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.
The fastener style
This style of fixing was popularized by legendary knife manufacturer Bob Loveless.
Once fixed and glued with this system the handle, smooth the fastening until it is flush with the wooden handle, micarta or other
The result is an eye-catching look of brass and steel ox.
Designed by Bob Loveless, this pin forms a strong mechanical fixation by assembling the bolt through the blade and handle and screwing it tightly.
The two tips at the edge are rectified, leaving a strong, beautiful and permanent device.
The size of the Loveless Pins
- Screw: M4 length 42mm threaded: 39mm stainless steel 304
- Threaded pin: External diameter 6.35mm or 8mm long 7mm in brass
- Outer diameter of the fillets: 3.8 mm (so using a 4 mm drill for the cod you get a tenth space)
Loveless Pins DIY
If you decide to build them as I do, choose high-quality, dimensionally accurate bolts to get the precise diameter.
Always check the diameter with a caliber as you work them.
The screw must also be of stainless steel.
Ps. Do not use materials of which you do not know the material and class of the vine/resistance to oxidation.
The hexagonal dice once brought to the correct diameter must have just enough play to pass in the cracks between pin and hole on the manicones to allow the epoxy to squeeze and form a permanent bond.
The outer diameter of the die as specified above, accurate at 0 / -0.02 mm for perfect interference between the 2 threaded pins of the Loveless pin and the handle.
Editing loveless Pins
It is a solution that you can easily make yourself with a minimum of equipment and that give the knife an old style image and with the signature characteristic of the American maker.
Now this can be a nice way to make a quote to the famous American maker on a knife.
One of the ways to quote and make on the bisellation the famous curve of Loveless and the other is the pin but are two difficulties to mention the famous American maker different.
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