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How To Restore a Rusty Knife


How To Restore a Rusty Knife

Today I show you how to restore a Rusty knife. Have an antique knife that you'd like to restore to mint condition? Watch this video to learn how! You'll be amazed and incredibly satisfied when your warned down blade looks good as new! It's incredibly easy to do - and you only new a few simple everyday household items.

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Antique Rusty Knife Restoration

Restoring a rusty knife I found in the ground, in the place where my grandpa's house used to be. The house stood there for more than 100 years, so this knife must be really old, and it shows.
There was little metal under all that rust, so I decided to make it into a small wood carving knife.
The wooden beam was part of grandpa's house, so I thought it was a nice touch to use it as the handle for this restoration.

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5$ Rusty Japanese Knife Restoration

Rusty Japanese Knife Restoration Video
I found this knife from japan recycle shop for 5$. I think it is easy to restore, but it's not like that. This knife is made from harden steel, so take a lot time to make it sharp. However I really love this knife after the restoration.
I hope you find something useful & enjoy this video!
I am happy to receive your feedback, advice, suggestions to improve myself.
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Antique Rusty Cleaver Restoration

Paid two bucks at a local flea market for this old, rusty cleaver. It did not look like much and hat a lot of rust pitting on one side, the handle was ruined and had severe blow marks on the spine. The seller seemed surprised I took it.

As you can see in the video, as soon as I took the first layer of rust out, the makers mark became visible. It is made by an old German company named DANKRE, that specialized in kitchen cutlery.

After all the rust was removed, it became visible that the cleaver was made from two different types of steel, one hard for the cutting edge and one softer for the main body and spine, so it can better take shocks.

From this I get this was a good quality tool that deserves to be restored.

Restoring rusty old pocket knife found from fleamarket - Knife restoration

I will restore this rusty 0.5€ pocket knife back it's former glory. I found it from a flea market. The knife is very rusty but there is no major damage besides the pitting from the rust. I hope it's not rusted beyond restoration. I found this very interesting because before actually starting the disassembly I didn’t notice how the assembly was done and I thought it would be a nice project because the pins were hidden and I was curious how the covers of the handle were done, was it paint or something or something else. As usual, some detailed explanation of the processes can be found after the links.

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After figuring out how to the knife was put together, I tried to pull those tiny metal tabs back out to get the scales off but I didn’t have a tool that could have loosened the scales. I decided to see If I could pry it apart without ruining the scales. I broke out my old trusty prying chisel. The reason I use it is that it’s hard, sharp (the edge fits to very tight gaps) and the bevel usually helps when I need to take stuff apart. I don’t really have to pry anything I only need to push and the bevel will pull the pieces apart. After scales were off I used a Dremel to grind off the pins. Then all the metal parts were put into rust remover.

After the rust was removed I sanded the pitting off from the visible parts. No need to remove material from hidden parts if the pitting doesn’t affect the functionality of the item. For the scales I used the nickel plating system to prevent it from rusting again the same was done to the plates that housed the blade and the small clip at the end of the knife. After the parts came off from the liquid I rinsed them with water to remove the liquid because it’s acidic and could start dissolving the plating after the electricity is cut. The blade was fist sanded to 400 grits. And then hardened in oil. If I hardened it first the sanding would have been much more laborious. On the other hand because I use gas burner to heat the blade up the outer surface of the blade will burn and come off so polishing before hardening is also unnecessary. After hardening the blade it was tempered in a n oven for couple of ours. This makes it less brittle.

The plastic covers on the scales were damaged and I wasn’t a big fan of the design so I decided to try adding a layer of veneer on the scales. I diluted some epoxy with thinner to allow me to apply only a very thin layer. If there was a thick layer it would come through the veneer and squeeze out under the edges. I used bunch of rubber bands to apply even-ish pressure on the veneer until the epoxy had dried. After this I sanded off the excess veneer that came over the edges.

