$40 find

Discussion in 'Knife and Blade' started by mulescj8, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Member

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    Picked this up yesterday. Handmade Damascus knife. Was a little rough when I found it and managed to talk the guy way down since it was rusty and had a little pitting on it. Finish and fit isn't perfect where the handle and blade meet the tang area, but its decent. Four hours of work to clean the rust up and clean the edge up a bit and I still need to put a final hone on it but pretty happy with it. Think it cleaned up nicely. Has a good feel and balance is good. Fits my hand like a glove.
     

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  2. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Looks like a good deal to me especially if it's damascus. Shoot, you could sell that and double your money. Good for you!

    Tommy
     

  3. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ain't gonna find one ofv\ them everyday...

    Specially not at that price.


    Good grab.



    Jim
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice Score Mule...luv me some Damascus !!
     
  5. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Sweet! Nice score
     
  6. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Member

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    Thank ya'll! It had a pretty good coat of surface rust on it and I started with 600 grit sandpaper and worked up to 2000 grit. Hated to take the darker patena off it but not a lot of choice to get the rust off. The WD40 trick took some of it off but not all of it.

    It needed a little more finish work on the bolster/tang area for a really clean finish. I'm going to leave it as is because I don't want to heat the handle up grinding on it. It's more cosmetic than anything.

    I may try re-etching it later on to bring the lines out more.........still debating on that.

    I think the handle is walnut best I can tell and has a nice feel and nice grain pattern in it.
     
  7. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Nice find,congrats!
     
  8. marydavis

    marydavis New Member

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    It is a nice finding! You are lucky
     
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  9. ColbySharpe

    ColbySharpe New Member

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    Lookin' good! Great find!
     
  10. paulruger

    paulruger Active Member

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    I bought a Damascus folder from a lgs that is now out of business for 30.00 with sheath. Carried it in my pocket for two days before it started to seperate! Made by Indians around Houston!
     
  11. Uncle_Louie

    Uncle_Louie 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

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    WOW good find Congrats
     
  12. brucerobinson

    brucerobinson New Member

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