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Offline KHalverson

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old knife new life
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:31:05 pm »
a friend of mine dropped off this old knife and wondered if I could fix it up.
it was in pretty rough shape .
covered in rust and the handle was popping off.






Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 05:45:54 pm »
You have our attention, please continue!
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 06:12:11 pm »
I removed the old handle.
gave the knife about a 5 hour soak in white vinegar to remove the rust.


after the soak I rub out the blade using tooth paste and ultra fine steel wool.


Offline KHalverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 06:19:02 pm »
here the blade is cleaned up.
quite a difference in before and after.


next I lightly spray the blade with ballistol to keep it from starting to rust and then I tape it off.

Offline bubby

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 09:52:31 pm »
Nice patina...... Now
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 10:28:06 pm »
Thanks for posting this.  I saved a rusty kitchen knife from my Dad's scrap metal pile a while back.
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 10:54:48 pm »
Nice job - that blade deserves a nifty exotic wood handle!!
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 06:48:24 am »
the largest problem with this knife is that its very thin .062 thick.
while it makes it great for filleting or slicing the thickness allows it to flex through the handle.
to remedy this i elect to add 2 steel liners .062 thick 1 on each side of the handle.
the only suitable stock i have is a 7.1/4 inch circular saw blade.
same stuff i make trade points from.


here the liners are shaped drilled for pins ,epoxied and brass pinned and peined to the blade.
the epoxy is mainly there to keep the water out.


scales are glued  and pinned on.
i chose some exotic wood .
chechen if i remember correctly.

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Offline KHalverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 07:09:25 am »
here I add 5/6 coats of super glue to get the wood sealed up.



after sealing and lightly sanding with 400 grit paper.


here she is all finished up.
this thing takes a wicked edge.
I cant wait to return it to its owner.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 12:51:35 pm »
Perfect for carving the roast for Sunday dinner with the family.  Thanks for rehabbing this one.
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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2018, 03:57:01 pm »
Nice Job

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2018, 06:29:14 pm »
That's a good looking knife, now.
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2018, 10:25:38 pm »
Neat refurbish job!
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 02:39:14 am »
 Excellent restore...
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Offline Stoner

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Re: old knife new life
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 03:07:18 pm »
Awesome, Great job. John