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Old 07-28-2019, 11:19 PM
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I got a knife, it is a tempered knife and it has a sheath with a leather outside and a plastic inside should I use olive oil or coconut oil?
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:40 PM
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Butcher block oil - doesn't go rancid. I like a very light treatment of Mink oil to feed the leather and then SnoSeal worked in warm. You can treat the sewn edge with jeweler's rouge for stropping the blade.
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I got a knife, it is a tempered knife and it has a sheath with a leather outside and a plastic inside should I use olive oil or coconut oil?
Paraffin oil for the blade and linseed oil for the scales. Linseed oil gives great grip even when wooden handles are wet.
A light Paraffin oiling with a rag will last well, and will prevent rust and edge decay.
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Be careful oiling sheath, you can make leather too soft. Personally i would use something waxy like snoseal if i used anything at all.
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Be careful oiling sheath, you can make leather too soft. Personally i would use something waxy like snoseal if i used anything at all.
I agree but presenting another point. If you oil the inside of that sheath it will not breathe and absorb moisture lending the blade to rust if left inside. Using a light oil on the blade and wiping excess away should do the trick. Oiling the outside of the sheath if you really feel the need to shouldn't be a problem as long as it's not completely soaked.
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Food grade mineral oil for 1095 carbon steel blades used in food prepping.

Saddle soap with damp cloth for old dry leather and then a little leather conditioner (Dr. Jackson's or other good brand) while the leather is still moist. Rub until it's gone and leather glows.

NOTE: Too many treatments will make a leather sheath go loose and knife will no longer fit snug.
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^^^^^ Exactly right
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melt bees wax and olive oil together and let it harden into a paste. works great on wood, leather and as a bullet lube for black powder firearms
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