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Preserving wooden handle?

post #1 of 9
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Hello,

 

I recently bought F.Dick Premier Nature Santoku with African Blackwood handle and i'm wondering how to take care of wooden handle.

 

 

Thanks

 

 

PS... sorry for my bad english

post #2 of 9

Check this:

 

Beeswax Paste  

 

Very easy to make and long lasting.

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post #3 of 9
+1 on what ordo said. You can use that on cutting boards, wooden spoons,salad bowls. Useful stuff!
post #4 of 9

Check with F Dick for specifics.  In many cases for modern production, wood is "stabilized" for use on knife handles. Essentially impregnated under pressure with a resin similar to superglue.  This hardens the wood, stops absorption of water, oils and so on and limits the movement of wood expanding and contracting. 

 

A little research, not all woods are compatible with the process, African Blackwood among them. 

 

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/719846-Should-all-knife-handle-wood-be-stabilized?s=59bfc51ee6f5807b6cfa6615dd3820a9&p=7916639#post7916639

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post #5 of 9
These handles aren't stabilized, hardly need it.
post #6 of 9

Beeswax is great, but expensive.

 

You just need a drop or two of mineral oil to keep the handle from drying out.  Mineral oil is cheap and food safe (in small quantities, that is)  You can get it at any drugstore in the baby-care aisle

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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by foodpump View Post
 

Beeswax is great, but expensive.

 

It's not.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-POUND-OF-100-RAW-BEESWAX-TRIPLE-FILTERED-/230425813969

 

1 pound = 453 grams = $$8,49.

 

It will last you years.

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post #8 of 9
After applying wax or oil, wrap the handle in clingfilm and wait a few days.
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Originally Posted by Benuser View Post

After applying wax or oil, wrap the handle in clingfilm and wait a few days.

 

 Good idea. Never tried it.

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