Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:06 am
So everyone has their preference for maintaining their handles: tung oil, Tru-oil, mineral oil, oil/beeswax, etc, but I thought somebody might like my method.
Inconsequential, but I've been doing straight mineral oil for a long while now as it's cheap, easily accessible, super easy to apply, and effective. Every sharpening, I slather the dry handle with mineral oil, place the Wa in a ziploc to retain the excess, and let the knife rest till next usage... at least over night. Voila...
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:14 pm
Thanks for your method, I like it. It seems useful and makes sense.
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:23 pm
For those of you that have slightly shrunken scales on your western handles, this method works well, to plump them back up.
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:05 pm
Thats a good method!
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:16 pm
Wow, I didnt think our knives needed that much oil. I usually apply oil the handle with my finger, let it sit overnight, then oil it again in the morning. I put a good coat of oil, but don't slather it. I do this about 4 times a year and it works good for me.
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:48 pm
Damnit Mel, if you keep showing me that knife I'm going to have to buy one and might land in divorce court! Might be worth it though.
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:23 pm
No doubt, a little oil goes a long way in handle maintenance. If I get a western that is shrunk a little I will fill a mason jar with mineral oil and put the handle in overnight. Works like a champ, especially for abused vintage.
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:59 pm
I will have to try this with one of my pettys. Poor little guy's handle is getting a bit parched!
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:25 am
Looks great, I'm going to try this on my kohetsu and yuki before i start back to work.
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:31 am
Thanks for posting this! I'll try it next time.
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