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Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by MIlaw19 » Sat May 15, 2021 6:28 pm

I have an old G96 Brand pocket knife, made in Japan. I inherited from my grandfather-in-law who likely got it in the 50's in Japan. The larger blade doesn't lock open. Looking for advice on cleaning and maintenance. Thank you!
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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by knife7knut » Sat May 15, 2021 6:42 pm

Check to see if there might be a build up of pocket lint where the lock fits into the blade tang. I use a Popsicle stick cut off with a sharp edge and split in half to scrape out any residue in there. Works inside the blade well also. After scraping blow it out with compressed air and put a drop of oil on the pivot.If that doesn't work then the tang is probably worn away.No real easy fix for that.
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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by Madmarco » Sat May 15, 2021 7:51 pm

MIlaw19 wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:28 pm
I have an old G96 Brand pocket knife, made in Japan. I inherited from my grandfather-in-law who likely got it in the 50's in Japan. The larger blade doesn't lock open. Looking for advice on cleaning and maintenance. Thank you!
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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by Ridgegrass » Sat May 15, 2021 8:40 pm

MIlaw: Welcome, What's the closed length of the G96? Thanks. J.O'.

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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 15, 2021 10:49 pm

These knives were imported from Japan and sold in USA, in 1970's i think.. I doubt the G96 knives were actually ever sold in Japan.
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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by 1967redrider » Sun May 16, 2021 12:23 am

Great looking knife and personal history since it belonged to your grandfather-in-law, ::welcome:: to AAPK!
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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by MIlaw19 » Sun May 16, 2021 1:36 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 10:49 pm
These knives were imported from Japan and sold in USA, in 1970's i think.. I doubt the G96 knives were actually ever sold in Japan.
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You're probably right, I'm making a lot of presumptions with it. I know he was stationed in Japan in the 50's and I couldn't find anything similar (curved blade).

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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by MIlaw19 » Sun May 16, 2021 1:38 am

Ridgegrass wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:40 pm
MIlaw: Welcome, What's the closed length of the G96? Thanks. J.O'.
It's approximately 3.5in closed.

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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by MIlaw19 » Sun May 16, 2021 1:41 am

1967redrider wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 12:23 am
Great looking knife and personal history since it belonged to your grandfather-in-law, ::welcome:: to AAPK!
Thanks!

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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by MIlaw19 » Sun May 16, 2021 1:43 am

knife7knut wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:42 pm
Check to see if there might be a build up of pocket lint where the lock fits into the blade tang. I use a Popsicle stick cut off with a sharp edge and split in half to scrape out any residue in there. Works inside the blade well also. After scraping blow it out with compressed air and put a drop of oil on the pivot.If that doesn't work then the tang is probably worn away.No real easy fix for that.
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. I tried a Q-tip and compressed air with some result.

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Re: Identify old knife, clean and repair

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun May 16, 2021 2:16 am

Go to the AAPK Tips & Tricks https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... m.php?f=98. Scroll down to the thread called "Cleaning" . Lots of great info there that may be useful for you.

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Post by Ridgegrass » Sun May 16, 2021 1:18 pm

MIlaw: Got this about a month or so ago. 6" closed, only one I'd seen up until then. Oddly, the shield is on the pile side and upside down relative to most knives. Looks like a factory edge. Not a Buck but not a bad copy for $12. Good luck with yours. J.O'.
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