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by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

Sometimes I get strange requests.
This gentleman wanted all the blades removed from an Italian lobster pattern knife, except the cuticle cutter.
I came up with a better idea, and made a new handle/spring for the cuticle cutter.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

To be clear- I don't take pictures of most of my work. But thank you for posting another picture of one of my repairs. My job is not that of a researcher. I'm a cutler. I see literally thousands of knives. I'm not cataloging them. I'm saying that I have seen Italian stilettos made with a pin through...
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

That one wasn't originally done that way.
The ones that were, had a nickel silver pin, finished flush with the outside of the guard.
I was mistaken, but thank you for showing another example of my shop work.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

If there is a modern button assembly, there should be a steel pin between the button and safety.
The old style safety seems to preclude it being too new, but the one piece spring says newer.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

One piece springs are more modern. I still can't tell anything from the liner picture.
Is the blade stainless?
If you remove the rear bolster pin, you can swivel the liners open to see what you have.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

Can you see brass tabs that have been peened in place where the D stamps would be?
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

It doesn't "appear" to be a one-piece spring, but it's hard to tell from pictures.
Is there one steel pin in the button-side liner between the button and safety?
The safety button looks to be the old style.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

OK, the bolsters should be nickel silver.
Does it have tabbed brackets?
Are you sure the spring is one piece?
Use a flashlight for pictures inside the blade well.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: M Italy how old
Replies: 31
Views: 1165

Re: M Italy how old

Are the bolsters stainless?
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

Thom,
The big Leverletto looks good on paper, but it's huge in hand. It feels like one of the 15" stilettos.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

I don't do many "mangles" anymore, but when I do, I try to make them different.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

Another wanted Grandpa's ShurSnap restored
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

Customer found his grand dad's old KaBar pocketknife.
He wanted it restored.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4111

Re: Random shop pictures

Customer wanted a new duplicate of his favorite Tonerini slip joint.
I rebuilt the Tonerini and duplicated it.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: 940-1 carbon fiber longevity/durability
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: 940-1 carbon fiber longevity/durability

Your knife will be fine.