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Nasal sebum

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by onekerf, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Anyone ever use it for blade lubricant/corrosion protection? When afield it would seem to be an ideal substitute for commercially formulated products. It's also an unobtrusive, non-toxic, and involuntarily EDC'd item that's never left behind.
  2. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    No. There's likely a lot of salts on the surface of one's skin as well as oil.
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  3. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Is this one of those "I had too much to drink" posts?
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  4. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Was expecting this to be forum spam for a netty pot ad...
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  5. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    I’m amazed this thread made it to two hours old without several posts suggesting the use of different bodily secretions for blade maintenance purposes.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
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  6. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
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  7. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    Feces would probably serve as a much better lubricant. It will quickly lose its viscosity as it dries though. Lol!!!
  8. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Nope, this is a practical, don't knock it if ya ain't tried it post.

    At work I had a foreman who used an employee fingerprint ID time clock. Sometimes the scanner wouldn't read your print. We found out that a little swipe of the finger pad along your nose picked up the oil and would allow the device to read your print. I think I'll try it on a piece of carbon steel to see if it works.
  9. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    In again before the lock...
  10. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    This thread got me to thinking. o_O I wonder if urine would put a good patina on my GB2.:)
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  11. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    Ed Fowler once wrote about using it if you were really stuck in a bind in the field, and needed something. The salt content always gave me pause, but he wrote like he seemed to have good luck with it :shrug: .
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  12. TheEdge01


    Apr 3, 2015
    Sorry, I was just kidding.
  13. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I've used nose grease plenty times to remove sticky residue from a blade after cutting packaging. Works very well.
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  14. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    No offense taken here, Edge. The forum is about enjoying the hobby, giving and getting information, and above all IMO, having fun.
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  15. BenchCo Spydermade

    BenchCo Spydermade

    Feb 10, 2014
    No food prep on THAT blade!
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  16. scottyj


    Jan 29, 2009
    Going along with the thread...….I once knew a pro level Bass player that was into the heavy fast stuff. He said that his index and middle fingers would get dry and blister after really long sessions. He told me that someone suggested to him to run his finger tips along the sides of his nose for oil lubrication. He admitted to doing it once in a while, and it worked to prevent blisters.
    As far as knife blades go? Idk. Your mileage may vary.
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  17. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :eek: I've got some super high viscosity premium earwax , but it's heavily guarded by boar bristles . :p
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  18. User27


    Apr 23, 2017
    just like spit it wont last very long , its also gonna leave behind some visible residue of that stuff..eww.:poop:
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  19. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Staph & Strep species

    Pfft! Microspheres are nothing in comparison! Take that Nano-oil!
  20. Mistman68

    Mistman68 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2019
    I know some photographers who use it to clean negatives.
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