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Saskatoon - Looking for Custom Work My Knife

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JonElder, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. JonElder

    JonElder New Member

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    Hello

    My name is Jon. I am living in Saskatoon, SK. and have recently arrived home from guiding sport fish on the Mackenzie River in the NT.

    I have a knife that is not of the greatest quality but I really like the blade. The steel seems to hold an edge very well. The rivets have come loose on the handle this summer, as well as a flue-de-lise emblem was lost, and I would like to have it repaired. "RICA SOLINGEN Germany" is stamped on the blade.

    I am an avid outdoorsman and am more on the using end of the knifes as opposed the making. However, after being in many situations where a good knife is the best thing you can have, I have a huge appreciation for quality knifes.

    If someone can help me out or has some information. Please let me know.

    Cheers!


    Jon
     
  2. knottysticks

    knottysticks New Member

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    Hi Jon, welcome aboard. I'm here to learn like you are, so I can't be of much help to you. But once vacations are done I'm sure someone here will be able to make some suggestings on how to make your repairs. - gary
     
  3. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    Hi Jon,

    I'm no expert but I'm willing to help out where I can. Could you maybe post a few pictures of the problem areas or provide a few more details? Do you know the type of rivets used? Do you want to save the handle slabs or replace them? What material is the handle made from?

    - Rob
     
  4. JonElder

    JonElder New Member

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    Rob-
    I have no idea what type of pins are used. However I have learned that it is not riveted; it is pinned. The handle is a stainless steel with a hard black plastic scales on each side. I have been mulling over the idea of replacing the handle completely. Even though the actual handle is in good shape. Just some ideas until I can actually show it to someone. I will get some pictures soon.

    I have been in contact with a gentleman in Saskatoon that is willing to teach me (for a fee) how to make a knife, complete from square zero to shaping the handle. He is on holidays and he has invited me to come and look at his shop in September. It sounds like a great opportunity.

    Gary -
    This class might be something you would be interested in. Once I talk more with this gentleman I can see if he is OK with me passing on his contact information. I don't think it would be a problem, however I will ask his permission first. He might be willing to take a couple of us on at the same time.

    Jon
     

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