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    Show Me Some Resurrected Knives


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    I thought it would be good to start a new thread and ask for y'all to show any of the repaired or restored knives you have saved from the dreadful underworld of broken knives...

    I finally got around to resurrecting the Remington. I used the hundred+ year old oak for the new scale, and formed what I think is a sheepsfoot blade out of the broken pen blade. I have applied three coats of linseed oil on the oak over two days now. You can definitely see the grains because it isn't as fine as other woods that I didn't have at my disposal already, but I like the two-tone natural color. I decided to keep the bone scale because I've only one other knife with bone on it, seemed a shame to toss it away.

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    It's all sharpened up, and I've already cut some FOOD and haystrings with it - cuts it like hot butter. This Remington carbon steel is great, just like my USA Schrade 1095.

    I started low, now let's see some of yours.
    Last edited by GLDNDomer; 02-08-2012 at 05:46 PM. Reason: Awww dang forgot the before pics... You gotta have those.

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    That looks great! Love it.
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    Great job on that restoration!

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    Nice job. That knife has a new life all over!
    I have a few old imperials and Schrades that were all rusted and dull. I have oiled, cleaned and sharpened them up and they all work so well. Even a busted blade on the Shrade stockman is pretty sharp even though it is snapped in half.

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    Here are some pictures of a Frontier folding hunter that I got off the bay.

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    My grandfather's old serpintine jack had very dark and scratched bolsters when I recieved it and nearly no edge. I wish now I would have taken before pictures. My nephew has this fine old Case now.


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    More cleanup than restoration but ....
    This Okapi girl guide penknife is my sisters its from the 70s and presumed lost. I tracked down a replacement for her last year as a birthday present. Got pretty much the exact same knife except with Bushman emblazoned on it instead of Girl guide.
    I cleaned it up and she was pretty stoked with it (she is not easy to buy for).
    Last week I was visiting and she handed me the original. Its been sitting in drawer or at the bottom of a box for many years.
    look at how the rust has only affected the exposed areas of the blades . The parts hidden away when closed were fine.
    Does anyone know anything about Okapi knives or what the steel is -not stainless obviously.
    cheers.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLDNDomer View Post
    I thought it would be good to start a new thread and ask for y'all to show any of the repaired or restored knives you have saved from the dreadful underworld of broken knives...

    I finally got around to resurrecting the Remington. I used the hundred+ year old oak for the new scale, and formed what I think is a sheepsfoot blade out of the broken pen blade. I have applied three coats of linseed oil on the oak over two days now. You can definitely see the grains because it isn't as fine as other woods that I didn't have at my disposal already, but I like the two-tone natural color. I decided to keep the bone scale because I've only one other knife with bone on it, seemed a shame to toss it away.

    BEFORE





    AFTER







    It's all sharpened up, and I've already cut some FOOD and haystrings with it - cuts it like hot butter. This Remington carbon steel is great, just like my USA Schrade 1095.

    I started low, now let's see some of yours.
    Looks awesome.

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    My dad's old Buck. Buck replaced the scales for free.



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    I love seein these old warhorses back in action instead of put out to pasture. Really like the Frontier and Okapi, sorry I don't know much about those. Of course, the Case just looks better with age and +100 for the family history.

    So really, edbeau, that Frontier hunter backspring is really shining. Notice that I didn't take a picture of MY backspring because it's still pretty rough. What did you do to get it to gleam like that?

    Very nice scales, cubegleamer, is that a 501 custom?? I'm thinking about picking up my first one soon.

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    It's called the Ultima I. It has South Pacific pearl shell scales. My dad broke a scale in the early 80's and it's been sitting in a sock drawer ever since. Buck's CS was A+ with me.

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    Love it you guys! I do like the very old heavily patina look though

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    GLDND, I use various grits of sandpaper that I lay on a piece of denim on a table. I start off with a piece of 100 grit and work up to a piece of worn out 400 grit. It does take a while but it is fun to see the knife come back.

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    heres a couple i re handled...

    a 4 bladed Dunlap cattle knife that was my grandads, it originally had celluloid scales that had curled and basically just rotted off. And a big carbon steel Tramontina Bowie i bought at a fleamarket when i was 15, snuck the thing home in my jean jacket! praying that my mom wasnt gonna kill me when she found out originally it had a cheep hollow stag looking handle.
    both of these where redone with blood wood, not too shabby for my firsts! the bowie was a nightmare, the slipjoint was fun and i plan on trying another eventually.
    I use the bowie all the time for yard work, etc. The dunlap i carry once in awhile, gets scary sharp but has a little wiggle and a lazy snap on the main.
    regards
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    hughewil

    thats a heck of a transformation! love the new scales
    regards
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    I really like how the Remington in the original post turned out. I have a soft spot for ol' Remingtons. I'm glad you kept the unbroken bone slab on.
    Adding the old oak to it really made it special! Nice job!
    -Corey

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    that camillus fishermans luck is actually the one of mine i may do in the future, too cool
    good job
    gene

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    Here is a recent Frontier I got of the bay. The blades are pitted and I could only remove the rust.

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