This time I am doing rare old folding pocket knife restoration. Knife is produced by German company Solingen and has a marking ¨PUMA¨ on both blades. I can’t confirm with certainty, but it looks like it dates from around 1960’s. The folding pocket knife is in rough shape and severely rusted.

Old folding pocket knife before restoration
Old folding pocket knife before restoration

Firstly I tried to pull out the blades, but that didn’t happened. So I sprayed a rust releaser and waited for 15 minutes. After that I managed to pull out both blades and the wine corkscrew. Now I could take a better look at blades and the knife’s condition.

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One of the knife’s handle was damaged and not repairable. Blades where OK, small blade was slightly bended. Also both knife’s ends were bended and brass parts corroded.

Finally I could start with restoration. So, first I disassembled the pocket knife and placed all parts in vinegar bath for 2 hours.

All knife's parts after disassembling.
All knife’s parts after disassembling.

After waiting for two hours it was time to proceed with restoration. I took out parts and dried them with cloth. Than I used a brass brush and steel brush to remove tarnish, rust and dirt.

Next step was removing deeper rust on steel parts with sandpaper in different grit sizes. After a while I managed to remove all rust and get parts in decent shape. There were still a little bit of pitting on the blades, but I could sand more since the blades are quite thin. I didn’t want to damage the blades.

Making new wooden handles for the pocket knife!

I had to make a new pair of handles. I decided to make wooden ones because I haven’t had proper plastic to melt and shape. So, I cut the wooden piece and sand it in shape of the original handles. I marked the holes and drill them with hand drill.

Now I was ready to assemble the pocket knife. So I started first by placing brass pins in holes. And after that placing other knife’s parts in right spots.

Assembling the pocket knife.
Assembling the pocket knife.

Finally, I shaped the wooden handles after assembling and polished all metal parts with hand cranked grinder. After that was just to apply a homemade beeswax (linseed oil and beeswax) and to sharpen the blades.

For sharpening I am using a honing rod and a piece of leather. This combination gives me a very pleasant result.

This is how folding pocket knife turned out after restoration.
This is how folding pocket knife turned out after restoration.

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124 Comments

  1. Странно. Должны быть раковины,.а там просто легкий налёт ржавчины . Его просто чемто коричневым облили

  2. Arkaya koyduğun müzikler çok saçma bence dikkat dağıtıyo artı ilk başta son halini göstermesen daha çok izlenir

  3. Amazing! Nicely done, you deserve more subscribers then those other mechanical-full restorers out there!

  4. I have an old knife like that but the scales are like shiny bone or something

  5. Amazing skills, do you think you can restore a fleshlight…for research purposes of course.

  6. Однозначно лайк и подписка!!!

  7. Excellent Job! Was wondering if electrolysis would have been a better option for cleaning. Thoughts?

  8. Great job!! Now you can throw that baby back in a drawer so it can collect rust again

  9. Knife restoration or is someone trapped in a snowy forest being stocked by an unseen creature? Only the music will decide….

  10. Аааа , так вот как Victorinoxы делаются ? Вот точно также и мой, наверное, кувалдой заклепывали , смотрю прям один в один сделано.

  11. 8:00 удивительная работа, аж звиздец какая удивительная… а тот, в ролике, хотя бы подозревает, что молотки бывают меньше размером?

  12. I think you ruined it by not keeping the same handle I feel as if you’re devaluing it you’re supposed to keep the same parts together I don’t really like the wooden handle on it cuz that’s not the original part

  13. Охренеть😲вот это терпение у чувака! Без всяких станков и пескоструев… Респект и уважуха🤝👍

  14. Nice job. Given how bad it looked, I think I would have done the disassembly wearing gloves.

  15. I was wondering why I had such a sense of suspense and dread when I watched this one. Then I realized, the background music was doing it. Interesting!

  16. Horror movie, but with a nice ending. I like your tools. But be a bit more gentle

  17. I found this video and restoration oddly satisfying and therapeutic. Nice work, sir.

  18. That turned out great!! What wood did you use for the handles?

  19. If you’re going to use sand paper, so what the reason to use the vinegar at the start. The real reason to use the light ways such as vinegar – if you’re no going to use rough ways of cleaning.

