Removal of blade pin

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Removal of blade pin

Postby gravknife » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:42 pm

Is removal of the blade pin a bad idea.... I can't file my bolsters flush without removing it, any tips really welcomed, I'm in a bit of trouble :oops:
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Re: Removal of blade pin

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:42 pm

On what knife?
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Re: Removal of blade pin

Postby gravknife » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:13 pm

Hubertus shellpuller Bill, I'm trying to create a shellpuller like yours, I'm using a needle file and the pin is in the way, to make things worse it was a short pin to begin with the majority on the leverside.
I was hoping to tap it through when finished but this lifts the blade.
What are they made of Bill? Is it just mild steel, I can't get a regular curvature on the bolsters as the pin obstructs the file, it's almost flattened the pin, but it still works.... For now, heads battered with it.
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Re: Removal of blade pin

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:18 pm

The pin is mild steel. A common nail turned to EXACT size (you can use a drill and a file) will work fine.
If you remove the blade pin, you will have to do some fancy jigging with a vise and a spacer to reinstall the blade-so that you overcome the backspring pressure. You can remove the rear bolster pin-it's easier to reinstall against the spring pressure.
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