Peter1960 wrote:I store my autos closed. I think a well designed spring and from correct material will cope with tension.
If I have luck, I will live for another 30 or 40 years and can tell you afterwards my experience about spring fatigue
Could both positions be possible? Perhaps. I feel as you do Peter, however I feel Paul received pragmatic advice when he was advised to store them open...I was leaning toward this position Paul, just wanted some reassurance I guess. Thanks guys for the timely & wise advice...ronThe Deacon wrote:I've been told it matters by someone I respect, but I've also been told it doesn't matter, that modern springs can take years of constant compression, by someone else that I respect. I figure having less tension on a spring can't possible hurt so I store all my autos, except my DA/OTF's, where it's a moot point, open.
This is what I have always heard and how I have always treated my autos. All are since gone, but I made peace with it. My favorite was an original M.O.D. Keating Hornet, PE in 154CM with DLC. I regret letting that one go.TheFactor wrote:I know on gun magazines what wears the springs out is compressing and releasing then compressing again . Leaving the magazines fully loaded with springs compressed will last many many years .
Not sure if it applies to knifes or not .
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
Much respect but Sometimes we have to do to what we have to do . Guns are another passion of mine and that would be a tough road .But with that being said I sure love my knifes especially my Spydies and you sir have one fine collection ! :cool:xceptnl wrote:This is what I have always heard and how I have always treated my autos. All are since gone, but I made peace with it. My favorite was an original M.O.D. Keating Hornet, PE in 154CM with DLC. I regret letting that one go.
Good point Dutch...DutchBlades wrote: And they take up less space this way
Happy to help in getting another of those beauties in the collection :D I'm sure the wife will be grateful! :ppaladin wrote:Good point Dutch...DutchBlades wrote: And they take up less space this way
So, if my calculations are right....
if I close my Autonomy & 2 Citadels...
I could make room for the upcoming Autonomy!!! :cool:
I'll tell my wife it was you who helped me get there! :p
Checking in late but ... good cigars don't come in cellophane :DPinetreebbs wrote:This thread reminds me of cigar guys deciding if cigars are best stored with cellophane wrapper on or off. :D
This...work, not compression, wears out springs...in extreme cases you could have other problems (corrosion, mineral buildup, etc.) but these instances would rarely happen in a collection.
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