Any Good Places for Knife Restoration?

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Any Good Places for Knife Restoration?

Postby murph » Tue 14 Jun 2011 8:02 am

So I found a treasure that I thought I lost many years ago. I was looking through some stuff in my basement and found a knife that my great grandfather made. My great grandfather was an extremely skilled machinist and made many knives during his career. This in my opinion is the coolest knife he ever made. It is a buck knife but with a very squatty blade. The knife has some soiling on the blade. I don't believe the knife is stained rather it has a lot of grime buildup. I'm looking for a shop that could properly restore this knife to like new condition. I don't want some place that will just take a wire brush to it because I could do that myself rather I want someone who would carefully restore it. Any ideas? I'll post a pic when I get home.


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Re: Any Good Places for Knife Restoration?

Postby Jarubla » Tue 14 Jun 2011 4:41 pm

Carbon steel? If so, clean it a little and let it be. Patina on a knife is not bad :)

It looks like a gummy substance on the blade, is that right? Try a little of the "Goof Off" brand to clean that up

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Re: Any Good Places for Knife Restoration?

Postby Wolfman » Tue 14 Jun 2011 7:22 pm

And if you do want it shiny, flitz will do it.
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Re: Any Good Places for Knife Restoration?

Postby Cinhil » Wed 15 Jun 2011 8:59 am

That will be easy to take care of. I have worked with several knives that needed to be helped like this one. I have materials at my home to work on this type of thing. If you want I could work on this for you. PM me if you are interested.
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