How to Get Rust Off A Pocket Knife


Even though your pocket knife is made of stainless steel, it’s still possible for rust to collect on it. And once that happens, your knife will become dull and brittle. So, to prolong its life, you have to know how to get rust off a pocket knife.

The good news is that the process is really easy. You just need a piece of cloth and a non-staining oil. Once you have those two ready, you can follow these steps:

  • Wipe the blade with a dry rag. If there’s dirt or grime, you can use a soft cloth soaked in warm water and dish detergent. You can use a toothpick to remove the residues.
  • After that, look for rust and apply the oil directly on the affected areas.
  • Let the pocket knife sit for one to two nights.
  • After such time, you can wipe the oil and rust with a soft rag. You should be able to remove the rust and oil with ease.
  • Otherwise, re-oil the area and scrub the blade with a non-metallic abrasive pad.

Make it a habit to clean your pocket knife. It can easily collect rust if you don’t take care of it properly. To keep it sharp, consider investing in a good knife sharpener.