What is this on the pommel?

A growing number of collectors customize their automatic knives by changing scales, bolsters, blades, doing fileworks, ... Wether you're a guru or just a wannabe knife modder, this is the place to discuss it!

Moderators: Bill DeShivs, The Motley Crew

Forum rules
There are a few things you should know before posting in these forums. If you are a new user, please click here and read carefully. Thanks a lot!
User avatar
mick17
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 pm

What is this on the pommel?

Postby mick17 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi Bill and whoever else wants to comment on this. I got a new knife with some stuff that looks almost like rust on the bottom of the pommel. The knife was manufactured beginning of the year and shows no signs of use, so I doubt it's rust.

What is that stuff and can it be (easily) removed by sanding and then polishing, or in some other way? Will there be permanent damage when it's removed?

Image

Image

User avatar
Bill DeShivs
Yes.
Posts: 5236
Joined: Sat May 25, 2002 2:50 pm
Location: In de lan o' cotton
Contact:

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:46 pm

Oh, it's rust alright!
Sand it all the way off, and then polish.
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
http://www.billdeshivs.com
Factory authorized repairs for:
Latama, Mauro Mario, LePre, Colonial, Kabar, Flylock, Schrade Cut Co., Presto, Press Button, Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter knives.

ljerr2
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:39 am

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby ljerr2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:58 pm

That stinks, doesn't it! New knife and all. Looks like an AG Campolin bottom?
The longer it is on there, the bigger chances it will pit the underlying metal, as well. A lot of it might polish off, but you will likely have to resort to some fine paper to get it all.

User avatar
mick17
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 pm

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby mick17 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:34 pm

Thanks Bill!

ljerr2 wrote:That stinks, doesn't it! New knife and all. Looks like an AG Campolin bottom?
The longer it is on there, the bigger chances it will pit the underlying metal, as well. A lot of it might polish off, but you will likely have to resort to some fine paper to get it all.


Yes is does. Long story short, I didn't get a chance to open the knife and see the damage until after the return time was past, so I have to keep it now. You're correct it's an AGA 11" picklock by Renzo Pascotto. I bought this one to get rescaled but I'm certainly not putting more money into it if there's damage from the rust.

What sort of sand paper would be best to use for this? I have Flitz polish.

User avatar
Bill DeShivs
Yes.
Posts: 5236
Joined: Sat May 25, 2002 2:50 pm
Location: In de lan o' cotton
Contact:

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:07 pm

400, 600,800, 1000, 1500, 2000 grit wet/dry automotive paper.
Or, send it to me. $20 including return shipping and it will be done right.
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
http://www.billdeshivs.com
Factory authorized repairs for:
Latama, Mauro Mario, LePre, Colonial, Kabar, Flylock, Schrade Cut Co., Presto, Press Button, Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter knives.

User avatar
mick17
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 pm

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby mick17 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:32 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:400, 600,800, 1000, 1500, 2000 grit wet/dry automotive paper.
Or, send it to me. $20 including return shipping and it will be done right.


Thanks for offering Bill, I'll send it to you. I still have your info.

User avatar
Bill DeShivs
Yes.
Posts: 5236
Joined: Sat May 25, 2002 2:50 pm
Location: In de lan o' cotton
Contact:

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:36 am

Make sure it's current. See my web site for info and instructions.
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
http://www.billdeshivs.com
Factory authorized repairs for:
Latama, Mauro Mario, LePre, Colonial, Kabar, Flylock, Schrade Cut Co., Presto, Press Button, Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter knives.

User avatar
DonC
Posts: 329
Joined: Wed May 07, 2014 2:24 pm

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby DonC » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:41 pm

If you're sending it to Bill you might want to add the extra money to have him clean up that pin as well as long as he'll have it.
DonC

User avatar
mick17
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:13 pm

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby mick17 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:25 pm

DonC wrote:If you're sending it to Bill you might want to add the extra money to have him clean up that pin as well as long as he'll have it.
DonC


Done and done. Thanks Don

User avatar
DonC
Posts: 329
Joined: Wed May 07, 2014 2:24 pm

Re: What is this on the pommel?

Postby DonC » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 pm

Be sure to post some before and after photos when you get it back.
DonC


Return to “Deforum with Bill DeShivs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest