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What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end? 580

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What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« on: October 31, 2020, 06:39:52 PM »
Found a Gerber 605 with unused blade but Santoprene handle that looks like a dog chewed on it. Underlying plastic sound. Paid $4.00 for it to see if anyone had any ideas about what to do with the handle? Any ideas other than toss it would be appreciated. Thx in advance.
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« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 07:42:26 PM by SgtTowser »

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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 01:51:03 AM »
Maybe cut off the rest of the santoprene and then try to wrap it with paracord? Never tried it myself, but saw some videos of people doing it.

Edit: Oh, just noticed that it is a folder. Guess that will not work  :(
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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 05:19:37 AM »
Get someone to either make G10 or wooden handles for it. That would look good.

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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 06:36:30 PM »
Chako,

I have a few wood tools left from my wood working days. May give that a try for fun. These 605s are too good to toss.

« Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 06:41:36 PM by SgtTowser »

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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2020, 11:12:07 PM »
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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 08:03:53 AM »
I'm not entirely sure what santoprene is, and what would bond to it - but you could try getting some construction polyurethane or silicone or somesuch and try to fill in and shape it...
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Re: What to do with a Gerber 605 with failing Santoprene on each end?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 04:27:40 PM »
 :iagree:

Knife looks to be still serviceable.  Plasti dip? https://plastidip.com

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