MTN Man Toy Shop Knife Care and Maintenance

All the knowledge gained from over 20 years of making the finest kitchen cutlery available, and even more time out in the field, went into making the Glory Folder. This knife is truly a work of functional art that is built to last a lifetime.

Maintenance, Care, & Warranty:

New West KnifeWorks' Glory Folder is constructed from the highest performance American-made materials. The blade is made from CPM S35VN Steel - a very durable steel that retains a sharp edge and provides a lifetime of service if cared for with a few simple practices.

Our knife-maker's workbench with in-progress Glory Folder knives with G10, carbon fiber, and Ironwood scales.

  • Keep your knife sharp. A sharp knife is a safe knife. Here are some general knife sharpening instructions.
  • These knives and the blade steel used to make them are designed for cutting and slicing a variety of materials while retaining unmatched sharpness. However, the steel is not suitable prying or cutting into very hard surfaces such as metal or bone.
  • Your knife blade is made from S35VN stainless steel. It holds an excellent edge after extended use, but as with any high-performance tool, you knife needs proper maintenance. To maintain performance, keep your knife clean and dry between uses and sharpen it when needed. Periodically oiling your knife with mineral oil will keep it functioning properly.

Learn more about our Lifetime Guarantee here.

Cleaning the Glory Folder Pocket Knife

Most of the time, maintenance folding knife maintenance can be done without taking it apart. Here is a simple list of tools and steps to keep your folder in good working shape.


  • Cotton swabs (i.e. Q-tips)
  • Toothpicks
  • A soft cloth or rag (strips of old t-shirts work well)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A light lubricating oil like Nano-Oil
  • Compressed air duster

A compressed air duster can is a great way to remove debris from the inner workings of your knife. Blow the knife out thoroughly while open as well as closed. Clean your blade with some alcohol, using a toothpick to force the rag into the tight areas. The important surfaces to clean are where the spring lock meets the blade, clean these contact areas with a cotton swab. While in the open and locked position use a cotton swab to clean ball detent area in spring lock. Repeat until cotton swab comes out clean.  Use a small amount of Nano-Oil to lubricate the pivot and bronze bushing area, as well as the ball detent.

Close-up of line lock layers, Ironwood scales, S35VN blade, and hardware.

At any time, feel free to use our lifetime sharpening services for a full factory tune up.