Coricama 8”

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Lucentcrow
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Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:33 pm

I bought this diamond in the rough she’s got a bent tip and lots of scratches on the blade and a few cracks around the button on the horn, but I’m in love anyway after a bit of work I’m sure she will look fine.

I was just noticed it has parts numbers the blade is stamped 116 and so are the two brass liners could someone tell me more ?

Hope you all like it

Joe
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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 pm

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Maltese flatguard » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Nice one! Looks to be a mid-1950s/early 1950s model. Are the buttons magnetic?

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by sprink » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 am

Great score, definitely a keeper

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Corvus » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 am

Nice grab. Your pics make it look better than the ones in the seller's ad. I like the heavy patina on the backspring. Almost looks like it's been cold-blued. Quite a contrast to the stainless blade.

The numbers are assembly marks used to keep fitted parts organized before assembly.

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 am

I see those types of numbers on the older picklocks. They had some significance to the guy putting the pieces together but don't mean much to anyone else.

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:38 am

Hi fellas thanks very much,
Jimbrown yeah I thought that like gun parts etc cool though first time I’ve seen it :)

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:38 am

Corvus

Yeah I like the patina and I’ll leave that well alone

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:47 am

Malteseflatguard

The button is magnetic they are quite pitted like steel were the old ones steel ?

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Maltese flatguard » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:25 pm

Lucentcrow wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:47 am
Malteseflatguard

The button is magnetic they are quite pitted like steel were the old ones steel ?
Those made with the CORICAMA INOXID stamp and red dot and steel/plated buttons are mid-1950s until the early 1960s. Mostly these are found in Europe and South America.

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:49 pm

Cool thanks Charley

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by JulesVane » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:07 am

Great find Joe!
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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:31 am

Thanks Chris

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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by john » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi Joe,
A little TLC and you got yourself a really cool vintage knife!
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Re: Coricama 8”

Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Cheers John

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