DougC-3 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:47 pm
(I am going to try to say this so the machine translator will understand
) I checked a 1st generation Pac Salt which has screws. This knife has a more sophisticated pivot (=axis). It is a barrel screw (a screw which screws into a threaded sleeve). The sleeve is flat on one side (D shaped in cross section). The hole in the left side of the handle is also D shaped so that it holds the pivot stationary. This of course allows the pivot to be tightened or loosened. On each side, a small metal washer fits into a recessed place in the handle. The screw is a Torx 7 and the outer sleeve diameter (and washer hole) is 4 mm. The screw which holds the lock bar in place is a Torx 6, but when I tried to remove it, it just spun around on both sides and I couldn't get it out. (Let me know if you would like me to take a couple of pictures.)
Edited to insert pic. It's amazing how simple and effective this design is:
You have done so much for me! I am very grateful to you!
You described everything in great detail. You explained everything very well!!!
I think that it is not worth further disassembling the knife. Already at this stage it is clear that one of the two screws is not suitable.
(**** it. Backlock knives are not easy to assemble back. It is because of me that there will now be difficulties.)
All for the future. We have now dismantled two knives( At two different ends of the planet. And we keep a diary of what to do next. Like a guy in that movie. Where did he grow potatoes in ****? on Mars or the Moon? No matter. It’s important that he kept a diary and that someone can use it in the future)
We need to agree on the future. to facilitate understanding:
PS1.1 = Pacific Salt first generation with pins
PS1.2 = Pacific Salt first generation with screws
I took apart PS1.1 and found:
The axis of the blade is 3 mm in diameter and is round.
The lock axis is 2.5 mm in diameter and is round.
DougC-3 took apart PS1.2 and found:
The axis of the blade is 4 mm in diameter and is D-type.
Thanks to this, we learned that the screws from PS1.2 are not suitable for PS1.1.
It makes no sense to order screws in Spyderco from PS1.2. They are not suitable for PS1.1.
I have two ways now. Look for screws that might fit. If I can’t find them, then take screws that are close in size and install them. But then it will be necessary to drill the blade and handle. This must be avoided. But I am ready for this. As a last resort. So I found a guy who was already following this path.
This person had a slightly similar problem. Screw in 3mm axis. But he was weak. And this guy replaced him by squandering and installing a 4 mm screw.
I had a thought about Pacific Salt first generation. When it's time to put the screws. The 3 mm screws were weak (?), And then slightly changed the design and put the 4 mm screws.
In any case, I can put the new screws in the old handle. With or without hole refinement. But also I can put any screws in the new handle. I mean the new one that I can do myself. For example from G10. In this case, it will be possible to modify the handle and blade. It will not be easy but interesting.