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Catt 225Q rehandle
« on: September 01, 2013, 04:48:10 PM »
Father inlaw just gave me a Catt225Q commando. No sheath and stacked leather handle is fubar. Here is my new project.


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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 04:54:43 PM »
COOL! 8).  Those old Cattaraugus Cutlery knives from that era were supposed to be able to handle almost any circumstance....... and DID, from what I've read about them.   

Neat project, Swamp :thumbsup:    I'm anxious to see its 're-birth'! ;)
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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 06:17:11 PM »
Yep it's a beast. Just found a website on how to get the 3piece pommel apart. Now I got to make a stamp to cut leather disc. Once totally apart I've got some clean up to do. Doesn't look to hard. But compressing the handle I'm sure will prove me wrong.

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 06:35:38 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this build. I have mtech that needs a stack handle redue.
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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 09:10:45 AM »
Swamp:  You could always cut squares and then shape the handle to get the shape you want.
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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 09:32:40 AM »
Aside from being a bit rusty and tarnished the blade appears to be in good condition!  I'm looking forward to seeing how this projects turns out Swamp!   ;)

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 09:49:10 AM »
There is a few places online that sells them for $.20 each. I just have to do break out the ruler.

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 10:51:50 AM »
That's a great looking knife to resurrect, looking forward to seeing your finished product!! :thumbsup:

I'm sure you already have a plan, but here's a tutorial on a clamp for compressing the handle  http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?13253-Leather-handled-knife-tutorial           If you scroll down the page and click on the box that says "Show", it will open the pictures.  Numbers 7 and 11 show the best, but you'll get the idea.

Good luck with this one!!  Do you plan to make a sheath for it too?   Leather or kydex...

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 01:53:29 PM »
awesome, I've been reading about these a ton lately. I want every knife to have that burly pommel. found this page about the way the pommel plates break down, might find it useful: http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?t=32026

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 04:50:52 PM »
Binalith-that was a cool read/tutorial on the pommel, thanks for sharing!! :thumbsup:

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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 05:40:35 PM »
Binalith-that was a cool read/tutorial on the pommel, thanks for sharing!! :thumbsup:
Yes it was :thumbsup:   Did you notice he recommended ViseGrips to take the pins out?  I saw no mention of the use of a Leatherman. :shrug:
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Re: Catt 225Q rehandle
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 07:51:11 PM »
Thank you gentleman! All great resources and ill post pics as soon as I can get started. Next day or so.