New Clothes for Two Old Guys

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New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by herbva » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:16 pm

For your viewing pleasure are two, old, neglected guys that just got a little TLC. I confess, up front, that I am a total sucker for streamliners and can't seem to pass one up that is in decent shape and still repairable. This one (minus the outgassing celluloid scales) had been imprisoned in my on-deck box for far too long. I like to do these with a variety of handle materials and am not trying to restore them to what they originally came with. After rummaging through my box of handle materials, I discovered a piece of burgundy (or maybe crimson) canvas micarta that I had forgotten about years ago. ( I don't even remember what I used this stuff for.) After cutting the scales for the streamliner, I still had a small piece left. Just enough for the little Simmons Hardware jack that was also neglected for far too long. The little square piece in the first picture was all that was left after doing both knives. No kidding, I'm not making this up, it worked out this perfectly. The last 2 pics are a cammy muskrat that I think I may rescue next from the on-deck box. Maybe smooth blue bone, or maybe ? ::hmm::
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Jeffinn » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:25 pm

That’s a nice looking Streamliner!
I’ve been looking for a nice one of those for awhile now. I’ve got two “parts” Streamliners but both of those have blade issues. I’ll round up a nice one eventually.
Great job on both of those knives!
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by FRJ » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:09 am

Nice job covering those two jacks, Herb.
I didn't know what a Streamliner was. :shock: Now I know. It's a looker.

That Muskrat is itchin' to clean some trout.
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Nev52 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:30 am

Look's Great !! ::tu:: Excellent Job.

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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Rdubya21 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:32 am

Very nice job ::tu::

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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Steve Warden » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:32 am

Great job, Herb. ::tu:: ::tu::
Loving the looks of that Streamliner ::woot::
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:04 am

Awesome work as usual, Herb! ::tu:: ::tu:: They look awesome. ::nod:: 😎👍
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Reverand » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:39 am

That Streamliner does look beautiful!
I have bought a couple that need TLC, but they have been sharpened on a grinder, and will never look as pretty as that one!
That muskrat looks like a fun one. Most Camillus knives are fun to repair for some reason, in my opinion.
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Madmarco » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:41 am

Beautifully done Herb! ::tu:: You sure did stretch everything out of that piece of Micarta! I think the bottom knife would look teriffic in blue bone! 8)
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by kris_kross » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:39 am

Nice work, those look great! Micarta is my favorite handle material and that burgundy color matches those knives very well.

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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by btrwtr » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:19 am

Quality work there!
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by Meridian_Mike » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:30 pm

Very nice saves Herb!

I am a sucker for the Streamlines too. I have one in my on deck circle too.

Both of those knives turned out GREAT!!

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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by TPK » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:56 pm

Beautiful job Herb! :shock: ::tu:: ::super_happy:: Those Steamliner's are soooo cool! I guess it has something to do with the blade etch & the tang stamp. ::hmm:: ::shrug::
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Re: New Clothes for Two Old Guys

Post by glennbad » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:43 pm

I'm a sucker for a Streamline also. They both look nice. I kinda like the Simmons better!

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