Converting a stockman to a jack?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jim Bob, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob

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    Apr 16, 2019
    Well with my carpet cleaning business at a standstill, I have lots of time on my hands so I was wondering if anybody knows if it's possible to turn a medium stockman into a medium jack?

    I have never taken a case knife apart but I always love learning how things work. I want to put the pen blade on the same end as the clip. Another thing I plan on doing is dying the scales but that's another project. Any advice is appreciated.[​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
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  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I know you can convert a Case XX #6345 Cattle knife to a Jack!! Single blade!!
    Now a Greenbone #6145!! (since given away) It was a nice, slim Jack, converted by someone else! 6145.jpg 6145B.jpg
     
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  3. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    I thought a stockman is a (double ended) jack knife.

    If you put the pen blade on the same end as the clip point, will you still be able to access both nail nicks?
     
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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Some yes; some no!! Depends on the knife!
    Remember, you would also need a newly made spring to do a proper job!!
    A single blade just uses existing parts!!
     
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  5. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    You definitely can do it as a single blade but moving the blade orientations of multiple blades you definitely run the risk of the nail nicks interfering with each other, and assuming a two spring stockman you would need a different spring for one of the blades. Looks like you posted some picks but I can’t see them.
     
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  6. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob

    59
    Apr 16, 2019
    Thanks for the replies. I might just turn it into a single blade for the fun of it. It's a Sparxx white medium stockman and after I got it I just wasn't too thrilled with it so I figured I would do something with it to spice it up a bit including dying those scales. I'm thinking a jet black single blade just might be the ticket.
     
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  7. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    @300Bucks has done this using the three spring Buck 303 Cadet (medium stockman). You can find his knife under 300 series discussions on the Buck Sub-Forum. Using a three spring stockman will make it easier. OH
     

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