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    Question Swiss Army Knife servicing

    An on-line friend of mine has a Swiss Army knife which he describes as being covered in some kind of tarry gunk. He wants to clean it and was wondering if there was some way of dismantling it to clean. Any ideas?
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    The red grip shells are normally just clipped to the knife and can be removed by prising them off carefully with a thin blade. In order to separate the chambers, you need to start removing rivets and then re-rivet a new swivel pin when re-assembling. It's possible but you need tools. Is boiling it in hot soapy water an option?
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    Ian has it correct and I doubt you would ever get it back to new unless you had the exact sized rivet. I have cleaned mine by using hot soapy water and then rinsing it well with hot water and drying it out in a warm place. Can add a drop of light oil to the pivot points.
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    Thanks, sounds good.

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    I know its probably not recommended but I stick mine in the dishwasher! with all blades out.

    Its stainless steel and the heat cycle dries out the water quickly.

    (with a full wash of course - not on its own)


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    there is a outdoor shop in sutton in ashfield nottinghamshire, Huthweight, that will service your swifknife, they have rebuilt mine many times saves all thet messing arround, they also stock all the little spares for most knives.

    badger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    there is a outdoor shop in sutton in ashfield nottinghamshire, Huthweight, that will service your swifknife, they have rebuilt mine many times saves all thet messing arround, they also stock all the little spares for most knives.

    badger
    Good to know - alas my friend lives in Texas, so Sutton in Ashfield may be a little far for him to go on this occaision.

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    then you should go to your friend and take the sharp object of him, thoes colonists cant be trusted with sharp objects, no good will come of this, look at there last leader, no trust, but there againe look at ours, we should collect all there sharp object, make everone safe.

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