For the assembly I made some brass rivets. I just cut pieces of brass wire and put them in a vise vertically. Then I hammered once end until it didn’t fit through the holes for the pins anymore. After the parts were assembled together, I cut the pins to wanted length and hammered the other end. It is much easier to assemble the knife if the pins have a little extra length.

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Restoration rusty handmade giant knife | Restore big knife old rusty

Restoration rusty handmade giant knife | Restore big knife old rusty
The large knife has a lot of rust and the material on the knife is not too hard . But I tried my best to recover it and after all, I gave it a perfect appearance. I made my video just to create entertainment humor, viewers can tell my video is fake. I still do my job. I used sandpaper on many levels to create gloss for the blade and knife handle. In the video, what mistake do you have? Let us know under the comment. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel

Rusty Katana Sword RESTORATION

The blade of this Sword is almost 62 cm (≈24 in.) made up of Hard Carbon steel, later on after restoration the overall length including hilt is ≈ 76 cm (30 in). This was a perfectly curved cold steel. By the way this katana was too much rusty so i decided to restore it.
I am very satisfied of the finishing product and i hope you guys will also enjoy the work and guys please watch the video just for entertainment. And maybe i will decorate this sword in my room as a decoration piece because this katana is one my best projects.

I am deeply thankful to each and every single subscriber who is supporting us and those who inspired us to do something new and creative. I made this just for fun i am not promoting any kind weapons so guys just sit back relax and enjoy the video.

Rusty Katana Sword RESTORATION
I showed the whole procedure for restoring this chopper in this video.
o. The liquid i used to remove RUST was Sulfuric Acid.
o. I used sandpapers of different GRITS for shine of the Blade.
o. Brass casting was done for the HANDLE to look more enchanting.
o. I used Caustic Soda and potassium Nitrate at particular temperature for bluing the Sword.
o. For Hardening the blade i used my own handmade METAL MELTING FURNACE.
o. I used clear paint to give a glossy look to the wooden handle which i burned to make it black and Brass was shined by special brass polish.

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It's time for another rusty restoration! We love restoring old, rusty tools that collect dust in workshops or sell at vintage or antique sales. We created a YouTube channel doing just that!

For our third video, we’re restoring a vintage Sharp Cutter cleaver from the 1940s made by the Royal Brand Cutlery Company. The cleaver was bent, dented, welded, missing half its handle and beyond rusted. The perfect antique cleaver for our restoration!


This was our process...

After removing the remaining handle, we soaked the cleaver in Metal Rescue Rust Removal BATH for 24 hours. That stuff works like a charm! The next day the cleaver was rust free and ready for some restoring. First we used an angle grinder with a sanding flap disk to clean up the cleaver. Our main focus was removing the hideous weld. At some point someone must have broken the cleaver head from the handle. This was their attempt to fix it. While the weld was holding the knife together, it definitely could be cleaned up.

Next we outlined where the cleaver’s shape would be altered. This was to remove dented and broken pieces of the knife, while also shaping it towards the aesthetic we wanted to create. We used a belt sander to remove the metal and create the new shape. Next we sanded the cleaver with wet sandpaper to 1,000 grit and polished it to a mirror finish with the buffer wheel.

After the work on the cleaver was finished, we turned our focus to the handle. We used Madagascar Rosewood for the handle and stainless steel for the bolster and butt. We traced the new design onto the wood and steel. We cut the wood handle with a bandsaw and used an angle grinder with a cutting wheel for the steel. Before we epoxied the handle, we dimpled the cleaver tang, wood and steel using a drill press to help the epoxy hold. After glueing it all together, we let it sit for 24 hours.

After the cleaver handle was dry, we used the drill press to cut holes for two stainless steel rivets. After taping the rivets into the handle, we used a grinding wheel to rough shape the steel and wood to fit the knife tang. We took off a lot of metal and were constantly pausing to wet down the steel to keep it cool. The epoxy has a melting point of 500’F, but we didn’t want to risk the knife falling apart. After grinding the handle into a rough shape, we further formed the handle with the belt sander. We moved from a 220 grit belt up to 800 grit belt.

