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Question on polishing

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I've just aquired an old, nothing special 4 dot 110FG on e-Bay. I want to use this as an EDC, and have pretty much decided to polish the bolsters. They are pretty badly tarnished. I'm not a collector, but I did want an older 110, rather than buy a new one, (I'm weird like that). My question is, since you guys are by-in-large primarily collectors, would I be ruining the collectibility of the older knife if I polished the bolsters so they look like new again?

To be honest I probably will, but I'd like to know anyway. BTW, the blade looks good, not scratched up or stained. The seller claims the blade is tight, and the locking mech is very good.

Thanks.
 
Well juggler2,

The first question that comes to mind is.......what method of polishing are you talking about???? Are you going to use a soft cloth and a liquid polish/cleaner? Or, are you going to use a bench grinder with a buffing wheel?

I agree with wh4f & EEE,

It's your knife keep it the way you want it to look. It will continue to tarnish. I have a few Buck knives and I polish the collectable's with a soft cloth and a polishing cream...like Brasso. For the knives I EDC that have already been banged up.....it's off to the buffing wheel; as it takes less time to complete the process. However, just a bit of warning....."BE CAREFUL" when using a buffing wheel......some of the guys here have been cut buy the knife they were working on when the wheel twisted the knife out of their hand!!!!

jb4570
 
Or tweaked their wrist or dinged the crap outta the blade when it hit the floor :D
( not speaking from experience :D) LOL

Here's the worst...for me anyway.
I was in front of a "tavern" with some of my buds and some barflies.
So, one of my Brothers has a 119. Someone sees it and wants to look at his knife. He pulls it out. He says "you should see Goose's" (I was carrying my 120 ProLine). So, I pull it out.

Well...did you know that the extra inch or so on a 120 makes it harder to put in the sheath that is made with the same upper/loop dimensions as a 119 sheath? Your reach is obviously gonna be different. DOH!!!!

KLANK...KLANK..120 on the ground. 120 on the ground. I should say "concrete". PARTY FOUL.
I missed the sheath completely. The 120 landed on the curve of the blade and bounced up and hit the hilt (of course).

Peeps scattered like a grenade had been thrown into the crowd. WHAT A MAROON!!!!

It was deathly quiet except for the roaring laughter of my Brother.

So, if I ever sell it, it will say "almost mint". Isn't that the term on e-Bay? It will be up for auction by AlmostHonestGoo$e. ;)

Oh, I polished out the scratch on the hilt and Lanksy'ed the blade.

Thread jack...but I used the word "polish".
 
Here's the worst...for me anyway.
I was in front of a "tavern" with some of my buds and some barflies.
So, one of Brothers has a 119. Someone sees it and wants to look at his knife. He pulls it out. He says "you should see Goose's" (I was carrying my 120 ProLine). So, I pull it out.

Well...did you know that the extra inch or so on a 120 makes it harder to put in the sheath that is made with the same upper/loop dimensions as a 119 sheath? Your reach is obviously gonna be different. DOH!!!!

KLANK...KLANK..120 on the ground. 120 on the ground. I should say concrete. PARTY FOUL.
I missed the sheath completely. The 120 landed on the curve of the blade and bounced up and hit the hilt (of course).

Peeps scattered like grenade had been thrown into the crowd. WHAT A MAROON!!!!

It was deathly quiet except for the roaring laughter of my Brother.

So, if I ever sell it, it will say "almost mint". Isn't that the term on e-Bay ;)

Oh, I polished out the scratch on the hilt and Lanksy'ed the blade.

Thread jack...but I used the word "polish".

Goose!!!!

Your always soooo funny :D . The tears in my eyes are for your 120 and the embarrassment you endured....really....I'd never laugh at you :p .

jb4570
 
Sounds like knife abuse to me! :rolleyes:

juggler,
It would not hurt the collectable value to put a shine on that brass. It should be a fairly easy project with some Flitz or Simi chrome and a soft rag. It sounds like you got a nice one there, congrats!
 
Hey John...yep it was a Kodak moment. It wasn't one of my slickest moments LOL. The group of aobut 8-10 just spread open like Red Sea...that 120 must've bounced an easy foot into the air...guess it would have to in order to do a 180 degree flip from tip to hilt.

Jim, let's just say it happened during "intermission". Went back in, alone, while my buds were still cracking up. And yes Joe, I please "guilty" to negligence. :(
 
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