It started as an old bent knife restoration and finished in a totally different direction. After discovering more about the blade and the handle, I decided to age the handle and keep the blade original as possible. Also it has that nice charm of handmade blade.
Adding old pommel and bolster gave an additional nostalgic feel to it. Overhaul I am happy with the result and look.
Check out this old bent knife restoration video below!
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Since the blade fell out from the handle I put it straight in a vinegar bath. After 12 hours I easily removed all rust. With a help of a steel brush I removed and cleaned the blade. After that I straighten the tang of the blade.
Furthermore I cleaned even more the blade with a hand cranked grinder but with attached steel brush wheel.
This helped me to see better and realize the origin of this blade. It is made out of an old file. So, this came as a surprise to me.
Reshaping the bent blade and sanding
I continued restoration by filing the beveled edge. And immediately after I sanded the blade with 120/240/400/800 and 1200 grit.
The blade was basically ready and as a final step I polished the blade.
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Of course now is time to repair the old handle and first what I did was to cut both ends.
To get a longer handle I reused old pommel and bolster in aluminium. And glued all parts together with two component epoxy glue.
Then after that I removed surface paint with a rasp and sanded down with 120 and 180 grit. So I was able to burn the handle and add that aged look.
Here is a better look at the handle after applying the homemade beeswax finish.
And here is final result
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