Photo by Michael A Losicco

Photo by Michael A Losicco

Photo by Michael A Losicco

After heat treatment, the first thing to be done is to clean up the blade pivot hole. This is done with a tool that Tony gets from MSC. He uses a 3/16" barrel lap tool and 600 grit Locktite Clover grinding compound. This polishes and rounds the pivot hole as good as it gets.

After heat treatment, the first thing to be done is to clean up the blade pivot hole. This is done with a tool that Tony gets from MSC. He uses a 3/16" barrel lap tool and 600 grit Locktite Clover grinding compound. This polishes and rounds the pivot hole as good as it gets.

Use tape to temporarily secure the bushing stationary with the tang. Stake the bushing lightly in four places with an automatic center punch on both sides. These "dimples" will lock the bushing in place with the liners and keep it from ever turning. Tony says he has seen these marks transferred to the harder liner material on knives he has disassembled

Use tape to temporarily secure the bushing stationary with the tang. Stake the bushing lightly in four places with an automatic center punch on both sides. These "dimples" will lock the bushing in place with the liners and keep it from ever turning. Tony says he has seen these marks transferred to the harder liner material on knives he has disassembled

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Sand the spring with 180 grit sandpaper taped to a perfectly flat surface, in this example a 9x12 granite bench plate.

Sand the spring with 180 grit sandpaper taped to a perfectly flat surface, in this example a 9x12 granite bench plate.

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