After polishing the handle we sharpened the blade by hand using our wet stones. While the knife was never meant to be a sushi knife, it is surprisingly sharp and quite heavy. It’s a perfect cleaver for shopping into thick, hard food. We did our shop version of Fruit Ninja and chopped through every fruit we could get our hands on. Handled them all like a champ.

This vintage cleaver restoration project was a ton of fun and we’re really excited to create more videos just like this one. So please, share this video and subscribe to our channel for more awesome content from the Rust Rangers!


We only use Metal Rescue Rust Remove BATH to remove rust for our projects. It is a clean and safe water-based soak that removes rust from iron and steel without the use of chemicals or acids. It typically works in under 24 hours with no scrubbing, dipping, brushing or other agitation required Metal Rescue is “safe on everything except rust,” because while it removes rust from metal it does not harm other materials such as wood, glass, rubber, vinyl or plastic. It is safe enough you can put your hands in it! Metal Rescue BATH is designed to be used as a bath or soak and works like magic. We highly recommend Metal Rescue Rust Remove BATH for all your restoration projects.



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Old Rusty Knife Restoration

Hello folks! Today I want to show you my new restoration project. I found in the garage old rusty knife. The shape of the knife is more like a kitchen type. Anyways I decided to start restore it. So, I use in that project ash tree for knife handle. Also, I’m trying to improve my skills in sharpening of knifes. So I make more sharpness knife than in the previous video about rusty knife restoration. I hope you enjoy this video and thank you so much for your support!

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Restoring Very rusty Butcher's Knife - Unbelievable Restoration

Restoring Very rusty Butcher's Knife - Unbelievable Restoration
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Hello folks! Today I want to show you my new restoration project and little restoration video tutorial too. Two months ago, I collected a lot of similar comments and asked you about this project. 82% voted for me to do this project (for more info please check my community tab) Well, the restoration project is done. I used rusty dirty knife, bought it at flea market.

Restoration process:
To remove the rust I used rust remover liquid. Then washed it and wipe via oil.
Cleaned and edited spot for handle and knife nose too.
I hardened the knife in oil.
The handle for knife I made from ash tree. Also, for handle I used two components paint and linseed oil.
For scabbard (I made it first time) I used also ash tree and finally used a hot linseed oil and two components paint.
And as usual made knife test especially for you.

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Turn A 2€ Rusty Knife Into High-End Japanese Chef's Knife

I found this big knife at a local flea market in a bucket of everything 2€ miscellaneous items. I bought it with the intent of lightly restoring it but after a close inspection I thought I was better off doing something more interesting with it since the construction was pretty bad, with un-even grinds, terrible pins and poor materials. After removing the rust I could also tell it has pretty much no historical value since it has no marking at all.

So here we go! In this video I go through the entire process of turning it into a better looking (and better performing of course) chef's knife.
The design is pretty close to a kiritsuke, but it's much bigger than most measuring 43cm (17inch) overall with 30cm (12inch) blade 6.5cm (2.6inch) wide and 2.5mm (0.1inch) thick.

I tried to develop an hamon on the blade for aesthetic reason but without success, maybe the steel is not prone to show it since the harness is definitely different from spine to edge before and after tempering. Or maybe some other reason, I didn't wanted to spend the time to figure that out anyway. I had also another issue with the heat treatment where the refractory cement expanded and got stuck in the blade holder inside the oven, I had to quench everything... Yeah... That wasn't pretty at all!

The handle is made of iroko and ebony wood, with a mild stainless steel guard and some red felt and white paper liners, the process of making the spacers is better described in this video:

