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Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement

This group is for knife enthusiasts who are interested in repairing, modifiying, restoring or improving knives, including fixed blades, folders and automatics of all types.

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What We Should Know About Toxic Wood

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter on Sunday. 1 Reply

What We Should Know About Toxic WoodPosted by Isaac Austin on October 20, 2012 at 15:00…Continue

Tags: Toxic, Wood, About, Know, We

Premium Knife supply - Blade blanks for customization

Started by Brad T.. Last reply by Jan Carter on Friday. 109 Replies

Over the last week I acquired 4 blade blanks for customization. The materials they use for their "S" line of products are 440C, manufactured in China.The ones I selected are pictured below:…Continue

Tags: Customize, handles, Supply, Knife, blanks

Friction Folder .. a Work in Progress.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Greg Riggs Jul 26. 14 Replies

Since the Friction Folder group opened .. I've been reminded of how much I appreciate their simplicity & functionality. I even prototyped one last week. Didn't document much of it though. So .. decided to do another & post the process here…Continue

Staining Leather help

Started by Michael Squier. Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 10. 29 Replies

I have a new leather sheath thats a very light tan color. I would like to make it a dark brown, an uneven aged look would be fine. So, is there a cheap and easy way using something I may have around the house to darken up this sheath? Thanks. Continue

Delta 5 blank & bone handle.

Started by D ale Jun 4. 0 Replies

Putting together a knife for a friend.Acquired a few of the Delta 5 blade blanks from Knifekits.com's boneyard. The grinds are less than…Continue

Tags: handle, bone, blank, blade

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Comment by Jan Carter on July 29, 2015 at 21:45
Comment by Daniel Howland on July 13, 2015 at 5:32

Hi David,

Nice find!

The pivot pin has issues and the hole is elongated, scales are cracked. What condition is the spring in? How far do you want to go with this restoration? Can you provide more pictures and different angles? 

Comment by David Fenn on July 12, 2015 at 15:38
Hello fellow knife enthusiasts! I have, what I have found with the assistance of some other iknife members, an old kabar grizzly switchblade. Unfortunately, the action is not working. I am looking for any information or suggestions regarding the possibility and cost of repairing this.


Any thoughts are appreciated!
Comment by Jan Carter on July 9, 2015 at 9:11

BTW, I like the idea.  A company that uses these type of woods is The historic Pen Company and they also make knife blanks

Comment by Jan Carter on July 9, 2015 at 8:52

Michael I do that M. Carpenter was using some rifle stocks, see the discussion here  Any Suggestions re knife scales

Comment by Michael Squier on July 9, 2015 at 7:45

Question for you knife builders and moders. Would there be any interest in black walnut cut from genuine civil war musket stocks for use as scales? These would be from unusable stocks, no good guns will be harmed. 

Comment by Michael Squier on June 27, 2015 at 8:29

Great test, Ive seen it done before with gun parts and the results were the same. For me I like the wax because it leaves no film for dust to stick to, and if you really dont want your knife to rust dont leave it outside. But it is nice to know the best oil preventative is also one of the cheapest. 

Comment by John w schmidt on June 26, 2015 at 19:57
Sorry ,could t add the pic! It's railroad bearing grease.
Comment by Jan Carter on June 26, 2015 at 19:01


I feel the same way my rem oil LOL.  But the chance that I am going to leave the collectibles, much less and EDC, out in the rain

Comment by D ale on June 26, 2015 at 16:50

I'm sticking w/ my Renaissance Wax.

Nice video, Jan .. thanks for posting !!!


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