Another PAL RH-36 Question
Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:55 PM
Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:13 PM
I would avoid using Neatsfoot oil. I would use Pecard Leather Treatment.
Everyone has their favorites but that would be my suggestion.
Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:12 PM
Pecards is great, but it won't cause the leather washers to expand. You might try using a piece of cotton thread wrapped around the handle just behind the guard to tighten up the washers. Properly done it should be just about invisible.
Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:26 PM
Some times you can steam the handles and get them to expand a little but have to be careful.I have done this to a couple hunting knives then treated the leather with liquid glycerin saddle soap.
Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:33 PM
I've had little luck trying to swell the leather on 70 year old knives, I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. I do second the thread approach.
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