Loose safety on a Frank B

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Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by SwitchGear » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:08 am

What’s the process to tighten up the safety on a Frank B?
It will slide “Opened/Closed” turning the knife upsidedown...
Is there an easy repair?

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:47 am

Wrap some dental floss under the safety button.
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by john » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:14 pm

The only permanent (till the next time it loosens) repair is to take the scale off and bend the safety till it functions properly. But, dental floss works and it’s a lot cheaper.
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by JimBrown257 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:03 am

That little twister tool is real smart. Did you come up with that?

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by whippersnapper » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 am

I wish I remembered who to give credit but it wasn't me who first came up with it.

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by JimBrown257 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:59 am

One thing I have done is to take an exacto knife or razor and cut the safety slot a little bit longer. Then that little longer part holds the safety in place because it is much thinner than the rest of the slot.

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by thom » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Thanks guys, all great ideas. I have a few with loose a safety. Great post

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:03 pm

I believe there was an old post where All showed a tool he made for that.

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by Bill DeShivs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:54 am

The bending tool-like the dental floss fix, is only temporary.
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:04 am

Isn't there some thing you can do with Super Glue? Like you put Super Glue on a tooth pick and run it along the slot to make it thinner? I've heard people talk about that. Though, it always seemed kind of risky.

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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by Bill DeShivs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:10 am

The safety slot on a modern Italian knife is not what offers resistance. The curve of the safety itself under the scale is what should offer resistance.
But since the safeties are necessarily made of low carbon steel, they don't keep their tension.
Yes, you can tinker with putting glue in the slot, but again-it's a temporary fix.
Modern safeties pretty much suck.
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by SwitchGear » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:11 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by picklocksrock » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:07 pm

Me too, bought a frank b gold swinger with stunning black horn. Brand new from AGA came with a broken safety.
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Re: Loose safety on a Frank B

Post by picklocksrock » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:42 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:The safety slot on a modern Italian knife is not what offers resistance. The curve of the safety itself under the scale is what should offer resistance.
But since the safeties are necessarily made of low carbon steel, they don't keep their tension.
Yes, you can tinker with putting glue in the slot, but again-it's a temporary fix.
Modern safeties pretty much suck.
Yes Bill! Also I find in my humble opinion that the safety on the AGA 13 inch limited edition wasp body picklock has the most quality safety I’ve ever scene. It’s like a raised heavier button. Question, this is the limited edition flat guard. One of my favorite knives but. The blade peeks out a tad. The kick spring seems a little on the weak side. I would love to send you this flat guard and get some adjustments made on it. I heard these are extremely rare knives. Only 60 made! Thank you for your time Bill.
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