I was given a WWII-era folding knife/marlinspike combo as a gift.
I'd like to make use of it, but first it needs some TLC. The grip has some small cracks in places and the blades are tarnished.
Is it okay to use some superglue to bind the cracks in the grip? I'm not sure what the material is. If not superglue what's another option?
As for the blade and spike - what's a good solvent to clean 70-ish years of tarnish?
Breaking down the unit is beyond where I want to go right now. I probably won't use the knife blade, but would like it clean. I do plan to use the spike, though. I volunteer on a tall ship, and my spike is too big for some of the shackles and tight spots on lashings - it would help to have one with a finer point handy.