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Rescued an old one 1257

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2021, 05:02:09 AM »
If I have screwed up the cellidor, is there a recommended place to buy replacement scales?  Can I even find some that would fit a model this old?  The knife is still certainly worth carrying and I’ve grown fond of it in the last week. 
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To clarify, do the replacement 91mm scales at places like SwissBianco have the same “rivet pattern?”  Were they all made the same throughout the 91mm production with all the different models?

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2021, 05:35:32 AM »
To clarify, do the replacement 91mm scales at places like SwissBianco have the same “rivet pattern?”  Were they all made the same throughout the 91mm production with all the different models?

Joe


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Sorry to hear about the shield!  The material is pretty thin and I had seen loose and missing ones prior to trying my first scale restoration. So I had an idea about how little material can be removed. 

Any type if 91mm replacement scale should all fit your knife. Even new scales will fit. I have a Woodsman like yours that is late ‘71 that a previous owner put camo scales on.

Use a little heat to remove the old ones they’ll be easier to pry off.

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2021, 06:19:28 AM »
Thanks, Kamakiri!  It wasn’t pristine to begin with so just getting it into good working order (blades sharpened, cleaned, and lightly lubricated) it will be just fine.

Looks like I can order scales in a variety of colors (and even Alox) that would also acommodate T&T, so might as well order some of those as well as the eyeglass screwdriver for the corkscrew.  I’m just guessing there will be more SAK’s in my future!

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2021, 07:59:55 AM »
That all sounds good Joe! ...except for the mini screwdrivers don’t fit the 5 loop corkscrews.  :(  I think you’re already understanding why we’re a bit crazy about SAKs!  Welcome down the slippery slope!  :salute:

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2021, 02:58:54 PM »
So it looks like in that 1973 era of feverish reconfiguring, they ended up reversing the position of the woodsaw and scissors? I wonder what caused that decision. Cuious.

I have a Spartan from a similar era 5-ring groovy corkscrew, clip point small blade, and no tnt. The corkside scale is structurally damaged but hanging in there. I kind of don't want to rescale it because it has the original scales. If somebody made replacement tnt-less scales, that might be a thing.

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2021, 01:24:48 AM »
So it looks like in that 1973 era of feverish reconfiguring, they ended up reversing the position of the woodsaw and scissors? I wonder what caused that decision. Cuious.

Production efficiency is the ‘root’ cause. It drives almost every change that isn’t an addition of a new tool.

Many different knives had different (what I call) construction protocols through their development. 1973 was a big move toward more common construction across all models.

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I have a Spartan from a similar era 5-ring groovy corkscrew, clip point small blade, and no tnt. The corkside scale is structurally damaged but hanging in there. I kind of don't want to rescale it because it has the original scales. If somebody made replacement tnt-less scales, that might be a thing.

I think those scales are cool, in a way. But they’re pretty common if you’re always looking at vintage stuff. I’d just do a fix that’s right for your use. I don’t fret about keeping original or correct parts on a user so much. And if it’s more of a restoration, then it’s either fix or replace with a ‘correct’ one.

What kind of issue does it have? Curl /shrinkage? Cracked at the attachment lugs?

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2021, 02:32:51 AM »
What kind of issue does it have? Curl /shrinkage? Cracked at the attachment lugs?

Probably more of a curl/shrinkage/got too hot and melted problem. Or something.
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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2021, 03:23:07 AM »
Probably more of a curl/shrinkage/got too hot and melted problem. Or something.

Yeah, replace it!  Or if you’re a bit crazy like me, try to fix it!  :D

Not that I’ve tried detached and melted.

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Re: Rescued an old one
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2021, 12:13:25 PM »
I love that clip sheet

I hope you can repair those scales, if it is not possible you can always make ones out of wood or horn.

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