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by Bill DeShivs
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Website update

Thanks, Jackalope!
I did the original price guide for Andy Russell when he originally reprinted that catalog in the 1970s.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Pin stock? And Italian switchblade repair
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Pin stock? And Italian switchblade repair

There is no place that sells those items. (there is one, but he's a crook.)
You'll have to make them or buy parts knives.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Website update

I don't sell the factory Leverlettos, but I can probably tell you where to find one.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Pin stock? And Italian switchblade repair
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Pin stock? And Italian switchblade repair

1.: Ebay 2.: Generally they can just be punched out, but filing off heads and drilling is sometimes required. 3.: Depends on what you are repairing. I keep an assortment of every size pin that I can find, and I still have to turn some down to exact size. For modern Italians, .070, .081, and 2mm bras...
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Website update

Thanks, Jackalope!
If anyone else has anything they want to share, I would love to see it!
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Website update

I'll try to get the pages in better order soon.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Website update

I updated www.billdeshivs.com with a new "Library" category.
I have put a few things there already, with more to come.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Is it possible??
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Is it possible??

Sure. Buy a tube of Simichrome polish, or NeverDull.
Use either very sparingly- being careful to make sure all residue is wiped from between the bolsters and handles, or any other crevices.
Costs about $15 shipped.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

Actually, the knife was made by Mr. Pascotto for Mr. Campolin.
It can be fixed correctly here, rather than risking sending it back to Italy.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Part time job
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Part time job

I wish I had one! I have been looking for one for years.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Part time job
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Part time job

Wow! I'm trying to keep my cutler business part time.
I could work at it full time for a couple of months! Having to ask customers to hold off for a month or so.
I guess that's a good thing.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4395

Re: Random shop pictures

It's a steel-making process that involves forging different steels together. Today it is mainly used to produce patterns in the steel.
Early use was to improve the quality of steel for blades.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4395

Re: Random shop pictures

Here's a little custom knife I made in 2013.
Customer-supplied damascus, nickel silver handles.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Chain drive curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Chain drive curiosity

Apparently, they have a coil spring that pulls the chain. The sprocket is on the blade pivot.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Gold Japanese guardless stiletto
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Gold Japanese guardless stiletto

Real gold, or plastic?