Care of Stag Handle

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by Dave P, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Dave P

    Dave P

    Nov 21, 1999
    So I was polishing a handle the other day, and obviously used the wrong compound on the buff wheel: stag now has dark stuff in the pores.

    What is a good way to remove it? Sand it down and re-polish - that might be extreme!

    And what compound should I use for polishing on a wheel that will not stain?

  2. Andrew Taylor

    Andrew Taylor

    Jul 17, 2005
    Try cleaning it with the stuff that mechanics use to remove grease from their hands and a nailbrush. In England it is called Swarfega. The main ingredient of polishing compound is tallow, a heavy grease.

    If that doesn't work, hand sand with 120 grit paper, then 400. Buff very lightly with green compound. You can fill open pores in stag with epoxy as long as they are clean. Then sand and buff.

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