KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast
Recent Members
Welcome them to our community!
Recent Topics
Recent Pictures
thumb_1408752966-Buck110-arrowheads.jpg
thumb_1408752721-1280x-buck110-steampunk2.jpg
thumb_1407960593-1.JPG
thumb_1407750066-Crown_Stag_Skinner__1711_x_1140_.jpg
thumb_1407672353-1.JPG_big.jpg
thumb_1407641097-DSC_0004_1.JPG
thumb_1407270483-1.JPG
thumb_1407160770-20140802_103713-2.jpg
thumb_1406927116-10584106_907845969229455_2121226519465794003_n.jpg
thumb_1406729690-20140720_164427.jpg
Current Quote
"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your
freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I
took half the pains to preserve it."
~ John Adams
240 Online Now
21 viewable users (
    ) and 0 hidden plus 219 guests are online now.
     Page 1 of 2 All12
    Username Post: S.O.S.        (Topic#924002)
    akcollecter
    Member
    *
    07-01-12 13:46.00 - Post#2480804    



    I bought a khukuri from the KHHI around two months ago. Ive used it only lightly, now the brass cap at the bottom is loose and coming off. It cost and arm and a leg to ship it to where I live, need advice/guidance/help!
     


    Berkley
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-01-12 14:20.04 - Post#2480806    


        In response to akcollecter

    Do you mean the brass butt cap on the end of the handle?

    Sometimes it's possible to tighten a loose one by peening the tang that protrudes through the keeper. Sometimes epoxy is needed. Pictures of your buttplate from the end and side as shown would help diagnosing the problem and suggesting a possible fix.

       Attachment

    Moderator at the Khukuri Cantina
    ----------------------


     
    akcollecter
    Member
    *
    07-01-12 15:33.13 - Post#2480812    


        In response to Berkley





    yes i do mean that one. i dont have a camera with good enough picture quality to show how bad the problem is but i uploaded a couple anyway. the cap is loose and can wiggle around but is still attached, for now.
    thanks.

       Attachment



    Edited by akcollecter on 07-01-12 15:38.35. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    Nasty
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-01-12 23:44.35 - Post#2480848    


        In response to akcollecter

    Try peening the center pin to spread it out more.

    The return issue is one of the reasons I always use HI.



    Net is down here, limited to smartphone.

    "Life has a special flavor to those who fight for it that the sheltered never know."


     
    Komitadjie
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-02-12 02:22.48 - Post#2480868    


        In response to Nasty

    Finding some uses for your blade-pile with the downed branches and stuff, Nasty?
     
    Nasty
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-02-12 04:46.24 - Post#2480891    


        In response to Komitadjie

    Indeed...have lent a few out.

    Still on my cell.

    "Life has a special flavor to those who fight for it that the sheltered never know."


     
    Berkley
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-02-12 05:38.11 - Post#2480899    


        In response to akcollecter

    Depending on how loose the cap is, you may be able to carefully peen the tang end enough to tighten the cap. If that doesn't work, you'll have to inject enough epoxy into the gap between handle and cap to fill the cavity between them and hold the cap in place.
    Moderator at the Khukuri Cantina
    ----------------------


     
    Komitadjie
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-02-12 09:59.04 - Post#2480943    


        In response to Nasty

    • Nasty Said:
    Indeed...have lent a few out.

    Still on my cell.




    Bet there will be a few new big-blade fans by the time this is done.
     
    akcollecter
    Member
    *
    07-02-12 11:03.35 - Post#2480956    


        In response to Berkley

    #1 im a newbie and still havnt learned terms like "peen the tang" . #2 i dont have access to anything stronger than gorilla glue .
     
    Berkley
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    *
    07-02-12 12:33.15 - Post#2480982    


        In response to akcollecter

    #1
    • Quote:
    Peening consists in stretching the metal on a piece of work in order to alter its shape. In peening a piece is struck with the hammer. The blow must be quick and sharp. The result is that the metal is stretched at the point where the blow is struck.

    -Machine shop work; a comprehensive manual of approved shop methods, including the construction and use of tools and machines, the details of their efficient operation, and a discussion of modern production methods (1918)

    • Quote:
    The tang of a knife is the projecting shank, prong, fang, or tongue that connects the blade with the handle.



    The end of the tang is the piece of steel that's visible in the middle of the brass buttplate.
    The buttplate is held on to the handle by peening the end of the tang (which sticks out through the hole) down onto the buttplate. Your handle is horn, which can shrink with changes in temperature and humidity, causing the buttplate to become loose. (Horn can also crack if you hit it with a hammer, which is why I said "carefully peen the tang").

    #2
    As for Gorilla Glue, I've never used it, but their website makes it sound like they think it's good enough to do the job.

       Attachment

    Moderator at the Khukuri Cantina
    ----------------------


     


     Page 1 of 2 All12
    Icon Legend Permissions & Sharing Options Topic Options
    Print Topic


    1101 Views
    KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast
    KnifePromotions

    arenaro@verizon.net

    FusionBB™ Version 3.2 | ©2003-2014 InteractivePHP, Inc.
    Execution time: 0.267 seconds.   Total Queries: 166   Zlib Compression is on.
    All times are (GMT-12.0). Current time is 00:44.02
    Top