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by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: Question about switchblades
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: Question about switchblades

Sears and springs don't wear from being in a static position-either open or closed. Movement causes wear.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Renewing Older Scales/Handles
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Renewing Older Scales/Handles

Not much you can do with the Klein electrician knife. Maybe put some Armor All on the handles.
The Ackermannchen could be polished out to shiny, but it needs to be done by a professional or you risk ruining the handles.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Renewing Older Scales/Handles
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Renewing Older Scales/Handles

Can you post pictures of the knives?
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bonsa trapdoor
Replies: 47
Views: 7716

Re: Bonsa trapdoor

Here is an updated picture of the Bonsa OTFs.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: IMCO knife
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: IMCO knife

Button has been badly replaced
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Fixing knives thst won't close or fire
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Fixing knives thst won't close or fire

Just shake/blot excess WD 40 out of the knife. WD 40 is just light mineral oil in an evaporative carrier. It won't gum up any more than any other oil.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: is this considered a flatguard?
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: is this considered a flatguard?

I believe they were stamped in a punch press.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: New AKC?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: New AKC?

Thanks!
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Looking for an expert knife fixer for jndiana pattada
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Looking for an expert knife fixer for jndiana pattada

It's what I do.
I can't get to it until after Feb. 15.
Email me at mickeybeep@aol.com
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Synthetic Ivory
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Synthetic Ivory

Masecraft Supply sells a very nice looking synthetic ivory. It is fairly soft, but will break if stressed or dropped.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Reading about blade lock pins on the 101 forum - Pin Question
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Reading about blade lock pins on the 101 forum - Pin Question

Certainly, you can file a relief in liners. It may not look as nice as milled liners, but it will work just as well. The raised portion doesn't even have to be round-it can be diamond shaped, square, or odd shaped as long as it's there. That said, knives were made for hundreds of years without washe...
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: New AKC?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: New AKC?

No, those were customized by me.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Reading about blade lock pins on the 101 forum - Pin Question
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Reading about blade lock pins on the 101 forum - Pin Question

The pin should be integral to the blade. It's very easy to do. Just cut it out square along with the blade outline and file the 4 corners round. There was one custom maker who swore by press-fitting the pins. That pin gets a pretty rough ride when the knife is opened, and one that is pressed in prob...
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas To All
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas!
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife Mechanisms by LeRoi Price - Book
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Knife Mechanisms by LeRoi Price - Book

I don't think it has any switchblade references.