Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Many of you know that I like to collect old knives. Ones that are well worn, or have had rough repairs done by former owners don't discourage me. In fact, sometimes I enjoy seeing what someone has done to keep a knife useful. Like dropping the kick on a knife that's been sharpened until the tip sits proud, putting in an easy open notch when the nail nick is no longer accessible, patching broken covers with various kinds of filler, etc. These repairs tell a story, and there is a logic to them. Which brings me to this knife. It's a Miller Bros pen knife that the seller described as, "Handle broken and re pinned years ago by former owner years ago." That's fine, I think, but I'm staring at the picture and just can't figure out what's going on there. I was so fascinated that I decided if I can get it for under $10, I'll buy it, just to see. It might be worth it for the parts. Well, I've got it in hand, and I still can't quite figure out the logic. Did the covers come off, and the fellow wanted to pin them back on without disassembling the knife? One of the cover pins on the pile side is missing, so it's possible that the cover was loose. If so, I don't know why he used three nails. I think two would have worked. The blade doesn't seem to hit the center nail, but I don't think there's enough distance for me to try to file the kick and lower the blade. Did the bone break before or after the repair? Is it a repair at all, or was the knife possessed by an evil spirit that could only be killed by driving three silver stakes through it?