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.

Members: 197
Latest Activity: Aug 31

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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 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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