Care Tips for Swiss Army Knives:
The various tools are manufactured from high-quality steel with precisely tuned features that are essential for the particular application. The Steel is tempered, annealed and polished to achieve the necessary hardness and provide optimum resistance to corrosion.
To resharpen your knife, use a whetstone at an angle of 15°-20°. This will result in a cutting angle of 30°-40°. If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages that may occur.
When cutting or peeling fruit, fruit juice often runs down between the blades, sticking them together, once it has dried. Open and close the blades in warm water several times and the tools can be easily moved again. When they have dried it would e good, but not always necessary, to apply a small drop of oil between the blade or tool shank and the spring. On the locking mechanism sometimes a drop of our recommended Swiss Army Knife Oil could be helpful. Do not put pen/knives or other Swiss Army Knives in the dishwasher!
When selecting knife oil, various properties need to be taken into account, including the legal provisions relating to the safety of foodstuffs. Some oils intended for Swiss Army Knives do not provide satisfactory lubrication or may even prevent the knife from working properly (i.e., causing it to stick).
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