...and replace them with sex bolts.
Maybe I am not understanding properly, but why would you need to mess with the rivets? A thumbstud could easily be mounted with the blade still on the tool?Def
Anyhow, it was a satisfying project, but the toughest part by far was getting the whole thing reassembled, especially those ***** rivets!
Thanks guys!Apparently there must have been some demand for these ancient rose-bush pruning knives. Here is my next project, another spring loaded pruner. This one was made by the George Ibberson Company of Sheffield, England. It has a folding knife blade, and a folding file/screwdriver combination blade. Unfortunately, the knife blade is broken. However, I have obtained a different pocket knife, also by Ibberson, that has the same size blade. I plan to take the secatur tool apart and install the unbroken replacement blade, but I'm not looking forward to dealing with those rivets again.
Didn't britsh SOE and american OSS use something like that as an "escape tool"?
Quote from: BIG-TARGET on November 30, 2006, 02:06:05 PMDidn't britsh SOE and american OSS use something like that as an "escape tool"?Similar concept, but a completely different tool. Ironically though, the OSS Escape Tools were made by Joseph Rodgers, and Ibberson, same as those two "project" tools of mine shown above.