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post #256 of 1737
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C38368: Trivium?
Nope, I don't get it
post #257 of 1737

Axe-Fi!

Three of my Gransfors Bruks blades:



The Swedes still know how to make fine axes. Here we have a Scandinavian Forest Axe over a Small Forest Axe with a Wildlife Hatchet on the bottom. Razor sharp, perfectly balanced and hung, very little you cannot do in the woods with a good knife and a good small axe.
post #258 of 1737
Anyone here have a suggestion on how to fix the lock-up of a folding knife? I picked up a Gerber Evo Jr. a few weeks back (solely for the fact that I was able to get it for about $5 with discounts). Haven't put it through anything yet, and all I've really been doing with it is flicking it open and closed to get used to the motion. I think it's probably gone through around a hundred or more open/close cycles now, but yesterday, I started noticing that while the liner lock is doing a really good job at keeping the blade fixed left/right, the blade is a little loose with regard to up/down lockup against the liner. I'm not sure how to fix it and I'd be open to any suggestions as to how to tighten it up!
post #259 of 1737
Tighten the pivot screw if there is one...but it is a POS Gerber...might as well just get a better knife.
post #260 of 1737
Gerber used to market some pretty good knives:



A couple of good bush knives:



Top and bottom are Bark River Knife and Tool's Kephart full tang and Aurora, respectively, both with tan canvas micarta scales. In the middle is a Grohmann Model 1 with black linen micarta scales.
post #261 of 1737
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Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
Tighten the pivot screw if there is one...but it is a POS Gerber...might as well just get a better knife.
Tried that...does nothing for it other than make it tight as hell when trying to open it. Pretty sure it has something to do with the liner itself....Not particularly worried about it though: I only bought it for $5 and I have plenty of good knives on hand: (CRKT Pazoda, CRKT Thunderbolt 2, CRKT M16-14Z, CRKT M16-10KZ EDC and Kershaw Leek-Alaskan 50th Anniversary Edition). I'd just like to try to figure it out though: it kills me to know there is a knife in my drawer that isn't locking up properly when closed.

Old Pa: Those Bark Rivers looks really hefty, and comfortable: how large are they?
post #262 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Old Pa View Post
Top and bottom are Bark River Knife and Tool's Kephart full tang and Aurora, respectively, both with tan canvas micarta scales. In the middle is a Grohmann Model 1 with black linen micarta scales.

What is that L shaped thing for, Pa (1st pic)?
post #263 of 1737
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Originally Posted by appophylite View Post
Tried that...does nothing for it other than make it tight as hell when trying to open it. Pretty sure it has something to do with the liner itself....Not particularly worried about it though: I only bought it for $5 and I have plenty of good knives on hand: (CRKT Pazoda, CRKT Thunderbolt 2, CRKT M16-14Z, CRKT M16-10KZ EDC and Kershaw Leek-Alaskan 50th Anniversary Edition). I'd just like to try to figure it out though: it kills me to know there is a knife in my drawer that isn't locking up properly when closed.

Old Pa: Those Bark Rivers looks really hefty, and comfortable: how large are they?
Cuz it's a liner lock not a backlock, there's no easy fix. It's quite possible that the actual liner has worn down so that its no longer butted up against the blade, hence the play.

Brendan
post #264 of 1737
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Originally Posted by appophylite View Post
I'd just like to try to figure it out though: it kills me to know there is a knife in my drawer that isn't locking up properly when closed.

Old Pa: Those Bark Rivers looks really hefty, and comfortable: how large are they?
The Barkies' handles are very simple and comfortable; they won my first home butcher shop cut-off. The Kephart is 8 7/8" overall with a 4 3/8" blade. The Aurora is 9 1/2" overall with a 4 1/2" blade.

On the Gerber folder topic, if tightening the pin only made the joint harder to open/close, might you be experiencing abnormal wear on the side of the pivot pin or the pivot pin hole in the blade? That's probably a warranty issue.

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What is that L shaped thing for, Pa (1st pic)?
I believe what you are referring to is a loop of parachute cord I use to hang the knife in its sheath around my neck. Those loops have been re-engineered since the Barkies' sheathes now have Light My Fire firesteels in their sheath loops.
post #265 of 1737
Actually, after a bit of playing around, it turned out you were correct!. This knife (Evo Jr.) is one of the oddest knives I've seen. The pivot connection is accessible from both sides, but one one side is has a hex head and on the other side it has a Torx head (don't ask what engineer would ever come up with this concept). Anyhow, I was trying to tighten and loosen the hex head to work it but that didn't work at all, so I dug around until I came up with a Torx wrench and tried that on the other side. Worked like a charm. Honestly though, the pivot design on this knife is utterly unexplainable. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!.
post #266 of 1737
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I believe what you are referring to is a loop of parachute cord I use to hang the knife in its sheath around my neck. Those loops have been re-engineered since the Barkies' sheathes now have Light My Fire firesteels in their sheath loops.
No, the item in the first pic in the lower left. The one with the square blade with the bevel at the top. Can't figure that out?
post #267 of 1737
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No, the item in the first pic in the lower left. The one with the square blade with the bevel at the top.
Oh, THAT pic; sorry Sam. What you are referring to is my Gerber sharpening steel. The leather case hinges to form a handle. There is a coarse surface on the narrow edge and a fine surface on the face for sharpening. The whole thing forms a long wedge should levering or splitting be necessary.
post #268 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Old Pa View Post
Oh, THAT pic; sorry Sam. What you are referring to is my Gerber sharpening steel. The leather case hinges to form a handle. There is a coarse surface on the narrow edge and a fine surface on the face for sharpening. The whole thing forms a long wedge should levering or splitting be necessary.
That's it. I Gotcha.
post #269 of 1737
Ok, I'm back to shopping for a daily carry. I love knives, always have; so it must have good hand-feel and be as practical as possible. Budget is about 200. Any recommendations highly recommended. Personal preference is to the SOG Tanto 3.75", love the shape.
post #270 of 1737
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel View Post
Ok, I'm back to shopping for a daily carry. I love knives, always have; so it must have good hand-feel and be as practical as possible. Budget is about 200. Any recommendations highly recommended. Personal preference is to the SOG Tanto 3.75", love the shape.
To save others from having to Google what it looks like, I'm going to assume you mean this one?



If so, maybe you're looking at a Benchmade tanto-style blade with an Axis lock mechanism.
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