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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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Scale replacement of a factory pinned knife.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Flint Bone Feb 23. 37 Replies

My Sweetheart asked me for a knife .. made my day !!!Specifically .. she wanted a Doctor's Knife .. for the inherent pillbuster feature.I showed her the ones I have .. a Kinsfolk (by Queen for Case) .. a couple Queen std # 96 .. a Case Baby Doc…Continue

Becker BK7 handle

Started by Laura. Last reply by Laura Jan 21. 7 Replies

I replaced the black plastic scales with aftermarket ones, then cut, sanded and glued orange liners from a sheet of .06" G10.https://photos.app.goo.gl/9KuWJrJHz2fUJKtH70Continue

Auction Knives - Vintage Knife Blades Available!

Started by Bryan W Dec 10, 2018. 0 Replies

please come take a look!Continue

Cleaned and shined

Started by Scott Giacoppo. Last reply by Kenneth W. Hill Nov 8, 2018. 7 Replies

found this in a box at a thrift store, scrubbed her clean and polished. Next time will get before pixsContinue

What type of epoxy/glue to use for attaching scales

Started by Wally Guittard. Last reply by Wally Guittard May 15, 2018. 12 Replies

  Its been a while since I posted here. My question pertains to my project Buck 317. Where I'm replacing the factory scale with Black Walnut wood scales.  So far I have the scales fitted to the knife frame but they still need to be trimmed for the…Continue

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Comment by D ale on June 23, 2019 at 17:27

Thanks, JJ. 


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Comment by Cece Moulins on June 23, 2019 at 16:29

Thank youJJ, the video was very helpful!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 23, 2019 at 14:43

Just realized, this afternoon, that I forgot to post a link to the 58mm SAK video.

https://youtu.be/R8Ree_VV9LM

Comment by D ale on June 23, 2019 at 10:30

Cece .. this is from a previous post. It's a post Re: epoxying wooden scales to metal liners.
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Reply by D ale on July 3, 2016 at 19:09

After meticulously cleaning the liners of old epoxy & milling the mating surface of the scale perfectly flat .. I just trashed all that .. intentionally. Rather .. I just roughed up the surfaces to be epoxied for better adhesion.

The scales have been epoxied & pinned in place. The whole affair is "resting" for the night in a nice tight vice. I used Loctite IDH# 1393759 ..60 minute 2-part epoxy.The directions suggest leaving undisturbed for 3 hours .. full cure in 24 hours ..&.. that's what it will get.

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Hope that helps.


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Comment by Cece Moulins on June 22, 2019 at 23:44

Thank you JJ!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 22, 2019 at 23:22

Cece, I'm assuming that you'll be doing the woodwork and fitment yourself.  L

Dale said, I usually just do simple swaps, but found this awesome video on making custom scales for a 58 mm SAK where he uses the 2 part epoxy like Dale suggested.

Good luck and post pics. 


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Comment by Cece Moulins on June 22, 2019 at 16:30

Thank you D ale!

Comment by D ale on June 22, 2019 at 14:24

Hi CeCe .. Welcome to our Repair & Mod Group. Thank you for joining !

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JJ Smith is likely the man to talk to on Re: Victorinox. He has replaced numerous scales on his collection of SAK's. I believe he has a fair collection of them. However, I also believe his scale swaps have been from prefabricated scales. Nonetheless, he's the most knowledgeable, Re: SAK's, among our group.

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As far as adhesive goes .. I'd recommend most any quality 2-part epoxy. Note: longer cure times are generally the "strongest". I do "rough up" the mating surfaces before adding adhesives. I'll use a scribe to "scratch up" the metal surface & do the same for the mating wood surface. Re: wood .. a coarse grit will do the same.

Wish I could be more helpful .. am just not that familiar with SAK's.

D ale

Comment by D ale on June 22, 2019 at 14:24

Hi CeCe .. Welcome to our Repair & Mod Group. Thank you for joining !

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JJ Smith is likely the man to talk to on Re: Victorinox. He has replaced numerous scales on his collection of SAK's. I believe he has a fair collection of them. However, I also believe his scale swaps have been from prefabricated scales. Nonetheless, he's the most knowledgeable, Re: SAK's, among our group.

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As far as adhesive goes .. I'd recommend most any quality 2-part epoxy. Note: longer cure times are generally the "strongest". I do "rough up" the mating surfaces before adding adhesives. I'll use a scribe to "scratch up" the metal surface & do the same for the mating wood surface. Re: wood .. a coarse grit will do the same.

Wish I could be more helpful .. am just not that familiar with SAK's.

D ale


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Comment by Cece Moulins on June 20, 2019 at 20:10

Hi All, I want to replace the scales on a Victorinox SD Classic. I have some redwood burl I want to use. Can anyone give me any advice on what type of glue to use? Thanks!

 
 
 

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