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Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby TripleF » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:58 pm

So I'm in motion to replace the plastic scales on a Colonial fixed blade....
It was tough but I removed the scales by sawing the pins.
I had a bag of assorted pins, but of course now that I want them.....they're nowhere to be found.
I've even purchased some Maple for the scales!!

Where do I shop for pins?

Thanks!

P.S. - Should I use an epoxy as well?
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby TripleF » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

I just bought 2 brass rods....6" x 1/8" on ebay.....
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby ea42 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Scott, those were actually compression rivets in the knife. They have a big head on them that's counterbored into the handle. There's a male and a female side, very tight fit so that when they're compressed together they basically clamp the handle in place. If you're going to epoxy the handles you don't have to worry about all that, the rods will be fine. Just don't forget to rough up the tang with some very course sandpaper, it gives the epoxy a better grip. It shouldn't be necessary to pein the pins either, just make the handles holes the same size as the pins (make sure they fit though). As soon as the handles are glued and clamped, put a little epoxy on the pins and slide them through the holes. Let everything dry, clip the pins, then sand everything smooth.

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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby TripleF » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks fellas!! ::handshake::
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby just bob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 pm

These are the .080 pins with the head on one end.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCHRADE-OVER-R ... 2749.l2649
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby KleenCut61 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:22 pm

My Local TRUE VALUE ! Carry's a large Assortment Of Brass Pin Stock ! FYI ::ds:: For The Quick Fix Moments , ::nod::

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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby ea42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:04 am

just bob wrote:These are the .080 pins with the head on one end.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCHRADE-OVER-R ... 2749.l2649


Schrade center pins.jpg


Those are 1/8" pins, which would be .125. They're likely the center pins for the LB7 model knives with the nickel silver bolsters, just can't recall the exact knives right now. The brass bolstered/linered knives such as the LB-7 and the UH line had Brass pins. One end was headed so that all they had to do was cut and spin the opposite end. In fact it was probably already cut to length.

These are the compression rivets I was referring to, you see they actually spread the walls of the female end, once they're in they never come out, the majority of Schrade, as well as Canal Street sheath knives were made with these:

Compression rivets.jpg


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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby just bob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 am

We've been through this before in this forum. The people selling those pins have no idea what size they are or how to use micrometers. I've ordered these before and just went back in to order more that is why I know what size they are for sure. They are the .080 pins and they're almost sold out.
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby ea42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:35 am

Ah that's good to know, that's a much more useful size. They were probably for the pocketknives then. Sure would be nice if they knew how to measure. I especially like when you see a bag of pins such as the compression rivets where they only offer one side, which makes them completely useless. Thanks for the heads up Bob!

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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby just bob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:24 am

Here's the old thread on the .080 pins.


viewtopic.php?f=37&t=47138&p=486817&hilit=pins#p486817
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Re: Knife handle pins, where to buy?

Postby Jeffinn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:27 pm

These folks have a pretty good selection of Schrade surplus handle pins:
https://www.discountcutlery.net/Knife-M ... _7058.html
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