Collector’s items in poor condition can lose their value. Is that a risk you run by utilizing an improper lubricant or cleaner on high-end collector’s knives? What are the consequences of using improper products? Some knife lovers shared with us what may happen to knives that are cleaned or lubricated with the incorrect products. Keep reading to find out what these potential consequences are.
Void the Warranty or Maintenance Agreements
There are a whole host of reasons why you shouldn’t use them, but the three main ones are as follows:
1. Firstly, it can potentially damage the knife's blade as high-quality knives often have precision-crafted blades made from specific types of steel. Using the wrong lubricant or cleaner can lead to corrosion, staining, or even pitting of the blade, which can diminish its value and performance.
2. Secondly, improper lubricants can affect the knife's mechanical parts, such as the pivot point or locking mechanisms. Using a lubricant that is too thick or too thin can damage them and make the knife unfit for the purpose it was forged for.
3. Lastly, using improper lubricants or cleaners can often void any warranty or maintenance agreements associated with the knife as manufacturers often provide strict guidelines for care and maintenance. Failing to follow these recommendations makes any warranties null and void.
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