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Victorinox Repair

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gb Offline Ross

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Victorinox Repair
on: May 30, 2013, 04:20:22 PM
Has anyone had any experience with Vic repairing a blade that's been damaged -

My blade has bent in the middle - I have a feeling I know the answer but thought I would see if anyone has any experience.


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 04:42:24 PM
Has anyone had any experience with Vic repairing a blade that's been damaged -

My blade has bent in the middle - I have a feeling I know the answer but thought I would see if anyone has any experience.

Not sure about what Vic would say, but if the bend isnt too extreme they can be unbent.  Sometimes they break, but mostly Ive been fine in unbending.

Clamp in a padded vice with the bend right at the edge of the jaws and then hit firmly with medium force with a mallot.   I do this frequently to get tools to fit just right on mods.
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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 08:11:11 PM
that's a very good idea but does involve me getting a padded vice - but once I have one of these I am on my way to making a mod of my own I suppose ;)


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 09:07:42 PM

Ross, You could try; 

lay the blade flat on top of a bit of 4x2 then hammer a bit of inch batten on top of the blade with short sharp taps
Keep checking progress by looking along the blade

Did that make any sense?

Oh and as said above you might end up with a spare bit of blade
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de Offline HankSolon

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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 10:12:23 PM
This thread is worthless without any pictures of that blade. :)


gb Offline Ross

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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 10:31:17 PM

Ross, You could try; 

lay the blade flat on top of a bit of 4x2 then hammer a bit of inch batten on top of the blade with short sharp taps
Keep checking progress by looking along the blade

Did that make any sense?

Oh and as said above you might end up with a spare bit of blade

Makes perfect sense and is worth a go as I do own a hammer  :tu:



This thread is worthless without any pictures of that blade. :)
You are right and as soon as my dad brings my knife back (left its at his house) ill post some pics.


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 11:25:48 PM
I sent a vintage '70's huntsman in for repair last year. Among the list of repairs was a blade that had been arced by a friend of mine on a hot electrical wire many years ago when I was much younger. The blade was then reground by me...yea I know, bad move. I offered to pay for the repair but they fixed it free of charge.  I now have a totally restored knife :D


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 10:02:45 PM
So as you can see its been sharpened a little :( but what I am more concerned with is the quarter moon chink



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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 11:21:27 PM
ooops, solid work :-/

If this was my knife, I would really think of replacing the blade instead of sharpening. You need to take of so much material that you definetively run into a heat problem during the process. Or it lasts so long, that buying a new knife maked more sense.

How to help:
1st option: Take your time and make a plain edge (resharp)
2nd option let it be repaired
3rd DIY

If you don't have any experience , choose 2


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 09:54:05 PM

I would just sharpen and use it Ross  :tu:

I found that I use my Spartan a lot more because I'm not afraid of damaging it as I know I can fix it again
I got it a couple of years ago at a carboot in very rough condition, Here it is next to a nice blue one

I should have cleaned and polished the blades before taking this picture, It really does look a lot better in real life  :-[

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gb Offline Ross

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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 11:16:11 PM
Cheers guys - yeah I was worried that if I carry on sharping I would end up with a blade more suitable to a classic lol.

I think what I might do is sharpen a little more see how I get on - if the worst happens then I can think about getting it replaced.

If only I knew someone who could help ;)

And if that fails ill have to get a new knife - oh what a shame :)


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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 11:25:01 PM
A flat stick with some 120grit wet and dry glued to it is very usefull  :tu:
Just say to yourself 'I can't make it any worse'

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Re: Victorinox Repair
Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 03:27:06 PM
OT so removed...

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