Froglube for knives???

Froglube for knives???

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    Froglube for knives???

    Anyone on here ever use Froglube to sharpen their knives?


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    Sharpening lubricant doesn't require a lot of the desired characteristics (copper solvent, etc.) of a gun lube. At $7 an ounce for Froglube, it makes a lot more sense (IMHO) to use something like Mineral Oil (at $15 a gallon). But, to answer your question, I have not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow1 View Post
    Anyone on here ever use Froglube to sharpen their knives?
    No but it's great for cleaning and lubing, especially pocket folders. It helps keep lint and sticky tape residue from building up and makes every cleaning session easier and faster.
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    I think it might be counter-productive. One of the purposes of sharpening oil is to "float away" the residue from sharpening. Froglube would not, but only experimentation will tell. I think FL might be very good at preventing rust though.
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    After sharpening I clean and wax my knives. I'm only worried about rust on knives, and Ren Wax keeps them like new.

    There's no reason why FL wouldn't work, but I would be careful about heating them up for application. I would be a little worried about the temper on a fine blade, which are generally not as robust as on a firearm that is supposed to get hot during use...just a thought.
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    Never! You need to float away the steel particles from honing. Any light oil is good.
    I use EEZOX (because I have it) on the blade, keep it wet for an hour and wipe it down. Great stuff!
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    What a coincidence!! I was thinking about using FL on my folder last night. I think I might try it. As for heating the blade affecting the temper on the steel wouldn't that require some excessive heat. Certainly more than a hairdryer could generate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodad View Post
    What a coincidence!! I was thinking about using FL on my folder last night. I think I might try it. As for heating the blade affecting the temper on the steel wouldn't that require some excessive heat. Certainly more than a hairdryer could generate?
    No need for heat and yes a hair dryer would not matter anyway. Annealing temps are pushing 2000° F and tempering would be a few hundred for an hour or more depending on the alloy and desired outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doghandler View Post
    No need for heat and yes a hair dryer would not matter anyway. Annealing temps are pushing 2000° F and tempering would be a few hundred for an hour or more depending on the alloy and desired outcome.
    Thanks!! I think I will try it.

    What do you gain? Probably nothing, but I figure it might make my blades easier to clean. It has certainly worked well on my guns.
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    For sharpening on a whetstone I've always used 3 in 1 or Marvel Mystery oil. For lubing folders I've always used Slick 50 lube which works great! Unfortunately I can't find Slick 50 lube so I hoard what little I have left!
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    This is a joke right?

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    I have just gotten into hand sharpening, but I use water, not oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    This is a joke right?
    No joke.

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    Oil stones get mineral oil and don't be chintzy.

    Water stones get water and lots of it.

    Ceramics get nothing; or some powdered cleanser and water to make a slurry for more grit while sharpening and for clean up. Ceramics load fast so you gotta keep them clean. Hmmmm.......

    I can't imagine that a quick "rub and wipe off" on a ceramic stone with Frog Lube would not make clean up easier next time. I'll let you all know if it hinders sharpening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    For sharpening on a whetstone I've always used 3 in 1 or Marvel Mystery oil. For lubing folders I've always used Slick 50 lube which works great! Unfortunately I can't find Slick 50 lube so I hoard what little I have left!
    Try some EEZOX, I'm finding lots of uses for it. Read about it..
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