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  1. voortrekker

    voortrekker Supporter Supporter

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    Do you know of any reputable knife smiths in the US that’d be willing to do a handle rescale in a timely manner? Within 2-4 weeks of receiving the knife?

    I’d prefer to use one that is a member of this forum, but membership of this forum is not a must.

    I have a knife with scales that are too thin for my taste. I would like to have a competent knife smith remove the existing scales and pins and replace them with brass pins and new scales. With the new scales unfinished as I would like to contour the new scales myself.

    I will pay a very fair price for good work.

    Thank you for your help.

    This is the knife I would like to rescale :


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  2. M.Hatfield

    M.Hatfield Midnight Joker #42 Lifetime Supporter

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    I would send it over to @08H3 and see what Chris can do with it. :dblthumb:

    I cannot speak for how busy he might be right now though. :)
     
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  3. batmanacw

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    I'd see about putting some red liners behind those scales. That would fill it out and retain the look. Just a thought.
     
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    That is a good idea. I need some scales that have palm swells though. I want scales that are a good fit ergonomically.
     
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    I can't vouch for his time or willingness but I can vouch for his work . Paging @Caleb Cox ?
     
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    Just watch some YouTube vids and do it yourself.
     
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    That's exactly why I sold off my Winkler SAR knife. The handle was too thin. Great blade though, and Daniels is a stand-up guy to deal with.
     
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    I would contact the original maker of the knife, if that is possible. He may do the work for a reasonable price, or know someone who can.
     
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    Either this ^^^ or return it to the seller.
    If neither of those is an option, my first move would be to reach out to @MichaelBear and get his advice.
     
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    Be interested to see a picture when it's done.
     
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  12. 08H3

    08H3 God, Family and Freedom Vendor Supporter

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    Drill press some brass rod from a local hardware or hobby shop and good epoxy would make short work of that project especially since your wanting to pay someone else to do it.

    I would recommend trying it yourself but there's nothing wrong with having a Smith do it for ya :dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation!

    Something like this, just drill, glue, rough wouldn't take long. It takes time when your trying to match shape to the previous scales.
     
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    What is the best way to remove the existing pins? Drill them out or punch them out?
     
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    Won't the epoxy be difficult to remove the scales?
     
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    Watching!
     
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    In my experience, Winklers small pins punch out pretty easily. If you aren't concerned about saving the original scales or maintaining the finish, it shouldn't be to difficult to get them off of there.

    Not sure about your resources (work space, tools, etc.), but it's a fairly easy job. There is alot of helpful videos on YouTube, and I'm sure alot of the forums experienced members would be more then willing to give guidance or answer any questions that may arise. Could be a fun learning experience for you. Watching with interest!
     
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    I have been meaning to put a new set on my Winkler bushcrafter, I would be willing to do it at the same time as you and document my steps so you can follow along.
     
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  20. buckfynn

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    Heat gun and a sharp pointy screw driver will get the scales off. The pins usually will come off the scales from the ones that I have redone.

    One caveat I haven't rescaled a Winkler but I have rescaled approx 30 other knives.
     
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  21. 08H3

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    I use my drill press personally.


    Well ya see, I'm a little barbaric.... I take a piece of old cutting board, anvil, and a hammer.....

    Lol in all seriousness, epics has great fixating properties but its sheer strength sucks, that's what the pins help with.
     
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    If you have a bandsaw, you can just run a cut along the blade handle (after wrapping the blade in tape of course) and remove the pins and scale rather quickly...

    :38:
     
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