Restoration of an EXTREMELY RARE OLD SCRIBE pocket knife from Germany. This David Dominicus Pocket Knife is a timber or wood srcibe knife.
I was told the timber companies had cruisers that marked the trees to be cut with this type of knife. A very unusual collectible pocket knife indeed.
ABOUT THE OLD SCRIBE POCKET KNIFE
Amazing find, VERY RARE OLD pocket knife produced in Germany. Inscriptions on the blade are David Dominicus & CO 561 Remscheid. The condition of the knife looks very worn out. The blade is loose and didn’t have almost any tension to it. Also, covers have damage and metal pins bent.
It is unclear how this old pocket knife ended up in Norway. But according to the seller, his father got it as a gift from a German friend. The age is difficult to confirm, so if you have any information please write a comment below!
In the video below you can enjoy watching how I hand restored this old scribe pocket knife.
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THE RESTORATION PROCESS
Firstly I started by dismantling the pocket knife. I have difficulties to separate parts, because of bent metal pins. Finally, after many attempts I ended up using pliers to cut the pins and hammer them out with a puncher. I submerged metal parts in a vinegar solution for a day, grinded, sanded and polished afterwards.
I removed damaged areas from wooden covers and sanded with 120 -180 – 240 grit. This time I haven’t used any oil, but for the first time I polished the covers with hand crank grinder.
In the video above I made two additional brass liners by hand and used brass pins to secure the pocket knife. Also I replaced 2 mm brass pins with 3 mm.
Thank you for reading, see you in the next one!
Stay safe and ATB
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