Bill DeShivs - Cutler, Craftsman

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    www.billdeshivs.com

    I make, design, repair, and restore fine cutlery.
    I do plating- electroless nickel, electroless cobalt, nickel, silver, and gold.
    I make small gun parts such as leaf springs, firing pins, exotic pistol grips. I do not have a FFL.
    I am a hand engraver and jeweler. I also do machine engraving.

    Please visit my web site to see what I offer. I'm happy that Shooter 45 asked me to post here!
    I'll be posting pictures of my work periodically.

    I am also an authorized repair center for the following knife companies:

    Colonial
    Latama
    Hubertus
    Grafrath
    Kuno Ritter
    Mauro Mario
    KABAR
    Presto (G. Schrade)
    Schrade Walden
    Flylock
    Lepre
     

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    Here are a few pictures to start.
     

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    I do make firing pins for many hammer-fired semiautomatic pistols. I properly fit them to your slide and install them.
    I don't make firing pins for striker-fired pistols.
    If you have any oddball ideas or requests, run them by me.
     
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    Here's a small knife that came in for a new leaf spring.....
     

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    Here's one I just finished for a customer.
    1/8" 1084 high carbon steel blade, 1095 springs, coined brass liners, nickel silver fittings, and pearl laminate handles.

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    Heres a small (7 inch) knife I made recently.
    1084 high carbon steel, copper and nickel silver ferrule.
     

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    Here is some of my recent work. People seem to like the little autos!

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    A little engraving on a knife made by AGA Campolin in Italy.....
     

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    I have recently added a 3 dimensional pantograph milling machine and a Unimat mini lathe to my arsenal of tools.
     
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    Another custom Leverletto. 1084 blade, 1095 springs, laminated abalone handles, nickel silver fittings. IMG_3365.JPG IMG_3367.JPG IMG_3368.JPG
     
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    Here's a little gun work I did for myself. It's a Beretta M-4 Minx barrel on a Model 21 .22lr gun. It may be the only 4" M21 Beretta around.

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    Here is my engraved, nickel plated Keltec P32.

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    As I may have mentioned, I'm building a legal, registered 20 ga. double barreled pistol.
    The factory engraving on the action was really bad, so I tried to camouflage it with my engraving.
    This side is finished. When side 2 is done, I'll nickel plate it, have it reassembled, submit the tax forms (and the $200). Once the stamp comes back, I'll cut the barrels to about 10".
    It's actually more a copy of the 1969 Holland Arms A/B gun.

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    IMG_3813.JPG IMG_3813.JPG IMG_3966.JPG IMG_3931.JPG Thought I would do a little updating.
    The tax stamp came in, and the SBS pistol is finished.
    And I added a few knife pics, too. IMG_3931.JPG