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    Knife Restoring - help

    Hey all,
    So I have purchases a nice old knife, In need of a restoration and hopfully one day, I wil hand it down to my children and so on.
    Where would I start? I was thining of taking the rivets off some how, and getting the steel sandblasted to begin with ? It obviously need some new accessoriest put into the knife, but will see to what extent once sand blastered.

    How would you go about cleaning up the antler or bone in the handle ?

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    you would need to be careful how you clean the antler, giving it a very lite scrub with cold water maybe. just be careful not to take its nature stain off

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    I was just thinking a bit of warm soapy water and a gentle wash.
    Maybe a bleech afterwards and re-stain it.

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    don't think i would use bleach my self, I know using a water blaster on antler will take stain off. If i get blood say on a set of antler i will give it a lite scrub to get it of if its dried with no problems but i am no expert

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    thanks mate. I dont mine startuing it from a fresh / clean peice of antler. and letting it stain from my own use over the coming years. Itll mean more to me that way i think.

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    Strip it down then clean the metal parts on a wire buffer wheel to see what you have. The handle is not real antler by the looks.
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    If its not, I may fit real antler onto it and give some sort of carving ago my self

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    Electrolytic rust removal will take the rust without damaging the steel. I wouldn't jump into any abrasives until there's no other choice, and then it would be surface grinding.
    Vingar is a mild acid and will clean things up without doing damage (generally).

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    I guess, salt water and a positive and negative current should clean the rust off then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larskramer View Post
    I guess, salt water and a positive and negative current should clean the rust off then
    Yes. I use washing soda (sodium carbonate). Triple check the polarity before throwing the switch.

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    thanks mate, + on the blade and - on the earthing rod ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larskramer View Post
    thanks mate, + on the blade and - on the earthing rod ?
    NO!
    you need to do some more reading!!
    It's called a SACRIFICIAL ANODE.
    Anode +
    Cathode -

    Positive, plus, adding rust
    negative, minus, subtracting rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    NO!
    you need to do some more reading!!
    It's called a SACRIFICIAL ANODE.
    Anode +
    Cathode -

    Positive, plus, adding rust
    negative, minus, subtracting rust
    with mimms, though i suggest a diluted dishwasher mix.
    the DC needs to be pure not diode rectified DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    with mimms, though i suggest a diluted dishwasher mix.
    the DC needs to be pure not diode rectified DC
    Really? Vhy? Wouldn't that just be "pulsed" DC? It's never going to invert
    I'll have to check my power supplies. One of my tanks runs straight off a box which I assume is multi-tap transformer -> rectifier. The big tank gets a car battery on a charger as a voltage buffer. No current control so it could potentially draw all the CCA... but Never seen it more than a few amps

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    Oh, I diffinatly will oook into it more once I havs started the refurb process

 

 

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