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CA Finish...? #7755951 02/25/20 02:53 PM
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If the scales are stabilized or are of a hard wood like iron wood does the "shell" of the CA finish hold up to field use. let me re-explain. I know stabilized wood or ironwood will do fine for field use. either direction is hard as a rock. however, if i build up CA for a "pretty and shiny" factory will it chip and look bad quickly? i hope my question makes since.

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I've never tried it but I would sure think it would dry out and crack. One reason I stabilized the woods that need it, some will not take the fluid, too oily and not absorb Cactus Juice... woods like iron wood, black palm, cocobolo and stabilized woods I buff them with white compound and shine really good if sanded to a high grit.

I would be afraid to use it, I sell too many knives each year and can't afford any to come back.

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Originally Posted by bjankowski
I've never tried it but I would sure think it would dry out and crack. One reason I stabilized the woods that need it, some will not take the fluid, too oily and not absorb Cactus Juice... woods like iron wood, black palm, cocobolo and stabilized woods I buff them with white compound and shine really good if sanded to a high grit.

I would be afraid to use it, I sell too many knives each year and can't afford any to come back.



^^^x2 same here, one other option is boiled lindseed oil.. I use on my knife handles, Ive used on wood and sheep horn.. light coat and rub/wipe off and reapply if you want same way.. let it sit over 24 before use.. For me it has worked and gives a warm glow and shine after buffing. The ironwood I use tends to soak up the lindseed oil, on the denser areas it tends to do what Bjan said, but overall I have had good results. Good Luck.


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Just my experience but I put a CA finish on hundreds of knife scales before I started stabilizing and I've never gotten a single knife back because of the finish chipping or cracking.


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Please explain to us dummy knife guys what is "CA" ? Thanks Daniel







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Please explain to us dummy knife guys what is "CA" ? Thanks Daniel

CA is an abreviation for super glue, i forget what the scientific name is, but CA glue is how it's shorthanded


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