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Old 11-04-2017, 04:25 PM
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Default Bone handled knife

Found this bone handled pocket knife today. VERY rusty. Would like to try electrolysis on it but worried about damaging the handle. Also found a pearl handled one in the same condition.

Anybody cleaned something like this? Any suggestions or advice will help.
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:24 PM
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that's a nice knife!
unfortunately i'm afraid that almost ANY kind of cleaning attempt is likely going to do more harm than good.
rather than electrolysis, i think i would try that EvapoRust stuff and give it an overnight soak. that would be the most gentle method you could give it.

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:06 PM
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Looks like a fishing knife. Try PK Blaster.
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Chip, how did it come out or did you decide not to try?
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:02 PM
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Havenít gotten to it yet

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Old 12-09-2017, 09:53 AM
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I'd try the electrolysis. I don't think it'll harm the bone. IF, you don't use an acidic electrolyte. Use the washing soda mixture. Use a low setting and watch carefully. It is indeed a nice knife. Put a dab of wax or clear fingernail polish over the pins thru the handle so they don't get eaten up and let the bone fall off.

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