KC Tool Knife Maintenance Kit – Drop Exclusive
KC Tool Knife Maintenance Kit – Drop Exclusive
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Like any tool, knives need to be cleaned and maintained to perform their best—which is why we’ve assembled this collection of items to keep your favorite folders and fixed blades clean, sharp, and working like new. To do so, we worked with KC Tool, the number one German tool distributor in the US, to bring together a comprehensive assortment of enthusiast-grade components ... Read More

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mike.j
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Collaborations Team
Dec 4, 2018
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The Knife Maintenance Kit to End All Knife Maintenance Kits How’s your knife holding up? Does the blade deploy like it did when it was new? Is the blade still centered? Might be time to clean out the dust and debris from your pockets and cuttings. Perhaps the action could be better on that brand new knife? Our goal with this project was to create a kit complete enough to disassemble and reassemble any knife—one with a comprehensive component list that wouldn’t break the bank for our loyal community. Our journey began with KC Tool, who kicked off the project by offering a kit of tools assembled by Sheepdog Knives. Their Knife Maker and Maintenance Kit was curated to have everything needed to take apart any knife. And with that, combined with quality Wera tools, we knew this was the perfect foundation for taking KC Tool's tool kit to new heights. See Collin & Sheep of KC Tool show off the tools in this kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYYJYYM1WVQ Jonas and I ordered a bottle of EDCi based on community hype and gave it a try to see if it would make a good addition to the kit. There are many benefits of EDCi. In addition to effective corrosion inhibition, it also helps prevent hand oil smudges from accumulating all over the knife within a few flips. It's also great for reviving dull or faded anodized titanium. See Cedric & Ada test EDCi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E118UfFFoFY For edge maintenance, we chose a strop. It's not a total replacement for sharpening, but it helps keep a sharp knife sharp with frequent touch-ups. The strop is perfect for in-between sharpening sessions by maintaining a fine edge after a week’s worth of cutting. Knives Plus produces the strop in this kit, which has a great nap preloaded with compound, making it incredibly easy to see if your edge is straight. Just keep stropping until you no longer see the leather nap being pulled up. Watch Knives Plus demonstrating the use of their strop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwNdL86hyaM You need a good lubricant to keep your blades fall shut and flipping smoothly. Nano-oil is great for its magnetic adherence ability and for its needle point applicator, allowing anyone to add a single drop anywhere as needed. Watch Nick’s general review of pocket knife lubrication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gsUhJNBiw Overall, we wanted to produce a kit that would enable anyone who’s just getting into the hobby to have all the tools they’d need for disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling their precious pocket knives—all the while saving 20% while getting everything you need in one place. Only the best, Mike
Dec 4, 2018
Hatuletoh
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Dec 5, 2018
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Oh, the strop. I like strops; they make a good addition to my two 6" and one 4" DMT, and one surgical black AK stone. I havent tried the one in this kit, though everyone seems to like it. But theres a leather crafting store near me, so I just went in and bought three pieces, glued them to sections of 2×4, then sanded the wood into comfy handles. Bought three grits of compound, loaded the strops; good to go. Maybe $20 at most, for all materials for all three.
Dec 5, 2018
Kcorange11
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Apr 13, 2019
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...still waiting to see loctite. Need that here before the strip. And if you want brownie points add in a cheap soldering iron for when you get knives with too much loctite.
Apr 13, 2019
MaxwellDemonic
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May 29, 2019
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Oh hey, a realization of my suggestion from like forever ago.
May 29, 2019
drbabar77
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May 1, 2019
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what do people use to tighten the belt/pocket clips? not the fasteners, but rather how tight the clip itself 'clips'?
May 1, 2019
erickong
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Blades Moderator
May 13, 2019
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On my FF Gent, I just use a pair of pliers. That's because the clip is minimal and easy to manipulate
May 13, 2019
Yiwak
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Apr 15, 2019
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Any chance you going to sell Wera tools? I got few, and it's really nice stuff. Be really nice if we can get Massdrop pricing on them.
Apr 15, 2019
Fixall
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Apr 13, 2019
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This is pretty darn comprehensive kit full of high quality products. Someone new to knife collecting/maintenance could pick this up and fill in the very few gaps and know they have a setup that would last a lifetime. price looks to be slightly high, but I’d have to price everything individually. WIHA isn’t cheap.
Apr 13, 2019
Kcorange11
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Apr 13, 2019
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Great idea..I just think the price is a bit high if your trying to appease the masses. My kit I've peiced together does just as well for a fraction of the price. I also feel the strip isn't needed. It should be with the sharpening supplies. 2 sets of torx, very smart. I have 3 or 4 and generally keep at least one new set for my special knives. Minus the edci. I haven't tried it. I have a microfiber towel that's impregnated with a food grade safe lub that I rub everything down with. You did drop the ball when not including any loctite.
Apr 13, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Collaborations
Mar 27, 2019
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Hey everyone - Thanks to everyone who got in on the first drops for these, all your orders have shipped and most have been delivered. Let us know what you think of all the components in the comments below, and please post some photos of the knives you're taking apart and cleaning - it would be great for members who may be new to the hobby to see some before/after shots, especially closeups of edges before/after stropping. Hope you like the kit and are using it to get your EDCs back to like-new condition!
Mar 27, 2019
scwy
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Feb 10, 2019
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Anybody try the iFixit 64 piece set mentioned in this thread? Just wondering in the quality for $29.99. I'm sure the KCTools is nicer Wera but that much nicer...$67??
Feb 10, 2019
cokuda
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Mar 5, 2019
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Wera drivers are the best, I've used them for years. No worry about rounding off fasteners with this set.
Mar 5, 2019
marchone
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Jan 28, 2019
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Is this kit missing a stropping compound? Or did I miss it in the Specs?
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Jan 28, 2019
JonasHeineman
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Mar 27, 2019
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Good question - the leather of the Knives Plus Strop Block is already impregnated with high-chrome rouge when it's made. There are instruction inside the package about how to refresh the compound with a bit of olive oil if it has dried out. You can read more and watch a How-To video in the link below. From their website: "We melt down a high chrome rouge until it is the consistency of thick vasoline. We smear and work this preparation into the leather surface with a hard rolled shop rag until the surface of the strop is thoroughly saturated and coated. Then we let the polish sink in and set for two days under low heat. Finally, we rescrape the surface of the strop to remove excess polish and reset the nap."

https://www.knivesplus.com/KP-STROP8-STROPBLOCK.html
Mar 27, 2019
wayne.p.nish
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Mar 27, 2019
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Thanks for the response. I have a place on the wait list for the next availability.
Mar 27, 2019
Wayoftread
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Jan 10, 2019
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Great idea for new collectors or ones that don’t have this stuff yet. All in one kit, all bases covered, nice quantity stuff. Lil overpriced.
Jan 10, 2019
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