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#342066 03/30/2019 12:58 AM
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Hello all,
A friend of mine picked up a Luftwaffe gravity knife but the spring is broken. Does anyone know of someone who knows how to repair these items or would he be just as well off bringing it to anyone who does knife repairs. Also any idea of what a fix like this would cost, rough cost.
thanks for any help or info
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Hi Bill ,

the repair of a lateral spring ( a classic failure) is a hard duty . First of all , is it a first model or a take-down knife ?

For my gravity-knives collection I bought several spares , including broken knives, in order to face this problem but in spite of
several trials I conclude the result was not satisfactory. It is necessary to have a high experience & knowledge in cuttlery and
the right material .
On *You Tube* you can find a topic on the subject but practice is an other thing !

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hi guys
repairs on these gravity knives there used to be a guy that fixed then for in the 200.00 range but he passed on about a year ago along with all the great craftsmen of years now i call most repair men in any craft butchers and all they do is replace parts like cars get in a crash its four five thousands dollars and they only replace they dont repair sad but true just like gun smiths of years ago they were masters at what they did but they are also dead no body qualified to take thier place wish i could help further but thats all folks god bless andy militarynut

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Hello Seppi & Militarynut,
Sorry for the belated reply to you both. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my query. Seppi, I don't know whether it is a first model or what actually. I myself know nothing about these knives so I will ask him when I see him. I will let him know that there is something regarding them on "You Tube" also. Militarynut, I thank you for your reply and will tell my friend to make sure that if he does find someone who says they can fix it, that they really do know how to fix it...and yes I agree that nowadays it is hard to find someone who is a craftsman no matter what area it may be in. Again, I appreciate both of your replies and information. Thanks again.
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hi bill
glad we could help not much but any way i do know this its an ugly outside repair but it works the man at the time did the best he could to satisfi us military collectors god bless have a nice day andy militarynut

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Militarynut, thanks again for your help. You say it might not be much but it is appreciated none the less
thank you
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Bill
The guy on youtube did a super job, said it cost about $300.00
Kind of pricy to fix a $700 knife, but it was a sweet job.
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