Our basic point of view is that the best way to care for your knife is to keep it clean and dry. Several folding knives have teflon or copper or ball bearings arrangements and as a result, they don’t need oil or grease for working satisfactorily. Instead, we find that oil and grease attract debris and dust and that will finally disturb the function of the knife.


Folding knives

  1. Add a few drops of a washing-up liquid to the blade joint and fold/unfold the blade a few times.
  2. Hold the knife under rinsing warm water and move the blade back and forth a few times.
  3. Blow off the water and allow the knife to dry.
  4. If necessary, adjust the blade inertia by adjusting the pivot bolt if that’s available.
  5. If the blade is too tight, consider adding a small drop of Marine Tuf Glide (MTG) Knife care – Fällkniven (fallkniven.se).
  6. If MTG isn’t available, a very small drop of light mineraloil can be applied to the area of the pivot bolt, dry off superfluous oil.


Sheath knives

  1. Add a few drops of a washing-up liquid to both the blade and the handle.
  2. Clean the knife with a dish brush.
  3. Hold the knife in rinsing warm water.
  4. Dry the knife with a clean towel and allow the knife to dry before you put it back to its sheath.
  5. If you believe that the plastic sheath is dirty inside, clean the sheath the same way.


Maintenance in the woods

  1. After use, clean the blade as well as possible. Fat, grease and blood often contains salt and organic acids that might cause corrosion even on stainless knives.
  2. Dry the blade by wiping it with a piece of paper or cloth.
  3. Put the dry, clean knife to its sheath. If the knife isn’t clean, the sheath might be contaminated by bacterias. If it is a leather sheath, it cannot be cleaned properly.
  4. When you come home, clean the knife and sharpen it, if necessary.