Nickel washers

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Nickel washers

Postby knfcollector » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:07 am

Does anyone have a source for nickel silver washers that were sometimes used on shadow bolstered knives to pin the blade through or have any tips on making them? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Nickel washers

Postby ea42 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:14 am

I usually hook up a N/S rod to my lathe, drill a hole of the required size through it, then hook up a thin cutter and saw the washers off. It leaves a small burr which can be knocked off with no trouble. You can do this on a drill press too if you have a vise with a V cut in it to hold the rod perpendicular, or squeeze it between some V bocks that are held in a standard vise.

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Re: Nickel washers

Postby knfcollector » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks Eric. However I don’t know if I’m quite competent enough to do so. I do have a minilathe but the darn thing hasn’t worked for a while and I haven’t taken the time to troubleshoot.
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Re: Nickel washers

Postby muskrat man » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:14 pm

what size(s) do you need? I might be able to hook you up
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Re: Nickel washers

Postby knfcollector » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi Kaleb, thanks for the offer. They are about 7mm or just over 1/4” in diameter. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Nickel washers

Postby conslade » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:31 am

Check out "theimperialshave.com, a straight razor repair site. they have a good selection of brass and stainless washers and collars. They might have some NS also.
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Re: Nickel washers

Postby muskrat man » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:47 pm

sorry to keep you waiting on this. The ones I have are 7.8mm do you suppose those would work for you? if so email or pm me your address and I'll send you a few off
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