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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Lexus, here is a link to a good starting point for thinking about knife storage. There is a lot of information about cleaning and storage in various threads, try using the search function at the top of the page which will bring up some good threads. You've got some great knives but I can see that some of them have started to deteriorate so now's the time to jump in there and give them the care they need. Your dad looks to have been a man of taste and discernment, great collection of knives.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Welcome,
The leg knife and the bear and bull look like they are off gassing too!! See the tarnish on the bolsters? These will RUIN any knives that are even close to them.
Fightin Roosters are well known for this too..

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:44 pm 
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Welcome Lexus!

Sweet collection of knives for sure. :shock: ::tu:: ::drool:: Like singin and others have said, you need to separate out the celluloid handled knives from the rest or they will take down your whole collection. I cannot emphasize the importance of this enough. I would suggest getting them out in the open with the blades fully open, maybe on a counter top in your garage, a work bench or even a folding table somewhere in your house that's out of the way.

Then get yourself a Miracle Cloth. They will take off the rust and out-gassing oxidation but I have even used one lightly on etched blades and the etch remained. The cloth will turn black with use but it will still be working, even after it turns pitch black. Toss it when it gets thin and full of holes. After wiping, I let the knife sit for at least a day then repeat. When all signs of out-gassing and rust are gone, just buff with a clean cloth (like an old white t-shirt), add a dab of oil to the joints and store your celluloid separate and in the open if possible.

Hope this helps, it has worked for me since 2008.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:04 pm 
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How do I tell which ones are celluloid? Please dont tell me I have to look up each and every knife.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Case - a few are repeats and I have several of several of them.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Few more Case


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:21 am 
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trail wrote:
Lexus, here is a link to a good starting point for thinking about knife storage. There is a lot of information about cleaning and storage in various threads, try using the search function at the top of the page which will bring up some good threads. You've got some great knives but I can see that some of them have started to deteriorate so now's the time to jump in there and give them the care they need. Your dad looks to have been a man of taste and discernment, great collection of knives.

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Thank you!!!! I like the rolls. Will do some cleaning research.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:23 am 
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1967redrider wrote:
Welcome Lexus!

Sweet collection of knives for sure. :shock: ::tu:: ::drool:: Like singin and others have said, you need to separate out the celluloid handled knives from the rest or they will take down your whole collection. I cannot emphasize the importance of this enough. I would suggest getting them out in the open with the blades fully open, maybe on a counter top in your garage, a work bench or even a folding table somewhere in your house that's out of the way.

Then get yourself a Miracle Cloth. They will take off the rust and out-gassing oxidation but I have even used one lightly on etched blades and the etch remained. The cloth will turn black with use but it will still be working, even after it turns pitch black. Toss it when it gets thin and full of holes. After wiping, I let the knife sit for at least a day then repeat. When all signs of out-gassing and rust are gone, just buff with a clean cloth (like an old white t-shirt), add a dab of oil to the joints and store your celluloid separate and in the open if possible.

Hope this helps, it has worked for me since 2008.



I found a miracle cloth in my dads stuff. Had know idea what it was for. I think I tossed it. Will be sure to get another one.

Thank you!!!


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