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Wdfox
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I have recently punched an expensive fixed blade hunting knife at the PBS Auction. I am very pleased with the knife, however. I would like to clean the antler handel, but I am uncertain about the best way to do it. Any suggestions.
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kbaknife
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I would be inclined to use a soft bristled brush and mild detergent. Wipe clean and dry immediately.

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What on the handle needs to be cleaned as antler shouldn't need much except maybe some wax ever now and then? Can you post a picture of what you want cleaned?

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Wdfox
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The Handel seems to be a bit oily or maybe not as glossy as my other antler knife handles. I can post a picture when I get back home after the holidays.

Also thanks to everyone for their suggestions all are helpful.

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Graps
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Something I use after buffing an antler out, is Xyol Xylene paint thinner with a toothbrush. It will remove any buffing compound and oil without discoloring the antler. And it will flash off in just a few minuets.
Acetone will flash off too fast and Mineral Spirits takes a while to flash off and makes the antler stink for a long time.

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