Last month I picked up this old Schrade Walden counter-top display. It was pretty beat up and had been "modified" at some point by someone. I thought I'd clean it up and put some of my knives in it as something a little different. Just wiping it down revealed it was pretty dirty. But a little work paid off, and the case itself cleaned up fairly well. The main problem was the display board inside which holds the knives. The original pieces had been pried off and repositioned further apart. Then the whole thing was painted black. I took it back apart, filled in all the holes, and places where the original board was pulled up. The two crosspieces were actually plywood and while the base one could be glued and pressed back together the piece that holds the blades was seriously delaminating. So I made a new one, with new plastic and brass pins. Painted the whole thing as close as I could get with color matching, and it looks a lot better. Not being like some of you I found that the Schrade knives I do have won't fit (too long overall and blades are too wide), so I had to pull a few other types out of a drawer to flesh it out, but I'm pretty happy with the results. I've way too much time and money into it, but I'll leave it better than I found it, and that's important to me.