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Missing pin!

Post by Gone2Three » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Morning friends,
So I've got a newbie question here so please don't laugh...
If a small folding knife is missing one of three pins located in the handle is it safe to say that it was repaired/taken apart at some point or does said pin sometimes work it's way out on it's own?...thinking not but what do I know
This pocket knife is probably mid seventies and looks like bone handles. Only one pin missing, all others are there. The handles are solid, no play in them.

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Re: Missing pin!

Post by edge213 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Would need to see pictures to answer accurately.
I have seen the pins holding the handle material in place come out.
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Re: Missing pin!

Post by Gone2Three » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:26 pm

Thank you David, here's a close up of the missing one
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Re: Missing pin!

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:56 pm

I’ve seen that happen a few times. Doesn’t necessarily mean it was repaired. You see it on older knives especially ones that were used.
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Re: Missing pin!

Post by ea42 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:31 pm

I've seen it in a few Schrades like that, the pins were pre-cut and sometimes there wasn't enough sticking through the liner to make a decent head on them. Whatcha got there, an 804?

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Re: Missing pin!

Post by treefarmer » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:44 pm

I've several knives that are missing a handle pin, none are EDCs. If the handle material is pulling away from the liners because of the missing pin a bit of super glue placed in the right spot should eliminate that problem. I believe some knife mechanics may set handles with glue in addition to the pinning them. Some newer knives' handles aren't pinned at all, they are glued on.
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Re: Missing pin!

Post by Gone2Three » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:16 pm

This is some great information everyone, thank you! ... I've got to say that I'm really enjoying this knife forum immensity. Everyone here has been friendly and extremely helpful.
As I navigate this newly introduced hobby, there might be more questions just like this....so you'll have to be patient with me ...
This pictular one I believe is a 787? Has two blades on either side, and not quite in my possession just yet. It's on the way as part of a 4 knife bundled offer that I couldn't pass up.

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Re: Missing pin!

Post by herbva » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 am

treefarmer wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:44 pm
I've several knives that are missing a handle pin, none are EDCs. If the handle material is pulling away from the liners because of the missing pin a bit of super glue placed in the right spot should eliminate that problem. I believe some knife mechanics may set handles with glue in addition to the pinning them. Some newer knives' handles aren't pinned at all, they are glued on.
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I am seeing many newer knives that have glued on shields without pins, (including Case) and I think this is why we are seeing so many newer knives with missing shields. However, I haven't encountered any without any scale pins at all. I can't imagine the handle scales staying on for long without pins, but maybe I'm just stuck in the old ways. I epoxy and pin all handle scales that I am replacing. There is a fairly simple procedure for replacing a missing scale pin without disassembling the knife. I think I saw a good video on this by Muskratman some time ago. It may be in the AAPK archives.
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Re: Missing pin!

Post by ea42 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:50 pm

If the shield is pinned it acts just like a cover pin, holding the cover on the knife. The center pin holds it down too, so barring any shocks like a fall everything should be pretty stable.

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