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Storing an automatic

Postby lucky » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:47 pm

What would be the best way to store an automatic, blade open or closed?
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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby TRYKER » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:02 pm

YUP !!!
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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby JulesVane » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:07 pm

I understand that the majority of collectors store with blade open as to reduce stress on the leaf spring. But, they also say that storing them open won't "save" the spring. I myself, store them open because that's what I've seen/read that the more experienced guys here do. I believe that I read Bill's reply that "It doesn't really matter". Sorry for the conflicting answers, but that's what I've got (lol). I'm sure many will reply.
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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby john » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:26 pm

I store my knives open. However, many say it doesn't matter.
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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby JulesVane » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:41 pm

lucky wrote:What would be the best way to store an automatic, blade open or closed?
Thanks

This is what I have learned on the topic thus far:
#1: Buy a nice display case and store all your beauties open.
#2: As your addiction grows & all your beauties start to overflow the display case, start closing blades to make more room.
#3: When the display case overflows with closed blades, buy another display case & start w/ #1 all over again w/ 2 cases.

This is the "As The Collection Grows, The Blades Got To Close" syndrome I myself suffer from.
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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby dabron3 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:35 am

I have an automatic that I've stored closed for 25 years and it still works fine.

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Re: Storing an automatic

Postby arthas » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:12 am

Hello!

For what it's worth, they're usually store closed in cutleries before shipping. It shouldn't matter that match, and there's less risk of cutting your finger.

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