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Old 06-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Martin Brandt Martin Brandt is offline
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Handle cracking/shrinkage is very common on tourist sold knives from "over there". Not always completely cured horn, or just the high humidity compared to ours. The net result is shrinkage and or cracking. Notice that the pins are proud also. Could use a soaking in Old English furniture oil. This was recommended to me by a collector of Phillipine and Malay blades. , for horn handles.
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