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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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Steels

Started by Jan Carter Jul 12, 2020. 0 Replies

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

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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

Becker BK7 handle

Started by Laura. Last reply by Laura Jan 21, 2019. 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

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In Memoriam
Comment by D ale on June 9, 2019 at 15:22

Engine Oil Treatment Additives - Are They Any Good?

Another pic of metal galling.

Galling often happens when there exists force (lots of it) applied to 2 frictional surfaces. e.g. opening a blade riding on strong springs. Especially in the absence of a lubricant.


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

Dewey .. Thanks for joining the Repair & Mod group !
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gritty feeling in the joints .. after thorough cleaning

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Observe the joint end of the blade .. where the spring rides over. If the joints have not been oiled regularly .. galling of the metal may have occurred. It should be observable with a loupe. 

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If that's the case ... I'm sorry !


Re: nail breaker. There's no "practical" method short of dis-assembly to fix really strong springs that I'm aware of. 

just an opinion .. mine


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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,
Dewman


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

Like Jan & Manx have suggested .. I too would leave the patina.
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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.

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

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!! . 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? 

 
 
 

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