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  1. Joker188

    Joker188 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
  2. nightrage

    nightrage Little member

    I probably don't oil mine enough, found some rust spots near the pivots after taking apart my 62...that d2 steel I guess.

    but that said if you pocket carry I feel like grim and dust builds up and sticks to the oil around the tang when they are oiled too much
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  3. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

    Oiling is overrated. I'm assuming most people don't flip in the shower or dip their balisongs in fruit juice.

    3-in-1 oil, micro cloth, good wipe down after some questionable EDC/flipping you should be good to go.

    For my collection I do a good oil wipe twice a year (even less). Never had any issues except for a custom Chuck G where the hamon on the blade might have been a contributing factor.

    ***Ignore all this if you own an Arc Angel...oil that shit daily
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  4. Joker188

    Joker188 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
  5. Klyuchak

    Klyuchak Channel Ti Guy JDBA Official Member

    If debris gets in between the blade/washers/handles, it can gouge them a lot easier. That said, if the parts had a pretty rough finish to begin with, could actually have a sort of polishing effect.

    But main benefit of oil is consistancy, much less of a chance that some kind of random hang up or stall will happen.

    For my personal routine, I like to dissasemble atleast the pivots and get any old oil and debris cleaned out. After re-assembly just a drop or so on each washer, and wipe off the excess. Sometimes give it a little heat to help it settle faster, and "sweat" some of the excess out. I usually wait atleast go a month or two between cleanings, maybe 2-3 times a year total.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2020
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