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Replacement torsion bars for assisted openers?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Knife_Collector_101, May 16, 2019 at 10:32 PM.

  1. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

    54
    Sep 21, 2018
    I wanted to know if anybody was aware of any sources that sell torsion bars for assisted openers like the ones Kershaw uses. The two knives I'm looking to replace the torsion bars for aren't Kershaw but they use the same kind of spring. The only things I could find when I searched online were coil springs for automatics and those wouldn't work as these aren't automatics. If anyone can help me, it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Is there a reason you don't want to contact the manufacturer for replacement springs?
     
  3. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

    54
    Sep 21, 2018
    They're no-name Chinese assisted openers I picked up a while ago. Wouldn't know who to contact for replacement parts. The torsion bars broke. Maybe I'll de-assist a couple other knives I have and install those springs in these. It really isn't that big of a deal since they're ones I didn't pay much for to begin with.
     
  4. Darth_Blader

    Darth_Blader

    14
    Oct 18, 2016
    Assuming you have the broken parts, measure the wire diameter, get some piano wire of the appropriate size from your local “real” hardware store and bend some up.

    Jim
     
  5. SOLEIL

    SOLEIL Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Contact Kershaw, they will probably send you some replacement torsion bars free of charge.
     
  6. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

    54
    Sep 21, 2018
    Thanks for the suggestion. Was wondering if that would work. I saw a video where somebody replaced a broken Benchmade Axis Lock spring with 22 gauge memory wire. I'll check out what they got at my hardware store.
     
  7. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    The no name versions will likely have different torsion bars than what Kershaw has. Your going to have to make them. No one sells them. Or you could just buy a kershaw.

    But yea each model has a different torsion bar. And sometimes they change them and have revisions that change them on the same model. I would assume that even if it was a kershaw clone it wouldn't even work.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/biggest-kershaw-sale-of-the-year.1662269/
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019 at 7:35 PM
  8. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

    54
    Sep 21, 2018
    I have a set of spring assortments I could possibly go through and bend into something that works. One of the knives is a Chinese clone of a Kershaw Leek!
     
  9. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Just so you know, this forum doesn't support clones. We are very against them. They are not allowed in the marketplace and many of the members are not tolerant of how they rip off the community and legit makers. Clones being sold as the real thing is a huge problem. Hope your not proud of supporting that problem.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019 at 12:06 AM
  10. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

    54
    Sep 21, 2018
    It's not an actual clone, but more a copy with similar framework. Doesn't say Kershaw or anything on it. Perhaps I should have been more clear. I know that the clones sold on places like DHgate try to appear to be actual Benchmades, Microtechs, Striders, etc. with markings mimicking the company stamps when it's obvious they aren't the real deal. I would never wish to support that.
     

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