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Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value? 917

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Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« on: June 18, 2014, 03:17:35 AM »
I've recently bought some old SAKS and one of them had cracked spacers which removed the "snap" in the tools when you're closing them.  I plan to repair them using spacers from new/current SAKs of the same length.

Will this diminish the value of a collectible SAK (atleast 40 years old)?

If you're a collector, would you rather not repair the spacers?

All tools are in good condition, even the scales.

thanks!
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,842
Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 09:08:37 AM »
Spacers = liners?

There's a couple of ways of looking at this. Unless your replacing say brass liners with SS,then the repair shouldn't be too noticeable. So,it would be up to you and your honesty!

It's better,in my book,to have a working tool that's been repaired or modified than a broken shelf queen.

Just my 2p

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Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 09:59:19 AM »

Collectors always like stuff in original condition

Everything’s adjustable
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Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 11:24:52 AM »
A broken tool is useless. As long as you're honest about the repair go for repairing it....

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Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 02:53:24 PM »
It might be worth thinking about having Victorinox repair it - They can do very good work 8andd will not just replace a knife if you ask for a repair) and it would still be a factory original.

From a user´s point of view, i´d say repair it yourself and use it. I have no use for pure collecctors items.
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Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 03:33:29 PM »
I'm not a collector of antique SAKs. I only buy, collect or use the newer stuff. But I think out of the replies so far the one that makes the best sense is to send it into Vic for repair.

SAW
Sr. Member Posts: 277
Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 10:05:21 PM »
I actually contacted Victorinox Australia and they said they cannot repair broken spacer/liners but they will gladly replace it with a new one and I can request to keep the old one too.

Thanks for all your replies. Anyway, I don't have the confidence yet to do it myself.


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Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 10:08:21 PM »
Anyway, I don't have the confidence yet to do it myself.


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Sr. Member Posts: 277
Re: Repairing an Old Knife - Diminished value?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 03:47:19 PM »
Thanks! I'll experiment a bit. I have some broken SAKs that I'll see if I can dismantle properly first.

 

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