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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by JimBrown257 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:57 am

How did they do the heating on the stainless springs? And is the much lower backspring pin because the stainless backspring is harder to pull back so it requires the extra leverage?

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Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:00 am

Possibly so. I have replaced springs in at least 2 of these, so I'll say the stainless is pretty hard. I used 440C and pretty much H/T ed like 1095, and it worked well-springy and a little softer than carbon steel.
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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by JimBrown257 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:31 am

Does it seem like the stainless kicksprings break more often than non-stainless ones?

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:12 am

I can't really say, because almost all knife leaf springs are carbon.
I have seen 2 of these knives-both with broken springs.
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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by JimBrown257 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 am

When do you think that all stainless one was made?

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by Bill DeShivs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am

Don't know. It has some early and some late traits.
The button assembly is one piece like the steel Coricamas. It has a coil button spring, aluminum pins, and a dovetailed kickspring. Traits like this don't always mean an item dates from a certain era. The very fact that they are stainless says later.
If I had to guess, I would say early-mid 1950s-but they could be much later. Many innovative designs were done after 1958, and are very rare in the US.
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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:15 am

Well, this petered out rather quickly.
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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07 am

Post more pics. I'd like to see more of those old English parts if you have any of those.

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:56 am

Hell, I could just send the pictures to you instead of posting them here.
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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by sammy the blade » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:17 am

Post them here, we all would like to see whatever you want to show

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Bill,please post more of your excellent work,thank you,or send me the pix,I know that I will enjoy them.

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by natcherly » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:51 pm

I think a lot of people here enjoy looking at the pictures but may not have a lot to say or comment on. Please continue posting this pictorial journal of your knife making and repairing skills. Few of us are so blessed with talent.

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by Tkreil66 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:02 pm

I would like to see more

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by JimBrown257 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:50 am

Post them here where we can all see them and they will be saved for posterity (or at least for however long the image hosting sites decide to honor their commitments).

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Re: Random shop pictures

Post by portlandmike » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:09 pm

I’d like to see more of your pictures Bill

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