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    WIP vintage knives

    Son gave me the idea to poke around ebay, find some vintage knives and rework them into usable equipment. Picked two up. A carbon Dexter that is extremely oxidized, rusted and beat to hell. The other is a carbon 12" carving/scimitar. The Dexter I'm just planning on cleaning and working a bit at the handle. The carver I plan to rehandle and do a little work on the blade. I've been looking through some burls and trying to figure out whether I want to keep the pins or sand them down and epoxy in.Name:  dexter.jpg
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    Both of the knives look like they will be fun projects.
    I look forward to seeing what happens.
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    glad you are keeping the tradition alive. as soon as i start getting some more knives i will continue my projects. good luck
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    My 2pennies worth:

    Love the boxy old school handle with the large pins. Nice new wood, same profile and same pins.

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    That scimitar is really nice, i'm refurbing an old Sheffield butcher knife at the moment, will be interesting to see how they come out.

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    I've got a few on the way also.


    One question to ask here... how to grind down the metal bolster so you can sharpen the blade evenly and easily?


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    I've got a few on the way also.


    One question to ask here... how to grind down the metal bolster so you can sharpen the blade evenly and easily?




    Make friends w/ someone with a grinder or put some sweat in on a dmt.

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    Sand"paper" on linen by Robert Bosch.

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    I am so glad I googled Robert Bosch. I was thinking you were talking about a fictional cop that Michael Connelly writes about. Or even the painter that the cop is named after.

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