Prepare to be Prepared: February is Knife Maintenance Month!

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Today is already February 1st – which means it’s the first day of Knife Maintenance Month! Whether you’re a motorcyclist, boater, camper, or mountain biker, it’s about the time of the season that winter starts to wear out its welcome. February presents the perfect opportunity to prepare to be prepared and get your blades ready for the spring. Spend a bit of time working on the tools you depend on most this month and come March, they’ll be working at their best for you.

Starting tomorrow, KnifeNews will be kicking off a month long knife maintenance series. Throughout February we’ll be covering the finer points of cleaning, tuning, lubricating, storing, and sharpening your knives.

Both fixed blades and folders need periodic maintenance to remain reliable, safe, and effective. When you look after your blades they’ll stay in circulation longer, so proper care can even save you money.

But, when it comes to maintaining a knife, there are many schools of thought of how to do things right. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, and finding the right supplies, equipment, and techniques takes time and initiative.

The aim of this series is to offer the best, most comprehensive knife care information available. Each week we’ll be diving deep into one topic, bringing a wealth of expert advice you can count on.

Before March comes in like a lion, and the days finally begin to outlast the nights, stay one step ahead of the season by following along as we guide you through Knife Maintenance Month.