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Alternative lubricants

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Josh K, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I pulled a tube of Krytox GPL205 out and re-lubed an Inkosi with it. Feels great in the hand. Stiffer action than the default CRK grease, but different grades will produce different feels. I might pick up a tube of GPL201 to compare. I'd expect similar purpose lubricants like Tribolube 71 to feel pretty similar to the default CRK stuff.

    What is everyone else using?

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  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I've used lithium grease and Finish Line Fluoro along with the CRK grease. I find little difference in them as far as smoothness goes.
     
  3. TC

    TC

    60
    Dec 8, 1998
    Ballistol.
     
  4. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    CRK grease (Cristo-Lube) works perfectly fine for me.
     
  5. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    MCG 111?
     
  6. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    Have no idea which one is the CRK equivalent. I just know they make it. It takes me a year or more to come close to using a tube, a tiny bit goes a long way.
     
  7. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    The small CRK tube? Old-style plunger tubes maybe, but the newer squeeze bottles don't seem to last more than a couple knives.
     
  8. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    I don’t take mine down very often, it only takes a very very thin layer for my Inkosi.
     
  9. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I tore my 25 down last year & reapplied the grease that came with it. It's seen a lot of use since then, but is still pretty smooth. I'll probably tear it down soon & clean it, but at this rate the grease will dry up in the tube before it all gets used.:)
     
  10. mt666tm

    mt666tm Gold Member Gold Member

    265
    Nov 20, 2012
    White Lithium Grease. Same stuff I use for my guns. Works well.
     
  11. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Elna sewing machine oil. For years now on all my folders and on my Insingo since 2010.
     
  12. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    Would like to get me Nano-Oil and the Finish Line Extreme Fluoro but the fact is that I have plenty of CRK folders and each have a tube. At this rate I won't need to purchase a lube for years to come.
     

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