Charlie, that is a sad situation! Probably been stored and what a surprise!
A question not about outgassing but on one of the knives. Are you able to determine the manufacturer of the double barreled muskrat? Is it a Fightin' Rooster, too? A member sent me a RR Canoe like that and they are truly a puzzle to me. Do you have any thoughts about the origin of such knives? A regular muskrat is a practical knife but with the extra width of the handle I believe it would not feel good in the hand, I know the double barreled Canoe is very awkward.