View Full Version : Preferred lube/oil for Spydie maintenaince?

02-11-2001, 12:00 AM
I just got the Native about a month ago, and I'm still learning the things one should do to maintain a quality knife. This time, it is cleaning and oiling/lubricating...

I picked up a small bottle of Rem oil and used that to lubricate the pivot action on the Native, and then applied some to the blade and wiped it down. All this after I had taken a Q-tip and cleaned out the corners and such.

Is Rem oil OK for this job? Is there something better?

Thanks for your help,


02-11-2001, 11:29 AM
I want to know which lube the factory uses.

02-11-2001, 11:55 AM
i've been using rem oil on my spydies for about 8 years now. i'm not sure if this is the "correct" lubricant to use but i've never had a problem yet. my knives are all in exc. shape. hope this helps.


02-11-2001, 02:58 PM
Try using a compressed air can{office supply
or computer store] to clean and then a drop or two of Tuf-glide Lubricant.This never fails.

02-11-2001, 04:28 PM
Hi Carlos. We use industrial lubricants when we make them. Although there are a number of commercial lubricants that I think work even better so sometimes they get their use as well.


02-11-2001, 05:06 PM

I've seen the Tuf-Glide cloths, but not the lubricants. Where do you find that?

02-11-2001, 08:26 PM
Thanks Sal,

Which ones get your thumbs-up as superior to the industrial grade stuff?

sam the man..
02-11-2001, 09:27 PM
I used a wax based lube called &quot;white lightning&quot;. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> Its a cool lube!


have spydies
will travel...

john row
02-12-2001, 03:34 PM
I use White Lightning &amp; Tuf Glide both cloth and liquid. Both products work well for me, but I prefer not using both on the same knife. Both White Lightening &amp; Tuf Glide liquid have a down side or two though. 1st the dispensers on both product seem to dispense excess amounts and both products attract pocket &quot;dandruff&quot;. I also use the compressed air can as described and it gets rid of the dandruff pretty well.

Thank you, Sal! May I please have another? :)

02-12-2001, 04:48 PM
I prefer to wipe the blade with RemOil,Tri-Flon or other teflon oil,then use graphite on the pivot.Being a dry powder graphite will not attract or hold lint or grit.Just a thought.

02-12-2001, 06:28 PM
I cheat just a little... I just use my father's Gun Blueing oil.
It's an 18ml container for about $5 cnd, available at any gun shop. I used the same one for the past 5 yrs and haven't run out yet. It cleans up shavings(from the stone) on any knife, and polishes the blade up nicely. I haven't cleaned out the action yet on my spydie, but a couple drops, followed about 30 seconds after with compressed air works on the rest of them.

We all start with 10 fingers. Those with Spydies have 9 to spare, Still need a thumb. Good thing I still have 8 to spare...

02-12-2001, 09:20 PM
Carlos. the Tuf-glide products and White Lightning have proven to be very effective as a lube. We're currently testing Tuf-Glide with &quot;Q&quot;-fog. Also many of the gun oils like Tri-flon have served me personally very well.


02-13-2001, 10:43 AM
Anyone else out there who use graphite like earthworm? Can the powdered graphite eventually gunk up with moisture? Name brand?

Edited by - toothed on 2/13/2001 10:46:09 AM

02-25-2001, 08:36 AM
I use Qualco extra fine dry powder graphite lube from Wal-Mart(in the auto section).Being a dry powder it doesn't seem to collect gunk,but it does lube the pivot.A little goes a long way so use a light touch.

02-26-2001, 04:01 PM
I've found Avgas (it dissipates easily) and compressed air great for cleaning followed by Tuff-Glide and a Marine use Tuff-Cloth. I carry an older model Endura with me jogging here in Florida and I have yet to have a spec of rust on it.

The General
02-27-2001, 07:15 PM
I am getting some Miltech one. I hear that is a great product!

I have a review of a good range of PTFE grease below!