Sharpnshinyknives wrote: 94 Winchester wrote:
Lonnie, thank you for the answer. I read the description. My only concern is the metal pins. I wouldn’t want to place knives that could slide over metal when you pick them up or take them out or even if you are just moving the display case. Have you considered using some kind of non metallic pins? Nylon, plastic or something coated with a soft material. Metal on metal doesn’t work for me. Will be interested in reading your answer.
Hello again Sharpnshinyknives,
I am glad you found your way to that Reply Post and got an answer to how the knives in the display below are helped to stay in position. The small brass pins really don't touch the knife in any way and are not used to pin the knife in position. They are spaced about 1" apart in the back of the display and stand above the surface only about I/8" So the knife just sits between the pins and there is no contact with the knife. They only serve to keep the knife from sliding left or right if the display is bumped or jarred by accident. The slope of the display and the weight of the knife really keeps the knife in place. If the knife is forced to move, it only moves until it makes contact with the pin and then only touches the liner, never the blade or handle. The brass alloy is so soft that it would never make any mark or scratch on metal or brass liners. Ummmmmmmmmmm I hope this explanation makes the answer a little clearer, but it might be one of those situations where you would have to see the case loaded with knifes to see the simplicity and way the knife displays in this particular case.
But thank you for taking the time to ask this question and tracking down the other post to get some clarity. I hope this reply makes it a little clearer.
One last thought that came to me, I keep my eyes open to the ways current manufacturers market and display there knives. Just to get ideas to help me build a better display case. The Mother of all knife makers today "CASE KNIVES" has a standing display and they hold there knives in position with a high power magnet behind the blade tang to hold there display knives in place. I thought that was a great idea and employed it in my WINCHESTER CASE, second picture below.
Thank you again for the explanation. I like the idea of magnets better. I sometimes have to move all my knives to a safe place when certain family members come over and I wouldn’t want to be sliding the knives on metal. I know that knives move unless you can keep everything perfectly level, which is doubtful for me, so I’m thinking ahead a bit about what happens when I have to move the cases. Thank you again for taking the time to respond. I like what I am seeing here.
You might keep an eye out for some other displays I will be posting in the months to come. They display 28-30 knives in a flat or very slight slope to the case. With a crushed velvet lined bottom as the only surface the knives will rest on.
I very much appreciate your question and interest in my work.
Very Best Regards,