Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby wild zebra » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:23 pm

It seems worth it to me. Appears to be in very nice condition and would increase the value to boot.

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby Panzerfaust » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:15 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:Why the reticence to have this knife properly repaired? It's worth it, and the cost is very reasonable.


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If a slide-in spring does not work, I will consider it. What would this knife be worth properly repaired? I paid about $75 for it.

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:20 am

Probably $175.
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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby whippersnapper » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:36 am

Seems like alot for a knife that is going to peek, but jmo.

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:57 am

He said "properly repaired."
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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby whippersnapper » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:21 am

Then I agree! 8)

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby Black Gold » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:42 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:They were!

I have a quick question...., what would you charge for a full restoration and a replacement spring and to install the spring??and how long would it take you ?
Thanks for your time.

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby whippersnapper » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:59 am

Welcome Black Gold, I think you can contact Bill through his web site too for repair estimates...
http://www.billdeshivs.com/bd/

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby wicollector » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 pm

you can order a Hubertus spring for 8 dollars or so why not go this route I've used these plenty of times in customers knives as cheap alternative to spring replacement if they want to save a few dollars . I'd order a couple the same spring can vary in thickness . the dealer who had the Donald trump knives made sent me about 8 of them for a gift for repairing his knives and they were all different thickness . if you need phone number to order some drop me an e-mail.

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Re: Replacement spring for vintage leverlock

Postby wicollector » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:26 pm

I usually braze in a new sear on lever lock knives I have sent to me for repairs most of these are repaired by beating the blade hole closed to keep the knife from peaking which works I just preferer replacing the sear which is what usually causes the peaking in the first its just a a better way to go about the repair .


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