OK, it's not exactly a kitchen knife. But it might get used there occasionally. This was my dad's knife, my first experience with a custom. He had it made when I was in high school (and managed to sit around sharpening it menacingly whenever any of us had dates come pick us up.) He died about 10 years ago, and it's probably been sitting in its sheath ever since. I finally managed to get my hands on it, and it needs some cleaning up. I'm thinking a good wash with dish soap and water to get off some of the funk (drying it immediatedly of course!) then a round of Barkeeper's Friend. Saddlesoap for the sheath. It's stainless (no, I don't know which stainless) with micarta & nickel silver (I think the spacers are leather.) Sound like a reasonable approach, or is there a better way?