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How to re-shape a SAK knife point? 1019

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How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« on: July 28, 2014, 01:22:08 PM »
I have bought some old SAKs with some of the blade tips chipped.

What are the tools needed? I've read somewhere here the you need files, do they need to be special type of files?

I don't have any other power tools except for my dremel and a power drill.

Can you please help guide me with some steps (and tools used for each step)?

Thanks a lot!




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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 02:01:36 PM »
I've used the stones from my Lansky to re profile a tip before

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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 02:06:10 PM »
Speaking of which guys... I just got this. Do you think anything can be done to it (broken both blades, broken scissors spring, broken liner...)or is it bound for the trash bin? It is a Victoria Climber with Pat Pend Can Opener so I would have like to fix it, but I'm afraid the damage is too great...


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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 02:16:56 PM »
I used to use my sharpmaker stones but got one of these for a few dollars and its great to get the shape back and then hand polish with Micro-Mesh .

Dont have a pic of mine but its a bit more decrotive than this one with some nice brass details and I am allowed it on my desk as its an antique  , I have a few magnets stuck on it which catch a good chunk of the dust.



I have tried with a dremmel but I did not get on with it with the hand crank you are pretty much in complete control
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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 02:17:42 PM »
@ archerwin. What do you usually sharpen your SAKs with?

@ Corwyn. Take more pics, showing the blades closed and broken liner.
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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 02:18:54 PM »
Oh and work from the spine down to get the tip back
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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 02:36:51 PM »
Speaking of which guys... I just got this. Do you think anything can be done to it (broken both blades, broken scissors spring, broken liner...)or is it bound for the trash bin? It is a Victoria Climber with Pat Pend Can Opener so I would have like to fix it, but I'm afraid the damage is too great...

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Nothing you can do for broken liners, except total dismantle and liner replacement. If you are going to do that you may as well replace all the blades.
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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 03:36:50 PM »

@ archerwin. What do you usually sharpen your SAKs with?


I haven't tried sharpening a Vic blade either. usually if they are for my collection, I don't  sharpen the blade.


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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 03:37:21 PM »

I used to use my sharpmaker stones but got one of these for a few dollars and its great to get the shape back and then hand polish with Micro-Mesh .

Dont have a pic of mine but its a bit more decrotive than this one with some nice brass details and I am allowed it on my desk as its an antique  , I have a few magnets stuck on it which catch a good chunk of the dust.

(Image removed from quote.)

I have tried with a dremmel but I did not get on with it with the hand crank you are pretty much in complete control

What's that called?


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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 04:19:02 PM »
Oh and work from the spine down to get the tip back

That!^

I've inherited a knife or two over the years with chipped points. I use a mill smooth file, (6 or 8 inch) and make smooth strokes down the spine towards the tip. With a little bit of practice, you will end up with a spear point again. Just go slow, and every few strokes, stop and look at how the angle is coming. You won't be able to replicate the Victorinox spear point, but it will be more of a Wenger spear point. And that ain't a bad way to go! :tu:

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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 04:29:17 PM »

Oh and work from the spine down to get the tip back

That!^

I've inherited a knife or two over the years with chipped points. I use a mill smooth file, (6 or 8 inch) and make smooth strokes down the spine towards the tip. With a little bit of practice, you will end up with a spear point again. Just go slow, and every few strokes, stop and look at how the angle is coming. You won't be able to replicate the Victorinox spear point, but it will be more of a Wenger spear point. And that ain't a bad way to go! :tu:

I have followed the same process with success.  In addition to this, I use a Sharpie marker to draw a new outline on the blade and color where metal needs to be removed.  That helps me to get the shape as close to original as possible.


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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 04:51:53 PM »

Oh and work from the spine down to get the tip back

That!^

I've inherited a knife or two over the years with chipped points. I use a mill smooth file, (6 or 8 inch) and make smooth strokes down the spine towards the tip. With a little bit of practice, you will end up with a spear point again. Just go slow, and every few strokes, stop and look at how the angle is coming. You won't be able to replicate the Victorinox spear point, but it will be more of a Wenger spear point. And that ain't a bad way to go! :tu:

I have followed the same process with success.  In addition to this, I use a Sharpie marker to draw a new outline on the blade and color where metal needs to be removed.  That helps me to get the shape as close to original as possible.


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Exactly what I do for a broken tip. The stainless Vic blade is also easy to work with a small diamond file and you finish with sand paper to polish the spine.
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Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 09:14:00 PM »
@ Corwyn. Take more pics, showing the blades closed and broken liner.

It's not that bad with them closed: the top of the blades is almost intact.
The liner doesn't seem to have a big crack but the openers and the awl are just flopping around... no spring action at all...



Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
Sr. Member Posts: 277
Re: How to re-shape a SAK knife point?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 10:40:56 PM »
Is this the file? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111409936918

Or so I need a more "industrial" one like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/350982484945

What's the best grit to start with? Is 300 ok?



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