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S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 pm

I think I finally got a knife that is worth sending to Bill. It is a 9” S.M. Co Italy with a broken lock pin. (Edit. Thank you for the correction Bill)
What do you think ?
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:43 pm

I have had many auto's given a new life by Bill,I would send it to him.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:55 pm

He can make it look like a new one. He recently posted pics of an 11" kris's he worked on and it looked like a new knife.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by JulesVane » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:01 am

Good grab Mike! Did you take the Made In Italy too?
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:03 am

Hey Chris, guess you saw those two also ... I passed on the other one… The horn just wasn’t as nice.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by Corvus » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:18 am

Cool find! It looks like a very tight, straight, well-made knife. I bet it'll clean up beautifully.

Forgive my ignorance, but how do you repair a missing locking pin? Drill the tang and solder-in a new one? Seems like tricky repair to dial-in.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:33 am

I’m hoping Bill can answer that question.. or Jeremy?

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by Bill DeShivs » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:37 am

Lock pin- not lock tab!
Drill, turn a pin down to fit, hard solder it in the hole, then do final fitting.
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:50 am

Thank you sir, it will be off to you soon after I get it.
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:56 am

Thank you all for your input. I will post the results after restoration.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by orangeboy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 pm

You should have Bill DeShivs do it. He will do a fine job.
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by john » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm

Awesome knife to add to you collection. Repairing is the way to go. Please post photos when you get it back from Dr. Bill.
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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:13 am

Thanks John, I’ll be sure to post before and afters.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by sammy the blade » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:22 am

Seen the before and anxious to see the after.

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Re: S.M. Co Italy

Post by portlandmike » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:00 am

I won’t even get the knife till Thursday :lol:

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