Disassembly pics?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Yo Mama, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    On this particular folder id say not enough of a difference to go purchase new bearings but i already had these laying around so thought id give it a try.
     
  2. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Anton Tkachenko Paradox Lock

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  3. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Interesting lock mechanism and a gorgeous folder! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Took apart my newly purchase Cold Steel Bush Ranger to chamfer the inside edges of the G-10 handle.Please note how beefy both the pivot and screw are.

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  5. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
  6. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Shirogorov Hati
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    PB washers on this version with internal
    milling. Only 4.2 oz thanks to a solid CF show side.

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    Looking closely the detent ball can be seen on the pocket clip to keep it from wandering.

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    Pivot bushing and washers disassembled.

    Cleaned everything up and polished the washers, bushing, pivot, and blade tang, then lubed with 10w Nano oil.

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    Back together again and ready for action!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2020
  7. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    The Spyderco Hanan is the most complex manual flipper I've seen 20200425_182825~3_resize_38.jpg
     
  8. Grantard

    Grantard

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    Oct 4, 2014
    Gayle Bradley 2
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  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I took my Andrey Biryukov Sigma apart today to send the slabs to @WValtakis for embellishment. This is a before-cleaning picture. It always amazes me how much sludgy black lube is in a lot of BB flippers, especially those from across the pond. I almost missed the thrust washers as they were so stuck into their recesses.

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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Kershaw R.A.M.

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  11. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Strider SnG disassembled to install new scale. It wasn't really too yucky inside. This was snapped with the old scale before I decided to do a more thorough cleaning as well as re-polishing the washers.

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    Here it is with the new VZ Slant scale.

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    This is my only Strider which I spent a fair amount of time tweaking when I first picked it up all-but-BNIB off the Exchange a while back just to try one. It took a while to get the action nice, centered with a decent edge, and cure the lock-stick that got worse the more it broke in. Very fussy knife, this, in terms of adjustment as the lock-stick is back with the new scale installed. I'm pencil-leading the tang for now and will see where it goes from here.
     
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  12. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Factor Equipment Verve i modified the handle on a while back to remove the pointy monstrousity on an otherwise nice folder. IMG_9241.jpg IMG_9242.jpg

    Ground the point off with my little belt grinder and 120 grit. IMG_9246.jpg

    Then disassembled to clean and hand sand.
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    Hand sanded with 220 grit and restored the edge chamfers to bring the lines back. Still needs a little more finish work and re-anodizing but much more comfortable now.
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    Matched the existing shape best as possible. Turned out ok and much more functional now without the point digging in my palm (and better looking). IMG_9243.jpg IMG_9249.jpg
     
  13. Sunyata

    Sunyata

    Mar 27, 2014
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  14. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
  15. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Spyderco Southard awaiting a bearing upgrade to arrive 744AD57D-EC5B-4769-8874-0E7E40F6F670.jpeg
     
  16. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Please me more about this bearing upgrade.
    I’m open to a PM or I’ll see it here.
     
  17. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    They are all metal caged SS bearings from a knife maker supply house online. Did the same bearing upgrade on my Spyderco domino as I've found those 2 models (and Southard) stock polymer caged bearings tend to stick (swell up?) over time killing the action. While my domino is not drop shut it is a noticeable improvement and an inexpensive upgrade.
     

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  18. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    The stonewashed handles on this Kershaw Lucha were way too slick for me so I gave it a beadblast for grip and then two-toned...flips SO much better now. Doesn't even feel too heavy now that I'm not worried about it flying out of my hand.

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  19. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2018
    Snapped a quick pic of a Recon 1 as I was changing out the washers and thumbstuds:
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  20. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Kershaw Blur s30v. Deassisted and polished the washers. Much more enjoyable now and surprisingly smooth :). Detent works great :thumbsup:. Highly recommended mod to make a pretty good USA made budget knife even better. ;)
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