My Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6 Switchblade Conversions

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Killgar
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Re: My Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6 Switchblade Conversions

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jerryk25 wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:30 am Very cool descriptions. . . . .fun to read this. . . thanks.
Thanks Jerryk25. Sometimes I think maybe my posts go a bit too long, but when it's something I have a passion for I can get a little long-winded :D .

On a related note I recently made a new liner-side handle scale for V2 so that now it's just as easy to take apart and re-assemble as V3. This is a feature that's important to me.

I also decided to experiment a little with V3. I wanted to see if I could make it fire with a bit more power, so I bent the spring out a bit more. I had another spring on hand ready to install so I wasn't too worried about messing up the original spring. But the experiment proved successful, and now the knife fires even harder than before (that's another feature that's important to me).
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Re: My Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6 Switchblade Conversions

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In my life, those days when i had access to tools and a machine shop,
i was relatively ignorant of switchblade alternate designs.
Now that I've seen more, I fantasize about how I would have done things differently.
I'm just not motivated anymore, fingers hurt.
I think I'm just gonna be a watcher.

I have a Ti-Lite, ( somewhere ) but I never thought of modifying it.
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Re: My Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6 Switchblade Conversions

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jerryk25 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:03 am In my life, those days when i had access to tools and a machine shop,
i was relatively ignorant of switchblade alternate designs.
Now that I've seen more, I fantasize about how I would have done things differently.
I'm just not motivated anymore, fingers hurt.
I think I'm just gonna be a watcher.

I have a Ti-Lite, ( somewhere ) but I never thought of modifying it.
I feel ya Jerry. Motivation has always been an issue for me. I'm the kinda guy who, once I get moving you can't stop me, but it takes a lot of effort for me to get myself moving. Even now I'm planning on making another T6 conversion, but I'm nowhere near close to starting.

And boy do I wish I had started on these conversions years ago. My source for springs, rocker arms and sears went out of business. If I had known that I would be able to do these conversions I would have stocked up on parts while they were available, and I could be producing a lot of these. But I didn't. The last order I placed was just to have a few extras on hand for switchblades I already had. It's the story of my life- when I don't want something they're plentiful, but when I REALLY want them, they're no longer available.

And I certainly do my share of switchblade-fantasizing. Many nights, instead of counting sheep, I've fallen to sleep designing switchblades in my head. If I ever win the lottery I'm going into the knife business and mass-produce some pretty awesome switchblades. Ah well, one can dream :D .
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