Old Hickory Knives

Discussion in 'Knives and Gear' started by 45Frank, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. 45Frank

    45Frank Registered Member

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    Good day all.
    This is my first post in this section so here we go.
    Helping someone clean out an old basement for a move and they were throwing out about a dozen or so Old Hickory Knives which as a junker of course I ended up with. She said she has had them at least 50 years which I don't care much about but is there a way to age them?
    But the reason I am posting is the wood is all there but old and loose so I will remove the wood and lightly sand it, what should I seal the wood with after a light sanding? I want like to keep the original wood because it also has the old Hickory logo.
    Mirror shine on the metal isn't necessary but a clean look would be nice. I only have a grinder/buffer and a DA sander other then my hands of course.
    What grits do I start and finish with on the metal?
     
  2. soreshoulder

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    I don't have any useful advice, would love to see pics as you go.
     
  3. 45Frank

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    These are the ones I have here with me.
     
  4. creeker

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    I would try Flitz metal polish and cleaner.
     
  5. turkeydance

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    "what should I seal the wood with after a light sanding?"
    i've done that with OH knives. here's what worked for me:
    1. soak wood in mineral oil overnight.
    2. wipe off and set aside to dry for a day or so.
    3. seal with a clear epoxy.
    #3 helps with the putting them in the dishwasher.
    yes, i know you're not supposed to do that.
    but, it happens with kids and visitors.
    high carbon keeps me busy.
     

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