KPL will improve the action of your folder.

KPL™ (Knife Pivot Lube) is a synthetic lubricant designed specifically for the pivot mechanisms in modern folding knives. 

KPL's high-end synthetic base provides ultimate smoothness.

Wickability modifiers help KPL penetrate low tolerance interfaces and while corrosion inhibitors protect your knife. 

KPL™ Features

  • Make your Knife Better

    KPL improves the action in your knife. 

    KPL is formulated specifically for high-end knives. 

  • Protect Your Investment

    KPL keeps dirt, metal particles, and grit "in suspension" so they don't cause grinding and premature wear.  KPL actually cleans your pivot as you use it.

  • Ligtning Fast

    The viscosity (thickness) of KPL  keeps knife actions buttery-smooth without slowing them down.

  • It's Just Better

    KPL's synthetic formula keeps dirt, grit, and contaminants in suspension to prevent wear and friction.

    Compatible with ball bearings, bronze washers, teflon washers, IKBS, MRBS, nylon (nylatron), G10, micarta, titanium, and metals.

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Is KPL safe for my knife?

KPL is safe on titanium, steel, aluminum, G10, Carbon Fiber, wood, ceramic and steel bearings, nylon, GRP (plastic), phosphor bronze, HDPE and Teflon.  We've yet to see a knife KPL was not compatible with. 

How much KPL should I use?

Less is more.  We've found that a drop or two on the pivot and other moving parts is all we need.  One 10ml bottle of KPL should last you years.

Can KPL be used on other tools?

We use KPL on fishing reels, guns, automotive tools, and anywhere else we need high quality lubrication.  KPL was made just for knives, but it works great just about anywhere.

How do I clean my knife with KPL?

KPL has excellent dirt and grit suspension properties.  For this reason, KPL removes deposited grit, dirt, worn metal and other contaminants as you use it.  KPL helps you avoid dissasembling your knife to clean it.  Simply apply KPL, work the action to suspend grime, and wick the dirt away with a cotton swab.  Regular KPL use keeps your pivot clean and shiny.

Can I use KPL to sharpen Knives?

Many modern stones (e.g., diamond stones) call for either water or no lubricant. 

If you use oilstones, KPL is an excellent option and great at keeping them free of buildup. KPL keeps metal filings (swarf) in suspension and off your Arkansas stone.

Is KPL Food Safe?

KPL does not carry any food safety certifications.  That said, KPL does not contain toxic ingredients.  We use it on knives that see food all the time.  It's best to use KPL sparingly to avoid excessive food contact.  KPL is not generally hazardous unless it enters the airway/lungs.  For more information, please see our SDS/MSDS here

What is the weight of KPL?

KPL original is 17 weight oil, but our wickability modifiers allow it to penetrate like a much lighter oil.

Does KPL contain any solvents that will dry out over time?

KPL contains no evaporating solvents. KPL has a stable viscosity over time and will not "dry out."

Does KPL have any water soluble ingredients?

Absolutely none.

Why does KPL smell so great?

We added the scent!  Our knives are beautiful -- they should smell good too!

How much KPL is in each bottle?

10 ml