Laundered my Spyderco....What now?

Laundered my Spyderco....What now?

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    Laundered my Spyderco....What now?

    OK, I had a senior moment, and ran my Spyderco Delica 4 though a wash cycle.

    I left it clipped to my shorts when I threw them in the wash machine. I pulled it out and looks no worse for wear. Should I put something on it like a gun cleaner/lubricant, or are we good to go out of the wash?


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    I think you are ok. One of my Spyderco knives is 11 years old. I have cut everything with this knife. Lost it in a refinery parking lot once. It was run over I am sure during the 30 minutes I looked for it. It went through the washer many times. Many strange chemicals have been spilled on it also. The only thing I would not do to a Spyderco is use it to pry something. Some Cold Steel knives are as good as any pry bar,but in my opinion, not Spyderco. Other than that they are very tough,quality knives. No worries.

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    Don't think it would hurt to lube it up with whatever you use to oil up your guns. Probably should do that once in a while regardless. Come to think of it, I probably should do that right now:)
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    Thanks, Gents.

    I ran the silicone cloth I use on my guns over it. It seems fine.

    Nice knife.

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    I take mine apart on a regular basis. Pocket lint & general scrunge gets in them.....they're not hard to maintain, use a little gun grease at the pivot points & in the spring track if it's an assisted opener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    I take mine apart on a regular basis. Pocket lint & general scrunge gets in them.....they're not hard to maintain, use a little gun grease at the pivot points & in the spring track if it's an assisted opener.
    Agreed. I'd break it down and give a thorough cleaning and oil. Then you should be GTG.

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    Oil & go. It will be just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    OK, I had a senior moment, and ran my Spyderco Delica 4 though a wash cycle.
    OK, since no one has asked yet I'm gonna. Did you at least run it through the DELICAte cycle?

    I'd say take it apart and dry it off good then run the silicone cloth over it.

    Then rinse and repeat.
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    I've laundered my Endura with frightening regularity since I got it in 1994 and its held up very well. I usually squirt a little WD40 in the joint and call it good.
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    Now you have a nice clean knife. No worries......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    OK, since no one has asked yet I'm gonna. Did you at least run it through the DELICAte cycle?
    Punny , Paco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    OK, I had a senior moment, and ran my Spyderco Delica 4 though a wash cycle.

    I left it clipped to my shorts when I threw them in the wash machine. I pulled it out and looks no worse for wear. Should I put something on it like a gun cleaner/lubricant, or are we good to go out of the wash?

    At 72 I have more and more of those "senior moments". Just to be sure I spray my freshly laundered knife with Eezox and have been okay to date. I think you may be good to go right out of the wash but I spray just to be sure that old man rust" doesn't get a foothold FWIW!
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    What dtergent did you use? does it smell good lol?
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    Thanks for all the advice, and the snarky replies get a big from me.

    I looked at the screws (or whatever) holding it together. What tool does one need to take it apart - some type of unique allen wrench?...and yes, I'm the tool...I saw that coming.

    P.S. I did notice it now has a light floral fragrance and smells springtime fresh!

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    You need a Torx screwdriver. I picked up one from Home Depot with 8 different sized bit for $9. That's what I use on all my knives.

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