Stained Micarta

DGG

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Recently I picked up a scrimmed white micarta handles Gerber "Paul" knife that has some distinct yellow spots, probably from being in a leather sheath for 25 years, on the micarta scales.

If is wasn't scrimshawed I'd take a little sandpaper to it and polish the scales, but I like to keep the scrimshaw. Is there anyway to bleach micarta that anyone has ever heard about?
 

Bill DeShivs

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I tried it years ago, and the bleach turned the Micarta pink.
You might try soaking it in hydrogen peroxide.
Bill
 

DGG

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Thanks, I'll try a tiny dab in the corner to see what happens. Was it white micarta that turned pink with the bleach?
 
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