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by JimBrown257
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: EIG 33 cm picklock
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: EIG 33 cm picklock

Is that a rare variation of the EIG stamp? I don't remember seeing one like that.
by JimBrown257
Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Doing scales on my own
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Doing scales on my own

I can find the stuff that is as expensive as the Brazilian horn. But I used to get (very recently) sets of black horn (totally b;ack) that were 4"x1.5"x.25" for $5. Several of the knives sites and a bunch of Ebay sellers had them. Now I can't find anything but the 5" stuff that is between $17 and $2...
by JimBrown257
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Doing scales on my own
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Doing scales on my own

I meant to ask: where did you get your horn? I have been having trouble finding black horn lately.
by JimBrown257
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Doing scales on my own
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Doing scales on my own

I did find an aray of some small bar stock on amazon, steel/alum/brass for $13. Prolly order that up!! Those multipacks are usually not a good deal. You probably only be able to use a few of the brass & steel ones and none of the aluminum ones. The brass ones are the only pins you usually need to o...
by JimBrown257
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Video of Home Made OTF
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Video of Home Made OTF

That is pretty cool. Though, I don't understand why he cut a section of steel out of an existing kitchen knife instead of just getting another piece of flat steel (he had gotten the steel pieces for the handle). He still had to grind it and drill the holes, which would be much harder with the alread...
by JimBrown257
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Doing scales on my own
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Doing scales on my own

I don't know, seems like you could have saved that front scale. As for the pins, wire hangers are another great source for steel pins. When you need brass ones, 1.5mm and 2mm are pretty easy to find but if you can get the 1.8mm ones they are the perfect size for most production stiletto scales. It's...
by JimBrown257
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: "Prostitutes" scissors for sale. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: "Prostitutes" scissors for sale. SOLD

Things like that really make you appreciate how absurd knife laws are.
by JimBrown257
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade
Replies: 26
Views: 1176

Re: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade

The few things you mentioned are all you need to make knives. You certainly don't need power saws. I got a deep handle hacksaw for $25 and I have been cutting the steel with it for about 6 years. The actually sawing of the pieces is a very minor part of it.
by JimBrown257
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Mexican marked switchblade
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Mexican marked switchblade

Those are interesting knives. I don't know if there are any other autos made in Mexico. A lot of sold in Mexico ones but not made there. The bolsters are aluminum on steel liners so they are pinned on. Most of the ones I have seen must have peeked when they were made because the blade can't fit any ...
by JimBrown257
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade
Replies: 26
Views: 1176

Re: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade

You should just make your own blades. The only additional step you would have to do is grinding the blade. All that other stuff you did is harder than that part.

What are the other projects you mentioned?
by JimBrown257
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade
Replies: 26
Views: 1176

Re: Converting a Boot Knife Into a Switchblade

Lol, that's awesome. And that bolsterless swivel bolster seems so obvious but I don't think I have ever seen it before. Did you come up with that?
by JimBrown257
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: 10.5 inch swinguard done
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: 10.5 inch swinguard done

It looks great. What is the next one going to be?
by JimBrown257
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Happy birthday, Mickey!
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Happy birthday, Mickey!

Happy Birthday!
by JimBrown257
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 1860's German Kris switchblade
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: 1860's German Kris switchblade

I think that drawing in the Hubertus catalog is just mean the show the backspring o/c mechanic while the blade and the handle was just the artist trying to make it look fancy.
by JimBrown257
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Militia property of the united states
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Militia property of the united states

That is a legit Dalton. It is a weird model as it really isn't like any other Daltons.

Though, "Property of United States Militia" is kinda meaningless. It pretty much means "Owned by Owner".