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Cleaning a Stainless Mora blade ??

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Scots_Charles_River, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    My Mora Stainless has some spots on it and tar residue. I used it to pick off pine resin etc and never cleaned it last use, I know I know.

    Meths, paraffin, isopropyl alcohol ??

    Ta

    Today, using it.

    https://youtu.be/buOpJY6bt14
     
  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Acetone, petrol, diesel oil, alcohol. Turpentine is originally made from pine resin, so that will remove it for sure. WD40 is supposed to be efficient too.

    Gun oil should be fine too.

    The spots, is it rust? Fosforic acid is excellent for that.
     
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    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Excellent, thanks.
     
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    MartiniDave Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    You could even pop it in the dish washer, should come to no harm.
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    +1 for the dishwasher put the sheath in too, especially if you use the knife to prep food.
     
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    I've found that using Tormek honing paste is really good at getting all sorts of blemishes out of baldes - it's slightly abrasive so brings steel up very clean
     
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    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I have a tormek: wetstone, leather profile wheel and jigs (jigs are for chisels and plane blades though). Problem is getting the knife into school.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    In that case, use your nail polish remover. Acetone.

    Petrol should work as well as diesel Oil, btw. Take a rag and wet it next time you go and fill up the vehicle! Then clean the blade straight away.
     

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