Where do I get brass pins?

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Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Snickers » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:12 pm

I have a cheap Chinese auto stiletto that has too short a brass pin holding the spring in place. It broke and now I need one.

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by whippersnapper » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:00 pm

In normal times you could probably go to a hobby shop if you didn't want to order online. Now it may be easier just to order off ebay or a one of the online supply places. Jantz supply, knifekits and others are popular. Just google brass pins or pin stock and you get about 27 gazillion results.

In a pinch you can use brazing rod, nails etc. I have even used copper or aluminum wire like romex you would wire a house with.

If you have a drill with a small enough chuck you can chuck up a larger diameter rod and turn it down to size with drill and sandpaper.

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Snickers » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:03 pm

That's a thought. Thanks.

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Snickers » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:14 pm

Etsy has a selections of them. What is the common diameter of the pins for knife making?

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:43 am

You'll have to measure the pin you want to replace.
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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Snickers » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:52 am

I went through my box o bolts and found a brad. Just the right size where the point was sticking out enough to flatten. Not brass though it's only a $20 auto but it's working.

Turned out it wasn't a broken pin but lost.

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by whippersnapper » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:54 am

Whatever works- Especially on a beater knife.

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Re: Where do I get brass pins?

Post by Snickers » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:18 am

True dat. Long as it's working and learned something in progress..

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