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#45724 06/18/2010 05:44 AM
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How many "Near Mint" daggers are scarred by a terribly cracked grip? I have become so paranoid I do not order these pieces if they have to transit through sub-freezing shipping zones. I know we have some very tech savvy folks out there...So would any modern chemical compound be helpful to the plastics of the 30s?

I have thought about using ArmorAll but I know this is stupid. Could an elixir be compounded that could make, say, a Navy or Hunting grip less brittle?

Although I know it's the right thing to do, somehow being totally hands off makes me feel irresponsible.

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The best fix for these types of grips is to let Don Swanson fix them. He is great at restoration of these.


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As a car detailer by trade, DO NOT use ArmorAll. It is designed for vinyl and modern plastics. Also, once you use it once, you must keep using it forever.

I'm not sure on what you could use to "preserve" it. I would, however, make sure the pommel is loose enough to allow for the expansion/contraction of the grip.


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