Knife Liners

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Jeffinn
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Knife Liners

Postby Jeffinn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Good Morning!
I disassembled a damaged switchblade a few days ago. I noticed that that the liner that has the switch on it is different than that other one (there are no bolster "wings" on it). Seems like the liners should be the same. Should I make a new liner? Or is this somewhat normal?
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(Sorry for the image size, I haven't been able to get it to resize in Imgur, I'll have to start resizing them before I upload)
Thanks.

Tom19176
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Re: Knife Liners

Postby Tom19176 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:38 pm

The front one is "missing" the solid wings the back one has because you need the front one to be able to move so you can release the blade from the locked open position......If there were solid ones on the front also you could not move the bolster to release the blade from the pin lock. The old pick locks had solid on front and back but the front bolster did not swivel on those....

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Re: Knife Liners

Postby Tom19176 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:42 pm


Jeffinn
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Re: Knife Liners

Postby Jeffinn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:27 pm

Ah, got it. Makes perfect sense. Thanks!


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