Restoring rusty old pocket knife found from fleamarket - Knife restoration
Restoring rusty old pocket knife found from fleamarket

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I will restore this rusty 0.5€ pocket knife back it's former glory. I found it from a flea market. The knife is very rusty but there is no major damage besides the pitting from the rust. I hope it's not rusted beyond restoration. I found this very interesting because before actually starting the disassembly I didn’t notice how the assembly was done and I thought it would be a nice project because the pins were hidden and I was curious how the covers of the handle were done, was it paint or something or something else. As usual, some detailed explanation of the processes can be found after the links. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Support me: T-Shirts: Patreon: Instagram: Tools used in this video: Basic rotary tool: Bending rotarytool shaft: Chuck norris' toothbrush: Some of my other tools: Better rotary tool: Drill press for rotary tool: 2-xis table for the drill press Power file: Cordless drill: Scroll saw: My watch: --------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBSCRIBE ▶▶▶ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Restoration playlist▶ --------------------------------------------------------------------- After figuring out how to the knife was put together, I tried to pull those tiny metal tabs back out to get the scales off but I didn’t have a tool that could have loosened the scales. I decided to see If I could pry it apart without ruining the scales. I broke out my old trusty prying chisel. The reason I use it is that it’s hard, sharp (the edge fits to very tight gaps) and the bevel usually helps when I need to take stuff apart. I don’t really have to pry anything I only need to push and the bevel will pull the pieces apart. After scales were off I used a Dremel to grind off the pins. Then all the metal parts were put into rust remover. After the rust was removed I sanded the pitting off from the visible parts. No need to remove material from hidden parts if the pitting doesn’t affect the functionality of the item. For the scales I used the nickel plating system to prevent it from rusting again the same was done to the plates that housed the blade and the small clip at the end of the knife. After the parts came off from the liquid I rinsed them with water to remove the liquid because it’s acidic and could start dissolving the plating after the electricity is cut. The blade was fist sanded to 400 grits. And then hardened in oil. If I hardened it first the sanding would have been much more laborious. On the other hand because I use gas burner to heat the blade up the outer surface of the blade will burn and come off so polishing before hardening is also unnecessary. After hardening the blade it was tempered in a n oven for couple of ours. This makes it less brittle. The plastic covers on the scales were damaged and I wasn’t a big fan of the design so I decided to try adding a layer of veneer on the scales. I diluted some epoxy with thinner to allow me to apply only a very thin layer. If there was a thick layer it would come through the veneer and squeeze out under the edges. I used bunch of rubber bands to apply even-ish pressure on the veneer until the epoxy had dried. After this I sanded off the excess veneer that came over the edges. For the assembly I made some brass rivets. I just cut pieces of brass wire and put them in a vise vertically. Then I hammered once end until it didn’t fit through the holes for the pins anymore. After the parts were assembled together, I cut the pins to wanted length and hammered the other end. It is much easier to assemble the knife if the pins have a little extra length. Thanks for checking out my video. If feel like it, subscribe, like and share! #restoration #restoring #ASMR #ASMR restoration #knife restoration


Brian Wilson : UPDATE: And...after all that work....I took the knife back to the flee market and sold it for 3 euros!

Roth Roth : This video cures my anxiety

Brian Davis : I have to say that this is one of the best videos I have seen, on any subject. No irritating music, no blathering on. Excellent.

Mark Harris : When I was a kid, some half a century ago, we used to buy these from the local paper shop for about 50p. The sheaf knives we got as birthday or Christmas presents, how times have changed. I’m glad you changed out of the camouflage trousers. It was had work watching the video and not being able to see you properly as you blended into the background so well. Another superb restoration, I really like the veneer. very well done.

Lightning48 : You really did good with this video. Timing was great. Overall a super job.

olenick 7734 : Very nice work, clever way to affix the handles. Your videos are nice to watch and I like you sense of Humour..

Roger Smith : After the oil and oven tempering along with that sharpening job, the blade is probably better than it was when it was brand new. And then there's the nickel plating and genuine wood veneer... so I'd say other than the remanence of the pitting from the rust, it's a far better overall knife than when it was brand new. 👍

Matthieu Villeneuve : Although you don't have as much tools as other restoration channels, I like that you still make a wonderful job! Keep up the good work, your channel is one of my favourites!

