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Bill DeShivs replied to Dennis Hibar's discussion Schrade Walden MIL-K-10043 in the group Switchblades Past and Present
"The blades are carbon steel-not stainless. You seem to be confused on some things. The model you mention was produced from after WW2 until 1957 (approximate dates.) This model was a single blade with black plastic handles. In 1957 the MC-1 was…"
Jul 5
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"WD 40 was designed as a water-displacing lubricant."
Jan 24
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"Correct- but try dishwashing detergent and hot water, then rinse. Shake as much water out as you can, towel dry, and then flood liberally with WD 40 and wipe dry. The WD 40 will displace water in all the crevices, and provide rust protection in…"
Jan 24
Bill DeShivs commented on Tamera Kitchens's group Mini knife makers and collectors
"Here's a miniature Leverletto sitting on a standard Leverletto blade. [URL=http://s1018.photobucket.com/user/BillDeShivs/media/Knives/IMG_3365.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af304/BillDeShivs/Knives/IMG_3365.jpg[/IMG][/URL]"
Jul 27, 2015
Bill DeShivs commented on Tamera Kitchens's group Mini knife makers and collectors
"I make a few miniature knives- mostly mini…"
Jul 27, 2015
Bill DeShivs joined Tamera Kitchens's group
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Mini knife makers and collectors

Mini's have been around for a long time and made and enjoyed by many. If you like them or make them Join this Group and lets talk about them!See More
Jul 27, 2015
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"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,…"
Jul 12, 2015
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"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!"
Jul 12, 2015
Bill DeShivs replied to roy weatherford's discussion FS rare GEO SCHRADE PRESTO PAT.30-40 NEAR MINT
"Roy, Good luck on the treatments and your recovery. I must state that this knife, while in excellent condition, is NOT am M-2 military knife. It is a commercial version. The M-2s all had bails. Bill DeShivs"
Apr 28, 2015

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Dec 8, 2014
Bill DeShivs commented on Alex K.'s group Switchblades Past and Present
"Maniago made, classic "transitional" stiletto. NS bolsters Two piece spring, swivel bolster, flat ground blade. Late 1950s to early 1970s."
Nov 24, 2014
Bill DeShivs commented on Jan Carter's event 'Bear and Sons Cutlery, A live Chat'
"What time zone?"
Oct 7, 2014
Bill DeShivs is attending Jan Carter's event
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Bear and Sons Cutlery, A live Chat at http://www.iknifecollector.com/chat

October 8, 2014 from 9pm to 9:30pm
Oct 7, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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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 13:32 on December 8, 2014,
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At 8:32 on December 8, 2014, Steve Hanner said…

Hope its a Great Day for you my friend!

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

Happy Birthday!

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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 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!
 
 
 

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