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KPL vs Nano Oil

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Aerosmith101, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Aerosmith101


    Oct 28, 2018
    Between KPL and Nano Oil which one works better
  2. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    If you think of Nano Oil as a step up against some more typical oils KPL in my experience has been a step up above even that.

    Just be sure to use only a tiny bit of lube. In lubricating knife pivots less is more. An excess will just attract and hold onto gunk.
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  3. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    LOL, unfortunately I don't think of nano oil as a step above sewing machine or motor oil. Just overpriced and marketed well. KPL I've not heard of or used so I cant speak of it. My fav is Go-Juice from ALG defense. Primarily sold as a firearm oil, its slick as hell and thin. stick to the parts real well and doesn't gum. I believe its synthetic also.
  4. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    I suspect KPL may be synthetic as well.
  5. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    Was looking at the web site and yeah,it says it synthetic based, and then they add there own "stuff, secret sauce" wickablity adders.
    Sounds interesting. go-juice comes in a 4oz bottle though so I may not oil for,well, at least the rest of my life,lol
  6. wade7575


    Apr 3, 2013
    Go-Juice is the way to go and it is very slippery and I can feel the difference when I use Go-Juice instead of other oil's.

    If you buy Go-Juice get a bottle with a needle tip and you only need 2 drops down each side of the blade and then work the blade back and forth and your good to go,a bottle of that stuff will last you a very long time if used as I described.
  7. ecallahan

    ecallahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    I have both and I prefer the KPL. I do not have any evidence of which is better. It just works well for me. I just use a drop or two on each side. Nick Shabazz has a review of it that includes a comparison with Nano oil I believe.
  8. Baron Mind

    Baron Mind

    Mar 30, 2018
    I've hopped on the Go Juice train. Choo choo. Seriously though, notable difference vs. Daiwa Reel Oil. Haven't used KPL pr Nano Oil, but it is definitely a cut above Daiwa, which is pretty well regarded.
  9. Pteronarcyd


    Feb 19, 2019
    Go Juice is claimed to be biosynthetic, by which they mean it's a plant oil genetically engineered for high lubricity. Frankenseed oil.

    KPL has a nice cinnamon scent.
  10. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    I dont think I've ever sniffed my oil so i couldn't tell ya if it's scented or not.......lol
    As long as it doesnt smell like dog butt,(or any other butt) I'm cool with it.
  11. Pteronarcyd


    Feb 19, 2019
    ^ The only scented gun or knife lubricants I'm aware of are KPL (cinnamon), FrogLube (wintergreen), and baby oil (I can't place the scent, but find it somewhat unpleasant. If you don't notice a scent, your lube is likely unscented.

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