"To maintain your interest, you must constantly change, never forgetting any one interest but expanding knowledge of all. You obviously care about people, and it is here that you will draw the most joy. You have developed a social media whereby…"
"Why don't we all just contribute our broken switches to one central location and then they could be donated to the poor?
By the way, I go by "Rollie", not Chuck, Charles, etc. I can't figure out how to change…"
"Kaleb, well said. I think perhaps that I was simply frustrated knowing that no valid repair existed for these knives! Because of the nostalgic nature of the knives, I am going to continue to collect them until I earn the dubious honor of…"
"I remember that your name had come up before; in fact, I was on your site some time ago and you reiterated your "exceptions" list...which just happened to be the knives I had been collecting that needed repair i.e., colonial SHUR…"
"Jemal....I have tried to figure how to do the repairs myself, but on these old knives, simply taking them apart without damaging them appears hopeless. Next week, I am going to try and find a local machinist who might help.It would appear that…"
If you like American Switchblades I recommend Mark's book. It is now my knife bible. And I have bought knives from him too. And he has become nice enough to answer some of my dumb questions...and I ask a few! He may know someone who works on them but like I said before they are just so damn delicate.
Sometimes i think of buing a few mucked up knives, take them apart and see if I can learn anything myself.
Yesterday the note I sent was really limited as an attachment to the friend request. Anyway, I think the guy that wrote the book woud say to accept the wobble as part of the aging process if it is not too bad. And he's an expert.
They are such delicate internals and I just don't think there are many people in the U.S. that have experience with the springs. What did the guys in France say because I was thinking France, Italy or Germany might be the best places.
I read an article of a guys visit to Italy and he shipped a broken knife over to the hotel he was going to stay in because he didn't want to carry it on the plane. Took the knife to a dingy little shop where he got it fixed by some guy that looked to be 90+ years old.
I have 2 knives with minor wobbles and after talking with the writer of the switchblade book I am going to leave them alone. For now.