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    Giving it a try. Converting and restoring.

    I have been very inspired by the stuff you folks are up to. I decided I have to give it a try. I got myself this cool old Forgecraft Chef knife. It looked worse than it really was. I used an old Indian trick I "learnt" from a grumpy old white man on it. I wet it up with some Breakfree CLP and let it sit for a day or two then I took some scotchbrite to it and it cleaned up well. Next I'll take the handle off and make the tang so it can take a WA handle. Then I guess I'll be taking my first stab handle making.


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    WOW, that cleaned up GREAT. cool trick.

    Tips, Its almost to nice to even tear the handle off. Just oil it and use that baby!

    Edit: A rehandle will only make this old blade even nicer. have fun.

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    Scott that came out great, so good that I'm shocked to tell you the truth. Breakfree CLP, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Scott that came out great, so good that I'm shocked to tell you the truth. Breakfree CLP, eh?
    Yup. Been using it on guns to remove surface rust for years, after that old fart clued me in on the trick. Just get it wet with the stuff and let sit a day or two. It gets the rust but won't hurt the blue. Then there was a lot of rubbing with scotchbrite pads (synthetic steel wool pads to be more specific). I keep it fairly wet with the CLP while rubbing it out too. I think regular steel wool would work too?

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    Wow, that looks great. Nice job!

    My only advice on the handle is have fun and take it slow.

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    That look's brand new ! very cool
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    That looks awesome!
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    Looks great, that's a killer clean-up job. I'd leave it alone for a while and just use it as-is!
    A new handle will be great though.
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    Sweet - in stock form it's a great "sleeper" knife.

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    I'd rehandle it but stick with wood of a similar colour to the original. It looks brand new

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