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Woodinlay care

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by tunerblock, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. tunerblock

    tunerblock

    64
    Sep 17, 2013
    Hi There
    What do you use for care
    for the woodinlays?
    any recommendations welcome
    Thank You

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  2. rolexkid

    rolexkid

    675
    Jul 14, 2006
    I use renaissance wax... Not sure on the spelling? Great stuff!
     
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  3. tunerblock

    tunerblock

    64
    Sep 17, 2013
    Renaissance Wax
    That’s what CRK recommendation
    is
    Thanks rolexkid
    The Wax is not quite common where I live
    so I am curious if someone uses
    some different stuff...
     
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  4. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
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  5. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Jul 22, 2014
    I think we all get it at Amazon anyway.
     
  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    As posted above already a few times ^^^
     
  7. tunerblock

    tunerblock

    64
    Sep 17, 2013
    ....so no alternate ?
     
  8. Mike Large

    Mike Large Gold Member Gold Member

    351
    Jun 24, 2017
    I've used daiwa reel oil on my wood knives for years... always been good
     
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  9. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Jul 22, 2014
    On CRK wood inlay models with VHB adhesive attachement? That would definitely change the color and stability of most woods.
     
  10. Mike Large

    Mike Large Gold Member Gold Member

    351
    Jun 24, 2017
    Well only knives I use the daiwa on. The excess is just wiped on the wood, never had a problem. Is it right??? Probably not haha, just what I've always done. Never had a problem
     
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  11. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    CRK wood inlays are stabilized. So they are very wear resistant on their own, even with softer woods. CRK recommends Renaissance Wax. A little goes a Long Way. Its the same wax that is used for vintage furniture restoration. You can buy it on ebay and a small jar will last a lifetime. It can be used on wood inlays, mammoth ivory inlays and CGG/UG graphics alike.
     
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  12. red mag

    red mag

    Apr 12, 1999
    I use renaissance wax. It is very fine.
    You could use any wood care product based on wax.
    PS: Nice knife!
     
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  13. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Jul 22, 2014
    Are you certain that all woods used are stabilized? My Thuya certainly can't be based on the cedar-like aroma is has. Snakewood is questionable as well. However, Spalted Beech is for sure stabilized along with Bog Oak.
     
  14. dropback

    dropback Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 15, 2017
  15. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Thuya is definitely stabilized, the process takes years. That's the reason it got discontinued so quickly, they ran out the source they had. Snakewood is one of the hardest woods in the world, doesn't need stabilization. Anything with Spalted in the name HAS to be stabilized, or it won't even last long enough to be made into a knife.
     
  16. TYPE-R

    TYPE-R Gold Member Gold Member

    138
    Apr 27, 2017
    Cocobolo is another inlay that's not stabilized and I think some of the Ironwoods as well.
    I've had my Cocobolo since August and it hasn't needed any care yet but have some Renaissance Wax for when the time comes.
     
  17. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Put some on it now, or it'll get very dark.
     
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  18. TYPE-R

    TYPE-R Gold Member Gold Member

    138
    Apr 27, 2017
    I will this weekend but I've carried it quite a bit and it hasn't darkened at all. I thought it would have gotten a lot darken then it has.
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  19. Don M

    Don M

    761
    Apr 30, 2000
    Cocobolo is not stabilized. It doesn't need to be - very dense and naturally oily. I specifically asked CRK about it when I got mine in 2012. And I believe it will darken over time whether you treat it with anything or not. Just the nature of Cocobolo.

    I don't know for sure about their current inlay materials, but I would guess Macassar Ebony is not stabilized and spalted beech is stabilized.
     
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  20. ecallahan

    ecallahan Gold Member Gold Member

    501
    Mar 14, 2011
    I have a cocobolo mnandi and when I received it I emailed CRK asking if it was stabilized. They responded that all wood inlays were stabilized.
     

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