Backsprings

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Backsprings

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:41 am

Another canoe question: I own three. All are 70s knives and all have a single backsprings. I've seen newer ones with two backsprings. I'm sure this is easier to make but it thickens things up. When did this start?

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Re: Backsprings

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:23 am

Ask Charlie (Sasquach). He's the canoe guy on the forum.

This is his canoe thread ---► viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27186&start=450
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Re: Backsprings

Postby knifeaholic » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 pm

The first year for the two-spring canoe was 1985 - that was the "transition" year - you will find both the older single spring version and the new two spring version made that year. All made 1986 to present are the new two-spring style.
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