Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
that is some very dense wood and does not hold a finish
very well if it is in daily use. (great looking knife, BTW).
if that were my knife, I would wipe off the factory finish with
acetone or lacquer thinner and use it with a raw, unfinished handle.
I have a few very nice knives that are similar to yours and they
never see a dish washer - hand wash only, towel dry, and put away.
try that before you consider putting another oil or finish on it.
(a knife with a slippery, oily handle is not a good thing to have in the kitchen).
[if you really want to apply a finish, I would do a 50/50 tung oil
and mineral spirits wipe every few weeks].
I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things.
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 10-27-2018 at 12:03 PM.