The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

ChazzyP

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Not a bit with this pair... The have a fair amount of "opening" tension... So it's easy to not squeeze too hard.
Nerdy but here is a clip of grabbing bearings... Hope it helps lol
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Those look pretty good and may have set a personal record low for me. Usually when someone on this forum convinces me to buy something it starts at a hundred bucks and in this thread could end up at twelve hundred. $5.99 plus 37 cents tax and free shipping from the Big River Site--not bad at all. :D
 
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Pivot help! A couple of days ago my Shiro fell on the concrete floor. The carbon fiber scale and Pivot got pretty scratched up. The CF I could sand again with some very fine sandpaper. This looks new again. But the pivot is beyond esthetic repair.
I would like to know where I can get a new Pivot screw for my beloved HatiOn Lite. Could you please help me?!
 
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What would be the best thing to use as a screwdriver to disassemble the Shiro proprietary screws? Without buying the special tool from Shiro. I bought new screws and I don’t want to screw it up :)
 

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What would be the best thing to use as a screwdriver to disassemble the Shiro proprietary screws? Without buying the special tool from Shiro. I bought new screws and I don’t want to screw it up :)
I use a nickel. I also have a small screwdriver that's twice as thick as a standard one. Can put something soft (cloth) over the end too.
 
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What would be the best thing to use as a screwdriver to disassemble the Shiro proprietary screws? Without buying the special tool from Shiro. I bought new screws and I don’t want to screw it up :)

Outside of purchasing a bit from Josh at REK I found the Hinderer tool seems to work pretty good. Of course I've only used it a couple time to adjust the pivot on my F95.
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What would be the best thing to use as a screwdriver to disassemble the Shiro proprietary screws? Without buying the special tool from Shiro. I bought new screws and I don’t want to screw it up :)
I used to use coins, and have a few that fit the various Shiro screws particularly well in my knife tool bag. I bought a Shirogorov hedgehog tool from Vladimir_K which was the price of a moderately expensive lanyard bead (less than a Shiro bead--I did say moderately expensive, didn't I?). It has 2 drivers with 3 angle gauges and 3 edge thickness gauges, sizes indicated on one side, and the Shirogorov name and a tiny bear head on the other. A silly little trinket, but the drivers work well enough unless you need some real leverage.

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Mostly, I use one of my longer Wiha driver handles with an appropriately-sized flathead tip, cushioned with electrical tape.

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I flirted with CRK pouches for my Shiro's, but ended up keeping them in suedecloth-lined leather eyeglass cases like these...

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That said, I would be greatly disappointed if you, as the founding director of M.A.S.S (Massachusetts Association of Shirogorov Superfans, which is at least you, me, and Mr.sig239 Mr.sig239 ) could no longer post here, so as OP I grant you absolution from any offenses to the purity of the line. The warranty thing is between you and Sergey.

BTW, your NeOn sell-off sure went quickly. I know you still have your CD on the block. Which NeOn did you keep for your use.
 

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I flirted with CRK pouches for my Shiro's, but ended up keeping them in suedecloth-lined leather eyeglass cases like these...

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That said, I would be greatly disappointed if you, as the founding director of M.A.S.S (Massachusetts Association of Shirogorov Superfans, which is at least you, me, and Mr.sig239 Mr.sig239 ) could no longer post here, so as OP I grant you absolution from any offenses to the purity of the line. The warranty thing is between you and Sergey.

BTW, your NeOn sell-off sure went quickly. I know you still have your CD on the block. Which NeOn did you keep for your use.
The NeOn Lite, the Shiro that started it all for me, so my Shironess has come full circle!
 

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What would be the best thing to use as a screwdriver to disassemble the Shiro proprietary screws? Without buying the special tool from Shiro. I bought new screws and I don’t want to screw it up :)

a nickel or a penny. Or, I made my own. Need to make 2 more.
 

Mr.sig239

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A penny worked great on my Neon and my blue 95. Both needed a good cleaning from working and pocket carry.
You need a dedicated rig like mine to hold them.
Maybe I can get my sister to make a couple more.
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I made this little tool from a piece of orange G10 so I won’t scratch the screws. Made it a perfect fit for the pivot screw and the scale screw at the end.
I cut the G10 a little wider so I can apply more torque when needed.
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That’s a neat little tool. You should put the 111 bit on one and the 95/hati small screw on the other also. Like a cross tool. I’d buy one if they was reasonable.
 

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Nice work R Ruudr . It looks like you have the makings of a nice side business to support more knife buying. ;) I would buy one for an F3R if you make more.

Phil
 
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