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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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Cleaned and shined

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

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

What type of epoxy/glue to use for attaching scales

Started by Wally Guittard. Last reply by Wally Guittard May 15. 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

Slipjoint Repair Tutorial

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Mar 6. 5 Replies

I came across a good tutorial for repair of slipjoints & am re-posting here for all to use.NOTE: I attached said tutorial in an *.html format ..which.. should be view-able by…Continue

Restoring scales

Started by Scott Giacoppo. Last reply by Scott Giacoppo Mar 5. 3 Replies

just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to bring back the luster in the various types of old scales. I really enjoy shining and polishing old beat up knives but haven’t been able to really do much with the scales.Any advice would be…Continue

MODIFICATIONS .. personalizing our knives !!!!

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 4. 119 Replies

Many of us have dreamt of  "improving"  our knives.Some have even implemented their improvements.Here is a place to share and document those modifications.Before & after pics are great .. I realize this isn't always possible .. I did some of…Continue

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Comment by D ale on Monday

Bryan W .. Thank you for joining Knife Repair & Mod group. It's a great group & do enjoy !!!

Comment by John wills on March 6, 2018 at 12:13

found a knife maker in eastern Kentucky . he did a fine job.

Comment by John wills on March 6, 2018 at 12:12
Comment by D ale on March 1, 2018 at 11:28

John .. thanks for joining our "Repair & Mod" group !!!
Gary Claxon can do the job admirably. I've PM'd him for a link to his business & will provide as soon as I get it.
Got it ... Link to his FB presence & message him from there. His work gets rave reviews @ one of the other on-line knife clubs I belong to.
Thanks again for joining our Repair & Mod group.


D ale

Comment by John wills on March 1, 2018 at 7:02

I have a old fightin rooster stockman with celluloid handles. they are starting to shrink . I would like to save knife before they out gas. who still repairs old knife ?  I'm in Ohio and all the old craftsmen are gone.

Comment by Jan Carter on January 28, 2018 at 13:28

Tanks D ale and please let us know how it goes Bryan!

Comment by Bryan OShaughnessy on January 28, 2018 at 12:10

Yow!  Here is the education I never had!  I will read this in detail soon and try out the process.  I've been damaging many old pocketknives by trying to pound the pin out; sometimes it works, but I've ruined enough that I will try the drill-it-out method.  Thanks, Dale, you've made my day.  --Bryan

Comment by D ale on January 28, 2018 at 9:10

i.e. The gentleman uses a spring loaded center punch ..after.. drilling out the end of the pin.

Comment by D ale on January 28, 2018 at 8:39

Bryan .. have you looked @ ..this..  ?

Comment by Jan Carter on January 27, 2018 at 22:24

Just passing this along, it was posted in the tools section and thought someone here could help

A message from Bryan OShaughnessy to all members of Tools for knife enthusiasts on iKnife Collector!

I've bought Dasco, Craftsmam,Home Depot and Ace Hardware punches to drive pins out of old pocketknives, and all of them have bent. I know the alternative could be a punch that breaks and flies explosively into bits of sharp-edged scrap-steel, but there must be a better tool to drive out pins than bending or shattering.  Looking for flat-point,pein-ended,and cross-pein.  Thanks for any advice, and best regards,
   ---Bryan OShaughnessy

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