cause build-up and attract dust and dirt causing the knife to become rough and malfunction.
04. These steps apply to folding knives as well. The only difference is to spray Rem Oil at the base of the blade towards the pivot. Then repeatedly open and close the blade to lubricate the pivot thoroughly.
TO PREVENT RUST
With all steels, rust is a concern. Despite boasting improved edge retention, higher-grade steel is more susceptible to rust. To prevent rust from showing up on your blade, be sure to keep it oiled and free of debris. Rust can also appear from the smallest things like carrying it in your pocket. If the weather is hot enough, even your sweat can be enough moisture to form rust. Also, any time you use your knife to slice food, make sure to wipe the blade off before retracting or closing.