Knife issues

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  1. Back50

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    9677E957-AF14-4488-A1E1-2474F127761D.png For the last 40 years I have got by with a Buck 110 in my pocket,then I discovered this site and sub forum. Now I have 3 Moras,a Buck 102,6 SAKs,and of course a Bolt Knife. Still I had an empty feeling. I was yearning for the sheath knife of my youth. The one my Mom bought for my oldest brother with S&H Green stamps that he gave to me. The one that rode on my belt from age 11 to 18. It went on my trap lines,my fishing and camping trips,that got me to a Life Boy Scout,and worked summers on a farm. It moved in here when I got married,but can’t seem to find it. I remember it had a plastic handle with a deer or something on it. Though the wonders of google and my vague description I was able to ID it and found one on EBay. It is in transit now. My question to you wise contributers is how do I restore it to it’s former glory?Never brought an old cheap knife back from the dead.
     
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    Sounds about right :18:
     
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    Looks like an old "Imperial" blade. Old ones were cheap but they were pretty good old knives.
     
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    Clean the handle with mild soap and water, oil if it will take an oiling, sharpen and use it.
     
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    I enlarged the photo and it does seem to have Imperial on the ricasso. I'd say clean the blade with either an SOS pad or something similar, give it a wipe with an oil or grease that's food grade ( I will swipe a carbon with a Cotton/Vasoline from my fire kit every once in a while) ........and use it to your hearts content. :)
     
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    Fine steel wool and light oil for the blade is what I would use. I wouldn't want to remove all the "experience."
     
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    Sharpen it and use it - nothing like an old fixed blade with a bit of experience
     
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    0000 steel wool, olive oil. Dawn dish soap and water for the handle with toothbrush if needed. Water hottest you can stand for the rinse. Dry and oil the blade, sharpen, use.
     
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    For the pictured knife, oil stiff toothbrush and elbow grease.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Will post a picture when It gets it’s cleaning. Should be here Friday!
     
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    Don't neglect the sheath...looks like it could use some wax.
     
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    8385E275-C41A-4067-91DF-C033758A8F73.png Of course it didn’t show up today,now it says Monday. While I was checking on it I found this..And yes I have a problem :cool:
     
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    91C787C0-2FB4-4BB0-BB87-8CB5DF274B6A.jpeg My boyhood Imperial showed up today! Was paper slicing sharp out of the box(sharper than my brand new bolt knife was). Cleaned it up a little and stropped a few dozen times. Sheath well worn and missing a couple of stitches,but for 50+ years old not bad. Going on my belt and into the woods tomorrow.
     
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    Matching hatchet comes next week. Supposedly there is a matching folder that makes up the set,but all I have seen have different scales. If anyone finds one let me know. Would like to give my Grandson his first Nessmunk trio next summer when he visits.
     
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    Family photo.
    My wife “How many knives do you need?)
    Me “I’ll let you know when I find out)
    Hint guys Never answer with “How many pairs of shoes do you need?”:58: 227995FE-1331-4C45-93F5-EA27775B02D3.jpeg
     
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    I'd rock that knife in the woods... I think many here would too.
     
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    CC1E07F9-817A-4658-87A6-939A4DB995D4.png Found it!
     
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    Youzzer! That's the one I had to have. Bade the prior black Imperial look dull.
     
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    65519E04-F770-43E8-9520-7AF50B950345.jpeg 26FB910A-184E-49C3-A37F-123CADD490AC.jpeg Between the down pours got down to the back 50 to try out the Imperial. Was able to harvest a bushel or so of birch bark before the sky opened up again.
     
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    F10B1A88-F240-446A-950C-B2EE4680F6ED.jpeg And the set is complete! I will play with them this winter,then my Grandson gets them for his next birthday.
     
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    Mom hid her green stamps but I would save up ones I found until she could put em in a book and take me to the S&H store. Got some interesting woods stuff from those.
     
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    Great story, thanks for sharing. Enjoy rekindling the memories. For me it was a 2 blade Browning folder...ah yes...

    :38:
     
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    S&H Green Stamps and Blue Chip Stamps were a great draw for hundreds of stores and gas stations.

    I miss the good ol' days! I got lots of stuff with the trading stamps.

    When I was in the Coast Guard, I would drive a GSA vehicle daily in my job. There were several gas stations... excuse me... Service Stations that offered 4 to 6 x green stamps with every fill up. On the government credit card, I would fill about two books of stamps each week, which of course, I kept.

    These stamps got me lots of camping gear including Coleman lanterns and a Coleman stove. Sleeping bags and a nice umbrella tent, and of course, a couple of Marbles blades. The back of my car was stuffed. I was set to bug out when I was discharged.

    Good memories!

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    Soupy Sales had a catchy little song: “How do I get me a Cadillac car? Green stamps, green stamps! How do I get me a Cadillac car? Fill up a green stamp book!”
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Snow Seal and a heat gun are my go to. Will darken it though.
     
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    Soupy Sales! Your age is showing (mine too). I loved Black Fang and White Tooth. I'd just make it home from school to catch it on TV!

    A close friend's father was a cameraman on the show. When it went off the air for good, he was able to get the 'Black Fang' glove that was used on the show. I offered him $20 for it (big money in those days) but he refused.

    Great memories. Thanks!

    Steve
     
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    White fang and black tooth! Loved them!
     
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    That’s a very nice set. You did good.

    JohnP
     
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    That looks to be a Colonial. I have the same knife and it’s over 50 yrs old.
    I believe I bought it as a souvenir at Wall Drug.
    Replacing the scales was a bit of a bugger as it is not a full tang. The original plastic handle encased the undersized, but flat, tang.
    I used a piece of hickory handle and cut a kerf with the bottom of the cut being top of tang. I filled remaining space with JB weld.


    Imho.... this knife is more difficult than most to rescale. You may want to keep it as original.
    At least it’s not an expensive one....
     
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    Great set you put together. Sure your grandson will treasure it. Well done.
     
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