1. {Name}
    Welcome to the KKF!
    Please take a moment to register and stop by the New Member Check-In and say hello. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay and the discussion of all things sharp.
    Feel free to jump right in on the conversation or make your own. We have an edge on life!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Take a look at our new AUCTION SYSTEM

    This service is available to all KKFora members to both Bid on and Auction off (Sell)items.
    Dismiss Notice

Vintage Forgecraft Refurb & Rehandle

Discussion in 'JapaneseKnifeSharpening / Dave Martell Knives' started by Dave Martell, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    This vintage Forgecraft was the closet to being ineligible for a refurb job that I've done so far. The profile showed over-sharpening/over-steeling in front of the heel. The blade faces were worn down to the max with the brick pattern stampings almost completely removed. Lots of scratches and deep rust pitting was seen.

    I managed to make it all look pretty good but could not get all of the rust pitting removed from the bevels so this one has clear evidence of a prior life.

    The owner asked for a rehandle and designed the entire thing herself, right down to type and size of spacers!

    The handle is made from amboyna burl, buffalo horn, copper & G10 spacers, and a copper pin.

    So what do you think? :)

    Forgecraft_Knife_Comparison1.jpg Forgecraft_Knife_Comparison2.jpg P1010001.JPG P1010006.JPG P1010007.JPG P1010013.JPG P1010017.JPG P1010019.JPG P1010027.JPG P1010029.JPG
  2. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Outstanding job Dave. My re handled Forgecraft is starting to separate. Never looked like yours. Maybe time to rehandle
  3. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  4. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Extraordinary, Dave!
  5. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I wouldn't kick that off my board. That looks amazing
  6. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  7. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Loved that Forgie!

Share This Page