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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Started by Kevin D. Last reply by Lars Ray Aug 27. 5 Replies

Good Evening!I just acquired a USN MK2 knife a couple of days ago.  The grip's leather discs were horribly dehydrated, and the guard was a bit bent; but for the most part, it was in pretty good shape.  It really needed some cleaning and just a touch…Continue

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

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Comment by Andy Larrison on August 19, 2022 at 5:52

Started to open this one up just for filework and the handles snapped (it happens).  So I fileworked it and thought about what route to take on the handles.  I'd never done a cigar band but had the material...so...I put a cigar band on her and found scraps from my last 2 giraffe handles that fit the bill.  So, here's my first cigar band on a Case slimline trapper, I laid down a hybrid form of a vine pattern along the spine and back spring..

Comment by Jan Carter on August 16, 2022 at 16:51

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

Comment by Andy Larrison on August 16, 2022 at 5:34

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.


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


I sent you an email.

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