Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by PRM, Jan 2, 2022.
No easy solution short of going to the people that made it.
Easiest solution is to quit wiggling it in the direction that causes the slight pop.
If fill, you may excavate it carefully and see if there's a nut. Try a heated metal tip and find if the fill will soften. If so you may just try a heat gun to find out if it will pop out.
If the popping is the handle moving a bit, which it sounds like, the only option I know of is to remove the handle and epoxy it when reassembled.
If it is the guard rattling, a few judicious taps to squeeze it together would likely fix it with no damage.
Easy enough fix for a knife crank.
If you get lucky, they won't have epoxied the tang nut in place. If so, you'll have to heat it.
Once you get another tang nut, and figure if epoxy will do what you want, reassemble. Once it's dry, and to suit, grind the tang nut off flush with the pommel and polish it back up.
Most of it could be done with a drill and hand tools, and a belt sander of some sort for flushing the tang nut. I spose you could hacksaw it close and file it and sand it with sanding blocks if you don't have a belt sander.
Sounds hard, but it's not too bad if you don't run into trouble.
Id put a dab of epoxy on the handle layers when reassembling so they don't slide, if there is play in them. Not enough to squeeze out.
"Thank you for requesting.
The handle parts are being stacked and a squeezing machine does fix under pressure the comple handle parts including the aluminum cap in vertical position.
A hole in the aluminum cap is then filled up with heatened liquid metal.
This liquid does fix the cap and the slim tang of the blade, which has deep notches at the bottom end, while cooling (?) / chilling (?).
Possibly the handle is a little loose due to moisture, having made shrunk handle parts.
It is quite difficult to re-tighten the handle.
Our only advise for fixing: use superglue / instant adhesive to fill possible gaps of the handle parts.
We like to wish you great success by such work and great servie of you knife!
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That does present a different set of challenges.
Lexol is the best stuff I've seen for keeping leather from drying out. They have a conditioner and a cleaner best I recall. It was the conditioner I used. It worked wonders on an old dry knife sheath.
If there is any space between the leather spacers at all, you might could get a needle applicator in and squirt super glue in at the tang.
Did they really attach it that far out? My guess is that when you do get it apart, something is going to be off. If you have a small strap wrench, that might be the best option to get a hold of the end cap and spin it off.
You might need a small torch to soften up the epoxy. I think Home Depot or any other hardware store will have one of those small pencil torches. That should get the epoxy hot enough to loosen up the end cap.
If you have to use channel locks or another type of plier, try wrapping some double sided tape to the jaws. That way they still have grip and won't damage the cap.
Thanks, just ordered some. Always in need of a good leather conditioner.
I think I have caught it early enough, that may not be necessary.
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