Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement


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.

Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Latest Activity: Aug 15

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Mosaic pins

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Jul 9. 28 Replies

Mosaic pins can add SO0o very much to a knife.Such as .. expense !!!Note: The…Continue

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Electricians Knife Clean Up (Klein WWII Era)

Started by Andy Larrison. Last reply by Andy Larrison Jun 21. 6 Replies


Straight Knife Build

Started by D ale. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Jun 17. 34 Replies

I was recently humbled to receive Member of the Year award for 2016..I can recall when Jan first joined. JJ Smith III was my first official "iKC friend" back in early 2010. I've been around here for awhile & it was simply amazing to be honored…Continue

Left handed MIKOV

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Jun 2. 2 Replies

I got a rare treat over the week-end. I had the chance to clean-up, slightly modify, & sharpen a knife I’d made 5 yrs ago. Once I gift them .. I rarely see them again..One of my brothers is left handed & I made him a left handed auto about 5…Continue

Colonial Barlow build

Started by Jon Linville. Last reply by Michael Squier May 10. 6 Replies

I picked up a mess of knives awhile back for next to nothing.  I think I may have had $0.25-$0.35 per knife invested in the lot.  In it was a Colonial Barlow with a broken scale.  I didn't feel like gluing it back together, so I did this,…Continue

Uncle Henry (Schrade) half blade

Started by Andy Jordan. Last reply by Andy Jordan Apr 17. 3 Replies

As promised in an earlier post, here is the Uncle Henry that had a half of a blade missing.  After some effort procuring a 1/16" piece of 440C stainless steel (what research had shown me these Uncle Henry blades were composed of), I finally got to…Continue

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Comment by Andy Larrison on February 9, 2017 at 6:09

Not sure how this happened, as I have just acquired this knife a week ago.  Here are some closer shots of the blades in question.

Comment by Jan Carter on February 8, 2017 at 21:31

first let me ask, do we know how the rust happened?  I have to agree with D ale that it appears they have been near a celluloid that gassed.

The reason I ask that is simple, they tend to just continue to corrode and that can make a difference in how you clean it.  Baking soda has a slight abrasive property.  That would be where I start, mix it with a little oil and rub it with your fingers in the effected areas.  When that is done and cleaned off you may to do a soak in oil for an hour or so and then clean it lightly.

Comment by Andy Larrison on February 8, 2017 at 11:00

I had someone recommend using a Mr. Clean magic eraser to remove some pepper spots and/or light pitting.  What say you all to this?  Anyone tried it before?

Comment by Michael Squier on January 29, 2017 at 9:16

Stephen, Ill start. If they were mine I would simply clean off the rusty areas, claen any crud oil them and be happy. To clean off rust without damaging original finish or patina I soak the rust in oil, 3in1 is good, or any good penetrating oil, or really any oil I can reach. let it soak an hour or a gew days, cany hurt it. then I scrape it off using a piece of copper that I have a filed sharp edge on. The copper will scrape the softened rust but not scratch most other metals. Scrape it untill smooth. The rusted area will leave a dark spot but thats ok, its patina now. Please wait for other advice to see which is best for your project. 

Comment by Stephen Curry on January 28, 2017 at 19:11

Hi group.  I have two knives that would be highly collectible if they weren't in such bad shape.  I have a 1925-32 Queen City Swell-Center, Opposite-End Jack knife and a Bulldog Stag Handle Baby Sunfish.  The pictures are in my image page. I am thinking about restoring/repairing them and I'd like some input.20170128_192222.jpg 20170128_192401.jpg 20170128_192401.jpg 20170128_192450.jpg 20170128_192517.jpg 20170128_185949.jpg 20170128_190151.jpg 20170128_190236.jpg 20170128_190334.jpg 20170128_190414.jpg

Comment by andrew fowles on January 18, 2017 at 12:53

Thanks Much guys I will get in touch with him.

Comment by Michael Squier on January 14, 2017 at 8:11

I jad muskrat man replace a spring on an old vitorinox knife, did a good job. I recomend him. 

Comment by Jan Carter on January 11, 2017 at 19:17

Andrew we have used Muskrat Man several times.  Always better than his word, reasonable and just a nice young man

Comment by andrew fowles on January 11, 2017 at 14:34

Thanks I was going to call him but he doesn't do phone so will send him an e mail.

Comment by D ale on January 10, 2017 at 14:54


I've not personally used this gentleman's services ..but.. he comes highly recommended by most.


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Also .. thanks for joining the group here !!!


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