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« on: September 30, 2016, 02:18:26 am »

So I am having an issue and I assume that this gathering of people may be able to help me.

I am having a problem looking for brass screws that would work in a knife that I am rebuilding and I can not seem to find any good places that actually have anything close to what I need and so far the best I have found was a #4 1/2" slotted wood screw with a round head but I need what would roughly be a course thread #4 3/8" slotted or philips machine screw with a oval head. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 06:30:39 am »

Best I can do is say good luck.

Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 12:05:53 pm »

Hmm. How about screw catalog(ue)s, like this:-


to get an idea of what the industry calls the particular shapes you need.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 12:26:29 am »

Does it need to be a wood screw ?

If not, a 6BA round headed machine screw sounds as if it would be the ideal size for you. Being a slotted screw, it would also be in keeping with older fixings - Phillips heads are OK on modern stuff, but not brass screws.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 04:18:23 am »

Does it need to be a wood screw ?

It would be best if it was a wood screw its going into two new slabs of dark walnut. And I definitely agree that really it should be a slotted screw just for really making it look more right
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 04:48:21 am »

I am not a cutler, but somehow the idea of using wood screws to attach the grips bothers me. Had you considered using something like a Chicago screw?
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 06:31:14 am »

I *am* a cutler, and I agree, do not use "wood screws"to try to secure knife handle slabs.
there are any number of very good "cutlery screws" and "loveless screws" that are much like "chicago screws", designed to do the job and heavens they do work well! Another excellent alternative is knife handle rivets.

try these sites:
http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/index.php?cPath=60_498&osCsid=9b6hhj7ufp3dea6tt86p5enne7
http://www.knifemaking.com/category-s/75.htm
http://tienda.suministrosparacuchillos.com/en/27-hardware-for-cutlery

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