What did I miss?

This is a forum for discussion on automatic an switchblade knives.

Moderators: Vagrant, The Motley Crew

Forum rules
There are a few things you should know before posting in these forums. If you are a new user, please click here and read carefully. Thanks a lot!
Post Reply
Blade Switcher
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:39 pm

What did I miss?

Post by Blade Switcher » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:36 pm

I was semi-active on this board about five years ago. Haven't been back except to lurk occasionally. At that time, the Leverletto was hot news. I'm sure a lot has happened in the intervening years . . .

So, what did I miss? What new "must-have" knives have hit the scene in the past five years? Tell me about the trends. If you had to name the five best new switches under $200 what would your list include? How about the best under $100?

And yes, I spent some time looking over recent threads, but a summary would be appreciated.
Just one more and I'll stop . . . honest!

User avatar
FreeTheArmy
Posts: 1256
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:56 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: What did I miss?

Post by FreeTheArmy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:56 pm

A.G.A. Campolin has some pieces between $90 and $220 that are just plain awesome:
The Camper Ring-Pull
The Camper Oval Button
The Camper Humpback
The Catalanas (any size)
(new) The Lockback Stiletto
The Fish Autos (any size)

Walt/Frank B. (*New Latamas) has some pieces between $150 and $400 that are very nice:
5mm 9" Stilettos (Limited Ed. -all numbered)
5mm 11" Stilettos
5mm 11" Picklock Stilettos

EDC-wise, I recommend Piranha Knives USA. Prices are reasonable for the customer service and the quality of their work. Prices can very from $90-$400 depending on if you're into side-openers or OTFs.
Bodyguard
Minniguard
The Pocket
The Fingerling
The Excalibur
The Amazon
The Shadow

Let us know what you end up going for.
all the best to you and your'n!
-Free
"Everyone is your neighbor."

User avatar
tr4252
Special Agent Oy Oy Seven
Posts: 3715
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: What did I miss?

Post by tr4252 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:02 pm

We lost Pushbutton, Teddy, and The Spotlight Kid; both Tiny and Tiny Jr. have also passed away.

Many new knives, a few controversies, and cybertrolls which we slaughtered by the dozens on some days.

Lots of new members, and some who just don't seem to be around much any more.

Good to see you back!

Tom
Is it...Tomorrow....Or just the end of time?

Blade Switcher
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:39 pm

Re: What did I miss?

Post by Blade Switcher » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:50 pm

Sorry to hear about those who are no longer flicking blades.
Just one more and I'll stop . . . honest!

User avatar
john
Posts: 3530
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:40 am
Location: New England, MA USA

Re: What did I miss?

Post by john » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:01 pm

Hello and Welcome Back Blade Switcher,
When you have a chance take a look at Buy and Sell plus Blade Pictures for lots of great knives. You can get a good feel for what is hot and what is not.
Also, would you post a photo of your favorite knife or knives. I love a good photo.
John
Your friend on the web's most friendly community on knives and blades,
John

Massachusetts Where Everything is Illegal or Taxed

Blade Switcher
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:39 pm

Re: What did I miss?

Post by Blade Switcher » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:40 am

john wrote: Also, would you post a photo of your favorite knife or knives. I love a good photo.
John
I don't have a bunch of photos of my knives, but here's a few (I think you'll tell, I'm also a gun guy):

I LOVE the solid thwack of my Buck 110 conversion:
Image

Here's a Leveretto (I still have the knife but sold the gun):

Image

Here's a drawer full of lever locks (I like levers). Somewhere I have photos of some of the other drawers, but I don't know where those pics are . . . :

Image
Just one more and I'll stop . . . honest!

User avatar
missaman
Posts: 3407
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: KING of Switchbladeland
Contact:

Re: What did I miss?

Post by missaman » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:41 am

MR. B.S. You may take a shot at a free swing guard :mrgreen:
Missaman

Blade Switcher
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:39 pm

Re: What did I miss?

Post by Blade Switcher » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:19 am

missaman wrote:MR. B.S. You may take a shot at a free swing guard :mrgreen:
Missaman
That's mighty generous of you. I submitted a number. Thanks.
Last edited by Blade Switcher on Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
Just one more and I'll stop . . . honest!

User avatar
Viking45
Posts: 7795
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:07 am

Re: What did I miss?

Post by Viking45 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:22 am

Mr.Blade Switcher- I have been around for a couple of years now,heck I even conned these guys into making me a mod.
I do not recall seeing any of your posts but I must say I love the "Smitty's" and your Buck.
Love that drawer full of levers, I spy a couple Hubie Cigars in there 8)

The place has changed a lot but we still strive to make this the best place to show off our blades and talk about our knife passion.

Welcome back and please- Visit more often and tell us about your latest knives.

Take care and come back as soon as you can.
Dave

Blade Switcher
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:39 pm

Re: What did I miss?

Post by Blade Switcher » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:00 am

I found a couple more photos . . . I shot these a couple of years ago. I'll try to get some photos shot of some of my newer stuff soon . . .


Here's a cheezy S&W OTF clone with a S&W 3913 pistol . . . .

Image

Here's a swinguard with an FN High-Power . . .

Image

Here's a Hubertus lever lock with a S&W 686 . . . the elusive three-inch barreled CS-1 version . . . not a particularly good photo of either the knife or the gun . . .

Image

Here's an Italian leverlock with a S&W Model 36 . . . maybe you can tell I'm fond of Smith and Wesson revolvers . . . .

Image
Just one more and I'll stop . . . honest!

Post Reply