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Old 04-20-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Help, I can't close this pocket knife....

I recently downsized....from a 3 bedroom ranch to a manufactured home in a 55+ park. So, in sorting through my stuff, to get rid of things that are just taking up space, I came across a nice little box.

I opened it up to find a pocket knife, still in the plastic, and it looked like it had never been handled, much less used. So curiosity got the best of me and I opened the knife. I realized that it must have belonged to my late father and he brought it back with him from overseas, when he served in the Army back in the 40's.

And boy is it heavy and sharp!!!! But now I can't close it, to get it back in the box! I can't find a spring release, and you can't just push on the blade. So I would appreciate any and all ideas on how to close it....

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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At the end of the handle...is there a small crescent shaped cut out?? If so press in on it and see if it works
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Yep, I see it in the first picture. That indented area...press on the top edge of that and the blade will fold back in.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #4
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Usually there is a metal clip/spring/blade inside the top that you move sideways with your nail so knife blade can be closed........or what they said above.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:07 PM   #5
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At the end of the handle...is there a small crescent shaped cut out?? If so press in on it and see if it works
Yes, there is a crescent shaped cut out at the end of the handle. I had already tried to push on it, but it wouldn't move.

So after your suggestion, I went and got my pliers and was able to press that release down.....thank you so much!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:10 PM   #6
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If none of the above suggestions work,I had a similar knife and in the middle of the underside of the handle was a slightly protruding separate strip that you pressed to unlock the blade and retract it.

That looks like a rare find BTW.
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It must be broken and therefore worthless. Send it to me and I will dispose of it properly 😄
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The crescent is the correct place to press. If it won't move in add some WD-40. Don't cut yourself.
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It must be broken and therefore worthless. Send it to me and I will dispose of it properly 😄
Better yet - send it to me and I'll pay the shipping.
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I have a knife just like that. My sister give it to me for Christmas back in the 80's.
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