What makes Dry Film™ by Knife Pivot Lube different?

What makes Dry Film™ by Knife Pivot Lube different?

After years as the leader in knife protection and lubrication Knife Pivot Lube, manufacturer of knife oils, rust preventives and maintenance items has now released KPL DRY FILM. Unlike our synthetic fluid lubricants (KPL Original, Ultra-Light, and Heavy), DRY FILM™ goes on as a liquid, but quickly flashes off to leave behind a 100% dry fluorinated layer.

9 Unique Pocket Knife Opening Mechanisms

9 Unique Pocket Knife Opening Mechanisms

Pocket knives are among the most popular everyday carry items, and there has been a great deal of innovation in recent years in how we open these tools. Though many things have been tried, only a few of these have really risen in popularity. Let's take a look at some of the classic opening mechanisms as well as some of the newer and more unique ones!
January 16, 2023 — Nicholas Italiano
Why and How to Properly Store Your Knives

Why and How to Properly Store Your Knives

Though often neglected, proper knife storage is imperative to their long-term reliability. Improper storage can lead to corrosion and rust, severely reducing a knife's usability and life span. Here are some of the best storage methods to keep your knives rust-free and at peak functionality!
The KPL 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The KPL 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season fast approaching, many people may be left wondering what they can get for their special EDC enthusiast, knife nut, or outdoors person in their life. Fortunately, Knife Pivot Lube has you covered with our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide! We have assembled some of the very best offerings that are sure to please, and many of our choices won’t break the bank! Each of these knives, EDC accessories, and outdoor tools have been vetted by members of the KPL team to ensure they are of the very best quality.

A Brief History of Pocket Knives

A Brief History of Pocket Knives

Today there are thousands of different pocket knives made with a wide variety of opening/locking mechanisms and materials. While the popularity of pocket knives has grown significantly in the last few decades, these handy tools have humble origins in ancient history! Let's look at the early history of pocket knives, as well as some of the significant breakthroughs in technology and design that have led us to the amazing knives we have today.
Knife Laws in the 50 States

Knife Laws in the 50 States

Knife laws in the US can sometimes be vague and confusing, varying from state to state, and sometimes even city to city. Let's take a look at the laws in the 50 US states regarding automatic knives, folding knives, and fixed blades, and translate the legalese into plain English.
8 Essentials for Maintaining Your Knives in the Wilderness

8 Essentials for Maintaining Your Knives in the Wilderness

Knives are probably the most important tool to bring on your adventures into the wilderness, with a wide range of functions including processing wood, starting fires, and more. With all this use comes the need for routine maintenance, so let's take a look at 8 of the most essential products to bring with you on your wilderness treks!

 

9 Popular Blade Shapes and What They're Used For

9 Popular Blade Shapes and What They're Used For

Blade shapes are more than just visually appealing, they also play a big part in the functionality and strengths of the knife. We believe in helping our readers find the right knife for the job, so we will go over some of the most common blade shapes today and discuss the intended functions of each of them!
The 8 Biggest Mistakes in Knife Maintenance (and What to Do About Them)

The 8 Biggest Mistakes in Knife Maintenance (and What to Do About Them)

Like any other tool, knives need maintenance to keep them running at peak performance. Unfortunately, many knife owners make mistakes when it comes to maintenance, but fortunately, KPL is here to help! Today we will discuss some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions when it comes to knife maintenance, and provide some helpful tips to keep your cutting tools safe and ready to work when you need them!
JK Design Monarch v2, made with S35VN steel

Knife Steel Types: Comparing their Properties, Uses, and Price

Come check out our guide to types of knife steels and a breakdown of their edge retention, ease of sharpening, toughness, and rust resistance. This is a great guide to help you find the right knife steel to fit your needs!
Blade Show 2022: The Community is Alive and Well

Blade Show 2022: The Community is Alive and Well

A quick recap of Blade Show 2022 in Atlanta! We discuss the amazing EDC and outdoor communities that came out in force, the amazing makers we got to meet, and the fun and exciting experiences we had.
Essential Knife and EDC Vocabulary

Essential Knife and EDC Vocabulary

This is a collection of some essential EDC and Knife vocabulary to help those newer to the hobby understand what the pros are talking about.  This will be a living document so please check back for updates!