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Original Oil on Factory supplied knives

Discussion in 'Spyderco Forum Archive' started by kenf, Mar 22, 2000.

  1. kenf

    kenf

    56
    Mar 14, 1999
    I was wondering what type/brand of oil you apply to your knives when shipped out from the factory.

    Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. UglyJim

    UglyJim

    567
    Mar 15, 1999
    I’m curious about this as well…I just received a new Shabaria and the consistency and volume of the lubricant around the pivot surprised me. It was much more viscous than I would have anticipated…almost a gel-like consistency. There also seemed to be an inordinately large amount of lubricant; there was even enough to have saturated and darkened the front portion of the Micarta scales. After I wiped down the knife and allowed it to dry the scales returned to their normal color, but I was surprised to see that much “goop” on a Spyderco. Is this a new lubricant? I don’t recall seeing this stuff on my other Spydies. Just curious…

    BTW, the Shabaria is an outstanding knife…definitely the most interesting Spydie I own and perhaps my favorite (currently)…

    Jim
     

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