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Finished my son's first knife - Cub Scout folder

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by austin73, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. austin73


    Mar 19, 2008
    I thought for my son's first knife it might be fun to refurbish an old Cub Scout knife and give it to him for Christmas (he's 7 years old). It came out really nice, but took wayyyy longer than I anticipated. Mostly because I've never worked on a knife other than standard polishing / sharpening and it was a lot of 1 step forward - 2 steps back type of deal. I still need to sharpen it, but other than that it's done. Fun learning experience, but I don't think I'll be tackling this again for a while.
    Here's some before and after pics.
  2. lrv

    lrv Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    nice job.
  3. RickR


    Jul 4, 1999
    Good job! He'll love it!
  4. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Looks great! Hopefully he will come to know how much time and love you put into it.
  5. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Nicely done Sir!
  6. bertl

    bertl Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Well done. The next one will go more quickly. Do you have an approximate range of years for this knife?
  7. Vit_213


    Feb 4, 2011
  8. austin73


    Mar 19, 2008
    Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Yeah, those years make sense to me. That's what drew me to the knife. I don't remember if it was my first knife or not, but I had one of these as a kid in Cub Scouts which would have been around 1980 or so.... It's probably still out in the woods somewhere in the Pacific Northwest :)
  9. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    Great Job, Looks Good!
  10. citytransplant


    Apr 12, 2008
    Great job. A boy's first knife. A right of passage for boys (and girls) lucky enough to have someone like austin73 looking out for them.
  11. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Looks like brand new!

    Nicely done!



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