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Kershaw/ZT Picture Thread!!! Let's See Em'!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by 9blades, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    You could also just grab a 3.5" XM18.

    I added PB washers to mine, and it's almost indistinguishably as smooth and free as my 0562CF. And definitely solid as a rock.
     
  2. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I wonder if using a thicker pivot is .... well, just for the sake of having a thicker pivot. Would be a valid argurment if there have been any broken or deformed ZT 0562cf pivots reported. Has there been any?
     
  3. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 21, 2013
    Some of Whitty's work......

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  4. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Did you notice any difference with the PB washers?
     
  5. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    On the 3.5" XM I did. It made it noticeably more "drop-shutty". On other Hinderers they didn't have as noticeable an affect, except on the MP-1 which it also improved similarly. But the difference wasn't anything huge, by any means.
     
  6. joejeweler

    joejeweler

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    Jan 27, 2006
    I actually own TWO 3.5" XM-18 folders, in Slicer and Spanto blades,...and a 3" Slicer version. ALL now have PB Washers, and I drill 8 holes in mine with one side having a wider taper to better hold the moly/oil mixture I prefer to lube with. (wider hole side goes against the blade) I really like the PB's much better than the original polymer. All my XM-18 Hinderer's also have my ball bearing pivot interface, to keep the pivot from free spinning. ( I wrote about it in another thread)

    Here's what the washers look like.... and the holes really do retain the lube longer where it's needed, and extend service times in most cases. The hole placements are not critical, and these have been "eye-balled" in freehand ;)
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    ...and with a little Moly Paste from Air Rifle Headquarters. Not shown is the few drops of light machine oil added before assembly to dilute the paste a little.
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    ...and the Ball Bearing Pivot Locking Interface so it's no longer "free spinning", and so no need to Lock-Tite the pivot screw...
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  7. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005

    I have personally not had problems with the teflon washers that come on the knife but this is a heck of a set up. Would love to see it in person and flip it some. Very nice!
     
  8. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

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    May 13, 2007
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  9. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 9, 2016
    Just got my first true love (0450) and a gift-to-be 0900BLU back from KAI (sharpening).

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    That blue one is going to be hard to part with....

    Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the sharpening KAI provided. Wicked sharp...wicked. Next time, I'll probably do it myself, as I'd like to try to thin out the 0450 a bit--but I was curious. KAI's resharpening doesn't have the same perfection as what I see the experts do here, but for me personally, I probably wouldn't have been able to do better myself (still building skill).
     
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  10. Nautique

    Nautique

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  11. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

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    Aug 2, 2015
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  12. Gafishing

    Gafishing Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Aug 7, 2016
    Got this one today from @whitty
    I'm a sucker for purple
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    @palonej
    Thanks for the advice brother. Loving this knife
     
  13. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 5, 2012
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  14. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
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  15. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

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    May 13, 2007
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  16. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Great mods, @joejeweler , both your finger chill on your 0562 and your PB washer/ball-bearing pivot mod. Very cool.

    @halden.doerge and @whitty , I've really had no issues (save one) with any of my Teflon-washered knives, either for action or feeling solid. My Les George Eagle gave me fits with crappy flipping action when I first got it, but after many dis- and re-assemblies I found that one of the washers had been pinched (probably by me) and the slight irregularity was causing drag. I gave it a slight wipe on high grit paper to lose the "bump" and added a tiny amount of TriFlow for lube. TF's primary ingredient is PTFE (Teflon) and it's available in liquid form in a needle oiler. The tiniest amount makes the action in my Eagle, Hinderers, and lionSteels just amazingly fast, free, and smooth, although most of them were fine to begin with.
     
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  17. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 5, 2012
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  18. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
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  19. Masterguns

    Masterguns

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  20. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2016
    Man, you need to post your pocket dump pics over at the edc forum website. These color-coded themes you do are nice. I like how you have a pen and light for every color. You ought to grab one of the black wash Ti Pocket Pro pens. I got one in regular Ti and this one pen can take up to 80+ different refills. I have yet to find a refill that won't work perfectly in it. Best designed pen I have ever seen. here is my grey one in hand. I love it so much I am getting a backup in the black wash.
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