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Is it possible to disassemble and repair (or replace) blades on a Swiss army knife?

Asked by elbanditoroso (27139points) 2 weeks ago

It’s an old one – the little spring on the scissors has gotten all bent and broken.

Is there a way to take apart a Swiss Army knife, get a replacement scissors, and put it all back together? Do the red sides even come off?

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canidmajor's avatar

Closest I can come to answering. My favorite Swiss Army knife is one I have had since I was 10. I have twice replaced the scissors spring with one from a baby knife (tiny pocket sized) because I only use the blade on those, never the scissors.

Vignette's avatar

Cyber Champ will take you as deep in the woods on taking apart your knife as you dare to go. It appears to be a 10 part series.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I saw a documentary (yes, I’m obsessed with them) about making Swiss Army knives and apparently it’s a very complicated, precise process, where certain things have to be placed in a certain order.

So, my guess is that you’d want the factory to do it for you.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

You can take the sides off and they will go back on but will never be as solid as they once were. You can order replacement sides though. When I did this to one I found that the assembly inside is riveted. I was not about to attempt to drill it out.

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MrGrimm888's avatar

It’s possible that you can get a replacement. When I sold guns, I also have sold knives. A lot of companies, will give you a replacement, of similar variety. I have done it personally, with two knives. You typically have to mail them the broken knife, and they’ll send you something comparable.

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