  20. Так надо было уже и залакировать и метал надо было водой смочить и взять мелкую шкурку что не было царапин а потом войлоком шлифануть но это после заточки ножей🤔 а еслиб и шайбачки затерялись как быть ведь таких нет в продаже

  21. Great video.. not a fan of the music, i think no music is better.

  22. Ножи puma в Германии преизводятся или нет

  23. Неплохо, только для лучшего эфекта можно было и воронить чтобы новая ржавчина не образовывалась

  24. Какое дерево для рукоятки ножа использовал?

  25. Могу ли я отправить вам нож на реставрацию? Это старый советский складной нож, который я нашел в земле у себя на участке

  26. Simply put: Outstanding job; better video!!! Keep up the good work!!! Chuck Knight from Buffalo, Texas. 🤠🐩🖖✝️

  27. A fantastic restoration!

    And not a power tool in sight.

    What wood did you use for the new scales?

  28. Очень классно получилось! 👍👍👍 Удачи тебе Друг. 😁👋👋👋

  29. Потрясающе..!
    А сколько таких ножей было найдено и тут же выкинуто по не знанию..
    🥺👍

  30. Now the knife is really good looking! The work is accurate and with lots of love. 🗡️👌

  31. God’s great. How can a man save another man’s work from perishing with no power tools at all. Much time heart creativity and effort. Congratulations.

  32. Классный получился. Даже себе такой захотел

  33. Прекрасная работа ! Но у меня один вопрос. Я часто вижу в роликах про реставрацию старых ножей и инструментов, что железные детали заливают каким-то раствором, после которого можно спокойно снимать ржавчину. Что это за жидкость или раствор ?

  34. Nice one Boris, I really enjoy your channel. Cheers Stuart 🇦🇺

  35. Shame on you!!😟 You’ve spoiled me to watching you and now I can’t bear to look at the other guys out there,using angle grinders!!!!😞

  36. Oh man that is some sweet sweet restoration vibes! Subscribed 👍

  37. Hello Boris, i’m from Brazil. How long did take this restoration?

  38. Awesome informational educational video experience Y’alls God Bless Ya

  39. Уважаю фанатов,сам такой.Как заведеный, такой идет до конца.

  40. For riveting, dont use the flat head of the ball-pein hammer, use the round one, moving in circles around the rivet, this will make a round and nice mushroom rivet

  41. I used to have very similar design pocket knife from my grandpa, probably purchased from Bulgaria during 1970’s… There was The hammer and sickle symbol on the blade. Acrylic looking handled… Anybody knows something about them?

  42. Good restoration. Lovely little slip joint. Looks like it will great service for another 50 years. You got a sub just because you done it all with hand tools, nice and peaceful. Atb.

  43. Hey man, I love what did there with the knife. Beautiful job! 👌👍

  44. Ye ken whit yer doin bud. Av restored a couple an it feels guid when ye see whit it wis an whit it is after 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  45. Excellent job. Really enjoyed the video. Love the use hand tools only! You have a new subscriber. Tim

  46. Работал как варвар)) особенно делая заклёпки я аш разволновался за накладки подумав, что треснут! Но-Зачёт! 297 like мой

  47. The description ist a bit misleading: Puma is the company name and Solingen is referring to the town where the company is located (together with quite some more knife makers). Puma is well known. They where contractors for the old Bundeswehr Knife (“Brotzeitsäbel”) for instance. Fantastic refurbishing job by the way.

  48. Nice work, congratulations! Thank you for sharing. Stay well and greetings from Colombia

  49. Excellent restoration,,,,i love that folding pocket knife,,,,,in the test time,,,,,you forgot to open a bottle red wine,,,, jajaja,,,,, regards,,,,

  50. Great idea of how you run the channel! I give away my projects to 👍🏻

  51. Hi my friend Boris 👋👋👋good to see you 🤝🤝🤝 Since you clearly and quickly cope with the restoration of knives 🔪, I assign you the title of Master 😁👍✌🏻

  52. Great video. I am mesmerized by your craftsmanship. Thanks for showing the peening.

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