Help me fix mah nife
March 11, 2011 6:14 PM Subscribe
I have one of the Kershaw SpeedSafe knives designed by Ken Onion. A little while ago the knife stopped opening all the way when I pushed on the back of the blade. I've opened it up and now I need a little guidance.
There's a bonus question on cleaning / inhibiting rust as well.
posted by BigSky to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
It's not all that dirty on the inside, so I'm not sure what's preventing it from fully opening to the locked position. There's some sort of grease where the mechanism is that's a little discolored but that's about it.
1. Does the oil on the inside of the knife need to be wiped down? If so, what should it be replaced with when it's put back together?
2. What else needs to be looked at / cleaned besides the opening mechanism?
Is 'The Must for Rust' an appropriate product to use for cleaning some very small dots of rust present on both the blade and handle? As you might expect the knife is unpainted but I don't know if the handle is a different alloy from the blade or if that makes any difference.