What would cause this on knife handles?

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What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:10 am

This is an ebay ad, and I don't believe that it is "pocket worn". This is a fairly recent knife (Q-DFC stamp), and that doesn't look like normal wear to me. Do you think it is from heat or a chemical? Whatever it is, it seems to be on both sides. Maybe this is the Incredible Hulk's pocket knife?? ::tounge::
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby Paladin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:27 am

I can't be for sure but best guess is a newbie buffed it and overheated the handles. ::shrug::

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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby orvet » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:10 am

You can buff Delrin and plastics but you need a string wheel not a layered cloth or muslin wheel because of the heat buildup.
A string wheel creates less heat and allows the heat that it creates to dissipate very quickly. I think that knife fell victim to a cloth or muslin wheel and someone who wasn't paying attention to what they were doing.
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby treefarmer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:17 pm

If y'all look real close, both sides of "wear" on the knife are almost identical. A consistent over-buffer, maybe. ::hmm::
What pattern is it supposed to be, it looks like a #49 but the length is not correct for that pattern but hey, what is an 1/8" among friends? :)
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby fergusontd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:23 pm

but hey, what is an 1/8" among friends? :)
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Yes, I agree that it has been "over cooked".
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby tallguy606 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:11 pm

I had a Schlieper (German Eye) small canoe knife with black synthetic handles in my vehicle console. One day I noticed it had "melted" areas on both sides of the handle. Never did find out what it came in contact with.

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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby knife7knut » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:31 am

This is what happens to synthetic black handles when you try to grind the head off the spring rivet to replace a broken spring. The pile side got put out quickly;the mark side went up very fast and filled my shop with smoke. Very difficult to extinguish.
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby eveled » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:15 pm

The origainal knife sort of reminds me of the old tackle box trays if you left a rubber worm on one, it would melt it's way through.

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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Well, apparently recent manufacture Queen knives with ruined synthetic handles are now worth $30... ::facepalm::
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Re: What would cause this on knife handles?

Postby cody6268 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:58 pm

I had a problem with a model car mounted on a plastic display plinth. The soft rubber tires reacted with the plinth, leaving a rather deep rut in the plinth, and flat places on the tire.

However, I think this was more of someone getting the knife too close to a heat source.


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