TCS15 : Any tips on how to make something even less rustier after you've used vinegar? I have a metal utensil, and the vinegar removed almost all of the rust.

frankmadonna01 : I miss the “hot ice” container

RamirPascal : -takes out dremel- Me: ooh, nice. -dremel sounds- Me: aight -dremel speeds up immensely- Me: WHAT ARE THESE DISTRESSED R2D2 SOUNDS

Steve Rogers : Restore your work table!

aldahesu28 : I liked the mahogany veneer handle, nice new touch. Its always interesting to try new ways to retore. Great video as always!!! Still waiting for the subscribe gig to popup somewhere.

Michael Draper : I like these videos but they fact that I like then makes me feel autistic lol.

MickInOhio : Very nicely done and I really enjoy your videos. 👍

Omarr Thomas : Keep doing your thing sir!!!

Jefferson Souza : YouTube recommendations...❤️❤️

• Toothless • : 1:49 thank you so much for having lowered the sound 👏🏻🙏🏻

Paul : You've come a long way, your videos are really starting to hit a high level of quality now.

Ultimo Destruct-O : 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦0 Views

GradKat : Remarkable! Fabulous work.

ROBERT GIBSON : made from great steel Sheffield England the the home of first class knifes a first class restoration friend

twicebitten thasme : I may be guessing, but I'd say it was worth a bit more than just one euro. If for no other reason than the mahogany veneers! Really nice work. Thank you for sharing!

Claudine Riduet : Comme toujours un travail plus que parfait, c'est un tel plaisir de te regarder faire ... Merci pour ce partage 💖

adaboy4z : Dad bought a 56 Bellaire found an old tool box in trunk with a 1946 Boy Scout knife inside. I restored it to its luster years last month!!

bigseanSM : I have 4 of these knives, never been brave enough to pull them apart though lol, good job 😎

FranklinClinton1 : Again a Great Video, Magic hands 😉 greez from Germany

Daryoosh Fatemi : You are amazing. A real master at your art ✨

Neat Stuff : great job, especially with the handle. your skills are really improving!

Ezzy Poo : So happy to see you wearing gloves! It always made me uncomfortable when you groped rust and chemicals. Keep up the awesome content

Steve Greedo : I had my doubts when you started to apply the wood veneer, but in the end it looked really good. Nice job!

Ken Olson : Difficult to find blade not made in China these days. Definitely a worthy project.

Sid : Sheffield in the houuuuse!

Mick Lively : Excellent job; great result.  I think I might have opted for epoxy finish, in lieu of linseed oil, i.e. practical in lieu of "sympathetic"?

Марио Гашпаровић : I always loved pocked knifes :-D Really great job :-))

RT SERVIÇOS ELÉTRICOS : Magnífico - Parabéns

Clau Diz : Finalmente! la espera por un nuevo video se estaba haciendo eterna. Saludos desde Argentina!

Peter P : I need to order some rusty knifes too cause it looks soo perfect after you restore it!

Ryugae : Just 1€? In which part of Europe do you live? Here in Italy a knife like that could worth 25-30€. Amazing job btw

Carlos R. Paredes : Beautiful restoration! Thanks for posting such an interesting video!

paulo cesar : Im addicted to your channel, specially when ure restoring knives. Really good job my friend.

PG : I'd say it could even be worth 1.20!

Kent Costello : Our grandfather's would be proud to carry that knife good job and video keep it up 👍👍👍

vik vik : Fixing old knife And asmr in the same time

Heiko Wagner : the speed-up bolt grindig sounds like "nooooooo noooooooooooooo noooooooooooooooooooooooo" in a very high pitch ^^

Timothy Pratt : This is actually used for a magic trick called the colour changing knife

double needlework : i really liked this one, nicely done and also glad you're wearing gloves this time!

jimmer hardy : Quite a craftsman. Nicely done.

Thomas Honea : Awesome! You just got a new sub !!!! I can watch restoration videos all day.