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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:41 am

Curious about one thing oregon, how did you completely get the plate inside the liners, to where it settled in place? What kind of tool did you use to push it into place?
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:22 am

I spread the wire handle with a screwdriver to make the insert a smooth move (I had my son hold the open blade steady on my desk top with the handle's belly pointed up) and I pulled/pushed the wax paper sleeve and finally a cleaning swab (thin wood with small cotton ends, one end blunt and other end pointy) to manipulate the guard into its final position.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:24 am

Ok, Thanks oregon. ::tu:: I figured you had done it like this, which is pretty much like I had. That screwdriver is handy to pry the handles open somewhat.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:07 pm

Here's a big Wire Jack Utility Knife #150 with a Bowie blade of chrome vanadium Steel.

Four ounces, 4 3/4" closed & 8 5/8" overall open. Anatomical and comfortable in the hand. Minimalist.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:44 pm

Very cool, I have one as well but mine is in much worse condition.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:36 pm

Thank you singin46. That blade style is one of my favorites: useful belly and pointy tip, plus it is big enough so you have options.

C'mon. Drag it out in front of the lens. Pretty please.

It will do until a better one comes along I betcha.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:07 pm

Just how many different George Schrade Wire Jack patterns are there? The size of the Wire Jack Universe is only...

Five, I believe:

1-3 Utility knives #175 (4" closed), #125 (4" closed) and #150 (4 3/4" closed).
4 Fishing knife #225 (4 3/4" closed).
5 Chow Kit Wire Jack (3 1/4" closed).

Would you count, what would you leave in: The bronze blade (powder monkey/explosives knife)?

What would you leave out: Chow Kit folding fork is not a knife but it has a wire handle and it was made by Geo Schrade...

Are there others to consider?

What do you think?

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:09 pm

This is a pretty complete listing I think Steve. Although it doesn't give you a great idea of color.
http://www.guycard.com/wirejack.htm
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:56 pm

George Schrade Wire Jack Patterns, 5

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Vetting: All five knives appear in the book by George & William Schrade "George Schrade and His Accomplishments to the Knife Industry" purchased online and the authenticity of my copy was verified by William (Bill) Schrade (see pages 38, 39 & 42). All five knives, except for the #175 Utility Knife Hawkbill, which is a paper image borrowed from the above cited book, are actually in my possession and appear authentic to my eye.

These are ALL of the George Schrade Wire Jack patterns. Five. I've made a ruling.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:07 am

Here's my well used Hawkbill example but still very solid in every way.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:34 am

Beautiful! Very nice of you to post that photo. You have the guard. Mine is missing its guard, unfortunately. It has that heavy gauge blade. Great blade for pull cuts.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:44 am

Thanks Steve ::handshake:: there's lots of pitting on it but it still snaps shut like new. I have tried to remove the red handle insert but to no avail. There doesn't seem to be any way of grabbing hold of it.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:19 am

I use tuf guard in order to stop aging of steel.

The guards on the large Wire Jacks may be set into the handle by pressing the fold of the guard in two places so that these punched out sections of the guard insert themselves into two dents in the handle. Press fit and tight as if glued in place. Once removed I don't know how to re-seat those pushed out parts back into their assigned dents. Yours is a testament to a guard well placed.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby singin46 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:35 am

I agree, it's in there for good! ::nod::
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:59 pm

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Updated set of Wire Jacks, to include a better condition #175 Hawksbill with a guard and to better organize the model numbers.

Note: The #125 Spear Point above is a paper cut out. I need a real #125 (good, bad or ugly) for a better photo group shot of the Wire Jacks. Anyone have even a color photo of one? Email me if you can help. Thank you.


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