Hi, I've got few silver knives. The blades are attached into
hollow handles. But after washing in a dishwasher the filling
cement broke inside a handle and the blade is moving. What filling
or cement may I use to attach the blade firmly into a handle? May I
use a dishwasher afterwards to wash the knives?
To answer your last question, DONT put any knives or forks or spoons
that have bone, horn, ivory, mother of pearl, wood or simulated ivory
ie from celluloid handles in a dish washer.
anyone who does desrves to get them ruined.
As to repairing your hollow handled knives, the following was used,
pitch, plaster of paris, rosin mixed with powdered chalk.
Try and identify what was used, then track down the same and mix up
or melt, depending what it is, pour into the hollow, press in the
steel tang hold in place true!! till set.
Clean off surplus.