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    Cara Cara lost in dirt for 10 monthss, then found

    I purchased this knife June 9, 2013. Within two weeks I gave it to my 9 year old boy. He lost it within a week. It was found last week out near a barn on our property by my 5 year old girl...So almost 10 months out in an area that gets some truck/tractor traffic, it hardly had any rust. Whatever there was he easily sanded off, and just a small amount of pitting was evidenced. Little soap and water on handle and oiled pivot, very smooth.









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    That's nice. Got some rust in the handle.

    It looks like it's ready to go.
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    Thanks for sharing... Reminds me that I don't have to baby my knives as much as I think -- they are more than durable enough to last my lifetime of use.
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    Very cool !

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    Hit it with some flitz metal polish and it will look better. That's a lot of knife for a 9 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by araneae View Post
    Hit it with some flitz metal polish and it will look better. That's a lot of knife for a 9 year old.
    I'll pass along the metal polish information to him...and let him know your concerns!!! He's out in the woods with an 18 inch machete now though!!
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    I'd suggest take it apart. There might be rust between liner & G10, and some around the lanyard hole. Sand it down with sandpaper (400-1000) then WD40 it. Re-assemble & it'll be good to go!

    Amazing condition after 10 months!

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    Disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled yesterday.

    Some pre cleaning pictures:

    Side facing blade.



    Other side, the G10 offered some protection.

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    Hello.

    It's a very good knife. After ten months outside, it is in a very good shape.

    Thanks for sharing that good story.

    Regards.

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