I use 3-In-One and love it but the downside is the lint factor. It picks up all kinds of crap in my pocket. Does anyone know which lubricants don't pick up fuzz or particles? My daily carry is always in my pocket.
I'd have to second Breakfree. I've been using it now for about seven months and it doesn't seem to attract any more pocket cheese than the knife without oil would. Also, if you're like me and sleep with the folder within arms length, the fumes won't cause you to wake up with a bloody nose and half a brain cell. Lubes up for a long time too.
Ever notice no other candy tastes quite like Pez? Oh yeah, and the BM Axis rules.
Yes White Lightning is great lube for your pocket folder. After you apply it to the knife it dries to a opaque film kinda like when your car wax dries. You wipe the knive off which cleans it and leaves a thin oily wax coat..... I've used 3 in 1 which works good but but it's just not designed to repel dust and dirt like White Lightning.
I have not been thrilled with Tuf Glide for pivot lubing.
I just ordered from www.sentrysolutions.com their Smooth-Kote product because I read a good review of it in a magazine (I know, I know, getting product information from a magazine is a poor excuse to purchase something). I didn't want to call a bunch of stores in town to find it so I was okay with spending the $5 on shipping.
I also ordered today White Lightning directly from the company (800-390-9222). Their web site is pretty bare. I got the phone number from a bottle of another product they make (bike chain lube, which works great). They were pretty cool because they offered to send it with first class mail for less than a $1. Fred at www.knifeoutlet.com also sells it through his web site.
I think Break Free is about the best product out there for protecting a blade. But, I feel it is just okay for lubing the pivot.
The best product I've used so far for pivot lubing is oil from Buck that comes in a small bottle. I purchased it from a local cutlery store a couple of years ago. It is messy stuff but it works great.
Tuf-Glide is NOT expensive. (Sigh) When will you little rascals learn that you (with very few exceptions) are paying for the container, not the product.
Tuf-Glide requires a rather expensive half oz. capillary tube applicator to apply. This costs a lot. You can get an 8 oz. refill bottle (16 times as much) for about twice what the applicator bottle costs. This brings the cost down to a few pennies per application.
He offers the half oz. applicator bottle at
$6.25, and the 8 oz. refill bottle at $14.93.
You can try the Smooth-Kote lube if you want to, but you should realize that while it really does slick things up, it has MoS2 in it, and this stuff is black, and gets on everything. I use it on the slide rails and other high stress/pressure areas of my 1911's, but I always end up with black fingers after shooting.
If I wanted to slick up the pivot pin of a knife I would be concerned about staining clothing, I would use a white Li grease.