How to bring knife back to glory

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Luis Diaz Torres, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Luis Diaz Torres

    Luis Diaz Torres

    Dec 27, 2020
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Hey guys, this is my first thread on the forum, and I’m glad to be here. So I picked this knife up at the swap meet just 2 days ago. I usually don’t purchase knifes but this one stood out to me because of the information put on the sheath.

    There is writing that says
    “Ligum-vitie handle
    Bronz- hilt + cap
    By Carl P. Barnes”
    made in September 30 1993

    so what I need help is, how and what’s the best way to get this handle to look it’s best, I know ligum vitie is not a wood haha and he obviously meant to spell lignum, and the handle does seem to be legit Lignum. I really like this knife and would also like to learn how to polish and sharpen the blade properly. Thank you all in advance.
  2. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Pictures don’t work.
  3. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2018
  4. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 6, 2000
    Put a coat of paste wax or neutral paste shoe polish (same thing) on the handle.
    Practice sharpening on a cheap knife first.

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