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Old 12-14-2008, 10:43 PM
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Question hollow handle question

what does it mean "the handle was threaded and then sweated on"
jimmy lile talking about the rambo knife handle.
any info would be helpful
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:19 AM
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Soldered or brazed.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:56 AM
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If I recall correctly, Lile's hollow handle knives had a short tang that had 1/4" threads. The blade was from 1/4" stock and the tang was cut down to only 1/4" wide, rounded, then threaded. The handle tube had a plug at the front that had a matching 1/4" threaded hole. It was screwed onto the tang and sweat soldered in place in much the same manner as copper plumbing. You can figure the length of the tang by measuring the depth of the cavity in the handle, but I believe it was around 1" to 1 1/4" long.

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Old 12-15-2008, 09:44 AM
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Hey britt,

I don't know about the knife your talkin' about or jimmy lile for that matter. No disrespect intended, just never kept up with other makers. But I do know what sweating something on means to mechanics and metal workers.

It simply means that if you have something, say a bearing, that needs to go on an axle, you heat up the bearing race with a torch...it expands and drops right over the seat.

The guys may be right about the soldering on a threaded hilt, but I suspect he was talking about sweating on the bolster to make a press fit go on easier. Then using a threaded hilt to hold the handle on. At least that's what I do to my through tang knives.

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Old 12-15-2008, 10:13 AM
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I have examined a few Lile Rambo series knives. After threading the first part of the handle to the blade it looked like the were soldered sweating the solder in to the threads. This locked the handle and kept it from coming unscrewed.


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Old 12-15-2008, 09:14 PM
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andy sharpe i e-mailed your yahoo account.
i want to talk to you...
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:47 AM
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Britt,
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:28 PM
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hi andy,
i dont know what pm'd means.can you e-mail it to me?
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:30 PM
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hi andy,
i dnt know what pm'd means.
can you e-mail it too me?
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:11 PM
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If you look at the top of this page , under where it say's welcome you'll see private messages. Click on that. Its like E-mail just for this site. I'll E-mail it to you just in case.


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