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Fixing up a 30-year-old Swiss Army Knife - in pictures

Time to fix up and repair my busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp and get it ready for the next 30 years!
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer
My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp
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My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp

Full details of the fixing process here.

My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp
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My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp

My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp
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My old and busted 30-year-old Victorinox SwissChamp

New scales!
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New scales!

Removing all the little accessories
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Removing all the little accessories

Popping off the scales
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Popping off the scales

Some of the plastic from the scales remains on the mounting pegs
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Some of the plastic from the scales remains on the mounting pegs

Prying off the remaining plastic
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Prying off the remaining plastic

That's a lot of filth under the scales
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That's a lot of filth under the scales

Clean after a bath in warm soapy water!
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Clean after a bath in warm soapy water!

Some battle scars!
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Some battle scars!

Using a Leatherman to fix a Swiss Army Knife
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Using a Leatherman to fix a Swiss Army Knife

Fitting the scales
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Fitting the scales

Done!
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Done!

Looks good!
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Looks good!

Ready for the next 30 years!
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Ready for the next 30 years!

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