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G10 and mineral oil?

us Offline Splat

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G10 and mineral oil?
on: January 01, 2009, 02:01:24 AM
I was using Eezox on my knives but it's not edible/food grade so I've gone back to mineral oil. I just got my first Spyderco, a ParaMilitary with foliage green G10 handles and D2 steel. :tu: :tu: I cannot recall where I heard this but supposedly mineral oil harms G10 material. Anybody can confirm this?
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Re: G10 and mineral oil?
Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 02:39:13 AM
If it does, it's news to me.  I've never seen any reaction any time I've used mineral oil on a knife with g-10 handles.

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Re: G10 and mineral oil?
Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 03:30:46 AM
Yeah, I can't find it anywhere now. How long have you been using m/o with your G10 knives?
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Re: G10 and mineral oil?
Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 03:43:15 AM
Ballistol information

Ballistol is made from medical grade mineral oil, alkaline salts of oleic acid, several alcohols, Benzyl Acetate and oil from vegetable seeds.
The smell comes from medicinal Anethole oil, which is derived from the Anise plant.
Ballistol is biodegradable and non-toxic.

BALLISTOL will not negatively affect plastic materials or paints which are chemically resistant to oils. Specifically BALLISTOL will not adversely affect PVC, high pressure polyethylene's, mipolam, Teflon-derivatives or hostaflon- derivatives. It can be safely applied to the gel coat of fiberglass boats. Caution is recommended with foamed polymers like polyester, foamed rubber or caulking foam.
As a rule of thumb, it may be safely assumed that all plastic materials, polymer, paints, lacquers or varnishes that are chemically neutral toward technical oils will also remain unaffected by BALLISTOL Rubbers that are not resistant against mineral oils may become brittle if exposed to BALLISTOL for an extended period of time and/or under higher than ambient temperatures. If applied thinly Ballistol is suitable for maintaining and cleaning any sort of rubber without damage.

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Re: G10 and mineral oil?
Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 03:36:41 PM
Yeah, I can't find it anywhere now. How long have you been using m/o with your G10 knives?

Several years now- ever since G-10 became popular on tactical knife handles.  Mind you I don`t carry or use much in the way of tactical knives these days, so it has been a while since I`ve done much with the few I have left, but all the same, I`d say we are well past the ten year mark.

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Re: G10 and mineral oil?
Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 02:26:35 AM
Sounds good. I've since used mineral oil on my new Spyderco Paramilitary and so far, so good.
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