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Username Post: Corby bolts or mosaic pins        (Topic#920426)
GSP1
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03-01-12 11:21.42 - Post#2448111    



Trying to decide on a pre-order bolts vs. mosaic pins. Are there any advantages that corby bolts have over mosaic pins, Stronger perhaps?
I like the looks of the mosaic pins but don't want to sacrifice the work abilities of this knife.

Also, I believe Bark river only has a choice of either Stainless/Brass mosaics or stainless/copper mosaics.
If you have either of these, could you post a pic.
It would help me to decide on a life long knife.

Appreciate your comments and pics.
Marco
 
MikeStewart
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03-01-12 11:36.24 - Post#2448116    


    In response to GSP1

Corby Bolts are a stepped Bolt Set that literally Holds the handles against the Tang.

They make the handle material impossible to get off without destroying the Bolts.

Mosaic pins are just pins.

They hold Nothing and are just Epoxied into the Handle and Tang.

They offer no advantage and are only decorative.

I guess we are all not communicating well on this Pin/Bolt thing.

On knives that use Corby Bolts - ALL of the handle sets are Countersunk with the Step for Corby Bolts.

If you order Mosaic pins - We cannot use the machined handle set - We literally have to totally hand make a set of handles for the knife from a rectangular Slab Set.

It will not be as even side to side as the machined set and will only be held on with the Epoxy.

In short - I don't want to do Mosaics and you are getting a finished knife that can have the handle slabs come loose with hard use.

On the Small Knives that take 3/16th pins we will put any pin you want in them but the larger knives that are now set up for Corby Bolts are a major issue to me.

Now lets cover materials for Bolts and Pins.

Corby Bolts are usually Stainless Steel but I will be switching to 6061 Aircraft Aluminum Corby Bolts in the Future. - We do have Brass Bolts but will not use them unless the Customer pre-orders the knife with them.

Pins are either Aluminum Solid - Aluminum Hollow - Brass Solid or Brass hollow.

Mosaic pins are TOTALLY Hobsin's Choice.

I do not order specific Mosaic Pins - I just order them - Whatever Ann Sheffield Sends me is what we put in.

You cannot specify a specific Mosaic pin. You get what we Get.

I do not Stock Bronze or Copper.

Sometimes the 1/4 inch Mosaic pins have little Copper Tubes inside them - Again - it is an Accident if I have them.

I hope this Clears some of this up.


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y2ksputnik
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03-01-12 11:49.19 - Post#2448122    


    In response to GSP1

Here's a couple of pics of some mosaics Marco...the ones on the Mini are from Russ (Mack1), the others are OEM Barkie...personally I like em on some knives and not so much on others...I believe, and I'm sure will be corrected if wrong, that Corby Bolts are pretty much bomb proof...and I don't know if mosaics are fragile, per se...I've never broken one tho...jmho ! (my apologies for the crappy pics...just grabbed these on the fly)...ummm and what Mike said ! lol...was posting these at the same time it appears

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FoxholeAtheist
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03-01-12 13:24.34 - Post#2448160    


    In response to MikeStewart

Heck, I wish I had known about the brass corby bolts... I would have asked for them on my Golok. It's just a plain lignum vitae... have you assembled those yet?
 
MikeStewart
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03-01-12 14:08.53 - Post#2448174    


    In response to FoxholeAtheist

  • FoxholeAtheist Said:
Heck, I wish I had known about the brass corby bolts... I would have asked for them on my Golok. It's just a plain lignum vitae... have you assembled those yet?



We have assembled NO Goloks Yet and are not even Close to starting them.


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FoxholeAtheist
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03-01-12 15:41.30 - Post#2448208    


    In response to MikeStewart

Oooohhhh. Would it be better to tell you, or go through Derrick (I preordered through KSF)?

Thanks!
 
MikeStewart
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03-01-12 15:48.01 - Post#2448210    


    In response to FoxholeAtheist

Tell Trish at KSF.

I'll make the change here too.
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fotog
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03-02-12 00:10.37 - Post#2448264    


    In response to y2ksputnik

Mike, do I need to ask for SS bolts on a Golok pre-order, or would that be the default ones for now ? Just want to let Jason know. TIA Jim
 
MikeStewart
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03-02-12 02:38.47 - Post#2448292    


    In response to fotog

Goloks all get SS as standard.
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GSP1
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03-02-12 04:06.02 - Post#2448309    


    In response to MikeStewart

Mike, thanks for the info. it surely cleared it up for me and based on that, I will go with the corby bolts.
The choice would be: SS or brass and no copper if I get it right.

Marty, thank you so much for posting those pics.

Marco
 
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