Opinel issue

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Re: Opinel issue

Postby FRJ » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:49 am

Wax in the end grain would help.
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Re: Opinel issue

Postby treefarmer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:13 am

::dang:: :oops: :oops: :oops: After all the good advice y'all shared with me, this just happened. Miss Joy was draggin' the clothes from the washer and she informed me, "Just washed another knife!" So I asked which one? She says the wooden handles one you were messin' with a week or so back. ::facepalm::
So I tried to open the Opinel and I just thought it was tight before ::woot:: . Used a pair of my dad's Mitchell fishing pliers to pull the blade out. In that short time the carbon steel blade had started to react to the swollen wood handles, a little discoloration, rust or patina ::shrug:: .
I know none of y'all ever washed your jeans with a knife left in a pocket ::watching_you:: , so I'll report back on the progress in a day or two. I'll either pull my truck out from under the shed and park it in the sun or if Miss Joy uses her oven I'll try that suggestion to get the extreme moisture from the Opinel.
It just came to me that maybe I'll stick it back in the pocket of a pair of jeans and run it through the drier, what about that bright idea? ::shrug::
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Re: Opinel issue

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:16 am

Philip, stick it in a sandwich bag with a handful of rice for a couple of days.
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Re: Opinel issue

Postby Paladin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:56 am

jerryd6818 wrote:Philip, stick it in a sandwich bag with a handful of rice for a couple of days.

What he says!

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Re: Opinel issue

Postby Berryb » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:10 pm

Philip: You could just leave it open and carry it in a sheath.
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Re: Opinel issue

Postby jmh58 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:19 pm

Paladin wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote:Philip, stick it in a sandwich bag with a handful of rice for a couple of days.

What he says!

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Re: Opinel issue

Postby treefarmer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:34 pm

I took Jerry's advice, Tuesday evening and put the wet Opinel in a ziplock with a cup of uncooked rice. This morning, Friday, the moisture in the swollen wooden handle has been removed enough to easily open the knife and also twist the collar lock! Thank's for that suggestion, when I told Miss Joy what I was doin', she said she had heard of folks doin' that with cell phones that had gotten wet. ::shrug::
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Got to clean the blade and keep it out of the washin' machine.

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Re: Opinel issue

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:41 pm

treefarmer wrote: when I told Miss Joy what I was doin', she said she had heard of folks doin' that with cell phones that had gotten wet. ::shrug::
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That's where I got the idea. Figured if it would work for cell phones, it'd work for some rasty ole pocket knife.


::hmm:: Wonder if that would work for a Cell handle knife that has started to out-gas.
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Re: Opinel issue

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:49 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Wonder if that would work for a Cell handle knife that has started to out-gas.


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