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Index of operation and materials:
0:27 Remove handle with metal cutting band saw
0:52 Remove rust with angle grinder and steel wire wheel disk
1:25 Clamp with copper under holes to stop welds
1:40 Stick weld the old pin holes to close them
2:20 Grind excess weld with angle grinder and grinding disk
3:00 Straighten tang with heat and vise
3:26 Annealing
3:38 Wire wheeling scale off
3:48 Trace new blade geometry
3:58 Cut most material with metal cutting band saw (steel soft after annealing)
4:25 Refining shape and grinding new bevels on 2x72 belt grinder
5:25 Wrapping with steel wire to help refractory cement sticking
6:00 Refractory cement used to develop hamon (fail)
6:20 Hardening
6:30 Quench in warm vegetable oil
7:00 Removing wire and cleaning blade
7:29 Bad tempering. My oven is too small for this blade and home oven out of reach
8:00 Final bevel grind
8:15 Hand sanding to 400grit sandpaper
8:37 Etching in ferric chloride for a dark matt finish (no hamon unfortunately)
8:50 Making liners with red felt white paper and resin
10:05 Iroko wood
10:37 Glueing the handle stack with 5 min epoxy resin
11:10 Grind square
11:30 Drill tang hole, 10mm in diameter
11:50 Mark and center puch guard holes
12:00 Drilling with 2.5mm bit
12:17 Grinding back side with dremel and thick cut off disk to save some file work
12:36 Filing to size
13:20 Tang dowel, cut to lenght on band saw
13:30 Took to the exact diameter by spinning on a plate with hole drilled with same bit as the tang hole
13:54 Splitting the dowel
14:02 Enlarge the slot to match the tang thickness on slack of 2x72 belt grinder
14:30 Final glue up with epoxy resin
14:53 Grinding handle to shape on 2x72 belt grinder
15:20 Hand sanding up to 600 grit
15:48 Boiled linseed oil as finish
16:08 Sharpening on the slack of the 2x72 with very high grit belt

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Rusty Old Pocket Knife Restoration

I just picked up an old, rusty, vintage pocket knife. In this video I'll clean it up and sharpen it. Nothing beats a vintage pocket knife!!! With a little oil, some paper towel, some sand paper and elbow grease, we'll put it back into use!
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VERY OLD RUSTY KNIFE RESTORATION (kitchen knife - cuisine couteau )

i find this old and very rusty knife and restore it
it is rustiest knife in the world restoration
This channel is all about the how to restore or make a new one things I do and how I do it . Mainly you will see here restoration videos because CONVERTING OLD RUSTY THINGS TO NEW THINGS ARE SO SATISFYING and I will also do some customization project which I hope you like it in how to restore channel videos
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Antique Handmade Butcher's Knife RESTORATION

Hello Everyone, Today we Restored the antique butcher's knife into a good looking Dagger. I got this knife from my elder brother's junkyard i insisted him to let me restore it and i surprised him giving a restored and good looking dagger like knife. We really did alot of hardwork on this butcher's knife and the finishing view of this restored knife is really enchanting.
And badly i did not take a good pic of old knife for thumbnail so that's way i used patch tool to make some more rusty and attractive.

The finishing view seems like a King's Dagger. I am still wonder that i made that pretty knife.

Antique Handmade Butcher's Knife RESTORATION

Anyways i did restoration just for fun because the effort and time, i put on this restoration is much worthy and we even can buy such a new Butcher's knife for less amount. So guyz watch the video just for satisfaction and for FUN i am deeply thankful to all of you who gives a thumbs up and appreciates us in comment box because your appreciation encourages us to make something new. Watching these restoring projects are good but also visit our channel to watch some DIY projects.

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Suggestions and comments are welcome.
Leave a like and share to anyone who might be interested. And i am not very professional but i think your opinions and suggestions will help me a lot to do well so kindly ignore the mistakes and share them in the comment box to teach me. I am completely self taught and would appreciate any feedback, advice or opinions and suggestions .

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Brass is not easy to cast as like the aluminium but brass needs alot of temperature to melt down we can use our home made furnaces for melting brass. IF you to make your own furnace you can see our another project video about how to make metal melting furnace:

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Brass Almost melts at 900°C to 940°C.Using your Homemade Furnace. While melting brass wear safety masks to avoid zinc fumes. Also Remember to wear other SAFETY stuff during casting Metal because safety is first priority.

