The handle fastening system with JP bolts or screw connectors is a very interesting system in the world of knife makers but not only.
It is a threaded pin that is used to screw two screws often technical or aesthetic that allow the mechanical fastening of the cheeks that should not be glued to allow the dismantling of the handle.
The screws can be brugola or to Torx or with a flat cut that can easily be unscrewed with simple tools or makeshift tools.
Often the screws are lowered or aesthetic screws, so with specific figures that are “drowned” in a cylindrical or flared bottom (depends on the screw) created on the handle or leaning on the handle plate in the simplest case.
Loveless pins or pins of Loveless are one of the many features that distinguish the knives of the great American maker.
I’m just talking about the handles locking pins of his knives.
Today there are many systems to fix the handle but in those years the famous maker created a simple and funional way to fix the handle, not only with simple pins but with something similar to the Corby Bolt. Continue reading “Loveless pins”
The handle fixing system with the Corby bolts is a very interesting system in the world of knife makers but not only.
It is a threaded pin with two diameters that allows a mechanical fixation of the cheeks that however must be glued and then the screw cuts on the pins are eliminated during the processing of the handle and the finished handle looks as if you used simple pins but in fact you made a mechanical tightening not only a planting as in the case of the pin.
Usually the inner diameter is 4 mm in diameter, and the outer diameter is 6 mm in diameter, but there are also 8 mm versions of external diameter although I think they are a bit large but it is a personal taste. Continue reading “Corby Bolt”