I got these Condors in a few weeks ago, and noticed that the scales were a little on the dry side. I finished applying Watco Danish Oil on them, and here are the results. I used the "natural" oil, which is just clear, no stain. Just a light sanding, and a few coats of oil.
Before. This is the day they came in. You can see how dry they were:
I later got the Bushcrafter in, and did it too:
Really satisfied with the way it turned out. Has a slight satiny finish, which is what I wanted.
Danish oil is great stuff. Whether it is wood, antler or stabilised giraffe bone. I like to soak any new knife I get in Danish oil for a good 48 hours plus. It makes a world of difference, even to stabilised materials.
It certainly brought out the best in those Condors of yours.
Danish oil is great stuff but the metal containers its supplied in are a bit crap. You get one use out of them then the lid gets stuck on and twisting the lid just spins the plastic neck round and round.
When (not if) that happens I fire the contents into a jam jar, yeah every once in a while the lid sticks on that as well but I'm not short of jam jars and a screwdriver poked through the metal lid gets it out and into another jar when needed.
I never get the stain stuff cos I generally think if I need stain I should have picked a nicer wood in the first place.