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WWII Western Shark knife with pic

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Hello everyone. This is kind of a multi question post. I recently started collecting WWII fighting knives and picked up a Western Shark knife with a cocobolo handle. I feel it's in pretty good shape and want to keep it that way. Here we go
Should I treat the handle with anything to keep the wood looking good?
The blade is kind of dull> should I have it sharpend or leave as is?
The scabard is getting pretty dry. Is there any specal oil I should treat it with.
I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
Al
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Use mink oil on the sheath & rub it in good so it will penetrate. Light use of pure linseed oil on the handle. If you aren't going to use it I wouldn't bother sharpening it for now.
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In corrosion removal you use the mildest abrasive possible. Try a white colored ink eraser.
One of the problems of leather is it outgases which wil cause metal to tarnish & then corrode. So after cleaning the blade oil it. Oil off the blade won't hurt the leather.
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