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    I was using my knife to cut fertilizer bags open the last couple of days and noticed tonight the blade has started to rust.  

    It's an opinel knife with the carbone blade. I know they're only fair cheap but it's only a few months old. 

    What would be the best way of cleaning it up?

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    Try a nylon scouring pad, used wet, with the blade on a flat surface to a. Support it and b. Make sure you don't slice your fingertips off!

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    Wire wool and three in one. It won’t remove the staining though. Good knives. 

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    1 hour ago, JohnfromUK said:

    Fertiliser will corrode almost anything.

    It's nasty stuff. N+S so I think the sulphur is to blame.ushally use my old knife but forgot this time.

    Always take wedding ring off too for the same reason.

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    Years ago it was a recognised method to clean a knife or any blade, by stabbing it repeatedly into the ground. The soil and grit etc cleans it, then lightly oil. Often anything harsher will distroy the top layer and it will rust easier with future use. Anyone know the legality of carrying a sheath knife, what length blade etc. I'm only talking about whilst out shooting, for hide making, but obviously there will be times when it would be in a vehicle whilst travelling to the fields, with the occasional stop for supplies or fuel?

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    Perfectly legal if you have a good reason as you would have.

    On 21/04/2018 at 11:42, Dan7626 said:

    It's nasty stuff. N+S so I think the sulphur is to blame.ushally use my old knife but forgot this time.

    Always take wedding ring off too for the same reason.

    Now you have two old knives!:yes:

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    For a fixed blade knife, length is irrelevant. Without good reason they are illegal to carry. Having it for the reasons you describe would be fine but leave it locked in the boot or buried deep in a bag rather than wearing it when you go to pay

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    Yeah walking into a petrol station with a machete strapped to ones leg may cause a little bit of alarm. ? Guns and knives have always held a fascination for me. Can't resist seeing what's on offer in a new shop, and the shops abroad can be exciting, usually far less restrictions than here in Blighty.

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