Clean a Knife





Introduction: Clean a Knife

In this instructable, I will show my way of easily cleaning a hunting knife, swiss army knife, whittling knife, etc... Remember to give me a +1!

Step 1: Long Lasting Blade

First thing, after using a knife and it gets dirty, don't close it (if its a closing knife). The reason is because stuff like dirt, tree sap, what ever is on the blade might get stuck in the base of the knife, dulling the blade every time it is closed. This will assure your knife a long happy life. The picture is of my knife after doing my other instructable, Whittle a Staff / Walking Stick.

Step 2: Hot Water

Turn a tap on hot and wait for it to heat up. Once it is as hot as it gets, place the blade under the water for 30 seconds, rotating it.

Step 3: Electric Tooth Brush

Take an old electric tooth brush, and brush all along the blade, with some pressure. Do the same thing with both sides.

Step 4: Rinse

Rinse the blade the same way you did in step 2, to make sure it's immaculately clean.

Step 5: Dry

Dry the blade with a towel making sure that the sharp edge is facing away from the towel, not towards. Any make SURE that the blade is fully dried.

Step 6: Done.

Your blade should now be as shiny as new! Remember to give this instructable a +1!



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    Dear dirt action Julian so who would clean a knife well any one with common sense and who's mommy and daddy doesn't do everything for them ( no offence)

    This is kind of lame. An -ible on how to cook an egg would make more sense than this.

    I find the finger nail polish remover and a Q-tip work very well for cleaning the blade.

    Running a knife under water and using a toothbrush to scrub it? I'm seriously not trying to be negative, but I expect this kind of common sense information from, not Instructables.

    I made this 'ible using my method of cleaning my whittling blade, for this.

    Nice work dude. You should take some time and apply a quantity of WD-40 or similar oil on the moving parts of the knife (pivots etc.) to make sure no moisture settles in there.

    And of course, seeing as WD-40 doesn't lubricate, it only displaces water(hence the WaterDisplacement), you'd need to apply a light machine type oil.

    Actually, water displacement is only ONE of WD 40's properties.........Read this from their site.........

    LUBRICATES: WD-40's lubricating ingredients are widely dispersed and tenaciously held to all moving parts.

    Sure, it is only a light lube and no where near as good as machine oil but still, WD40 will do in the field.