"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.