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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Premium Knife supply - Blade blanks for customization

Started by Brad T.. Last reply by Brad T. Sep 25. 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. 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. 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

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Comment by D ale on June 9, 2019 at 15:11

List of Synonyms and Antonyms of the Word: Galling

Comment by Dewey treat on June 9, 2019 at 13:52

Can anyone share their method of helping rid a knife of the "gritty" feeling when opening and closing the blades?  I've tried scalding hot water, Dawn dishwashing soap and a toothbrush and sometimes it will work, but other times.... meh!

Also, is there any PRACTICAL way of lessening the main spring tension short of disassembling the knife?  I have two knives that are absolute nail breakers!  Other than that, they're primo.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Comment by D ale on December 23, 2018 at 11:10

Like Jan & Manx have suggested .. I too would leave the patina.
Re: the handle scales. I'd suggest roughing up the tang surface for better adhesion w/ epoxy. While epoxy is not absolutely necessary when pinned .. the epoxy also acts as a sealant preventing moisture from getting between the scales & tang.


Once finished, I'd suggest a light coat of Renaissance Wax (or equivalent) over all.


!! . Nice Knife . !!

Comment by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) on December 22, 2018 at 19:34

Keep the blade the way it is, maybe a light polish to be rid of rust or any other greeblies, then select a handle material that suits you. When you hand it down, it has something of both of you.

Comment by James L Machie sr on December 22, 2018 at 18:54
I can’t even find one that looks like it so not sure what it had. I’ll find something.
Comment by Jan Carter on December 22, 2018 at 18:22

I am with Manx, I would leave the patina and I would go with a wooden handle, something that would have been available back then and widely used in the area he was from.  It is a beautiful old knife and your honoring him by putting it back in shape is awesome!

Comment by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) on December 22, 2018 at 15:59

I'd personally leave that patina alone. Shows the character of the knife, and its history!

Comment by James L Machie sr on December 22, 2018 at 15:46

The new guy is lost so I'll wing it..I have an F DICK 12" cleaver knife about 1/4" my grandfather left behind after 80 ish years as a butcher. No idea how old it is but would like to at least re handle it. should I clean the blade like new our leave the patina... It probably will just stay stuck to the wall strip looking pretty..opinions? 

Comment by D ale on December 9, 2018 at 20:02

Ken Ulrich

Thanks for joining the the Repair & Modification group.

I do hope you both some info & fun in this group.


D ale

Comment by Jan Carter on November 17, 2018 at 21:42

We have often talked about using a soup can forge for heating steel if you dont have a forge but an anvil has always been an issue.  I have looked this over a few times now and theoretically I think it may be the best DIY anvil have seen

DIY $20 Homemade Anvil With Hardie Hole

This video shows a solution for someone who can’t afford an anvil, or who simply wants a DIY solution. In his case, he had a small anvil, but it lacked a hardie hole (square hole in the top to hold tools). So he got some steel and set about making one.

Video and the rest of the story are here https://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/11/14/diy-20-homemade-anvil-hardie-...


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