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by Bill DeShivs
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Need some help with this one
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Need some help with this one

1960s or later Italian.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Awesome books, awesome authors
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Awesome books, awesome authors

Julie Warenski is a wonderful engraver!
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Awesome books, awesome authors
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Awesome books, awesome authors

Allen-
Who did the engraving? It's awesome!
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Awesome books, awesome authors
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Awesome books, awesome authors

Yeah- he's in manic mode again, attacking me on AAPK and Bladeforums as we speak.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Awesome books, awesome authors
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Awesome books, awesome authors

Hi, Neal!
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: "Newer" Wandy?
Replies: 33
Views: 803

Re: "Newer" Wandy?

" Oh, and Bill's Italian Leverletto has top NS and bottom SS bolsters."

No, they don't. All the bolsters are nickel silver.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: "Newer" Wandy?
Replies: 33
Views: 803

Re: "Newer" Wandy?

Jimbrown- there were many knives made that way. During the 70s and 80s they were throwing these things together any way they could.
I have seen quite a few with mismatched bolsters and all were factory.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Shop work pictures
Replies: 33
Views: 4180

Re: Shop work pictures

The design requires a bolster that is milled on the inside. Each one had to be individually set up and milled on a milling machine.
The mechanism is delicate and goes out of time easily. There are much simpler mechanisms that have withstood the test of time.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Shop work pictures
Replies: 33
Views: 4180

Re: Shop work pictures

The Korn mechanism was/is a failure.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Advice on making spring
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Advice on making spring

No, the heat treatment is the same.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 11" Mauro Mario- Burl
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: 11" Mauro Mario- Burl

I bought most of that group of knives.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Advice on making spring
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Advice on making spring

?? Music wire is 1095 steel.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 11" Mauro Mario- Burl
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: 11" Mauro Mario- Burl

Angelo didn't know near as much about knives in 2003 as he does now.
It's pretty. Not sure what I would do.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Unusual Pick Lock Mechanism?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Unusual Pick Lock Mechanism?

It's not a pick lock. It's a button open/close mechanism.