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by JimBrown257
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Show your rams horn scales please
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: Show your rams horn scales please

That b&w rams horn on the humpback is incredible. I wish I could find stuff like that.
by JimBrown257
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Show your rams horn scales please
Replies: 33
Views: 1262

Re: Show your rams horn scales please

Who made that Ka-Bar type lever?
by JimBrown257
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Is there such thing as
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Is there such thing as

I have never seen a real pre-50s Italian flatguard with a ROMO stamp. With a few exceptions like Latama, it doesn't seem like the common pl stamps showed up until the stamped bolster pls. I think I have seen a Derby bo/c with a ROMO stamp. Some people refer to those as flatguards as the guards are t...
by JimBrown257
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Update Ali Yanik
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Re: Ali Yanik

It looks like that is true:
https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/31/paypa ... thousands/

And if he is in Turkey than it is not that scammer who comes around every few years. It think that guy is in Oklahoma.
by JimBrown257
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Update Ali Yanik
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Re: Ali Yanik

Any chance this Yanik guy is another alias of that guy who shows up every few years to rip people off (RH, MrMojo, HomerSimpson, etc)?

Any unknown seller who won't take Paypal should be avoided. PP's system is heavily biased towards the buyer when you use the business option.
by JimBrown257
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1925
Views: 1196416

Re: Movie Switchblades

In the 1984 Supergirl movie, one of the generic redneck bad guys had some sort of guardless Italian picklock. I am not sure what the exact knife is.
by JimBrown257
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: More Additions to the Repair pile....
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: More Additions to the Repair pile....

Oh yes.... It is a lost cause..... I'll be keeping my eye out for a replacement... If i'm luck, I might run across one (one day...) that has a great blade, but has a bad body. Actually, a flatgrind bo/c blade is a great starter replacement job. Once you are ready to try making a blade, that would b...
by JimBrown257
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: More Additions to the Repair pile....
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: More Additions to the Repair pile....

I hate to sound pessimistic but you might want to prepare yourself for the possibility that the Bonsa blade can't be saved.
by JimBrown257
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday JimBrown257
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Happy Birthday JimBrown257

Thanks, everybody.
by JimBrown257
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have RETURNED!!!! The Update
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: I have RETURNED!!!! The Update

Dang, nice to hear from you. Some of us were bummed when you disappeared. I for one was really hoping we could get another knife worker around here.

And forget those other hobbies. Concentrate on the knives. The world already has enough stamp collectors, or whatever else you were doing.
by JimBrown257
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: ALL SOLD Selling some production stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 2262

Re: Selling some production stuff

These are all gone now.
by JimBrown257
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 9" JTK bolsterless
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: 9" JTK bolsterless

Nice. Is the lock tab back spring made completely from scratch? Yes, I make the backsprings from the same steel that the blades are made from (almost always 1095). I do the traditional locktab twist. For a while when I started making knives I was intimidated by trying it (I was worried it would bre...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Belt sander recommendations!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Belt sander recommendations!!

There might be some files that are better on hardened steel but it is still going to be very difficult and will wear the file down pretty quickly. You always want to get the blade as done as possible before treating. Heating the blade should be the last thing you do as you will often want to make ad...
by JimBrown257
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: IMCO knife
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: IMCO knife

That looks like a shorter dove-tail spring. Can you take a pic of the inside of the handle at the very bottom?
by JimBrown257
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: ALL SOLD Selling some production stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 2262

Re: Selling some production stuff

Here is what I still have: