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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by messerist, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. messerist

    messerist Active Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Faribault Minnesota
    My Mother-in-law found this old Green River skinner at some sale in Florida. It was in bad shape when she sent it to me and it has sat around for a few months. Well I finally decided to play around with it and see what I could do. I wish I had a "before" photo but the Wife had the camera when I started and my camera phone shot is terrible. I was intending to remove the scales and put new ones on it but after removing 15 coats of gooped on polyurethane and a little rasping and filing the scales turned out to be some nice walnut. The blade was very rusty and appeared to have fallen into a garbage disposal. The tip was pretty mangled so I used the large grinding stone we have at work to do a little cosmetic surgery and grind away the scars. I kept the blade tip cool with water so there was no damage to the hardness of the tip. The rust on the blade came off with a some steel wool and elbow grease. I enjoy reclaiming old blades once in a while. This one will make a nice skinner for my son.
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Southern Virginia
    Not only Ya, but H3LL Ya. Very nice.

    I recently did an old Ontario for kitchen use and guess where the walnut came from.:)
  3. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Matthews, NC
    Nice repair job, it's a handsome knife know, with a lot of character.

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