Two blade to one blade

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by glocktenman, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Hi Everyone,

    I have a two blade two spring knife I want to get thinned down to a one blade knife. Who does that type of work here on BF? Do any of you have some pics of sample work?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Removing a blade, spring, and possibly a liner, is a very straightforward job for a knifesmith - Glennbad is your (busy!) man!!:)
     
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  3. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'd recommend @jsdistin without hesitation, but he is likely busy too but well worth any wait.

    Thanks, Will
     
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  4. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    @Signalprick did a blade delete on my gec 92. Awesome guy to deal with.
     
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Might hit up Darren too.
     
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  6. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I've never had it done a two blade but Glennbad took this three blader and made it a one blader for me. He even got the blade well centered.
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  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
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  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Here's an old Case XX Greenbone 6345 made into a 6145!! Made a great slim Jack out of a Cattle knife!!:cool: 6145.jpg 6145B.jpg
     
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  9. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal

    Mar 8, 2018
    I’ve been on Glenns wait list for about a year anyone you contact will probably not be taking work or you’ll have a long wait. Worth the wait for anyone willing to do it
     
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  10. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
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  11. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I remember. I discovered that a few weeks after getting this one back from Glenn. I suspect they were released while Glenn was working on mine. In fact, I think it was you that posted a picture of yours. I saw yours and said "Hey, where did you get that"?!:)
     
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  12. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I recommend @Signalprick but I don't think he's doing repair work but rather concentrating on his own brand/line of knives. If he would accept such a job, he'd do a bang up job. He's first rate.
     
  13. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    those things were like bear traps, ive gifted them away. approximately the same size i want to say as yours.
     
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  14. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
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  15. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Thank you.
     
  16. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
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  17. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Well gents and ladies, I just got my knife back and it is sweet. He did an excellent job on it. I've now got a knife I'll be carrying instead of selling it along. I've got to consider this option in the future when I see a frame and a blade style I like but with one or two blades I don't want. You know, Rick got it right with his S&M shown in post #6. That thing looks great to me with the single blade. Single blade thin knives are what I like and seem to be carrying. I'll post some pics tomorrow. I wish I would have taken some before pics.....I'll see if someone else has some I can borrow.
     
  18. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Would you mind sharing a photo of your knife?

    Edit. Just saw you said you would try to add photo tomorrow.
     
  19. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Here is the single blade Kayak! I've always wanted a single blade canoe...this is about as close as I'll get for a while. Blennbad did the work. The first pic I got from Gary, whom I got the knife from originally. You can see how wide it was with two blades.
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    Now with one blade.
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    It's excellent feeling now. Here are some side shots. It's tight with no blade play. I can see a bit of one of the pins in the bolster but overall super work putting this thing back together! It's alive!!!! :D
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  20. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Nicely done there! looks quite a bit more useful now!
    G2
     
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