Question about refurbishing

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Well it's been a while, I think 11 years since my last post...wow! As part of my new year routine, I was going through my bug-out/ survival/ prepping supplies and I found a kit in my crawlspace (I hid it from myself!) that contained a Fusion Steel Heart (That I spent many nights cursing the thief I was sure had stolen it). I bought waaaaay back during their first run...2004-ish maybe?

Anyway, I am not a collector. I bought the FSH for my pack knife and a Satin Jac Tac for my belt knife. Needless to say, these two knives along with a large sebbie handled the majority of my bladed needs for many years.

The reason for the thread: I removed the coating from the FSH shortly after I got it. In the years since, the blade has been put through hell. The edge is still pristine after a few minutes with a leather belt on the belt grinder, and the snakeskin micarta handles have held up nicely. I was thinking it had earned a refurbish...maybe a refinish to make it pretty again. I am not looking to have it re-coated. But maybe have the gouges and scratches polished out of the blade. Does the shop do that for a fee?
 

elof_alv

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Custom Shop is not taking and jobs like that at the moment and there is no information about when it will again.
Your best bet ATM is checking with REK
 
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Not sure how to post pics, but ill give it a shot...
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nope. Pic size is 800x 600... not sure why it won't work with google photos...nevermind...got it (I think)

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what is REK?
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tuica

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According to his site, he’s not currently taking in any refurbishing work. But I’m sure someone here will soon offer another solution. Good luck. That FSH is handsome.
https://razoredgeknives.com/
 

garythegoat

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I spoke with Josh pretty recently and he said he’s almost totally focused on his own knives right now, so I think that route is closed for the near future as mentioned above.

It’s too bad - he could’ve worked some magic on that. No idea who else is in the game that comes well recommended.
 

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How about AzTim ? He offers his striptition finish and sharpening. I had him do a coupe blades for me. All came out awesome !!!!
 

tuica

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Good call, Duramax. Was trying to remember him. I’m sure your Memory Bank is younger than mine.
 

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i think a little sandpaper/wire brush/ can get a lot done.

If it ends up too perty you might hesitate using it ;)
 

duramax

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Good call, Duramax. Was trying to remember him. I’m sure your Memory Bank is younger than mine.

Well I cheated in regards to memory lol. I had my Infi weiler with striptition finish out when I saw this.
 

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How about AzTim ? He offers his striptition finish and sharpening. I had him do a coupe blades for me. All came out awesome !!!!

I think he to suspended or stopped doing them because he was too busy with other things.
Never hurts to ask.
 
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I've used a scotchbrite wheel chucked into an electric drill, and the drill clamped in a vise to make a ghetto blade refinishing station. Please wear cut resistant gloves.

It couldn't hurt to call the Shop and see if this fits in their limited parameters for work.

FSH w/Snakeskin? Ooh. bet you're getting offers already.
 
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I've used a scotchbrite wheel chucked into an electric drill, and the drill clamped in a vise to make a ghetto blade refinishing station. Please wear cut resistant gloves.

It couldn't hurt to call the Shop and see if this fits in their limited parameters for work.

FSH w/Snakeskin? Ooh. bet you're getting offers already.

This is a pretty good idea...this is what I initially did when I removed the coating, only I had the knife in the vise...I think I will give your idea a try. :thumbsup:
 

duramax

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What about @Ndocyk wasn’t he refurbishing and regrinds on blades ?
 
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