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by JimBrown257
Wed May 16, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: a funny thing happened at a flea
Replies: 20
Views: 6476

Re: a funny thing happened at a flea

Cancun or near there.

...That explains a lot; those border towns are much different that the vacation places. It's an experience to go to one of those border towns now. I can't in good conscious recommend it.
by JimBrown257
Wed May 16, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Anybody want to sell a used Cupid (Joker OTF)?
Replies: 0
Views: 1090

Anybody want to sell a used Cupid (Joker OTF)?

Hello, I want to get a Cupid/Dart/Extractor (whatever you call it, the single-action OTF the Joker made famous). Every dealer on the internet has them but I figured I might try and pick a used one up and save a few bucks (it's not the kind of blade that needs to be in mint condition). I am also look...
by JimBrown257
Wed May 16, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?

It's a lot worse than you think. Even parts from the same manufacturer don't always interchange. Do you know anyone who has a prosthetic limb? My friend works with amputees. One day I was at his office and I noticed a wall of things that look like allen wrenches. They are the tools for making adjus...
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: a funny thing happened at a flea
Replies: 20
Views: 6476

Re: a funny thing happened at a flea

Markco,

What town was this in, in Mexico?
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?

Tom,

Thanks for the great picture.

I see now what Bill was trying to get at with the "non-interchangable parts".
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Whatever happened to these knives??
Replies: 15
Views: 9374

Re: Whatever happened to these knives??

Tom, Have you been to Mexican border towns? They have these ubiquitous trinket shops that all sell the exact same thing. Three years ago, in both Juarez (near El Paso) and Tijuana (near San Diego), I went in several of these stores that all had a glass case by the cashier, just like many American st...
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?

That's why I told you you will have to learn to make them.
...Yeah, I'm starting to find this out.
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Whatever happened to these knives??
Replies: 15
Views: 9374

Re: Whatever happened to these knives??

One last thing (I hate to be the guy who floods his own thread) but I am actively looking for one of those Pakistani brass butterflies so if anyone has seen one, or has one and wants to unload it, let me know.

Thanks,

-J
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Whatever happened to these knives??
Replies: 15
Views: 9374

Re: Whatever happened to these knives??

Tom, The Black Magic had a retractable sheath that went back into the handle under spring tension. They are around some times and go for around $100. ...So are you saying I was correct that the auto-sheath thing was called "Black Magic" or did you call it that because I had called it that? And... Th...
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Whatever happened to these knives??
Replies: 15
Views: 9374

Re: Whatever happened to these knives??

Since most of us on the forums know who Bill DeShivs is, counterfeit knives like these are usually a hot topic. Admitting to buying one gets you tarred and feathered. ...Yeah, see...uh...I knew that; I was just asking so I could figure out who bought them, then we could go kick their ass! Hopefully...
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: a funny thing happened at a flea
Replies: 20
Views: 6476

Re: a funny thing happened at a flea

When I asked if they had anything better they acted insulted...ooops, my bad they didn't and their prices were higher than I would pay here even if I had been interested. The best thing to do here, without a doubt, was to walk away. ...My experience with those trinket stores in Mexico is that, like...
by JimBrown257
Tue May 15, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?

Yeah, I realize it would be easier and cheaper to simply buy a 15" and adjust the scales but this is more of a project thing that I'm interested in pursuing. (EDIT: Looking at my OP now, I might not have been clear about this part) I built my own coffee table, for example. I probably could bought a ...
by JimBrown257
Sun May 13, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

How feasible would it be to convert this to an auto?

Hello, I have been looking at those Buck 110s and other manual openers that have been converted to automatics and I thought that would be something I'd like to learn how to do. The mechanics of a leaf-spring side-opener aren't too complicated and I am pretty handy so this is something I'm sure I can...
by JimBrown257
Sun May 13, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Whatever happened to these knives??
Replies: 15
Views: 9374

Re: Whatever happened to these knives??

Then this might be the thing I remember from the late 80s (I could have imagined the "Black Magic" name). The dude on Ebay is asking at least $65 (+$6 s/h). I'm not planning on bidding but does that seem like a reasonable price? If you were going to sell yours (are you?), what would you imagine the ...
by JimBrown257
Sun May 13, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: a funny thing happened at a flea
Replies: 20
Views: 6476

Re: a funny thing happened at a flea

anyone with a similar experience? Only about a hundred times! I can totally relate to the frustration of your experience. To anyone this hasn't happened to, or isn't a knife-person, it probably seems like trivial nit-picking but I can appreciate it. The dealer, the guy selling the knives, thinks th...