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So I got an old hand me down knife from a friend, and decided it needed some TLC. It's an old stainless steel blade and was a real pain to sharpen, but it all turned out pretty well. Most of the tools I used are not expensive, but it does take some skill and experience with power and hand tools. Remember to use proper safety equipment and precautions. Anyways, here's how I did it.

Step 1: Clean up

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I took off the old stamped steel handle, and buffed off all the rust on the belt sander. You could also use some regular 80 or 120 grit sand paper.
 
bigdaddy999 months ago

Wood can be unforgiving as a sheath material, but I think I've heard of people using an appropriately sized forstner bit to allow gluing a thin rare earth magnet to help keep the blade in place.

l8nite2 years ago
I really like the matching wooden sheath idea !
l8nite2 years ago
I really like the matching wooden sheath idea !
Would like to see it once the sanding and staining is done.
Gregbot2 years ago
AWESOME! Thanks!!!
ilpug2 years ago
Bravo! Great work