Search found 5896 matches

by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4109

Re: Random shop pictures

Well, this petered out rather quickly.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: Switchblades of the 1940's, 1950's
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Switchblades of the 1940's, 1950's

There were an awful lot of American switchblades sold in that era (and before), too.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Very old BOKER 712
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: Very old BOKER 712

MacOverland, I believe. US importer.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: russian switchblade
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: russian switchblade

Don't overlook the Italian lever locks.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Your website
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Your website

Thanks. I have submitted a ticket with the hosting service.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: bug bites
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: bug bites

Just liberally squirt the knife down, let it sit for about 15 minutes and then dry it off.
It won't hurt the horn.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Belt sander recommendations!!
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Belt sander recommendations!!

1 X 30s are useful, but are not serious tools.
There are several 2 X 42 units that will work for your needs.
The 2 X 72 grinders offer the most versatility of abrasives and length of belt life. They are also the most expensive. The Grizzly "knifemaker's grinder" is one of the least expensive.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: bug bites
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: bug bites

A good soaking with WD 40 will kill off any active worms.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Kissing Crane gravity knife
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Kissing Crane gravity knife

They are a little "rattley" and were made until Klaas closed their doors.
Very simple mechanism.
AKC recently made an updated version of this knife.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Have there been any updates on this AGA knife?
Replies: 31
Views: 1537

Re: Have there been any updates on this AGA knife?

Lepre actually has the tooling for the original 13" square button Latamas.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4109

Re: Random shop pictures

Don't know. It has some early and some late traits. The button assembly is one piece like the steel Coricamas. It has a coil button spring, aluminum pins, and a dovetailed kickspring. Traits like this don't always mean an item dates from a certain era. The very fact that they are stainless says late...
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4109

Re: Random shop pictures

I can't really say, because almost all knife leaf springs are carbon.
I have seen 2 of these knives-both with broken springs.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4109

Re: Random shop pictures

Possibly so. I have replaced springs in at least 2 of these, so I'll say the stainless is pretty hard. I used 440C and pretty much H/T ed like 1095, and it worked well-springy and a little softer than carbon steel.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4109

Re: Random shop pictures

Here's a fully forged Italian stiletto.
Liners, bolsters, and pivot all forged from one piece of stainless.
Blade, button, backspring, and kickspring are all stainless, too.
The coil spring under the button is original to the knife.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Left handed sear help
Replies: 28
Views: 1148

Re: Left handed sear help

The source of your parts is probably to blame. He sells Chinese parts and is a crook.