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Switchblades Past and Present

A home for those who love the springblade knives, including American, Italian, German, English and others.

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Latest Activity: May 24

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Minty Case

Started by Alex K.. Last reply by Alex K. May 24. 3 Replies

Knife show finds

Started by Alex K. May 19. 0 Replies

3-3/4" Schrade Cut Co.

Started by Alex K.. Last reply by Alex K. Mar 2. 4 Replies

Walt's flatguard stilettos

Started by Jerrod Leffler. Last reply by Jerrod Leffler Oct 8, 2017. 3 Replies

Case Printers Blocks

Started by Alex K.. Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 12, 2017. 1 Reply

Double Push Button Knives

Started by Jim Maddox. Last reply by Alex K. Sep 23, 2016. 1 Reply

RARE Press Button Knife Co Podiatrist's switchblade!

Started by Mark Erickson. Last reply by Dennis J. Coroniti Aug 23, 2016. 8 Replies

Schrade Walden MIL-K-10043

Started by Dennis Hibar. Last reply by Dennis Hibar Jul 5, 2016. 4 Replies

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Comment by Clint Thompson on January 24, 2016 at 14:06

A young lady who likes Auto knives. Now I know two. PM me and I can help with her interest in knives.

Comment by Clint Thompson on January 24, 2016 at 14:04

John....

Nice looking line of knives. The only thing I could see to be added is a good Pro-Tech Auto. Pro-Tech is making Chris Kyle Frog Foundation knives with the proceeds going to this foundation. These autos are not listed yet but will be soon. I bought one from Dave at the Shot Show. He will be mailing it to me as I bought the first and only one of this design and model. I will post a pic when it is received.

Chris Kyle was the American Sniper. I met with his widow at the recent Shot Show. Very nice lady. His Brother-in-law administers the foundation for Mrs. Kyle. Go to their web site: http://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org/

Comment by John A Smithers on January 24, 2016 at 13:59

My daughter's favorite knife is a cheap stiletto. For Christmas I bought her a nice Italian stilletto.  No THAT is her favorite knife :-)

Comment by John A Smithers on January 24, 2016 at 13:56

Thanks for letting me join!  Here is a picture of my current EDC line up:

They are all switchblades.

Comment by Bill DeShivs on July 12, 2015 at 21:38

George Schrade's great grandson is sending me authorization, on original G. Schrade Knife Co. stationary, as the repair station for Presto knives!

How cool is that?

That makes: Latama, Hubertus, Grafrath, Ritter, Venier (LePre), KABAR, Colonial, Mauro Mario, and G. Schrade.

Comment by Bill DeShivs on July 12, 2015 at 21:34

David, If you were to call KABAR, they would tell you to call me to repair your Grizzly.

See www.billdeshivs.com for details. I'll be happy to help you!

Comment by David Fenn on July 12, 2015 at 20:35
Hello all. I have recently discovered that an old knife I picked up many years ago...I can't even remember where now (I thought it was my grandpas but my dad says otherwise) is a really cool kabar grizzly switchblade. Unfortunately, the mechanism has broken rendering it a rather loose folding knife.

I am wondering if any of you have a line on someone who might be able to repair such a knife. http://imgur.com/FYYGvWP
http://imgur.com/ZnslsNj

It looks like the steel spring that runs along the spine broke at some point. Unfortunately, I don't have the piece that broke off. Any info will help. Thanks!
Comment by D ale on April 10, 2015 at 17:12

Clint is absolutely correct relative to OTF's. It takes very little foreign material w/i the internal tracks of an OTF to hinder it's ability to operate properly. I do carry a small one as an edc ..but.. must clean it 2~3 times a week to maintain proper operation. Pocket lint is enough to cause failure. Peeling an apple & then retracting the blade w/o cleaning can totally disable it. The sticky apple juice ..once inside .. quickly renders it inoperable. Simply unacceptable for a primary EDC.

It sure is fun though .. 'n the one hand OTF operation .. is simply "too cool" !!!

Comment by Jan Carter on April 9, 2015 at 19:43

Clint, well that is something I didnt think about with an out the front.  Thanks for the heads up

Comment by D ale on April 9, 2015 at 17:11

Clint Thompson .. sorry .. I did not see your query. The leverlock is straight from china. I pd $79.oo for my first one & 57.40 for the second unit. The current pricing ranges from $60.20 ~ 79.oo .. depending on vendor. The included link is the unit on sale for $60.20.
The frame halves are stamped identically .. making south paw conversion relatively straight forward. i.e. I've a brother who's left handed & one of these will be his soon enough. 

Also, the spring is NOT an integral part of the backspring. i.e. it could be replaced w/o dis-assembly of the frame. Although .. threaded fasteners are used throughout .. assembly & dis-assembly requiring only a torx tool .. T-8 (pivot) & T-6 (scales & frame).

The blade steel is "marketed" as damascus .. hardened to a 61 HRc.
What I have in front of me .. I would describe as a san mai ..a laminated steel w/ a hard cntr core (??VG10??) laminated w/ 33 layers of a softer steel (??420??) on either side. 

I'm happy enough w/ it that I purchased a 2cnd unit for south-paw conversion for my brother.

 
 
 

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