How to Properly Care for Your Knife?

Knives are a must-have item in any Survivalist's kit to be prepared in a survival situation. A perfect survival knife with high-quality steel can be used for a wide range of tasks, including shelter construction, self-defense, and rope cutting. Fixed blade knives or folding knives, like any other tool, require proper care and upkeep. In this blog post, we'll show you how to make and keep your Survival Knife safe from rust and dust.

For years, the knife has been one of humanity's most dependable tools. It was, by chance, the first tool that humans created and employed to meet their diverse requirements. Today, we use knives for a variety of reasons and many benefits including survival, hunting, combat, food preparation, and so on. However, we frequently fail to care for our knives, causing them to deteriorate or break with time. 

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If you Love Your Knife, Take Proper Care of it

Knives, like any other equipment or device, require regular maintenance and care to remain durable and functional for extended use. Survival knives are susceptible to damage, risk, strain, and rusting regardless of the materials used. When folding knives are not properly cared for, they get stiff and jam. Moisture, dust, and cutting residue are the most typical causes of damage. The simplest step that can be taken to ensure that the knife remains in good condition is to wipe the blade clean of any moisture, dust, or cutting residue using a dry towel. Sharpening it regularly also using a sharpening stone helps to keep the edge sharp. Knives can be maintained in a variety of ways and using a variety of approaches. Furthermore, the methods of knife maintenance may differ based on the type of knife especially the survival knife. A folding knife is usually more difficult to maintain than a fixed blade knife. Our Evatac team is willing to help you with survival knife maintenance at Evatac.co

Additionally, a full tang knife is much more robust and durable than partial tang styles such as the half tang, push tang, or rat-tail tang. An easy way to spot a full tang knife is to look for the metal tang sandwiched between the knife's scales. And this is one of the best survival knives. 

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Keep your Knife Away from Those Rusty Devils

Rusting is a typical issue with all-metal blades like a survival knife, whether they are composed of Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel. It's usually a good idea to check your knife before storing it and after using it to make sure there's no moisture in it. Knives used in the kitchen, outdoors, or for any other cutting, chipping, or scraping tasks should be washed thoroughly. It should be washed thoroughly to remove any leftover particles or dust. For this reason, soap water and a brush/scrub can be utilized. With the help of a dry cloth, remove any remaining moisture and water droplets from the properly washed knives.

Make Honing a Regular Habit and Sharpening an Occasional Habit

Making knife-honing a routine can help your knife stay sharp and healthy for a longer time. Honing the knife on a straightened honing steel rod or a sharpening stone restores the blade's distorted/ disoriented edge to its original shape. Knives that are sharpened regularly stay sharp and alive for a longer time. Sharpening knives, which remove the aged layer of the cutting-edge, is another approach to keep your knife in good shape. Sharpening, on the other hand, should be done only every 10 to 22 months( if applicable) as opposed to honing, which can be done daily.

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Use Properly

Knife usage goes a long way toward ensuring the knife's longevity and well-being. Knives' capacity to serve more features does not imply that they can be utilized in any way. A little pocket knife, for example, should not be used as a hammer to nail a nail, and a kitchen knife should not be used to chip wood. Only the sharp edges of the knife should be used for cutting, while the belly/sweep of the knife should be utilized for softer tasks. It's also crucial to know how to use knives appropriately when it is a survival knife. Some knives are designed with a rounded or hooked pommel that is not ideal for hammering. 

Store Judiciously

Most knives nowadays come with a sheath. However, storing a knife in the sheath isn't always a good idea. A leather sheath may trap moisture in the knife, causing it to rust. A low-grade plastic polymer sheath, on the other hand, may cause the sharp edge to become dull. When a knife is stacked with other items, the knife edge is more likely to get blunt. The finest options for storing a knife are a magnetic knife rack or a knife block. The primary goal should be to keep the blades from resting on their cutting edges.

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Lubricate them for a Longer run

Lubricating a survival knife, especially the folding ones, goes a great way toward keeping them sharp and lively. The knife's many working parts, joints, and pivots should all be lubricated with an oil-based lubricant. Applying lubricant regularly keeps all moving parts clear of blockages. The parts should be rotated to and from a few times after applying the lubricants to allow the lubrication to penetrate deeper into the parts. This procedure will keep the knife alive and kicking. 

Take Care

If you value your best survival knife and take good care of it, take care of the knife blade(blade steel), knife handle, grips, and its other feature it will definitely last longer and can be useful in all circumstances. We hope the information provided above has been of great assistance to you. If you have any more questions, please contact us at our online store, where our experts will be happy to assist you with anything relating to your survival knife at Evatac.co 

If You Are New to Knives, Buy a Guide

Get a knife guide if you are new to knives. Knives with all-metal blades and high-quality steel such as Survival Knives and Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel are often a problem. It's a good idea to inspect your knife before storing it and after using it to make sure it's free of moisture or not wet. Knives that are used in the kitchen, outdoors, or in any other profession should be well-maintained. A knife guide can help you understand how to properly handle, carry and clean your knife, whether it's a survival knife or not. These guides will be available on our website to assist you more at Evatac.co

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Summary

Effectively make use of your knife and its delicate blade. You shouldn't use your knife against hard surfaces just because its blade is sharp enough to cut through a variety of materials. When chopping meat or wood, make sure you always use a soft mat. When you're not using your survival knife, cover the carbon blade in oil to keep it sharp and ready for your next expedition. Sharpen steel blades with a whetstone or any sharpening stones. Whetstones come in a variety of forms to suit various steel blades. Minor scratches on the blade can be repaired with honing steel. A few runs on honing steel will restore the blade's condition if it is scratched and doesn't cut well.  If you take proper care of your survival knife, it will survive a long time.