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Collector's Knife Preservation

Joker188 Sep 11, 2018

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    Joker188 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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  2. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    That's definitely adequate.

    If you live in a very humid place I'd repeat twice a year.
     
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    Des is right; take it out a couple times per year and baby it a little. This is especially important if the blade isn't stainless. I personally don't even keep my Arc-Angles or other high-carbon balisongs in my pelican case - even though the knife is closed when you store it, the foam slots will rub off the oil on the horns/exposed tang upon insertion, leaving only a hair-thin layer of oil on the surface. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.

    Also, give the balisong a silica gel packet to cuddle with when you wrap it in tissue.
     
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    HedaCoon *is not a coon Lady Devil JDBA Official Member

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    Silica for dayssssss!
     
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    BennytheBlade Fate is Inexorable JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    ren wax
     
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    subtlemovement JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Oh, yeah! I used to coat my AA's in wax for storage. I stopped doing it because whenever I'd take them out to flip, chaps were just pointless with a waxy spine (+rest of blade). Now that I don't flip them as often, I think I'll give 'em a wax job when I get home, then they can live in the Pelican case again :D Thanks Benny! <3
     
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    wes Mephistopheles Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Screw that. Carbonite for dayssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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    Oh, boy. Well unless you live in a pineapple under the sea, you can just leave that bad boy in the box and never touch it again. No real need to wax it at all. You could distribute a single tiny drop of mineral oil over the blade (particularly the edge) if you like (or you could run the edge through a block of wax), but keeping it naked in the box with a silica packet or two would serve you just fine. Hom knives withstand the test of time.
     
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    Thanos74 Hillbilly Deluxe JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    :bobert:
     
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