Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

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Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:32 am

Here is quite a nice older knife, Schrade Cut Co., 4 1/4", 2 blade Equal End Jack with full blades, excellent snaps and most attractive peach seed bone handles. The back handle is missing a piece of bone.
It is a very collectible pattern and except for back handle, is in very good condition.
What is the best thing to do with this knife ?
If someone has SCC jigged bone handle slab of this size and successfully installs it, does it change the knife's value ? i.e. now it will have been worked on ?
Or, are some collectors accepting of knives with correct handle replacement on back side ?
Of course if a correct handle was installed blades could be sharpened for a special EDC knife, a treat for a collector to carry & use.
I would like to hear your thoughts on this knife and suggestions as to who might have the correct handle piece (peach seed bone ~ 3 1/8" x 7/8").
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by tongueriver » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:04 am

A correct replacement would be a long shot. If it was mine I would send it to Olde Cutler in Sioux Falls for a patch, and I would put it into my pocket.

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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by btrwtr » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:25 am

As said finding the correct handle material and getting it repaired would be a long shot. In my opinion a good repair would ad value to the knife but depending on the cost it might be prohibitive. It would be a repaired knife and should be represented as such. Repair work is always a matter of what the specific collector finds acceptable. If it were my knife I would epoxy patch it and try to get it as presentable as possible.
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by herbva » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:34 am

Either way -replaced scale or a patch job, it will forever be a repaired knife. Even if you do somehow manage to find the exact matching scale from a "donor" knife, and do a an absolutely perfect transplant job with none of the little clues indicating that some work been done, it should be presented as a repaired knife. Judging from your picture, if that was my knife, I would patch it in a heartbeat. I have many patched knives in my collection and I actually like working with epoxy. The thing I like most about working with epoxy is - if you don't like the way the patch comes out, it takes only a few seconds to heat it up, remove it and try again. :D
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by Doc B » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:41 pm

The bone on that is beautiful and original. I'd rather have it patched and preserved, IMHO.
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by btrwtr » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:11 pm

I had PM'd KJ and offered to repair this knife but with shipping costs to and from Canada it proved a bit too pricey. KJ was kind enough to sell and send me the knife and I had promised to post the repaired knife when the handle patching was completed. I do like these big 4 1/4" closed length cigar jacks.

For me patching can be a process that involves many steps to get to what I consider a decent repair. It is never a quick one and done process. Sometimes I have to remove the patch entirely and start over from scratch if things don't go well. In hindsight I could have done a better job of matching the jigging on this old Schrade but I was reluctant to start over since the color match turned out as well as it did. I have included a before and after picture.
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:18 pm

GOOD GOLLY..... that looks GREAT!!

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You did a beautiful job!
AGAIN.... WOW!!!!
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by tongueriver » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:07 pm

Impressive, Wayne! ::tu::

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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by wlf » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:14 pm

Remarkable buddy. That looks fantastic. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by edge213 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:18 pm

btrwtr wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:11 pm
I had PM'd KJ and offered to repair this knife but with shipping costs to and from Canada it proved a bit too pricey. KJ was kind enough to sell and send me the knife and I had promised to post the repaired knife when the handle patching was completed. I do like these big 4 1/4" closed length cigar jacks.

For me patching can be a process that involves many steps to get to what I consider a decent repair. It is never a quick one and done process. Sometimes I have to remove the patch entirely and start over from scratch if things don't go well. In hindsight I could have done a better job of matching the jigging on this old Schrade but I was reluctant to start over since the color match turned out as well as it did. I have included a before and after picture.
What do you use for color matching?
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:32 pm

Wow ! Amazingly exact color and jigging as well. I had no idea that a handle restoration could look so perfect. The knife thanks you Wayne. It feels whole again.
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by doglegg » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 pm

If not for the before pic, I wouldn't have thought repair on the second pic. Excellent. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by glennbad » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:16 pm

If I didn't know it was a patch, I may have been hard-pressed to see the repair!

Awesome!

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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:26 pm

Yes, it is an excellent repair job. When people look at a knife and you tell them you have patched the broken bone and they say "where is the patch" then you have done good.
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Re: Schrade Cut Co Jack; Handle Repair Advice

Post by btrwtr » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:25 pm

edge213 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:18 pm
btrwtr wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:11 pm
I had PM'd KJ and offered to repair this knife but with shipping costs to and from Canada it proved a bit too pricey. KJ was kind enough to sell and send me the knife and I had promised to post the repaired knife when the handle patching was completed. I do like these big 4 1/4" closed length cigar jacks.

For me patching can be a process that involves many steps to get to what I consider a decent repair. It is never a quick one and done process. Sometimes I have to remove the patch entirely and start over from scratch if things don't go well. In hindsight I could have done a better job of matching the jigging on this old Schrade but I was reluctant to start over since the color match turned out as well as it did. I have included a before and after picture.
What do you use for color matching?
It depends on the handle I'm trying to match. I normally start by adding some fine wood particles from filing and ad that to the epoxy as I mix it. I also used some brown leather dye on this particular knife. It actually looks better in hand. The small picture (before enlarging) as I look at it on my PC screen is the same size as the knife.
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