Restoration of Broken Old SCOUT knife. It is in very worn condition with a broken handle, guard is bent and blunt blade. This scout knife is designed to be used by kids as a first knife. In this post I will make a new handle, grind and polish the blade and at the end assemble it.
About The Old Scout Knife
This small knife is specially designed for children as a first-time knife. With finger stops on both sides of the shaft, small hands will not slip over to the blade when nailing. The length of the knife blade is 3.3 in (8.5 cm). The total length of the knife is 7.1 in (18 cm). The tip of the blade is purposely oval for safety reasons.
In the video below you can enjoy watching how I hand restored this old scout knife and made a new handle.
I believe this could be an old Mora scout knife but it is hard to tell since the markings on the blade are missing. There are several producers of these knives here in Scandinavia like Mora, Øyo, Helle, Brusletto … They are fairly common here in Norway and it was not hard to find one to restore.
The Restoration Process
I started by dismantling the scout knife. I removed the broken handle and all parts from the blade.
To remove scratches, rust, pitting and dirt from the blade I used a hand crank grinder, sand paper and I polished the scout blade afterwards.
In the video above I made a new handle for this scout knife from walnut wood because it would be quite difficult to repair old broken handle. I cut the piece in desired length and with a chisel, plane, carving knife I made a rough shape. Finer shaping I did with rasp and sandpaper.
I drilled the handle and with heat I managed to fit the blade in the new handle. Guard and bolster I cleaned on a steel wire wheel and did a hot brass transfer. It got a nice gold-ish look.
Last but not least, I assembled the scout knife. To secure the blade I haven’t used a rusty iron washer, instead I used a new brass washer. It looks much better in my opinion.
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel FFD Restorations if you want to see more of my upcoming restoration projects! Also DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT Restoring EXTREMELY Old Blade and Making a Knife Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkhfWQg_fug&t=631s
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