Oil for Carbon Blades and Handles

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Oil for Carbon Blades and Handles

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As far as full carbon blades, I’ve read that mineral oil is best, but I’ve seen some people say they use vegetable oil. Would vegetable or canola oil harm the blade in any way?

For handles, would vegetable or canola be a bad idea?

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Airik wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:23 pm
As far as full carbon blades, I’ve read that mineral oil is best, but I’ve seen some people say they use vegetable oil. Would vegetable or canola oil harm the blade in any way?

For handles, would vegetable or canola be a bad idea?
Tsubaki Camellia Oil is suppose to be good for Carbon knives. Not sure about the handles. I use a butcher block oil on the handles.

Vegetable and canola oils will go rancid, so it's best not to use them on handles.
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Re: Oil for Carbon Blades and Handles

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XexoX wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Airik wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:23 pm
For handles, would vegetable or canola be a bad idea?
Vegetable and canola oils will go rancid, so it's best not to use them on handles.
This very grossly happened to me a few years ago...

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Renvers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:31 pm
XexoX wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Airik wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:23 pm
For handles, would vegetable or canola be a bad idea?
Vegetable and canola oils will go rancid, so it's best not to use them on handles.
This very grossly happened to me a few years ago...
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Airik wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:23 pm
... For handles, would vegetable or canola be a bad idea?
You might also want to read this old thread on how to care for knife handles.
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Mineral oil works well for the blades and handles.
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If the handle is done with stabilized wood I don’t believe it should require oil (I’ll happily stand corrected if I’m wrong though).

My only rule for oil on a blade is it should be labeled safe for food preparation. Camela oil’s my go to not that I need it that frequently.

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I use mineral oil. If you want something a bit more long lasting, add beeswax. Remix this with a double boiler or a microwave if you don't mind flames and explosions :)You can get mineral oil in the laxative section of your favorite drug store :)

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ken123 wrote:
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... microwave if you don't mind flames and explosions ...

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Sorry but I'm a bit late to this. I use camelia oil on blades that need it and 100% pure tung oil on my handles and boards.
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