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Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement

This group is hosted by D ale, 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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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 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 !!!

Comment by andrew fowles on January 10, 2017 at 13:33

Saw this great piece of work and I am looking for some advice on repairing the pin on an Al MAR OSS model. The wire cutter portion the pliers grip is loose.  Does anybody know who might handle this kind of muti-tool repair?

Thanks in advance

Comment by Michael Squier on November 29, 2016 at 8:28

Im not sure if its an improvment either but there are a lot of those alloy SA knives, now he has a unique knife. Very well done. 

Comment by Ron Cooper on November 28, 2016 at 22:49

If I was your Shop teacher I would give you an A+ for that project.

Especially nice work on those pins! If I were the owner of that knife I would be very pleased.

Comment by Derek Wells on November 28, 2016 at 22:14

One of the more fiddly projects I have taken on. Is it an improvement? I trust the owner thinks so.
My first time ever with Micarta which was interesting and as always I learnt heaps along the way.

Comment by D ale on November 26, 2016 at 16:10


Take a look @ this.

attached video

He makes it look pretty easy !!


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Comment by Michael Squier on November 23, 2016 at 8:18

Derek, great work, inspiring, i need to make time to get to my shop. 

Comment by D ale on November 21, 2016 at 16:01


I .. like you .. don't do it for the money.

I do it for the knowledge I gain in the process.


I find something very self rewarding when I succeed

i.e. when the final result is .. nice.


I learn something EVERY time.


I add just a lil bit more to my skill set.

That is my reward for doing the projects ... some of which I've posted here.


I can relate

Comment by Derek Wells on November 21, 2016 at 13:39

 D ale .... why?  You are correct I didn't ask I guess he just has a 'thing' for micarta.

I'm actually asking why I said yes right now... I am a bit apprehensive that this last little bit of the build will test my skills. I don't do this for money ... just for the challenge.


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