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Ninjaferret has asked me to give his old Bushcraft knife a going over, turns out its quite and expensive item, you don't want to know what he was using it for but there are plenty of less expensive methods.

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The blade itself is not too bad despite what its been used for. Few minor pits but will polish up nice.

Awkward bit of damage on the rosewood handle, matching it in should be fun..

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Makers mark, and as I said quite an expensive bit of kit.

The sheath has seen some action as well.

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Rubbed down, soaked in conditioner dried and first coat of dye, some of the dents haven't come out like I'd hoped but its looking a lot happier.

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Started on the blade which I will probably have to go to at least 2000-3000 grit for a mirror polish buts so far its looking good most of the pitting is gone, Still plenty to do.

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1 minute ago, fatchap said:

Ninjaferret has asked me to give his old Bushcraft knife a going over, turns out its quite and expensive item, you don't want to know what he was using it for but there are plenty of less expensive methods.

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The blade itself is not too bad despite what its been used for. Few minor pits but will polish up nice.

Awkward bit of damage on the rosewood handle, matching it in should be fun..

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Makers mark, and as I said quite an expensive bit of kit.

The sheath has seen some action as well.

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Rubbed down, soaked in conditioner dried and first coat of dye, some of the dents haven't come out like I'd hoped but its looking a lot happier.

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Started on the blade which I will probably have to go to at least 2000-3000 grit for a mirror polish buts so far its looking good most of the pitting is gone, Still plenty to do.

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Sorry can't  see any pictures yet .

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11 hours ago, shootthepigeon said:

In the same vein as the "dog section threads" what do you use that for then??🤪

Well what do you think you use a knife for ? Knife things :yahoo:

Sorry mate i should have been more serious , i use it for reading books and talking about everything i know absolutely sweet nothing about......................................

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I would have cut the rosewood and put brass pommel with lanyard holes in. Can give stuff a good tap without chipping the rosewood. Also a finger guard, slipped to many times and nearly lost my index finger.

But you've done great job keeping it original. Looks very nice 👍

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2 hours ago, figgy said:

I would have cut the rosewood and put brass pommel with lanyard holes in. Can give stuff a good tap without chipping the rosewood. Also a finger guard, slipped to many times and nearly lost my index finger.

But you've done great job keeping it original. Looks very nice 👍

I would have had a hell of a job trying to fit a brass finger guard, that close to the blade the tang is more than likely as hard as the blade itself, and being 5mm thick drilling the holes to pin the guard in place would not be drill bit friendly so to speak, probably possible to fit a brass pommel as the tang probably won't have been effected by the heat treat that far down. As bushcraft knives are designed to be used as mini axes and hit with bits of wood on the blade, using just epoxy to hold the finger guard in place wouldn't last very long.

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Maybe not Saturday. Definatly Monday. Had to do a final bit of tinkering and polishing. And its done.

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Sheath has come out better than I had hoped. Still the odd dent but lets call them character.625641191_reg2.jpg.989697cc8fe8978b7f19de6757b5d621.jpg746697665_reg3.jpg.0eb277d70d8497d24b5cf5249f88ea27.jpg933828969_reg4.jpg.40e9f9e460147b5b7cda301d3b2171b2.jpg

Just shy of a mirror polish but you can see my new Makitta T- Shirt in it, that I nicked from work.

Still very happy with it and will be on its way to you pronto ninjaferret.

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10 hours ago, ninjaferret said:

I got it back today. Gary what have you done,? It's ten times better in the flesh than the photo's. Thank you so very , very much.... I'll try and look after it this time .....

Have you booked it in again for a couple of years time when you've ******** it again?

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