A reliable and well-maintained Field Adaptive Survival Tool is essential to any outdoor adventurer's gear. At Kodiak Knife Co., we're committed to helping you get the most out of your F.A.S.T tool by providing tips and guidance on proper care and maintenance. In this blog post, we'll explore the steps you can take to prolong the life of your Kodiak F.A.S.T tool and ensure it remains a dependable companion on all your outdoor excursions.
Clean Your Knife Tool Regularly
Regular cleaning is crucial for maintaining the performance and longevity of your Kodiak Knife tool. After each use, remove any dirt, debris, or moisture from the tool, paying particular attention to moving parts and crevices.
Lubricate Moving Parts
To ensure smooth operation and prevent corrosion, it's essential to lubricate the moving parts of your Knife tool periodically. Apply a small amount of high-quality lubricant to hinges, pivots, and any other moving components to keep them functioning optimally.
Sharpen the Blade
A sharp blade is critical for the effectiveness and safety of your Knife tool. Regularly inspect the edge for signs of dullness, and sharpen it as needed using a sharpening stone or other appropriate means. Remember to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for sharpening angles and techniques.
Inspect for Wear and Damage
Over time, even the most well-cared-for Knife tools can experience wear and tear. Regularly inspect your device for signs of damage or excessive wear, such as loose screws, cracked handles, or chipped blades. Address any issues promptly to ensure your F.A.S.T tool remains in optimal condition.
Store Your Knife Tool Properly
Proper storage is crucial for maintaining the longevity of your Kodiak Knife tool. Store your tool in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. If your Knife tool has a protective sheath or case, be sure to use it to keep the tool secure and protected when not in use.