Broken shur snap

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Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:57 pm

I was just about to send a stiletto off to Bill for restoration when I given this 7 inch shur snap with a broken spring. It has great horn but I doubt it will be worth the cost of repair… Just wondering what you guys think ... thanks in advance, Mike
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby Bill DeShivs » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:26 pm

I would say that it is. Most have handles that are severely shrunken. Yours looks very good.
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:30 pm

That was all I needed to hear.. Thank you Bill

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby whippersnapper » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:32 pm

I'm thinking that must be rescaled if it is real horn.
When it is closed can you pull the blade up to see if it will "peek" under spring pressure? If it does come up above liners you might want to skip putting in a spring.

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 pm

I get no movement at all when I pull up on the blade while locked…
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:14 pm

Haven't seen one with scales like that, kinda cool!

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 pm

whippersnapper wrote:I'm thinking that must be rescaled if it is real horn.
When it is closed can you pull the blade up to see if it will "peek" under spring pressure? If it does come up above liners you might want to skip putting in a spring.


Whippersnapper... I don't know anything about american made knives... did these not come in horn?

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 am

That's not horn. It's the original plastic handles.
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 am

Ahhh I understand now ... it sure does look like horn. I think I will send it out to Bill. Thanks all !
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:24 am

sammy the blade wrote:Haven't seen one with scales like that, kinda cool!


I don't remember these with this color scales either. Much cooler than the more normal solid colors. 8)

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby JimBrown257 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:01 am

Definitely get that one fixed up. If that is an aluminum button it is one of the older models.

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby portlandmike » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 am

cool.. Thanks Jeremy

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:16 pm

Nice one, Jeremy. I wish that I had one like that. Talk about the "great American pocket knife". That has to be it.
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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby Panzerfaust » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:19 am

That's a classic 1950s American switchblade that was available everywhere in the U.S. in the 1950s whereas the Italian stilettos were only available in big cities or by mail order. My late father once told me he had a switchblade in the early 1950s and it was probably a Shur-Snap or a Colonial Hammer Brand.

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Re: Broken shur snap

Postby picklocksrock » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:05 pm

That’s a really cool knife! Very unique I think, of course very nice quality and patterns!


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