making a old man happy

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making a old man happy

Post by richard » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:45 am

a old man, i know . 86 years young, was useing this old knife every day with no handles . to open his mail.
i said give it to me to rehandle. he said ,no dont bother , but i did any way.and used driftwood i found on the beach.to rehandle it.
cleaned and sharpened it. fixed the blade wobble.
when i gave it back to him he was so happy.that he can grip it now.
its not the best restore i have done, but one of the most rewarding.
thanx for looking.
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by treefarmer » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:54 am

Richard, I can see why this was a very rewarding project. Good on you! ::tu::!
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by Colonel26 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:04 am

Very good Richard!
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by orvet » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:08 am

Those kind of restorations are some of the most rewarding. He probably carried that knife for 30 or 40 years and even though the blades were worn to a nub and the handle was broken, it was still an old friend he couldn't bear to part with. You gave him his old friend back! That's awesome! ::nod::
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by doglegg » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:58 am

Richard you did a lot for him and in turn he did a lot for you. I'm proud of you. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Post by philco » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:06 am

A wonderful act of kindness. Kudos to you sir! ::tu::
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Post by dlr110 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:15 am

Richard that was kindness I know God rewards. Thanks for doing it and thanks for sharing with us. :D ::tu::
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Post by knife7knut » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:18 am

I would rather look at knives like this and know the story behind them than look at megadollar knives with no soul.Thank you for caring! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by TPK » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:47 am

Very nice story Richard! ::tu:: :D

I find those handles breathtakingly beautiful! :shock: What an original idea! ::tu:: They also give that older man a connection to the ocean every time he holds it! Absolutely awesome! ::tu:: :D
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by royal0014 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:10 am

That brought a smile to my face.
Thank You, Richard, for being a kind soul ...
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Post by eveled » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:21 am

Love the nice knife and the story.

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Re: making a old man happy

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:02 pm

Outstanding on so many levels!!! ::tu::
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by Reverand » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:33 pm

Very well done! I like the character of the driftwood - it matches the character of that particular knife better than burl Walnut or anything "new and shiny". It was also thoughtful that you left the scales so thick for an easier grip.
But most of all, you gave your neighbor happiness. Great job on that!
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:42 pm

It turned out great. It is a very fitting material for that particular knife.
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Re: making a old man happy

Post by Tony_Wood » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:12 pm

Good for the both of you.
A well loved knife given a new lease on life.
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