Restoration of an EXTREMELY RARE OLD pocket knife from Germany. This David Dominicus Pocket Knife is a timber or wood srcibe knife. I was told the timber companies had cruisers that marked the trees to be cut with this type of knife. A very unusual collectible pocket knife.
ABOUT THE OLD POCKET KNIFE
This is a VERY RARE OLD pocket knife produced in Germany. Inscriptions on the blade are David Dominicus & CO 561 Remscheid. The pocket knife is very worn out. The blade is loose and didn’t have almost any tension to it. The wooden covers were heavily damaged and metal pins bent. It is unclear how this old pocket knife ended up in Norway, but according to the seller, his father got it as a gift from a German friend. The age is difficult to confirm, so if you have any information please write a comment below!
THE RESTORATION PROCESS
I started by dismantling the pocket knife. Because the metal pins were bent, I have difficulties to separate parts. After many attempts I ended up using pliers to cut the pins and hammer them out with a puncher. Metal parts were submerged in a vinegar solution for a day, grinded, sanded and polished afterwards.
I removed damaged areas from wooden covers and sanded with 120 -180 – 240 grit. This time I haven’t used any oil, but for the first time I polished the covers.
In this video I made two additional brass liners by hand and used brass pins to secure the pocket knife. Originally pins were 2 mm, but I decided to go with 3 mm.
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00:00 Before restoration
00:23 Restoration in progress
09:40 After restoration
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