Looking after Stag handles

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  • Hi Guys,


    I have a bushcraft knife with polished Stag handles. How is it best to look after the handles when they get wet and mucky, Ive only looked after wood handles before with boiled linseed oil. I noticed the rougher bits of the stag got a bit (hairy) if thats the right word when wet and after drying. should I rub the handle down with any oi? I want to make sure the antler doesn't warp or become rough (I don't mind it taking on color with use) but then don't want to make it slippy.


    Any advice appreciated.


    Cheers
    Kev

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    Having a cup of tea with Lofty

  • Hi Kev, if the antler is stabilised correctly there should be zero issues with maintainance.







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  • thanks guys, hopefully a little oil and renaissance wax every now and then will keep them in good order. I must admit I didnt ask Alan if the Stag is stabilised to be honest :( I didnt realise it was an option with bone/antler

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    Having a cup of tea with Lofty

  • Another link from Alan's pages that may be of help


    http://www.alanwoodknives.com/materials-finishes-a-care.html







    "This is my rifle.There are many like it, but this one is mine"


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    Sharpen it like you love it, use it like you hate it.