question regarding cork lined knife guards

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panda

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one of the two that i have has lost its clasping shape, meaning it is opened up a little bit so that it no longer holds the blade with friction as the slot is too wide now. can this be bent back by sticking it in the oven for a minute? what would have caused it?
 

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Abs’s melting point is 212 deg F. So boil water and submerge for a moment to come close to that temp (boiling water temp is 212 Deg). Pull out and bend into shape and hold while it cools in a bowl of icewater.

You could also try hitting just the spine with a heat gun and bending it tighter
 

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I think youre on the right track with heat, I would try putting it in the oven with a weight on the two sides that are meant to grasp the knife and let it cool down that way.
I'm not sure if you leave your box in your car like a do every once in awhile but the heat in the trunk will cause then to want to stay in the open position.
 
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