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.
So I tried to open the Opinel and I just thought it was tight before
. 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
I know none of y'all ever washed your jeans with a knife left in a pocket
, 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?