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Celluoid ... can be pretty ... nasty when it degrades !!
How do you care for your celluloid ??
What are some of your do's & don't's ???
I had NO IDEA about the celluloid gases
Then one day I looked at my Italian Fascist Youth dagger and it had this weird pitting
I immediately "quarantined" all my celluloid handled knives
I had maybe 10
The sad part is
I really like the LOOK of some of the older Imperial & Colonial knives with cell handles
I have a Union Cultlery fish knife that has a celluloid handle
I'll keep that one
I have been "thinning out" my celluloid knives
Mostly as gifts
Another issue is each celluloid has a different "formula"
So, some may emit gases/shrink more than others