How to fix wood handle

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How to fix wood handle

Post by stockman » Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:45 pm

old KK small ding. Harold
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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by Madmarco » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:13 am

I can't help with your question Harold, but that sure is a nice knife. Could we please see some pictures with the blade/s open? Thx! 8)
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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by stockman » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:37 am

Yes not very good pictures. I had this for years. It has been posted before. Harold
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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by Gunsil » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:38 am

Looks like a nice crown jack, I have it's brother in bone. Regarding your dilemma, I'd just leave it as is. No real way to repair it without it being noticeable and I and many others would rather see original with a small imperfection than seeing a repair.

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by glennbad » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:55 am

I do agree with Gene. However, if it bothers you that much, you could take some 2-part epoxy and mix in some ebony dust. You'd have to sand it down properly, and you would probably still see the fix.

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by stockman » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:14 am

It probably doesn’t bother me to much I purchased this one at Tulsa Wanamaker April 2004. Was just looking at some of my knives and was just thinking. Harold

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by cudgee » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:18 am

stockman wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:14 am
It probably doesn’t bother me to much I purchased this one at Tulsa Wanamaker April 2004. Was just looking at some of my knives and was just thinking. Harold
A beautiful piece of cutlery you have there. I also would just leave it, trying to fix it may have unintended consequences. :)

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by stockman » Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:00 am

Thanks guys, Harold

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:14 pm

The wood can probably be swelled back in to position.
Soak a drop of water into the ding, then use the corner of a damp washcloth over the ding.
Place a hot soldering iron on the washcloth until it steams. Check the wood. Repeat until the wood is swollen back in place-or as swollen as it will get.
Wait a few days until it's dry and file sand the raised wood back down.
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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by rea1eye » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:49 pm

Another possibility is if it real wood, take it to a furniture shop that does
refinishing and perhaps it can be fixed by them. I know many years ago
we got a bedroom set that had a few scratches and a dent in the wood
on the top of a dresser. A guy came in with a brief case full of stains,
fillers, glue and I think a hot iron tip. To this day could never tell
where it was. We also have a beautiful dining room table that
had a few water marks/stains made by us with potted plants.
The top was refinished and the stain /sheen of wood is exactly
where it was when new. Those guys do real magic.

Most furniture stores have a guy that comes in once and awhile
and helps touch up wood furniture pieces on display in the store. He
might be able to repair it right there on the spot.

Bob

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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by Madmarco » Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:33 pm

stockman wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:37 am
Yes not very good pictures. I had this for years. It has been posted before. Harold
No, not at all Harold, your picture was just fine, I simply wanted to see more of your knife. I'm glad I asked too since it's such a cool knife. I have 2 automatics that are shaped quite similarly. As others have said, beautiful knife and I say leave it the way it is, although I do know that nagging feeling one gets when bothered by some minor defect on their otherwise perfect knife. ::facepalm:: 8)
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Re: How to fix wood handle

Post by stockman » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:51 pm

Thanks again!

Harold

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