Quantcast
Is this a good score? vintage sab - Page 2
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: Is this a good score? vintage sab

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ghent, NY
    Posts
    940
    Nice score - I was eye balling that one myself, but came to my senses -

  2. #12
    Canada's Sharpest Lefty Lefty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    5,005
    Think of it this way, Mike. You just lost the $30 plus shipping you could have saved!
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

  3. #13
    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    dirty south, louisiana
    Posts
    2,049
    i recieved the knife today. as promised, i wanted to put up a few wip pics. heres the condition as i recieved it.




    i thinned it behind the edge, even though it was actually already pretty thin. this ritz definitely is much lighter and less clunky than some other sabs ive used. heres some pics after the vinegar bath.




    after some cleaning with brasso, i went ahead and used some sandpaper (600,800) then micromesh pads. i cleaned off all the patina but theres slight pitting that covers the entire blade, almost like a pattern. but it looks cool, adds charm to the blade.







    finally a simple bester 500 +1200 + green brick and light stropping and a little oiling of the handle and its ready for work.

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    sachem allison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    3,887
    very nicely done. I like the fact that you didn't over finish it and left the character there.
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

  5. #15
    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    dirty south, louisiana
    Posts
    2,049
    thanks. i dont have any real experience restoring old knives. i was really impressed with how quickly the steel raised a burr. the sharpening was a breeze.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Johnny.B.Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    2,959
    Glad to see you're pleased with the purchase.

    Thanks for the pics!

  7. #17
    Senior Member chinacats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,288
    Looks great man! Can't wait to hear how it cuts.
    one man gathers what another man spills...

  8. #18
    Senior Member Benuser's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,871
    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    very nicely done. I like the fact that you didn't over finish it and left the character there.
    +1
    Thanks for the pix!

  9. #19
    Senior Member Mrmnms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    826
    Really nice job. Any insights worth sharing are appreciated. I have a few old carbons and Sabs I may refinish

  10. #20
    Senior Member labor of love's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    dirty south, louisiana
    Posts
    2,049
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    Really nice job. Any insights worth sharing are appreciated. I have a few old carbons and Sabs I may refinish
    i dunno. i was looking for some restoration tips myself, lol. i was lucky that i found a decent condition sab with no cracks in the handle and not too mich steel removes from sharpening. for the blade, i simply gave it a hot vinegar bath for about half an hour, lots of brasso and elbow grease to get it clean. then i polished it. i plan on soaking the handle in mineral oil when i have the free time.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts