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Converting a folder pivot to work as a Sebenza 21 pivot.

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by EduardoA, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. EduardoA

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  2. Dangerously

    Dangerously Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    I’d be interested in your findings.

    My guess would be that the mating between the cylinder and the pivot screw would be too variable to be able to get the exact same tightness each time. The tolerances wouldn’t be possible and even if it worked once, the end of the screw or the tiny cylinder may be compressed, and not be the same the next time. Or they mate up differently on the next tighten.
     
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  4. Dangerously

    Dangerously Basic Member Basic Member

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    Don’t forget that the pivot screw on a Sebenza 21 also has a good amount of surface area on titanium. The galling effect helps keep the screw from loosening over time. In a knife with a regular pivot and steel scales, there is no galling to keep the pivot screw from backing out. It might need loctite in any case.
     
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