Sorry to see your Rooster out-gassing Mike.
However, all is not lost.
Below is one of my Roosters that Flew The Coop a long time ago. When I found it, I was considering tossing it due to its condition. The gassing was so bad it had liquid on the handles. I thing I scrubbed my hands with "S.O.S. Brillo Pads".
It was one of my favorite Rooster Stockman's. A "Bumble Bee" from 1988. Very desirable for some Rooster stockman pattern collectors.
I put a lot of time and effort attempting to restore it to be at least "presentable".
I am happy with the results, but I now store it with the blades open and segregated from its friends.
I clean it occasionally with "Blue Magic" and "Renaissance Wax" at times.
If the Gassing and Deterioration ever creeps "Under" the handle material, I'll send it to you for a Stag Handle replacement.
It's always important to know what you don't know.