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bunkyz52
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Russian Beauty

Post by bunkyz52 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:04 pm

Can anyone give me an approximate value of this little gem I'm waiting to get from the Ukraine. Any help will be muchly appreciated 🗡
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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by whippersnapper » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:39 pm

Probably worth whatever you just paid for it. Unless you paid too much...lol

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by TazmanTom » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:49 pm

There's 7-8 on EBay now. Search button knives. I've currently waiting on a knife from Ukraine shipped April 10th...

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by bunkyz52 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:19 pm

Lol, that's where I bought it. I paid just under $100 and if it's authentic (certainly looks like it is) I'm happy with that. I'm a fanatic for swinguards anyway but it being a Russian Prison knife is the icing on the cake. That's assuming it shows up.
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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by Snickers » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:54 am

Very interesting knife.

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by JimBrown257 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:44 am

bunkyz52 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:19 pm
it being a Russian Prison knife is the icing on the cake.
Lol, that prison knife thing is just an old knife urban legend. They are made in Ukraine by knife makers. Prisoners don't make knives like that.

That being said, of those Ukrainian knives that i have played with, the open-rocker leaf spring ones (like yours) are much more solid than the circle button coil spring ones. And they all seem to be a little different, like no two are exactly alike.

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by bunkyz52 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:08 pm

I realize the Russian Prisoner thing is a myth but it's an interesting and unmistakable description. I like em all
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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by Snickers » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:48 pm

This is my Russian beauty. I have a big crush on her. :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQONtYjDlMw

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:04 pm

Don't cost ya nuthin to dream.

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by john » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:18 pm

Very creative design way cool. Looks like someone took a kitchen knife and turned it into a swing guard switchblade.
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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by thom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:17 pm

Let us know when it shows up. Like to see more pictures

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 pm

For $100 I think you did pretty good compared to what they were selling for in the past. A guy was selling them here a few years ago and I don't recall seeing any at $100 , they were more. He tried to auction some off and got banned or just left, didn't go over well.

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by bunkyz52 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:23 pm

This one was posted by a eBay vendor who also has vintage clocks, watches and high dollar figurines. Probably does estate sales. That's ok, it not being their usual product line and from the Ukraine I'm thinking it's not just a piece of junk. We'll see soon i hope.
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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm

sammy the blade wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:44 pm
A guy was selling them here a few years ago
That guy is still selling them. He has an email list he sends offers out on. He's not trying that awkward auction by post thing anymore. I think that Ebay one is from him as the pic looks like one of his pics.

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Re: Russian Beauty

Post by bunkyz52 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 pm

Yeah it very well might be him but for now that's ok. I'm a sucker for a swinguard and I like the design so what the hell. Hopefully I'll see soon I'm past the point of being impatient, lol. 🤞
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