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Clyde Tipton
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I found this knife in the woods...
How I found it...

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After a clean up...

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It says "stainless" on the blade where the tang goes into the handle, but I'm having trouble with the last few spots. I'm kinda sketchy on whether I should hit it with steel wool or rotary wire brush on a drill.

Also, what should I use to stain or seal the handle? It's very dry.

Any suggestions?



saintsfan1977
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Steel wool, or drop that knife in some vinegar for about 3 days. Pull it out and dip it in a baking soda/water solution. Wipe the rust clean off.

Just check it every day. If you can wipe the rust off with a finger after 24hrs its good to go.
This post was edited on 8/1 at 3:57 pm


redneck
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
congrats on cleaning the evidence of the crime off


Clyde Tipton
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
The clean up I did was just water and a plastic brissle brush I use for dirty dishes. I'll try soaking it like you said.

I was on some public property scouting around and the blade was jabbed in the dirt all the way to the handle. I figured some kid left it on accident. (I got serious whoopings for stuff like that as a kid)



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Clyde Tipton
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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congrats on cleaning the evidence of the crime off


I'd want y'all to do the same for me if I ditched a "dirty knife".


SportTiger1
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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Pull it out and dip it in a baking soda/water solution. Wipe the rust clean off.


Sounds like the morning after a really bad night.


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Tiger-Striped-Bass
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Good find. Looks a lot like a Winchester brand knife I have. It wasn't very expensive, and wouldn't surprise me to be the type NWTF might mass stamp. The one I have is a good knife.


DownSouthJukin
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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congrats on cleaning the evidence of the crime off


OJ is getting out soon. He might come looking for that.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
quote:

Looks a lot like a Winchester brand knife


Yeah, I was hoping it was a schrade like a DU knife I have, but the only thing stamped on it is the word "stainless".

quote:

The one I have is a good knife.


It's heavy and still has a good edge on it. It was more dirt than rust. Other than that the wood on the handle was extremely dried out.

It was right next to a big tree. Can't figure out if a turkey hunter lost it this spring or how long it's been there.


cgrand
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
"NWTF" = national wild turkey federation

LINK


AHouseDivided
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
It's better than finding a pink dildo and cologne.


Clyde Tipton
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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"NWTF" = national wild turkey federation


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DonChowder
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Spend some time rubbing that handle with Tung oil.


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Maniac979
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Naval Jelly


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SportTiger1
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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It's better than finding a pink dildo and cologne.


forgot about that


AHouseDivided
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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forgot about that


Maybe someone can bump the thread for those new to the OB?


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Tiger-Striped-Bass
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
This is the knife I referred to earlier. Obviously it's the gut hook model, but otherwise looks similar enough to possibly be the same series
Image: https://i.imgur.com/BM0Y3g0.jpg

Image: https://i.imgur.com/9egUGIo.jpg


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eng08
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Don't leave it in vinegar for a long time or it might etch it. Dilute the vinegar w water.


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bbvdd
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
Hey, that's my knife. Unless it was on posted land. Then, uh, nope never seen it.


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DBcUper
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re: I found this knife in the woods...
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Also, what should I use to stain or seal the handle? It's very dry.


Soak it in mineral oil. That's what I use on my wood handled knives.
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