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 Post subject: Masakage Shimo Handle Care
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:01 pm 

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I just received my Masakage Shimo Gyuto and Petty. I will post pictures as soon as I get them uploaded.

Does the handle on this line of knives require any preparation before their first use?

They are very light colored and I am not sure they are finished, it appears like they are but they still look like they may absorb moisture. I would hate to use them and have them get discolored.

Also, what is recommended handle care on these knives?

Thank you in advance for your advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Shimo Handle Care
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Shimo Handle Care
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:56 am 

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Oiling them is a good idea if you want to avoid stains. I have about 5 knives with light colored handles. I used them before I oiled them, its not a problem, just use common sense. How much oil is up to you. I put two coats on, an hour apart, and my handles are fine. Or you can leave them in a bag if you see fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Shimo Handle Care
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:20 pm 

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Thanks for the replies and link, it looks like mineral oil is the way i'm going to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Shimo Handle Care
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:52 pm 

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I can say from experience that the handle on my shimo is not finished. It does stain, especially when sharpening. I highly recommend you oil it now with mineral oil instead of having to sand the handle and then applying the oil later, like I did. Great knife though, a good workhorse.



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