I picked up a set of four forgecraft knives off of ebay last week just for giggles and mainly because I wanted to have a few extra knives laying around when I am boning out deer. Anywho, the knives arive and the previous owner must have been a chain smoker because these knives absolutely reek. They also have quite a bit of crap on the scales and in between. Overall, the handles are in pretty good shape.
Have any of you run into this before and is it worthwhile for me to attempt to clean up the scales or would they have soaked up all that smokey goodness over the years and be shot. I am kind of thinking they are going to be crappy smelling even after cleaning them up. Thoughts?