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by JimBrown257
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Modern Russian "prison switchblade"
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: Modern Russian "prison switchblade"

That's a neat one. I haven't seen one of these with a scale release before. And it has much more intricate engraving than any others I have seen.

100% was not made in prison, btw.
by JimBrown257
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage Swinguards
Replies: 36
Views: 957

Re: Vintage Swinguards

It's so weird how it seems like there was usually very little, or zero, communication between the guy who designed the knife and the guy who drew the patent drawing for him. I feel bad for anyone who tried making a lockback based on that pic.
by JimBrown257
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage Swinguards
Replies: 36
Views: 957

Re: Vintage Swinguards

I don't think I have ever seen an 11" swinger with an AKC stamp before.

And there is one other size of vintage swinger, at least technically. There is the 9" with the German blade, which makes it about 8.25".
by JimBrown257
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Buck 110 Autos
Replies: 34
Views: 1185

Re: Buck 110 Autos

The fake Buck 110 autos that I have seen (which did not have the Buck stamp) ) were kind of easy to distinguish from the originals. Are the Buck stamped fake ones (the actual counterfeits) easy to spot just from the pics?
by JimBrown257
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Advice on making spring
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Advice on making spring

You can also use a small file to expand the open area at the bent spots. Or get a piece of raw steel and cut/file it out to the exact shape then heat treat it.

Or if you just need a new spring for that knife, I might have a 9" pinned type spring in my spare parts.
by JimBrown257
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage Swinguards
Replies: 36
Views: 957

Re: Vintage Swinguards

I see they all have 2 pins on bottom bolster. Why??? If they only had one pin, the lock would just push the spring out of place when you press on it. Think of it like putting a framed pic on the wall with one nail on the top right and one nail on the top left. Now imagine what happens if you take o...
by JimBrown257
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Advice on making spring
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Advice on making spring

I would get a cheap two-piece auto that needs a new slip in spring. Replacing a spring is a great place to start if you want to learn to work on knives. Putting that three point bend in a spring for an Edge Co type is something you will most likely never have to do again.
by JimBrown257
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Advice on making spring
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Advice on making spring

This isn't a good practice knife as these are the only ones that have these pinned in weird bend springs.
by JimBrown257
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1956
Views: 1232732

Re: Movie Switchblades

Mario wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:39 pm
He said he ordered the Frank B with his parents’ permission, so I guess the kid is under 18. Next time I comment on one of his videos, I’ll mention the forum to him.
I might actually advise against that.
by JimBrown257
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1956
Views: 1232732

Re: Movie Switchblades

I’m always on YouTube watching people’s videos where they show off their knife collections and there are LOTS of really young kids into knives who have quite impressive switchblade and balisong collections. I think the knife collecting culture will be around for a good while. I was just about to me...
by JimBrown257
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1956
Views: 1232732

Re: Movie Switchblades

I think this I don't see too many young people interested in knife collecting. and this They were harder to find in the 1980s. are directly related. It seems like the most important stage for any knife collector was being a kid and seeing a switchblade in a movie but not being able to get your hands...
by JimBrown257
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1956
Views: 1232732

Re: Movie Switchblades

I doubt many modern knives will become collectible like some of the older knives. For something to really become collectible, it has to have not been marketed as a collectible item when it was first sold. Too many modern knives are sold as collectible things, which will prevent them from becoming hi...
by JimBrown257
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1956
Views: 1232732

Re: Movie Switchblades

Lol, it always seemed like the autos in movies were much better knives than they were. I like when fancy big shot bad guys carry knives that the audience would assume are quality knives but are actually flimsy dime store Rizzutos. And it is interesting that the NATO in the Hitchhiker was custom pain...
by JimBrown257
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 15” Edge Co Italy Manual Lockback Stiletto
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: 15” Edge Co Italy Manual Lockback Stiletto

I don't think I have ever seen one of those with that Edge Co etch on the blade.
by JimBrown257
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Edwin Jay
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: Edwin Jay

Yeah, that looks like a dovetail.