Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Polishing Your Blade

Keeping your knife cleaned and polished is an important part of properly caring for your blade. Like any good tool you should always find some time to perform the proper maintenance. Here’s an old trick for keeping that special blade cleaned and polished.

There are a lot of good products on the market that can help you do this but they can be expensive. If you are on a tight budget, one of the best ways to clean and polish your blade is to use wood ashes. Just place some wood ashes on a soft cloth or rag and polish away. Wood ashes will remove stains without scratching the blade. You can even use wood ashes on your blade instead of oils or waxes to keep the blade nice and shiny while you have it stored. Simply wrap it in a soft cloth after cleaning it with wood ashes and it’s ready to store. There’ll be no scratches on your blade and your knife can be simply wiped off when you need to use it.

Got a use for wood ashes?


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

6 comments:

Ken said...

...thanx RW...another tip known,done once,but forgotten...

...i knew there was a reason you were on my list of heroes...lol,GodBlessYa Brother

Wretha said...

Wood ash is good for sweetening your soil, if your soil is acidic, wood ash is alkaline, so just add it to your soil and you are good to go, be sure to research the proper methods of applying (IF, when, where and how) and use common sense. :)

You can also make lye water using wood ash, this is used in soap making, again look it up and use common sense, it is a very caustic item and can hurt you if you aren't careful.

chinasyndrome said...

Rw,thanks Bro didn't know about that one.

China
III

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

I'm sure there are quite a few tips we've all forgotten...just wish I could remember then all!

Thanks Ken!

RW

BTW, Had some ISP problems the last couple of days but should be back on track now.

riverwalker said...

To: Wretha

Calcium loving plants like tomatoes thrive on wood ashes since it is primarily calcium carbonate...

Wood ashes are also good to use as a de-icer for sidewalks instead of salt.

Thanks Wretha.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: China III

Glad to be of help...

I think it's just a friendlier way to keep your blades clean and looking great.

Thanks China III.

RW

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