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by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Switchblade spork
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Switchblade spork

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by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My fathers knife.
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: My fathers knife.

More than likely made by Mauro Mario company in Maniago.
The knife is not in bad shape. Oil the steel parts to prevent further corrosion.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Woodard "Fer De Lance" I need help please
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Woodard "Fer De Lance" I need help please

You search just like you would search anything else- for example, search "manners" and see what you come up with. And- I SHOULD be able to give you a tip? Why should I? Most of us here are more than happy to help anyone who asks-and we do so when we can. Knives like your Woodard, while wel...
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 2" mini switchblade
Replies: 41
Views: 2094

Re: 2" mini switchblade

I have rehandled the minis, and added a safety.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?

There is no harm in storing them closed.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bayonet Leverlettos
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Bayonet Leverlettos

I agree- but variety is the spice of life.
Kris Leverlettos were made years ago, BTW.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bayonet Leverlettos
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Bayonet Leverlettos

3Knives.com now has bayonet blade Leverlettos.
They look great!
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?

I'm not throwing my weight around. I'm simply explaining what I have seen and done. I apologize if it appears that way. There are dozens of people repairing switchblades-not just me. Disagreeing is one thing, but promulgating bad information is another. Of course, there is nothing wrong with storing...
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?

I have pistol magazines that have been loaded for 40+ years that work just fine. I wonder when they are going to go bad?
And I guess I'd better go jack my car up.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?

Well, if you never close your knives, the springs sure won't break. I can tell you this- I have rebuilt THOUSANDS of switchblades. I can tell you where the wear points are. I have made THOUSANDS of springs. Four have broken- from the same piece of steel. How many have you made? Of course, they are y...
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Do any of you store your kick-spring autos CLOSED?

Static metal fatigue is not a problem with switchblades. Not with sears, buttons or springs.
All the wear/fatigue happens when the parts are MOVING, not static.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Older" Swinguards
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: "Older" Swinguards

I have seen Spanish patents for Italian knives.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Older" Swinguards
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: "Older" Swinguards

It may have been common to patent items in several countries, buy different people.
For example- the Korn knives were patented in Germany, the US, and England.
They were only made in Germany.

The short-bladed knives for Germany were simply a blade for an 8" knife installed in a 9" handle.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: A Few Walt's Classics
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: A Few Walt's Classics

Call Walt. He can probably email you pictures of what's available.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Scratch on bolsters, HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Scratch on bolsters, HELP

Show us a picture of the scratches, please.

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