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Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    An elderly fellow brought me a small paring knife with a broken handle. He said it was a wedding gift from 60 years ago and that it had a lot of sentimental value. The branding says "Premier Razor Sharp Trademark Solingen" and "B 351 Stainless Inox".

    I have to say it has aged pretty well. The wood was a bit spongy around the rivets and there was some serious food collecting gaps between the tang and the scales. I believe the old wood was Cocobolo. Not 100% sure, but after popping the scales off I ground a little bit and it gives off that Cocobolo distinct spicy aroma.
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    I had some suitable scraps of desert ironwood and 304 stainless to pin it back together. The old fellow is happy. Hopefully it gets another 60 years in somebody's kitchen.
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    This should give one an idea of how long a properly selected species of wood can last in a probably not to friendly environment. Sans stabilizer to boot!

    Dan
     
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    Griff Active Member

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    It’ll last many more years now Dan...very cool!
     
  3. jonliss

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    Good to see Dan, it certainly has some miles on it, but was in pretty good condition. Nice to see it brought back.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Now I understand. "Jon at Knifewear." I didn't know you worked there. Living the dream I bet.
     
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    Lol. Yup, that would be me. It’s a pretty good gig, you get pretty good at freehand sharpening pretty quick.
     

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