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glestain
05-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Is it true that you need to apply "lotion" to original wa-handle, to prevent it from crack? If yes, what to use?

Pensacola Tiger
05-26-2014, 05:24 PM
No, a wa-handle will not crack if it is not treated with a "lotion", but many of us like to apply mineral oil or a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to provide a bit of water repellency.

JBroida
05-26-2014, 06:27 PM
No, a wa-handle will not crack if it is not treated with a "lotion", but many of us like to apply mineral oil or a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to provide a bit of water repellency.

They can crack if the wood gets too dry

Matus
05-26-2014, 06:50 PM
The name for the mix of bee's wax and mineral oil is "board butter" since it is also used on cutting boards.

glestain
05-26-2014, 06:51 PM
What if the knife just keep in storage without use?
What do you use? Same as for the cutting board?

Pensacola Tiger
05-26-2014, 06:58 PM
They can crack if the wood gets too dry

Thanks, Jon. I wasn't aware it could crack just from being dry.