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Username Post: How do pins in a knife handle work??        (Topic#806255)
Chef Niloc
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10-30-07 16:33.07 - Post#1350275    




I was thinking about having some fun & rehandling one of my old knifes. But I have no clue how the pin’s work. I only see the mosaic ones for sale (I’m looking in Taxes knife & AKC) are the regular brass ones called something else & do they work the same way?
 


joe_c
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10-30-07 16:44.18 - Post#1350286    


    In response to Chef Niloc

Good luck with an answer to this Chef, I've asked basically the same question a few times with no answer. Are they a rivet, how do they hook together, due you bond the scales to the rivets, how to line up the holes and on and on. I have never gotten an answer from several here other than when you see them you will know. Well I'm not buying some to find out.

Joe


 
Chef Niloc
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10-30-07 16:49.55 - Post#1350296    


    In response to joe_c

Call me a hopeless optimistic Joe but I’m willing to bet that Dave, Andy, or Butch will answer this one????
 
watercrawl
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10-30-07 16:56.25 - Post#1350302    


    In response to Chef Niloc

Some pins are called corby bolts. They're a male/female set that screw together. While grinding your handle, the bolts loose their screw slots. That's what I used in the one I did.

You can also use round stock. There are several places online to find them.
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ThomasT
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10-30-07 16:58.51 - Post#1350303    


    In response to Chef Niloc

Knife handles can be pins can be a variety of different types, from solid metal, bolts and rivets,etc.

Typical slab handles have solid pins glued to the slab. The slabs are drilled to have just enough clearance for the glue, typically epoxy.

This site has a pictorial of the process.

http://www.knivesby.com/handles.html

 
watercrawl
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10-30-07 16:59.03 - Post#1350305    


    In response to watercrawl

Here's a place to buy round stock:

http://www.northcoastknives.com/northcoast_knives_...
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watercrawl
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10-30-07 17:02.51 - Post#1350310    


    In response to joe_c

  • joe_c Said:
Good luck with an answer to this Chef, I've asked basically the same question a few times with no answer. Are they a rivet, how do they hook together, due you bond the scales to the rivets, how to line up the holes and on and on. I have never gotten an answer from several here other than when you see them you will know. Well I'm not buying some to find out.



Joe, I've answered this for you on more than one occasion. I gave you a step by step tutorial of how to do it in fact. Not to say I'm a professional, but I did it once and (after like 60 hours of work) it didn't turn out too bad.
Adam

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Larrin
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10-30-07 17:22.53 - Post#1350325    


    In response to watercrawl

There are both bolts and pin stock. Pins are just small round stock that you can then pein to hold the handle slabs on. You could call any good knifemaker supply place and they could tell you exactly what you're looking for.
 
UnConundrum
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10-31-07 00:30.06 - Post#1350447    


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Great link Thomas
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MikeStewart
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How do pins in a knife handle work??
10-31-07 00:58.21 - Post#1350466    


    In response to UnConundrum

The rivets You are referring to are called Cutlery Rivets.

They are a male-female Compression rivet sett.

I do Not recommend You use them.

They require a Hole and a Countersink for the head and You must get the Depth Right on the First Try.

If Not--You will have handle slabs that are too thin or you will ground off the Thin Head by Accident.

Most Custom and Semi-Custom Knives today just use Epoxy and Pin Stock.

The Size of the Pin will be determined by the Hole s that are already drilled in the Tang.

You can open the Holes up but You will need a carbide Drill Bit to drill Out the hardened Tang.

The Corby-Style Bolts referred to above also require a Countersink but they are a lot more forgiving because you have a much thicker head that is meant to be ground Down-Flush with the Handle Slab.

I would suggest You just use pins.

This is Round Stock and You usually have your Choice of Aluminum=Brass-Nickel Silver-Copper or Stainless Steel.

Common sizes of this Pin Stock are .125", .156", .187", & 1/4th"

You cannot put them in a Hole of the Exact Same Size.

You have to purchase a Drill Bit that is a few thousands over the size of the pin or you can't get them into the Hole.

None of this is Rocket Science but it does help to have the Right Tools to proceed.

Let me know if You have any Specific Questions.

We do this about a hundred times a day so we probably can help with answers.

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