I got this knife a few years ago at a gun show for $5 with the intention of putting on new covers. I finally got around to it. I like this knife pattern and it is carbon steel! Most fishing knives are stainless. The covers on this knife originally are a pressed on hollow metal form. The "jigged bone" is just a plastic heat shrink tubing basically. It had to go.
Knife disassembled and ready for cleaning.
Didn't get any other shots of the process. I get busy and forget to take pictures. The covers are Lacewood or Leopard Wood depending on who you ask.
It's sad to see these old manufactures die off. This is a fine example of a good, cheap USA made knife. There are only a few manufacturers that employ sunken joints like this.
Now I got to scour eBay and the garage sales for more pocket knives to fix.
God Bless Yall