Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

JohnDF

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That looks amazing! 🤠 :thumbsup:
 
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I picked up a ~100 year old Jack Knife in mother of pearl.
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"Nuthin' a little epoxy wont fix" ;)
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I used clear epoxy to fill in the chips and gaps along the edges.
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I ground a tip back on the main blade, too. It's going in my pocket tomorrow.
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I have a similar crack in a MOP scale that I am going to try to repair. Thinking of using CA5 or epoxy depending of how clean I can get the crack. Any tip on what to polish MOP with afterwards?
 

r8shell

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I have a similar crack in a MOP scale that I am going to try to repair. Thinking of using CA5 or epoxy depending of how clean I can get the crack. Any tip on what to polish MOP with afterwards?
I used one of those foam-core manicure buffing sticks. I decided that would be safer, not knowing if polishing compound might stain the pearl.

Good luck, and please post pics. :)👍
 
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glennbad

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I used one of those foam-core manicure buffing sticks. I decided that would be safer, not knowing if polishing compound might stain the pearl.

Good luck, and please post pics. :)👍

I have found that polishing/buffing compound has the magical ability to make any crack, ding, or pore fully visible after.
 
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There's sanding sets for pen makers that go to 12,000 and give a pretty decent polish without any compounds.
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What a wonderul lustre in the colour. I almost feel like taking a bite ;)
I have wet-papers from 4000-12000. They are on some sort of waxed canvas. A friend who was working with boat gave me some sheets. And like you showed, they can make quite the shine with some effort :)
 
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