Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement


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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restoration of a bayonet?

Started by Kevin D. Last reply by Kevin D Jul 12. 2 Replies

Good evening everybody!I have a question that will probably have as many answers as there are opinions on it.I recently came into the stewardship of a 1888 Prussian bayonet.  Before actually taking possession, I thought it was a 1940ish bayonet,…Continue


Started by Jan Carter Jul 12, 2020. 0 Replies

Best steel guideJust thought this would be a great place to house this linkContinue

Tags: steels

an old butcher knife...

Started by Dan Neyhouse. Last reply by D ale Dec 17, 2019. 4 Replies

Hello everyone, Merry Christmas! I found an old Robeson ShurEdge butcher knife awhile back, in a flowerbed of all places. Cleaned it up a bit, it's still pitted, and from what I've been able to find online, not worth much. I would like to reuse this…Continue

Premium Knife supply - Blade blanks for customization

Started by Brad T.. Last reply by Brad T. Sep 25, 2019. 133 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

Mikov kit

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Aug 23, 2019. 56 Replies

 Here's a place to share resources.The pics will provide something to aspire too.Share a little about your kit experience !!! …Continue

Scale replacement of a factory pinned knife.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Flint Bone Feb 23, 2019. 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

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Comment by Jan Carter on Tuesday

Andy those are some beautiful scales and you certainly did them justice with that work!

Comment by Andy Larrison on Tuesday

Dressed up a Remington USA Big Daddy Barlow in cinnamon washed giraffe bone and also fielworked the mechanics.

Comment by Andy Larrison on August 16, 2021 at 19:01

Recently rehandled this 1940-64 Case "camp" knife for a guy.  Here are before and after shots.

Comment by Andy Larrison on May 7, 2021 at 16:16

I did this piece this morning.  Pretty darn pleased with it.

Comment by Jan Carter on September 16, 2020 at 9:11

Just some info good to know


Comment by Jan Carter on July 19, 2020 at 21:53


Thats a pretty sweet tool

Comment by J.J. Smith III on July 19, 2020 at 15:12

I was out looking for some torex bits , the other day, and found this instead.  Looks handy enough to do adjustments on my few tactical style knives.

Comment by Bruce Zenge on December 27, 2019 at 16:09

Hi D ale and anyone else interested. 

I finished the H & B knife with loose MOP scale.  Using your suggestion of 5-minute epoxy, the scale is now firmly attached and the knife cleaned up.  Pictures attached.  Thanks for the advise and support.  I now have a pretty, solid and functional addition to the accumulation of cutting instruments.

Always good to have folks to ask questions when there is a new challenge afoot.


In Memoriam
Comment by D ale on December 22, 2019 at 1:15


I sent you an email.

D ale

In Memoriam
Comment by D ale on December 21, 2019 at 22:30

DRSPB8 = .5 long x .125 diameter
(includes 2/2-56 BHT 1/4 screws)
Thread = 2-56
Material = 303 Stainless
(1 Package = 1 Pivot + 2 Screws)

Note: All KnifeKits.com pivots are heat treated for low wear.
Their LINK came back up.


However, should you experience any difficulties ... I've still got one in the wings for you.
While on that subject .. you might consider "washers" through the pins & between the blade & liners. Although, the above linked washers  are 0.015" thick ea. This set is slightly thinner @ 0.012" thick ea. 

... ... ... BUT ... ... ...

imo .. I'd skip the washers because the threaded fasteners of the hardened pins allow for an infinite adjustment for your desired fit. Further, once threadlocked into place .. they stay there. Well, till you might desire removal for some purpose or an adjustment @ a later date anyway.


Again, if you experience any difficulties through Knifekits .. I've a hardened SS pivot pin in the wings for you.
Note: I've sourced a lot of parts through knifekits & never experienced a problem !



D ale


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