imho, one of the best, if not the best shield (Orleans) for these Serpentine patterns, especially for the tapered ones.
i dont know which main blade shape i like more on the Geppetto, clippoint or wharncliffe.... hmmmmm
#488113EC Antique Yellow Jig Bone 40 pcs. no #
#488213EC Antique Yellow Jig Bone 3 pcs. no #
#488213 Old Tan Bone 75 pcs. no #
#488213 Blood Red Jig Bone 60 pcs. no #
488117 Northfield Chestnut Jig Bone 244 pcs.
488117 Northfield Antique Amber Jig Bone 265 pcs.
i would do the same... first WD40!
WD40 is thinner, more liquid thn oil and rust solvent.
and please dont use sandpaper or similar abrasives to work on just a part of the backspring.
spray the WD40 firmely in all the moving parts and joints, open and close the blade several times, spray again...
''To stabilize the bone you need a vacuum pump and chamber. Place the bone in discardable containers, mix a thin and slow curing resign and cover the bone, pull a vacuum on it until all the air is out, release the vacuum and allow the resign to penetrate whilst still easy flowing liquid. Allow...
i dont know what exactly you mean with ''in some way stabilized before use''
my guess is, that only some are stabilized (and described as stabilized) but most are not.
for example the
Northfield Un-X-LD - #86 Oil Field Jack - Stabilized Smooth White Bone
i am a fan of sawcut, of sawcut in combination with a color like Dark Chestnut, with its brown and antique yellow parts and the slanted borders.
i also like a classy look like the #86 BF knife in African Blackwood.
please dont 'overload' the knife with more details,.
with the lined and fluted...