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Mystery crazy tool ! 06 Dec 2020 07:32 #839468

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RBS: Richard Brothers and Sons, Sheffield knifemakers (formerly Richartz bros and sons, but they Anglicized it when they emigrated from Germany)

Disclaimer: NOT background knowledge. I got curious after seeing your knives (which are very cool) and went down a rabbit hole.
Is this thing working? Is this thing on?

1978 KZ1000 LTD

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Mystery crazy tool ! 06 Dec 2020 12:06 #839480

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By the way:  I wrote the answer about that knife while I had a brief break in my work.  It so happened that today I started dismantling one of the spare engines for my client' 1950 BMW R35. I was particularly interested in a gearbox that was attached to the engine, because it is equipped with a hand operated gear switch lever. It seems that the engine along with the gearbox was used to propel not the motorcycle, but some household machinery and then was abandoned for a long time as all their exterior steel parts became heavily rusted.  I managed to separate the gearbox and engine and I disassembled the gearbox.  Alas, not much of parts could be used in the project.

What connection with the topic? After all this nasty-rusty business, I am starting to think that the reward of KZ starts to look attractive! Couldn't be much worse:-)


Of course, I'm just joking, however here are photos of that BMW gearbox.









Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

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Mystery crazy tool ! 06 Dec 2020 13:52 #839484

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No problem for you Gazzz
78 KZ1000 A2A

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Mystery crazy tool ! 07 Dec 2020 05:16 #839503

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Dunno what more rare these days: virgins or unicorns, but the parts for such vintage motorcycles are rarer than any aforementioned mythical creatures.
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com

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Mystery crazy tool ! 07 Dec 2020 05:53 #839505

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Reminds me of an old joke,

Question; where does virgin wool come from?
Answer; ugly sheep....
78 KZ1000 A2A

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Mystery crazy tool ! 07 Dec 2020 06:45 #839508

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I can't speak to the British Navy/Army, but the Marlin spike is a naval item for working with ropes as I recall. Could be wrong, but then again I wasn't in the navy. I don't swim very well.

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1977 Kawasaki KZ-1000A1

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Mystery crazy tool ! 07 Dec 2020 06:53 #839509

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Yes I've been told it's a rope working spike :) I've just taken some more pics of interesting tools I own! Next up is this spring loaded gun type hacksaw! My guess is you start with a small hole or slit in a wall or piece of metal then saw your way down pushing it in and out on the spring?? :)
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