90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

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90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:18 am

Ever wonder how those Pakistan folding knives are made? Here's one way...




I give the gentleman credit for the hard work he does with the absolute minimum of equipment. However, the construction leaves a lot to be desired. Big, thick blade, no pivot washers, weak brass liner lock, no thread lock - and that heat treat...
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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by Reverand » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:56 am

Interesting!
I have also seen other videos of people working with similar tools and conditions, and it has always made me wonder why they have all of the tools on the ground, and squat to work? It made my knees ache to watch him!
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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by rea1eye » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:46 am

I think the guy did really good considering the tools and elemental
conditions he has to work with.'

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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:17 pm

Low overhead, no OSHA regulations, no health care, no payroll taxes, no union dues, etc. Working conditions weren’t much different here 100 years ago. Pocketknives sold from the factory for $8 a dozen.

My grandfather, a coal miner, worked 10-12 hours a day, often on his knees, squatting, or sitting down while digging coal with a shovel in a deep shaft mine with a 4 ft ceiling height. I still have his old dinner bucket and a couple of the carbide lamps he wore attached to his hat so he could see in the dark.

And today we complain that U.S. made knives are too expensive.

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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:26 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Low overhead, no OSHA regulations, no health care, no payroll taxes, no union dues, etc. Working conditions weren’t much different here 100 years ago. Pocketknives sold from the factory for $8 a dozen.

My grandfather, a coal miner, worked 10-12 hours a day, often on his knees, squatting, or sitting down while digging coal with a shovel in a deep shaft mine with a 4 ft ceiling height. I still have his old dinner bucket and a couple of the carbide lamps he wore attached to his hat so he could see in the dark.

And today we complain that U.S. made knives are too expensive.

Ken
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People now assume that electrical power, clean water, natural gas, flush toilets and high speed internet are all universal utilities available no matter where they are or what they are doing. That's just not true - not even in the most industrialized nations in the world, let alone in a metal shed on a back street in Karachi! My grandfather plowed fields with horses and milked cows by hand for room, board & use of the outhouse when he came to the US ~1900.
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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by Maddogfl » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:37 am

The man's fingers must be insensitive to heat. If I squatted like that for a half hour, it would take a crane to get me back on my feet.

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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by philco » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:16 am

Interesting video. Thanks for posting TFL. ::tu::
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Re: 90 year old man making a liner lock knife in Pakistan

Post by butter » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:15 am

he is comfortable, and happy with his career.

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