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    I just apply a little Rembrandt wax to my stag handle skinner, once in awhile. 10 years later and no cracks or discoloration.
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    I have had a Sambar stag handled Puma knife (Hunter's Pal) since 1965 that is still in good shape, though is has darkened some from use and age. With frequent use I think there's enough body oil to keep the stag from drying out, but I don't think a little mineral oil would harm it We sold PUMA knives where I worked in the 60's and 70's and I collected (hence my screen name) them until the prices got ridiculous on the vintage models. The stag they use these days is different (probably elk or deer), but I would think it is probably just as durable. I have bone scaled pocket knives that have shrunk and some that got attacked by little beetles; Delrin will change color sometimes. Canvas/Linen Micarta is probably about the most resolute material for a knife handle.
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    When you refer to 'mineral oil' for use on stag handled knives, what type of oil exactly are you referring to?
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    India outlawed the exportation of Sambar stag some years ago.

    Anything made with Sambar stag now, is from left over stock. It's getting very dear.

    Elk antlers and the others, don't have the same texture or appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    just keep them OUT of the DISHWASHER!!
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    Nothing but a butterknife goes in the dishwasher!
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    Plenty of Sambar stags in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prickle Farmer View Post
    When you refer to 'mineral oil' for use on stag handled knives, what type of oil exactly are you referring to?
    Basically it's Johnson's Baby Oil without the perfume.
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