Knife Repair Needed

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Knife Repair Needed

Postby dto1982 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:35 pm

Hey Guys,

I have several higher end old Pocket knives that need various repairs. From scales to broken back springs. I've talked to Muskrat Man and hes swamped, so I'm asking for help to find anyone out there who does these types of repairs? Please share cause I'm driving myself crazy trying to find someone to fix them. I'd do it myself but I really dont want to "learn" on these Knives as they are way too valuable to make a mistake on.

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Re: Knife Repair Needed

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 am

Any pictures of them we could see?
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Re: Knife Repair Needed

Postby glennbad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:14 am

I am quite backlogged also, so cannot get to the work any time soon. Can't speak for any of the other mechanics. There is a member Gary Claxon (GClaxon) here, he does good work, not sure what his backlog is though.

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Re: Knife Repair Needed

Postby orvet » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:30 am

Sorry, I can be of much help either, I will not be taking new orders until the first of the year and I will only be doing it then if my hands get better.
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Re: Knife Repair Needed

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:04 am

Can this knife be salvaged? It was my grandfather's and I'd love to have it restored as close to original as possible.
It is a New York Knife Co Walden Hammer Brand Army Pocket Knife. It is missing 1 complete grip and there is a
piece of the existing handle missing, below the "FE" in knife. Also the blade and tools have issues.
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Re: Knife Repair Needed

Postby just bob » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:37 pm

Absolutely! that knife can be restored to an acceptable condition. If you want to keep it original you need to find other knives like this with good parts. Maybe you can find a knife with a good front handle and then another with a good back handle. You might also look for a bail and punch and also have the blades cleaned up a bit. When you have found all of the parts you need it wouldn't be hard to reassemble the knife with better parts. A good way to find parts is to put an ad on AAPK and then also watch ebay for knives like yours that are damaged. The alternative is to buy modern handle material from a company like Culpepper and have the knife modified. Only my 2¢ but I would keep it original as possible and look for parts. It might surprise you but I don't think those parts would be that hard to find.
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