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Post by whittlenut » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:04 pm

What is a good way to clean hard to reach area down inside of a pocket knife?

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Re: Need advice

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:12 pm

Toothpicks and pipe cleaners.
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Re: Need advice

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:43 pm

yup
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Re: Need advice

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:50 pm

And sonic cleaners but the initial cost is rather steep on that solution.
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Re: Need advice

Post by herbva » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 pm

I suspect that everyone has their favorite approach. Mine depends on the condition of the knife. If it's really full of dirt and crud, like some I receive, with the blades open, I use a long, skinny tool like an icepick or a scratch awl and remove the chunks of everything solid that is on the inside that isn't supposed to be there. (Mostly wadded up pocket fuzz.) Then I put the knife on a pile of newspaper(with the open frame facing up) and spray the inside liberally with WD-40. I literally fill it up with the WD-40. Then, let it sit for 20 minutes or longer and then use paper towel wrapped around something thin and firm (like a thin, skinny, flat piece of steel) back and forth on the inside. Just keep changing the paper towel until it isn't coming out dirty anymore. WD-40 is amazing stuff. It will dissolve just about anything that has accumulated and not harm the knife. In addition, when it penetrates the slip joint and loosens up the rust and whatever else has gotten in there frequently the snap is greatly improved. 8)
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Re: Need advice

Post by royal0014 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:14 pm

Kroil Oil ... it'll make a believer out of you .. ::nod::
http://www.kanolabs.com/
::tu:: ::tu::

Compressed air after will get more out than scrapping ....
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Re: Need advice

Post by XX Case XX » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm

Dental picks like these work very well for those hard to reach areas.

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Re: Need advice

Post by KLJ77 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:35 pm

I've picked up a few knives that were frozen up or hard to open. I have some 'gun scrubber' spray cleaner that I use, let that set for 20/30 minutes, then use my air compressor to blow out any residual cleaner and debris. Once I have them opened up, I do it again, repeat and rinse. I've had really good results from this process. I then spray them with a G96 lubricant/cleaner, let it sit for a bit, then lightly use the air compressor on it again. Opinions vary, different methods abound.

As always...I follow proper safety protocols such as safety glasses when conducting these cleaning processes. Safety first!

PS: I'm going to look into this Kroil cleaner too. ::tu::
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Re: Need advice

Post by Doc B » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 am

The above...offers various good ways to accomplish the task.I too, use numerous different methods...picks, ultrasonics, etc.
I've saved a broken-bladed knife and use, in the manner, that I noted, in this post...
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Re: Need advice

Post by cudgee » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:55 am

All of the above, and any sort of pliable wire. ::handshake::

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Re: Need advice

Post by Waukonda » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:57 am

XX Case XX wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Dental picks like these work very well for those hard to reach areas.

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Maybe, I too, should check out that Kroil oil.
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Re: Need advice

Post by Dinadan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:15 am

I use a round wood toothpick to get stuff out of the hard to reach corners. Then I cut one of the pointy ends off and kind of shred the end so it is kind of like a brush and try for anything I missed first time around.
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Re: Need advice

Post by TripleF » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:29 am

XX Case XX wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Dental picks like these work very well for those hard to reach areas.

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Mike
I like that one Mike!!!! I'll be on the lookout at the next estate /garage sale!!! ::tu::

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Re: Need advice

Post by treefarmer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:07 am

When our family dentist retired, the young dentist who took over his practice gave me a big handful of old dental picks. They work great in the well of a nasty pocket knife. I have shared some during the POS exchanges.
I always ask her about old damaged picks when I get my teeth cleaned and she says “I am not as rough with the tools as the old man.” I see them for sale now and then on eBay.
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Re: Need advice

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:19 am

royal0014 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Kroil Oil ... it'll make a believer out of you .. ::nod::
http://www.kanolabs.com/
::tu:: ::tu::

Compressed air after will get more out than scrapping ....
Kroil is amazing stuff. Knives, stuck bolts, etc.

Not to he hijack the thread, but it’s the best stuff I’ve used to clean the plastic wad fouling in a shotgun barrel.
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