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Hello all, I have gotten into rehandling folding knives, and could use your expert knowledge. I have some Schrade folders that I have taken apart, and I plan on using bone as the new handle material.
My problem is that I need to replace the pins, as I was not able to recover them in the dismantle process. So it seems that i need 5/64" pins, and I am having a hard time finding any.
Does anyone know of a good source for such a size brass pin? Is there a substitute that would work just the same?
5/64's isn't a "strange" size it's 14 gauge wire usually written as 14 ga. Most hardware stores will carry a variety of metals in standard gauges here's a site with conversion charts for wire... http://ilmoproducts.com/technical-specifications/decimalwire-gaugem...
Old thread, but a good one. I use my belt sander to adjust the size of my pin stock. I have about 4 standard sizes I keep on hand, but have to modify them from time to time depending on the knife.