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Offline hunter63

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Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:23:46 PM »
I don't see any ....Knife re-build section....so putting this here.\

Found a Kinfolks 380 at a flea market....kinda sad shape.........$6 bucks.



Looks like the leather disks are pretty bad...but I like the design.



Little steel shank, brass nut was kinda stuck, rusty....had to sacrifice a screw driver to make a wrench to remove the nut.
Had been soaking it....so with the help of a punch, got it loosened up.

 

I guess I need to start looking for replacement disks......

BTW, came in a Kershaw sheath......
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 04:27:20 PM »
That looks like one of the old Marble's designs.  Nice find & well worth a re-build. :thumbsup:   I doubt if Sears will replace that Craftsman screwdriver. :shrug: :lol:
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:19:36 PM »
That looks like one of the old Marble's designs.  Nice find & well worth a re-build. :thumbsup:   I doubt if Sears will replace that Craftsman screwdriver. :shrug: :lol:

What Sears?...LOL.....our is almost closed down....as well as a ACE Hardware, and the Gander Mountain.
They are selling the counters, racks and display cases....

Had plenty around....and don't use them for work any longer....so started a second life...I don't think I ever used that one....

Started peeling off leather discs....one looks like a steel washer that was pressed into service...
I know they sell news ones....but I wondering if anyone sells used discs...new and shiney may not look good on such and old rusted blade.
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 09:31:34 PM »
I doubt anyone sells used discs. 

Go with an antler handle if you want and polish the blade a bit.
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 10:20:24 PM »
I doubt anyone sells used discs. 

Go with an antler handle if you want and polish the blade a bit.

I found a few site with difference sized new discs....and the "stacked birch bark" looks interesting.
New heard of that...but was suggested...with a site.

http://www.knifemaking.com/category-s/565.htm
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 06:27:09 AM »
A dark stain or dye may help lend an older look to your new leather since quite a few well used ones are nearly black

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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 10:40:31 AM »
A dark stain or dye may help lend an older look to your new leather since quite a few well used ones are nearly black

Was thinking of that....still want it to look old a sweaty ......and did get an offer for some salvaged saddle leather.......
Would need a punch.

Pelling off old discs....very brittle and black.....hard to get off shank rusted....so far about 1/2 off......carefully.
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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 06:14:21 PM »
That looks like one of the old Marble's designs.  Nice find & well worth a re-build. :thumbsup:   I doubt if Sears will replace that Craftsman screwdriver. :shrug: :lol:

Yeah I would have gotten a $1 store screwdriver to mod like that, but I like the ingenuity either way.

It looks like a fun project and it should clean up pretty good.

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Re: Kinfolks 380 Re-build.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 08:24:54 PM »
That looks like one of the old Marble's designs.  Nice find & well worth a re-build. :thumbsup:   I doubt if Sears will replace that Craftsman screwdriver. :shrug: :lol:

Yeah I would have gotten a $1 store screwdriver to mod like that, but I like the ingenuity either way.

It looks like a fun project and it should clean up pretty good.

You know...I have a lot of old screwdriver....wood handles, flat handles, and many I have had for ever.....and got from MF and yard sales.....

Felt bad considering them, as they are like "family"   LOL...if that makes any sense....?
That Craftsman.....had no soul...till now.
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