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How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:57 am

By the way, I'm concerned about the life of the wooden handles on these tojiro itk knives. Is there a to protect the wood, with some type of oil or anything like that?


Thanks!
Hung

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:10 am

tung / linseed / mineral oil mix.

=D

so far i've been using a 50/50 tung and mineral oil mix

all food safe. so no worries about any food issues.

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:43 pm

Yeah, I much prefer oils and waxes that don't fully harden. I love the waxes as of late including the Gun Stock Wax from Birchwood Casey.....great stuff.

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:27 pm

HUNG <> http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=254

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:35 pm

board butter!

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:43 pm

+1 to Adams post, the BC gunstock wax is great. I usually sand mine up to a 800 grit sand paper then wax it.

Of course you can always rehandle them.

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:14 am

or you can just buy some beeswax, melt it down in a double boiler and mix in some mineral oil and tung oil (or just mineral oil), and you get yourself what basically is board butter.

should be cheaper too.

Re: How to care for ho wood handles?

Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:31 am

Image ...as previously stated.
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