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Restoring a strange old multitool and sheath

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Rainy, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Rainy
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    I ran across this in a used/antiques shop recently, and just couldnt pass on it. It seems to have some rust, and marks of paint here and there, both the MT itself and its sheath. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to restore the leather, and how to get rid of the rust on this? Its not possible to dissasemble it :(

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. edjo69

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    Thats a pretty cool old knife. Nice score!
     
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    Thanks! Ive never seen anything like it, which is why id love to make it pretty again :p
     
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    My dad had something similar although not exactly like that... Good luck with the restoration! That's a cool piece.
     
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    Rusteco.
     
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    Ballistol would work me thinks!


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    Try some turpentine and 0000 steel wool to get the paint off the leather, then Lexol conditioner.
     
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    Great knife what make/Brand. Good luck with the project.
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  9. Tony D.

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    neets foot oil on the sheath ...it will darken it though. Any penetrating oil on the blades and handle and a little steel wool and you will be in good shape
     
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    Penetrating oil (or WD40) for the blades, coat them down good and let them soak for a few hours or a day, keep it wet with the oil and let the oil do its work. Then wipe the oil and loose rust off with a rag or paper towel , and you can get the rest off with polish (doesn't work with the file, polish will gunk up the file) or 0000 steel wool with a little oil to keep it moist.
    A good leather conditioner (or boot oil) will work for the leather, apply a generous amount, massage in, let soak overnight, repeat until leather is as desired. I would leave the patina, just because it's cool. Obenauf's is good stuff for conditioner.
     
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    Thanks for all the tips! Ive used "rusteater" and rinsed it off with water several times inside the knife handle as i cant get in there to rub/polish/file. This seems to have worked fairly well. Atleast ive gotten some of the rust off this way. Lastly ive oiled it with WD40.

    On the blade ive used steelwool, WD40 and polish.

    The leather ive just rubbed with a rugged sponge and some soap with only so-so results. Guess ill try boot oil it next. :)