In today’s post I am gonna show you how I restored a knife’s blade for under $2. For this you don’t need any power tools or expensive material. Basically, just sandpaper and some kind of polishing paste to get mirror finish.
Please keep in mind the key to successful old blade restoration is in sanding and that will take some time. For example, in my case I used approximately 5 hours for sanding.
Check out this old knife’s blade restoration video below!
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Sanding the blade
I started with 400 grit and realized I needed to go back to 120 grit because some of the markings were too deep for 400 grit. So, I did exactly that.
After 120 grit I used 240, then 400 again and after that 800 grit. I finished with 1200 grit sandpaper. I did all sanding dry, it was more convenient for me in this case but you can do wet sanding as well. So, just be sure your sandpaper is designed for wet sanding.
After sanding I passed a few times over the leather strap to finish the blade edge and furthermore I test the blade out.
Let me tell you, that was super sharp. I am very pleased with the result.
Polishing the old knife’s blade
The last thing is polishing the blade.
Be sure to mask your handle and apply polishing paste to your buffer wheel or cloth. Also you can do this manually or with hand cranked polisher. Either way works just fine.
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Let’s refresh the handle
The blade is looking great at this point but the handle is not so much. So, I decided to sand down the handle and apply a thin coat of teak oil.
To finish the handle I used homemade beeswax polish. As a result, the handle is smooth on touch and with shiny appearance.
Result after the old knife’s blade restoration
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