"The blades are carbon steel-not stainless.
You seem to be confused on some things. The model you mention was produced from after WW2 until 1957 (approximate dates.) This model was a single blade with black plastic handles.
In 1957 the MC-1 was…"
"Correct- but try dishwashing detergent and hot water, then rinse.
Shake as much water out as you can, towel dry, and then flood liberally with WD 40 and wipe dry. The WD 40 will displace water in all the crevices, and provide rust protection in…"
"George Schrade's great grandson is sending me authorization, on original G. Schrade Knife Co. stationary, as the repair station for Presto knives!
How cool is that?
That makes: Latama, Hubertus, Grafrath, Ritter, Venier (LePre), KABAR,…"
Good luck on the treatments and your recovery.
I must state that this knife, while in excellent condition, is NOT am M-2 military knife.
It is a commercial version. The M-2s all had bails.
"KC had the knives made in Maniago, before they had them made in China. No "stilettos" were made in Germany.
Common practice when making the older knives was to peen the pin heads and then buff them smooth."
"Robert Klaas (Kissing Cranes) never made these knives. Similar manual stilettos and automatics were made in Maniago, Italy for Klaas. This is not one of them. Swapping blades in these is not common at all. None of the rivets on these knives are…"