Agh, something just erased everything I just wrote...oh well. Anyway, I got my Magna (aluminum scales) that I ordered today, and I love it so far. But I need some help with a problem that cropped up. At first there was a bunch of black stuff near the pivot, so I decided to clean up the knife a little, and meticulously followed the instructions for cleaning included with the knife (only my second knife, so...). So basically I followed each step word for word, and when I was finished drying with a hair dryer (cleaning took around 5 min.), I started to coat the blade with some protectant. This is when I noticed large spots of rust inside of the handle. Keep in mind I had only opened the box around 5 hours before at this point. I was very surprised, and tried to scrub off the rust with a rag I had on hand. It didn't really come off all that well, and then I noticed that there was rust inside of the groove that's inside of the handle (couldn't reach it, so can't clean it at the moment.) Not knowing much about knives, my obvious question is: Is this normal? Can rust form in such a short time (within 5 min.?!) Any tips on cleaning out the knife would be well appreciated, as I'm very concerned about the welfare of my knife (maybe more concerned than most; broke student here ). Thanks! Oh, and I haven't had any problems doing the same type of cleaning with my other knife, which also has aluminum handles... Edit- Use of a cloth to remove some of the rust resulted in discoloration, and there's some stuff I can't get at unless I disassemble the knife....I don't know if I'm being picky, but...instant rust that I can't remove disturbs me.