You guys have any tips or tricks on improving knife handles, particularly porous wooden ones? Things like oil and wax? I'm a 100% noob when it comes to this topic, so any advice is much appreciated, even if it seems like common sense.
I'm tired of getting swarf all over my cheap wooden handles as it makes it look like it has mold on my knife. At the same time for me, it's just a handle. I don't want to spend the extra dough to get a better handle or have it rehandled, which is often significant. All I want to do it to coat/treat it with something so I can have a handle that doesn't soak everything up like a sponge. I'd like to know what I can do to future knives to improve them.
You can tape your handle before you sharpen,I always do.Besides swarf stains it will protect against scrathing.
Edited by RRLOVER on 09-28-10 11:42.34. Reason for edit: No reason given.