Backsspring and blade

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Re: Backsspring and blade

Postby gravknife » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:22 am

Will give it a try next week Bill, thanks for all your help, I'll let you know what happens,got no knife repairers here.
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Re: Backsspring and blade

Postby gravknife » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:47 pm

Is this staking process done while the spring is still in place?
Or is it better to bend by hand, I suppose the staking process let's you know it's worked, but can this put pressure on the spring rivet pin.
Complicated these knives, I can begin to really appreciate their build, thanks Bill,I mean that you have helped a lot.
Regards Ian

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Re: Backsspring and blade

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:37 pm

You misunderstand. "Staling" the kickspring involves using a sharp punch to move metal on the kickspring and it's slot in the backspring.
You displace metal to make it impossible for the kickspring to slip forward.
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