Home Improvements & Maintenance : Removing Rust From Pocket Knives


Hi I’m Tim Gipson and I’m going to talk to
you about how to remove rust from a pocket knife. Now most pocket knives are made of
a stainless steel so you don’t have too many problems with them rusting but over a period
of time as you sharpen the edge and it breaks down the steel a little bit you can get some
rusting on the edges. So some easy way to clean it off if it’s just a light rust you
can use something like a WD40. It is usually good to use something like WD40 because it
not only removes the rust and you can just use some really fine sand paper like a 320
or a 400 grit and just lightly sand the edge and you don’t want to do real heavy sanding
particularly on stainless steel because it will break down the surface but just a little
bit of work, a little bit of WD40 and then just wipe it off with a paper towel and your
pocket knife can be good as new. Now if you have got some really heavy rusting you can
actually make up your own rust removal using baking soda, lemon juice, or vinegar and you
just take your baking soda and mix it up into a paste and you spread it on your pocket knife
and let it set for a while and then wipe it down. You can use a chemical rust remover
as well but you know using something like baking soda is usually something you have
around the house and a little friendlier to the environment. Regardless of what you use
it is still a good idea to come back with a light oil or something like WD40 just to
wipe down the surface and just to keep water, displace any water or moisture that might
be around it will keep it from rusting further. So I’m Tim Gipson and that’s how to remove
rust from a pocket knife.

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