This old handmade knife restoration was something new to me. The soft steel outside of the blade and harder on the inside. Also the blade does not go all the way thru the handle.
Knife came from a guy who was selling knives from his grandfather. Actually I got pretty good deal on this one because of the condition. I was happy with purchase and definitely he was happy too.
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That was interesting disassembling for sure. I had to twist, pull, dragg up and down and finally with screwdriver I managed to separate handle from the blade. After successful disassembling I could proceed with restoration.
Firstly I started restoring the wooden handle with sandpaper. I begin with 240 grit. There was no need for lower grit. After 240 I had to use actually a 80 grit, then 120 and finally 240 for the surface around the groove.
Afterwards I used a steel brush to remove surface rust. Then sanded down with 120 grit. At this point I could clearly see the markings on the blade.
Next was 240 grit sandpaper, then 800 and finally 1000 grit. I managed to get really smooth surface. Then I polished the blade with polish paste and hand cranked grinder (polishing wheel attached). Further I glued the blade and handle I left it overnight to dry properly.
Next day I applied linseed oil on the handle and rubbed some homemade beeswax polish. Wooden handle definitely got that shine back and richness of the wooden grain.
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