Hi. I was washing a load and had forgotten that I left my Delica 4 clipped on a pair of jeans. It wasn't until I kept hearing strange noises coming from my dryer that I eventually found out that I had washed and was now drying my D4. It had been drying for at least 30 min.
It was pretty hot, but not hot like a hot potato. I did notice some smudges/streaks on the blade as if the detergent hadn't completely washed off. Also, I had just tuf-clothed & tuf-glided it a couple days ago which gave it a brownish hue. That hue has apparently been washed away.
Other than the paint coming off 6 points on the clip
, the frn handle/grip now has a "furry" feeling. It doesn't have that bit-o-harsh feel anymore, it now feels furry. And lighter.
The whole knife feels different like I had just found someone elses Delica in my dryer so I don't know if I should be concerned.
So, my question/concern is: Can I just wash my D4 in some warm soapy water? Or would I use detergent? Should I be concerned about the blade? the lock?
Thanks in advance.