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New handle for old knife

Messages posted to thread:
Don T. Lewis 22-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 22-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 22-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 22-Jun-22
Knifeguy 22-Jun-22
fdp 22-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 22-Jun-22
Linecutter 22-Jun-22
iowacedarshooter 22-Jun-22
Buzz 22-Jun-22
the Black Spot 22-Jun-22
Scoop 22-Jun-22
Scoop 22-Jun-22
Jeff Durnell 23-Jun-22
Jeff Durnell 23-Jun-22
Altitude Sickness 23-Jun-22
Jbranham5173 23-Jun-22
GUTPILEPA 23-Jun-22
Runner 23-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 23-Jun-22
Supernaut 23-Jun-22
sagebrush 23-Jun-22
Shakey Jake 23-Jun-22
tradmt 23-Jun-22
Hunter Dave 23-Jun-22
Popester 23-Jun-22
George Tsoukalas 24-Jun-22
MStyles 25-Jun-22
MStyles 25-Jun-22
Osr144 25-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 25-Jun-22
From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Jun-22

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Thought I’d try and save this old knife that’s been badly neglected. It’s very rusted and pitted. But I like the shape of it. So here we go..

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Jun-22

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Cleaned it up some.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Jun-22

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Carved a White Birch handle for it.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Jun-22

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Put some walnut stain on it and one coat poly. And brass pinned the pummel back on. Just got to put an edge on it now. And it needs a sheath. I think it has a little service left in it.:)

From: Knifeguy
Date: 22-Jun-22




And there you go! Nicely done. Lance

From: fdp
Date: 22-Jun-22




Looks nice.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 22-Jun-22




Thanks Lance and Frank. I’m still using that brass pin material you gave me from the Bowie kit you gave me.

From: Linecutter
Date: 22-Jun-22




You did that old knife right proud with that new handle. Nice job! DANNY

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 22-Jun-22




good job! there for a minute i thought you meant us old blades on here needed a new handle! lol

From: Buzz
Date: 22-Jun-22




Good job on it.

From: the Black Spot
Date: 22-Jun-22




Sweet!

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Jun-22




Handle turned out very nice. Can’t wait to see it polished out and a fresh edge put on it.

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Jun-22




Handle turned out very nice. Can’t wait to see it polished out and a fresh edge put on it.

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 23-Jun-22




Good job bringing it back to life Don. I have one I need to work on too. The leather handle fell apart like yours.

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 23-Jun-22

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I haven't decided how or what to put on the handle yet. I believe the pommel on mine is poured, not pinned. Might leave it and work around it, or might knock it off there and make a new one. Still in the planning stages :^)

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 23-Jun-22




I appreciate these knife threads. Who doesn’t enjoy getting an new/old knife. handling them and looking at knives we don’t own.

From: Jbranham5173
Date: 23-Jun-22




Very nice guys !!

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 23-Jun-22




Very nice DON a you’ll have to change your handle to resurrection of old Knives

From: Runner
Date: 23-Jun-22




A homemade micarta handle would work well with this style of knife. A burl effect is easy to achieve.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 23-Jun-22




Burl does look nice runner. But I just used what I had on hand. Just trying to make it serviceable again.

From: Supernaut
Date: 23-Jun-22




Nice work!

From: sagebrush
Date: 23-Jun-22




Looks good

From: Shakey Jake
Date: 23-Jun-22




Looks Great

From: tradmt
Date: 23-Jun-22




Nice!

From: Hunter Dave
Date: 23-Jun-22




Don, there's so much pitting on that blade, I'd imagine that it would give you the equivalent of a serrated edge! Nice going bringing her back to life.

From: Popester
Date: 23-Jun-22




Some of you guys are very talented. I was in the lunch line when talent was being issued.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 24-Jun-22




Mighty fine!

From: MStyles
Date: 25-Jun-22




Great to see an old knife put back in action.

From: MStyles
Date: 25-Jun-22




Great to see an old knife put back in action.

From: Osr144
Date: 25-Jun-22




Good on ya Well worth doing,I restored an old English hand saw made in London in the 1790's.Slightly pitted but it sharpened up nice and cuts good.I reckon your knife will give many more years of service too.Thank you. Osr

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 25-Jun-22




Thanks for the kind words everyone.





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