This thing has been hanging around the shop for the past 18 years. I don’t know how old it is. Was here when I came. It spent most of its time poking sidewalls on bad tires and random “shit” knife detail. I figure it’s time to retire.
Going to clean it up and try to tighten the handle. The grip end has come loose.
I’m not sure if it’s leather or synthetic wrap?
Don’t know how far I will go to clean it up.
UPDATE: I gave the knife a good warm soapy water bath and the grim was nasty. After a good scrub I decided to give the blade a good scrub oil Kroil and some extra fine lapping compound that is marketed for lapping rifle bolts. 600 or 800 grit I forget?
Mostly just rubbed in with finger tips and then another round with a few 30 cal rifle patches.
There is years of grinder and wire wheel marks on this. I just wanted it clean. I gave the handle a good rub in of johnsons paste wax. I might hit the blade with some oxpho blue? Then do the best I can to put a useful edge on it. Then it will find its way into the light duty draw with the rest of my poor old knives.
finally got around to making a "spanner" socket to fit the nut holding the handle on. The leather and all has shrunk a good amount. Whats a good angle to use to try and restore the edge uniformity ?
have it sitting in a light coat of Kroil just to try and draw a bit more of the crud/crust out of the poors.