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Bill DeShivs commented on Jan Carter's event 'Bear and Sons Cutlery, A live Chat'
"What time zone?"
Oct 7
Bill DeShivs is attending Jan Carter's event
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October 8, 2014 from 9pm to 9:30pm
Oct 7
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"KC had the knives made in Maniago, before they had them made in China. No "stilettos" were made in Germany. Common practice when making the older knives was to peen the pin heads and then buff them smooth."
Jul 26
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"Robert Klaas (Kissing Cranes) never made these knives. Similar manual stilettos and automatics were made in Maniago, Italy for Klaas. This is not one of them. Swapping blades in these is not common at all. None of the rivets on these knives are…"
Jul 26
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"I don't know if George Schrade Knife Co. contracted other knives. I do know they did make all the autos in house. Many other companies used G. Schrade to make their automatics. Remington, Case, Shapleigh Hardware, and more."
Feb 11
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Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"Robert, Presto did not use contractors for their automatic knives."
Feb 11
Max McGruder left a comment for Bill DeShivs
"Happy Birthday!"
Dec 8, 2013

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Dec 8, 2013
Bill DeShivs replied to TERRY FOX's discussion 1960's Vintage Red Bullfighter Dragon Mexican Leverlock Switchblade in the group Switchblades Past and Present
"These knives were made in Japan, not China. And, coat hanger wire won't make a spring!"
Sep 21, 2013
Bill DeShivs replied to Jemal Hamilton's discussion vintage Switch repair in the group Switchblades Past and Present
"I repair Colonial automatics, and am authorized by the factory as a repair center. I am also authorized as a factory repair center by Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter, Latama, and Mauro Mario. Other than spring replacement and light cosmetic work, I…"
Aug 10, 2013
Bill DeShivs and Andy Voelkle "AxeMan" are now friends
Dec 8, 2012
Bill DeShivs replied to Jemal Hamilton's discussion vintage Switch repair in the group Switchblades Past and Present
"I repair knives. I leave the most of the American stuff to Muskratman. I am an authorized repair station for: Latama, Mauro Mario, Hubertus, Kuno Ritter, Grafrath, Colonial, and am referred by Kabar. Bill DeShivs www.billdeshivs.com"
Dec 8, 2012
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Bill DeShivs left a comment for Bill DeShivs
"Why, thanks everybody! Bill DeShivs"
Dec 8, 2012

Profile Information

How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Yes
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
36 to 40 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Autos
Website
http://www.billdeshivs.com
About Me
Old
Interests
Cutlery, firearms, Rolex watches

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At 10:39 on December 8, 2013, Max McGruder said…

Happy Birthday!

At 4:46 on December 8, 2013,
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At 3:56 on December 8, 2013, Ron Cooper said…

At 2:52 on December 8, 2012, Bill DeShivs said…

Why, thanks everybody!

Bill DeShivs

At 2:36 on December 8, 2012, Ron Cooper said…

At 19:57 on December 8, 2011, Jan Carter said…

Happy Birthday

At 1:48 on December 8, 2010, Cesar Salazar said…
Happy Birthday Bill!!!
At 0:26 on December 8, 2010, Gerald Hines said…
Happy Birthday.
At 14:17 on December 8, 2009, Scott King said…
Hey Bill- just dropped by to wish you a Happy Birthday!
At 8:09 on December 8, 2009, Randy, HHH Knives said…
Bill, Happy Birthday. And many moooooore!

 
 
 

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