Restoration of a RARE and LUXURIOUS Flora Pocket knife from Germany to mirror finish. This pocket knife is rarely sold. I found out that according to the shape and origin, mostly used by gardeners for pruning and grafting.
About The Flora Pocket Knife
This is actually a RARE OLD pocket knife I think, produced in Dresden, Germany. Inscriptions on the blade are FLORA, WERK, DRESDEN.
The pocket knife is solid in hand but with a worn look. The steel blade is slightly rusty and has surface stains. Smaller blade is made out of brass. They are often made in plastic but this one is a more luxurious version. The wooden covers are in good condition except discoloration and worn out look. Also, the liners and pins are made out of brass.
I am not sure how old this pocket knife is, but my best guess is around 60’s. Norwegians are proud owners of gardens and it is natural that this beautiful knife ended up here. I had a lot of luck to find it and restore it. If you know more about this pocket knife, please leave a comment below!
In the video below you can enjoy watching how I hand restored this old Flora pocket knife.
The Restoration Process
I started by spraying the blades with multi-spray. Waited for a couple of minutes and I easily pulled out both blades. Furthermore with the help of a small hammer and puncher I managed to dismantle this pocket knife without any trouble. I submerged parts in a 35% vinegar solution for a few hours, grind on a wet stone wheel, sanded by hand and polished afterwards with hand crank grinder.
I sanded discolored surface areas from wooden covers with 180 – 240 grit. This time I used any Tung oil, beeswax polish and I polished the wooden covers.
After that I used brass pins different in thickness as the original ones were. Finally, assemble the pocket knife, hammer it and file the brass pins.
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