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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Simple knife maintenance

I've been using my moras a lot recently and practising my knife skills, my hands look like I've been juggling broken glass but here's a simple tip to clean your blade out in the field

you can see the state of the blade, I really should look after it better, still

pick some horsetails, crush them and rub the blade

after about a minute you can see the silica in the horsetail has helped to clean the blade, even removing the patina

and after about 3 minutes rubbing.
At this time of year the silica in the plant is still quite low and it increases as the season goes on,thus increasing it's effective cleaning abilities, you can use it on your pots and billycans also.