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Comment by D ale on April 14, 2016 at 16:24

Nic link, Jan


!! . Thank you . !!
I've a fondness for autos & have representative samples of most approaches to auto locking systems.

While buttonlocks are really cool .. and I've a few of them .. I've had every one I own open accidentally at some point .. i.e. when not intended too.

I've grown to appreciate the leverlock for it's comparative SAFE locking system.


!!! .. Nice article .. !!!

Comment by Jan Carter on April 14, 2016 at 8:34

Knife Magazine May 2016 !!

Comment by Clint Thompson on April 4, 2016 at 9:23

Jan in Germany and Italy where autos are legal, these are common. In the past I have had several lever-locks which were 12/16 ga pullers. They are not my favorite so they went in a trade to a straight lever-lock. Great topic Jan....great web site.

Comment by Jan Carter on April 3, 2016 at 17:55


I have seen multiple types of shell pullers but i have never seen them as lever locks 

Comment by Ron Cooper on April 3, 2016 at 12:33

Thanks for posting that link, Jan. While I'm not a shooter I am nonetheless a man who admires a beautiful stag handle knife. And, good lord! That blog certainly has some gorgeous examples of stag handled knives that were designed with a specific purpose in mind - To extract shotgun shells. 

I enjoyed looking at all of the pictures as well as reading some really interesting information about the history of those knives. Good Stuff!

Comment by Jan Carter on April 3, 2016 at 9:09

A member sent me a link today that I wanted to share with you, It has some amazing information! http://thebladeblog-ulf.blogspot.nl/

Comment by Alex K. on March 3, 2016 at 13:48
Hi Lawrence, welcome to the group. I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to post pictures at will.
Comment by Lawrence Somma on March 3, 2016 at 10:52

Hello All .. glad to be a member of the switchblade group.  I look forward to learning from the experts here and displaying some pictures of my small collection (working on my photography technique)



Comment by D ale on February 2, 2016 at 21:16

Glad it's working again for you, John.

A little light oil (3 in one ..or.. sewing machine oil ..or.. equivalent) is certainly suggested / required at this point. I'd stick to a light oil .. a high quality sewing machine oil works great !!

Comment by Clint Thompson on February 2, 2016 at 9:04


I am glad you solved this problem and that we could help. Remember WD40 is a penetrating substance which does repel water...as does oil but is not a great lubricant. So keep and eye on the action. One drop of oil on the locking points, both open and closed, will prevent the wearing of the release point/s. Remember, cut long, deep and continuous.


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