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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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Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2019

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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

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 December 7, 2019 at 19:07

While pearl is simply beautiful, it is also quite fragile. 

I believe this to be the safest approach.

D ale

Comment by Bruce Zenge on December 7, 2019 at 18:49

D ale,

Guess I will have to get some epoxy.  I have used a good deal of it over the years, but have none currently.  Also just picked up a couple of small clamps today that will be perfect to hold everything together.  Thanks for all the help and suggestions.  This should be worth the effort when done.  


Comment by D ale on December 7, 2019 at 15:41


That's exactly where I was headed. I would NOT use superglue, as it sets up way to quickly. I would suggest a good 2-part epoxy w/ a 5 min cure time .. min.


NOTE: Rule of thumb is the longer the cure time .. the stronger the bond.


I would not mix up very much of the epoxy as you will not be needing much. I would suggest a toothpick or a sharpened bamboo barbecue skewer to insert the epoxy into the area of the gap. Squeeze it together enough to remove the excess epoxy. Then, one could hold it in place till it sets up. Personally, I use a padded clamp to hold it tight for an extended period to insure a complete cure time. Also, I'd suggest wrapping it in wax paper during clamping.
Addendum: I sent you a "friend request" to facilitate PM'ing you some links to where others have done the same on some of the other forums I belong to.
D ale

Comment by Bruce Zenge on December 7, 2019 at 7:43

Yes, it does.  I cleaned the pearl and the liner as much as I could with 400 grit abrasive in the gap, but don't know if epoxy or some other adhesive will bond the two together.  I assume that if I had some way to peen the brass pin that would probably hold.  But I am not about to attempt that and have the pearl break. 


Comment by D ale on December 6, 2019 at 18:09

Re: pearl knife.

?? does the gap close up if you squeeze the effected area of the knife between your finger & thumb ??

Comment by Bruce Zenge on December 6, 2019 at 16:49

Got it.  Thanks for the pointer.  It should be fun and informative to marry these two and come up with one usable knife.  Any thoughts on the MOP?  I am very aware of the fragile nature of this material.  Am also aware that working with it can be risky healthwise, so don't plan to do any abrasive work with it.  Had a custom knife maker friend in Illinois years ago that warned me about the potential health risks.  He has since gone to his reward, but was a knife maker of the first order in my opinion.  Thanks again for the help so far.    


Comment by D ale on December 6, 2019 at 16:29

Also Bruce .. the bold letters on my most recent comments are "LINKS" that will take you direct to the pertinent data.

Comment by D ale on December 6, 2019 at 16:27

~ $10 would get you an LB7 w/ good frame but used up blade.

Comment by D ale on December 6, 2019 at 16:23

Re: the Schrade LB7 w/ broken liner. 
If the blade's in good shape .. you might be able to save that toward another LB7 w/ a used up blade. Sorry about the broken liner .. I think your out of luck on that one. On the 'bay .. used one's in good shape can be had in the 20~25 range.

Comment by Bruce Zenge on December 6, 2019 at 15:59

And while I'm on a roll, the other question is about a broken liner on an LB7 Schrade.  Are there any replacement liners that can be accessed for this knife and is it worth repairing, other than the practice, that is.  Pics attached, thanks to D ale's instruction.  All opinions appreciated.


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