Looks like a great Mod. Where are you borrowing the blade from or do you made blades as well?
Thanks for the support fellas. I'll keep you up to date on my progress. Quote from: knife-man on April 17, 2007, 07:14:23 PMLooks like a great Mod. Where are you borrowing the blade from or do you made blades as well? I've never made a knife blade before. I've obtained a piece of ATS34 barstock from Texas Knife Supply. The piece is long enough to make two or three blades from, just in case the first one gets screwed up. When the time comes, I might need some advice on finishing the blade. Are your consultation fees reasonably priced?
what's the size of the pins? just out of interest.
What tools did you use to remove the pin? Just a drill or did you need a mill or lathe?
The only news so far is bad news. The entire stack of blades is engineered to precisely fit within the handle of the Spirit, and there are several different blade thicknesses in the stack. I had not noticed before that the Spirit saw blade is about half a millimeter thinner than the knife blade.So, if I proceed with my original plan of replacing the saw blade with a new one-hand blade, it will need to be somewhat thinner than the factory sheepsfoot serrated blade. (If that makes sense.)
....The dilemma is that I wish to make my new one-hand knife 2.5mm thick, same as the original Spirit blade.But I wish to put it in the position occupied by the saw blade, which is only 2mm thick........
I guess all this just shows how well engineered and thought out the Spirit is to have each individual implement made to different specifications.
can you not just make the blade 2mm thick? I don't think you will notice the .5mm performance wise