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Imitation Horn

Postby JerrBear » Mon Jun 03, 2002 1:58 am

Can "Imitation Horn" warp?
The reason I am asking is that I have a 13" Imitation Horn/Bayo (Cheap Stiletto) That worked perfectly when I received it. After a few months in a display stand (in the open position) I took it out, closed it up and hit the button - Nothing! At first I thought the button was defective. It worked freely, like it does when the blade is out. I took a nail file and forced the tip of the blade out and it snapped into place. I saw some marks on the blade below the button. I determined that the blade didn't release because it was being compressed between the brass liners.
I took a screwdriver between the liners and forced them apart - It worked for a short time, but then the blade hung up again. I didn't repeat this because I was afraid I might pop the scales off the rivets!

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Postby J-man » Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:24 am

Jeerbear I'm not too farmilar with 13" stilletos, but a stilleto's spring is a leaf spring (of coruse) so with so much relaxation of the spring may have created hardness on the spring, but it may be shoved back even mm (1/16 of inch) back at the least try fiddlieng around with a thin nail file and push the spring towards you, and try the tightening techinques that skm reccomends here's the direct link to that part of the site http://www.skm.to/bin/skm.cgi/help/page/ma-2/0931-9-64231102134

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Postby JerrBear » Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:44 am

Thank you, Mr. J.
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the spring!
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Postby Vagrant » Mon Jun 03, 2002 4:43 am

This will sound very un- conventional but, try storing it with the blade closed and see if it makes a difference.

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Postby The Falcon » Mon Jun 03, 2002 4:58 am

Try baking knife for 6 hours at 450 degrees. This should remove any warping in the scales. CAUTION! Use oven mitts when removing. Blade may be hot.

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Postby JerrBear » Mon Jun 03, 2002 5:50 pm

Mr. Vagrant,
Thanks for the tip - I'll give it a shot.

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Re: Imitation Horn

Postby Gort » Mon Jun 03, 2002 7:26 pm

The answer is really no. Imitation horn is basically a long
chain plastic polymer(just like all the other acrylic handles).
It should dry, and crack, (or break down due to UV) long
before it warps. Your problem is more likely related to
some mechanical issue associated with the spring, and interference from the liners.

JerrBear wrote:Can "Imitation Horn" warp?
The reason I am asking is that I have a 13" Imitation Horn/Bayo (Cheap Stiletto) That worked perfectly when I received it. After a few months in a display stand (in the open position) I took it out, closed it up and hit the button - Nothing! At first I thought the button was defective. It worked freely, like it does when the blade is out. I took a nail file and forced the tip of the blade out and it snapped into place. I saw some marks on the blade below the locking button. I determined that the blade didn't release because it was being compressed between the brass liners.
I took a screwdriver between the liners and forced them apart - It worked for a short time, but then the blade hung up again. I didn't repeat this because I was afraid I might pop the scales off the rivets!

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Postby airblade » Mon Jun 03, 2002 8:33 pm

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Postby Doofus Emeritus » Mon Jun 03, 2002 9:24 pm

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Like, cool dude. Did ya get permission from mommy to use such a high class word like that? You must be a prettyfartsmeller, huh! I bet you have enough room in that cavity infested trap of yours for a dozen of 'em! :P I'm so honored as to be the only one here on the forum to have the exclusive right's to call you by your true calling. Your vast and extensive vocabulary is as refreshing as total constipation. :lol:

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Postby airblade » Mon Jun 03, 2002 9:33 pm

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Postby Doofus Emeritus » Mon Jun 03, 2002 9:37 pm

Mr. Airhead,

You compliment yourself very well! :P :P

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Postby JerrBear » Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:12 pm

Oops! Sorry Mr. AIRHEAD!
I just can't help myself!
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Postby airblade » Tue Jun 04, 2002 1:46 am

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