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#6153932 - 01/25/16 01:35 PM Discolored Knife Blade
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I have a 40-year-old Schrade Old Timer 1540T drop point knife that I have used to field dress, skin, and clean many deer, hogs, turkey, and who knows what else, over the years. The blade is not stainless. I typically wash, dry, re-sharpen, and lightly oil after each use. This weekend, I used it to clean a nasty old duck. I didn't clean the knife until the next day (not unusual) but now the blade is stained black wherever there was duck blood. Is there something I can use to remove the stains other than steel wool and elbow grease?

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#6153938 - 01/25/16 01:40 PM Re: Discolored Knife Blade [Re: papa45]
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Polishing wheel if you got.

Wait...

If it is oxidation, you might just lift it by scrubbing it with aluminum foil and baking soda. Wet the foil first, or make a solution of the soda and water. That is supposed to lift oxidation stains.


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#6153980 - 01/25/16 02:02 PM Re: Discolored Knife Blade [Re: papa45]
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Get some Flitz, works great and reduces elbow grease.

http://www.amazon.com/Flitz-Plastic-Fibe...z+metal+cleaner
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#6154551 - 01/25/16 06:33 PM Re: Discolored Knife Blade [Re: papa45]
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I use Simichrome. Flitz also works.
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#6156029 - 01/26/16 02:32 PM Re: Discolored Knife Blade [Re: papa45]
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Thanks. I didn't have any Flitz, but found an old tube of MAAS metal polish in the garage. Now I can't look at the knife without wearing my sunglasses!

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#6156034 - 01/26/16 02:34 PM Re: Discolored Knife Blade [Re: papa45]
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