It was totally rusted so i removed the rust with the help of DILUTE sulphuric acid. Dilution was compulsory for reaction with iron.
Remember that use the acid with complete safety and having complete information because ACIDS are not playing liquids MUST wear safety or rubber gloves and keep outside all the procedure while you are using the acid because alot of gases fumes releases while the reaction takes place.

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Restoring rusty Japanese chef knife - Knife restoration

I found this rusty old Japanese kitchen knife while browsing ebay. What a great find for my restoration projects. It has some rust and the handle needs to be replaced. I was a little surprised how much rust there was on the tang. Luckily it still had quite a bit of steel left so I didn't have to weld a new one on. I used copper and walnut for the handle. All the pitting was sanded from the blade and it was polished to super mirror shine.

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Rusty Japanese kitchen KNIFE RESTORATION with secret wood handle

This time I'll restore this Japanese kitchen knife. I thought it would be a nice project for restoration although it was old and in rough condition. The blade is chipped and it is rusty. The handle is also badly damaged. I decided to replace the handle with secret wood handle that had kind of ice looking resin part.

I started by removing the rust with sokin the blade in vinegar overnight. then I used a belt sander to get rid of all the chipped parts of the blade. I reshaped the edge with the sander and finshed with filing by hand. I then removed pitting with coat se sand paper and polished the place up to 200 grits by hand. An angle grinder would have heated the blade up too much. Polish was finshed with metal polishing compound.

for the handle I used ash. I broke the black is 2 piece to get nice broke surface. I then drilled a hole for the tang of the knife. I used epoxy glue to attached the tang in the holes. After this I used cardboard to make a mold for casting. I made the mold quite large because it's much easier to remove material than to add some. I wrapped the mold in aluminum foil and tape to prevent leaking.

After a failed attempt I mixed some clear casting resin with slight blue hue to make it look almost like ice. Resin was poured in the mold and I let it dry. I sanded the black to wanted oval shape similar to the orginal handle. I had couple of bubbles in the resin as this was only my first attempt at resin casting. I filled the bubbles with resin and brushed the whole handle with resin to seal it up and give it a nice glossy look and deeper color.

The project turned out great and it's super sharp. Resin casting also turned out great although there are minor flaws in it. Thanks for watching. Please, if you like my content , share it with your friend as that will enable me to continue making these projects.

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Restoration Rusty Survival Knife

Hello folks! Today I want to show you my new knife restoration project. I found this rusty knife at a flea market. As I understand it, someone made it in the workshop and forgot about it. It was lying in a pile of rusty junk. The shape is similar to a military knife, but also to a survival knife too.

0:00 Review
0:29 Rust removal
1:18 Correction
1:46 Bevels
2:51 Guard
5:44 Handle
7:42 Tang
8:26 Pommel
9:32 Handle Fitting
10:20 Gluing
11:04 Processing
11:34 Sheath
17:10 Final Review
18:31 Test
19:37 Cooking
20:26 Tasting The Dish
21:00 Behind The Scenes

As usual I used rust remover liquid, after I washed it and impregnated via oil. After via files and sandpapers I corrected back serrations of knife. Via belt grinder machine I made a bevels of knife and polished cutting edge via sandpapers from 120 to 3000 grit.
Handle of knife I made from nut tree. Knife pommel and guard I made from brass.
The knife sheath I made from made of leather and plywood. As usual I made test for you. I hope you will enjoy this knife restoration video.

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Gut Hook knife uses to clean the inner area of the body. It took too much time to restore it but i am extremely happy with the finishing view i did my best to restore it. This knife was extremely rusted and the handle was about to break and i got the piece of knife from an iron shop. Anyways I Decided to make most suitable handle for this knife so i putted brass guard and pommel to the handle.

I am extremely sorry for a long delay in my videos I was in trouble with my internet so it took to much to upload this video so guyz stay connected and watch this video till end and enjoy. I know there are some faults and flaws in this restoration video but guys i made this video just for fun or we can say i made video to entertain you i ll make myself more professional in future. Sit back relax and watch the full video.

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o. Antique Handmade Butcher's Knife RESTORATION

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