Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

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Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby Jmr1095 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:37 pm

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All of the Cargill bolster lock knives I have seen only slide one bolster to unlock the blade, the other bolster is fixed and does not move. On this knife both bolsters slide to unlock the blade. It seems that the blade is only pinned through the brass liners? Any info on this knife would be great.
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Re: Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby FRJ » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:15 pm

Welcome to the forum jmr1095.

I don't chase Cargill knives but I have one nice trapper.
I didn't know Cargill made a locking bolster. Pretty interesting.
And you find one with two locking bolsters. Ah, the good ol' knife industry.
Would you show more pictures of the knife and tell how long it is.
Thank you.
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Re: Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby Jmr1095 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:31 pm

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Here are a couple more pics, Knife is 4 1/2 " closed.
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Re: Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby FRJ » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Thank you jmr1095, that is a beautiful knife. ::tu::

I hope you get some answers.
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Re: Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:05 pm

If the blade is only pinned through the liners, which I find somewhat unlikely, then the bolsters are not really “bolsters”, are they?

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Re: Bob Cargill Bolster Lock Question

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:52 am

Jmr1095 wrote:20190909_131712.jpg

All of the Cargill bolster lock knives I have seen only slide one bolster to unlock the blade, the other bolster is fixed and does not move. On this knife both bolsters slide to unlock the blade. It seems that the blade is only pinned through the brass liners? Any info on this knife would be great.



Welcome to the forum. I can’t speak to that particular bolster lock. But wanted give you a word of warning. I’ve had a few of those over the years and I sold them quickly. You can cut yourself badly on those things. They usually stick quite badly and take a lot of force to get them to move. And while you are pressing that hard your thumb is just a fraction of an inch from that sharp edge on the blade. To me this might be a candidate for one of the worst knife ideas ever invented. Heck not just invented, patented. Most of those have a patent number on them.
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