Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

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Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:59 am

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Yes, it can.
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Thank you, sir.
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby METALGOD » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 am

i kinda did the opposite before , took fulcrum (if its called that) turned it into ring pull . years ago AKC made the flat oval button hunter knife with fulcrum release so i basicly took off the fulcrums and turned them into ring-pulls, Angelo had bunch parts left over and i told him what i did and suggested it to him to take parts he had left over and make them ring-pull instead of fulcrum so thats what he did you can ask him he credits me for the idea but i was just suggesting it as ive seen older ones that were made that way but anyways i still have all the fulcrums i took off if anyones intersted in them let me know i have maybe 50-60 of them.

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:42 am

IMHO it is far more difficult to carry/use a "ring pull" blade release than a fulcrum. You must remember that I'm old "practical pig" and my mind tends to run in those channels.
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby lance » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:38 am

P.m me bernie id like to see the fulcrum tabs you have,are they the wide chunky wedge style or the skinny long stiletto style? Ive also seen the teardrop shape.if your talkin long slim w a round end or a teardrop.im into it

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby STAGNUT » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:49 pm

METALGOD wrote:i kinda did the opposite before , took fulcrum (if its called that) turned it into ring pull . years ago AKC made the flat oval button hunter knife with fulcrum release so i basicly took off the fulcrums and turned them into ring-pulls, Angelo had bunch parts left over and i told him what i did and suggested it to him to take parts he had left over and make them ring-pull instead of fulcrum so thats what he did you can ask him he credits me for the idea but i was just suggesting it as ive seen older ones that were made that way but anyways i still have all the fulcrums i took off if anyones intersted in them let me know i have maybe 50-60 of them.

I have one of those old oval button knives that had the fulcrum , I took it off and put a ring on it and it works fine. The fulcrum stuck out too far but so doesnt the ring I was going to put a lever on it like the Jaeger/Aeriel but never did check to see if it would work
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby JimBrown257 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:21 pm

STAGNUT wrote: I have one of those old oval button knives that had the fulcrum , I took it off and put a ring on it and it works fine. The fulcrum stuck out too far but so doesnt the ring I was going to put a lever on it like the Jaeger/Aeriel but never did check to see if it would work


That would be awesome if you could do that. Though, what do you mean by "old". I certainly wouldn't recommend doing something like that to a vintage knife.

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby georgyboy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:33 pm

i've had to replace the nickel silver ring pull on a aga with a steel one,when the n.s.one kept falling off

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby JimBrown257 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:31 pm

It's very easy to solder the ends of a NS ring.

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby STAGNUT » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:30 am

You could put a lever like a Jaeger. But you would have to swap the bolster off and make one flat for the lever because I think they are hollow.
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby john » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:59 pm

Bill D put a beautiful lever on a ring pull for me. No additional work had to be done on bolsters or any other part of the knife. It was a simple swap but the lever Bill made for me is awesome. Simply slipped your finger/thumb under the fulcrum and the blade is easily released.
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby JimBrown257 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:19 am

I love that fulcrum. But if anyone wants one of the production ones that can be put on a ring pull, just let me know; I have a bunch of them.

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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted to a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby STAGNUT » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Very nice John. !!
Looks cool. very Nicely done Bill
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Re: Can a "Ring Pull" lock be converted tw o a Fulcrum blade release?

Postby john » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 am

Hi Stagnut,
I had another one done
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I really like the new fulcrums; Bill did a great job.
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