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
Members: 169
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Straight Knife Build

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter on Saturday. 13 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

Replacing broken blade tips (not by grinding them off)

Started by Andy Jordan. Last reply by Andy Jordan Mar 14. 22 Replies

I am a jeweler by trade, but enjoy collecting knives and guns. A couple of years ago I decided to try using one of the tools (a laser welder) in my shop to do something a bit unconventional: replacing a 1/4" chunk of the main blade missing from the…Continue

WR Case & Sons, Bradford PA Slim Trapper question

Started by Terry Koch. Last reply by Andy Jordan Mar 9. 27 Replies

Picked up a 100+ year old Case knife. It looks like a slim trapper but the stamp reads"R2049". The 9 could be a poorly struck 8. The celluloid scales are both cracked. The Spey blade is broke off at the choil. Question is, should I repair it to use,…Continue

Teardrop handled small dagger

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 7. 14 Replies

I’ve come to really appreciate Osage Orange. It’s a unique wood. The very center is pithy. The outer white wood is as soft as pine. The orange heartwood is so durable it’s legendary .. literally. Documented cases of Osage Orange fence posts…Continue

Spring replacement on a 6" leverlock

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 12. 1 Reply

After a bit over a yr & a half of constant use .. the spring broke..The closed OAL of 3.58” is about what I consider ideal for pocket carry. The blade steel has proven itself. And .. I’d already put some time into this one when I reversed the…Continue

6" leverletto clean-up for EDC

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Jan 10. 4 Replies

I have a longstanding, deep-rooted, almost inherent interest in autos. After dissecting every locking approach I can find ..  I've been specifically attracted to the leverlock design for its inherent safety.I've MIKOV's , Microtech Mikov clone's ,…Continue

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Comment by Daniel Howland on April 18, 2010 at 6:54
Greetings folks, Thank you Terry and Dale for making me aware of this new group. I was reading about your pinning problems Terry, If you own or know someone who owns a metal lathe you could turn the pins to any size you need. I have had the same issues when repinning balasongs, you never know what size pin your going to see.
Comment by Terry Waldele on April 12, 2010 at 20:38
I finished restoring the multi-blade knife made in Europe (don't know which country, but it is stamped "C/H" with the letters superimposed like an old cow brand. I used an acrylic pen blank to make the handle slabs, because pen blank "bricks" cost about one-third as much as celluloid. The restored knife is beautiful, but the blades don't have as much snap as before because the new pins aren't perfectly matched to the holes in the blades and springs. I'll probably never restore another metric-sized pinned knife again. Oh well, live and learn!
Comment by Jakub Capek on April 12, 2010 at 15:04
your right, sometimes its very difficult to get the two systems to work. I always find it difficult when I need to calculate some specifications that I find in US articles or documents and it is frustrating to have to transfer them to the metric system. Terry, you could probably order pins and other necessary parts from Europe when repairing European knives, could probably save you alot of hassle if not time...
Comment by Terry Waldele on April 11, 2010 at 5:28
I learned something about knife repair today: Nickel silver pins sized in fractions of an inch won't fit into the metric-sized holes in a multi-blade folder from Europe without a lot of tedious, careful re-sizing of them.
Comment by Jakub Capek on April 8, 2010 at 13:50
This group is a good idea, I think many of us have knives that are in need of some repair or touch up, so lets see some pics with knives in different stages of repair!

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