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oil for D2 steel???

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by goephoto, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. goephoto


    Dec 3, 2007
    Hello folks!! My first post here. I've been a member for awhile but haven't posted anything yet.
    I just snagged a benchmade nitrous striker on eBay for a good price. As most of you know its blade is d2 steel. I've heard its a high quality steel but can easily get rust stains or spots. What kind of oil would you recommend I keep on the blade to help prevent rust spots? Where can I get the oil. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Especially those with d2 knives. The blade is not coated black. This will be my new edc as I am retiring my old al mar s2k after years of good service. Thanks my fellow knife enthusiasts!!
  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Never oiled mine, and have not had rust problems. So long as you keep the blade clean it should not be a problem. Some folks like to use Tuf Cloth, that works well; however, not if you plan on ever using that knife to prepare any sort of food.
  3. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    D2 is honorary stainless. Technically it isn't stainless, but almost. Keep it clean and dry and it will give you years of good service. I like rem oil.

  4. dalefuller

    dalefuller Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Like Rev and riot said, unless you live next to the ocean or you plan to use the knife in a corrosive environment, you should be OK. I've had uncoated D2 blades for years, mostly BM, and never had any issue with them corroding. Mine have been used around the house, in the woods, in the warehouse, anywhere that I needed a knife. If I do want to use something on the blade, I'll use food-grade mineral oil. Not for food prep, but just because my skin is allergic to most synthetic chemicals like Tuff-Glide, Rem Oil, Militec, etc.

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