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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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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

Cleaned and shined

Started by Scott Giacoppo. Last reply by Scott Giacoppo Mar 2. 6 Replies

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

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Comment by Terry Waldele on April 24, 2010 at 1:17
Dale, thanks for providing me some sources of knife handle pins. I'll check them out.
Comment by D ale on April 23, 2010 at 23:39
Terry .. you might try some of the industrial supply houses .. like Grainger\MSC\McMaster Carr ..

.. didn't see any NiAg on McMaster Carr .. found some brass pin stock though .. metric & std .. http://www.mcmaster.com/#brass-round-stock/=6sloj4
Comment by Terry Waldele on April 19, 2010 at 1:35
Thanks, Daniel, for the tip about using a metal lathe to turn the pins to the proper size. I'll look into it ASAP.

P.S. Welcome to our group!
Comment by Daniel Howland on April 18, 2010 at 6:54
Greetings folks, Thank you Terry and Dale for making me aware of this new group. I was reading about your pinning problems Terry, If you own or know someone who owns a metal lathe you could turn the pins to any size you need. I have had the same issues when repinning balasongs, you never know what size pin your going to see.
Comment by Terry Waldele on April 12, 2010 at 20:38
I finished restoring the multi-blade knife made in Europe (don't know which country, but it is stamped "C/H" with the letters superimposed like an old cow brand. I used an acrylic pen blank to make the handle slabs, because pen blank "bricks" cost about one-third as much as celluloid. The restored knife is beautiful, but the blades don't have as much snap as before because the new pins aren't perfectly matched to the holes in the blades and springs. I'll probably never restore another metric-sized pinned knife again. Oh well, live and learn!
Comment by Jakub Capek on April 12, 2010 at 15:04
your right, sometimes its very difficult to get the two systems to work. I always find it difficult when I need to calculate some specifications that I find in US articles or documents and it is frustrating to have to transfer them to the metric system. Terry, you could probably order pins and other necessary parts from Europe when repairing European knives, could probably save you alot of hassle if not time...
Comment by Terry Waldele on April 11, 2010 at 5:28
I learned something about knife repair today: Nickel silver pins sized in fractions of an inch won't fit into the metric-sized holes in a multi-blade folder from Europe without a lot of tedious, careful re-sizing of them.
Comment by Jakub Capek on April 8, 2010 at 13:50
This group is a good idea, I think many of us have knives that are in need of some repair or touch up, so lets see some pics with knives in different stages of repair!
 
 
 

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