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by Corvus
Mon May 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New AGA black widow
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New AGA black widow

They truly do look fantastic and something different IMO. John, those three circles on the Buffalo Horn model are Mother Of Pearl inlays and I'd just as soon, if not prefer, the Brazilian Horn models myself. Same here. Plain Brazilian horn, please. Looks like these will have dovetailed kicksprings ...
by Corvus
Sun May 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Walt's 13" Picklocks
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Walt's 13" Picklocks

Those are beautiful, Thom. Interesting variations, too (pin materials; red dot or not; different locktab profiles). Love those wasp-bodies.
by Corvus
Sun May 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New AGA black widow
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: New AGA black widow

Count me in. I'm a sucker for most anything with a wasp body.
by Corvus
Fri May 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 5.5" Lockback/Auto
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 5.5" Lockback/Auto

What a cute lit'l feller. Looks solidly built and unused. Nice find!
by Corvus
Sun May 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage 9" Humpback
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Vintage 9" Humpback

Nope. Found it in a Google search and thought it might be helpful. If you're the original source of the document it's much appreciated.
by Corvus
Sat May 04, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage 9" Humpback
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Vintage 9" Humpback

"Any thoughts on blade grinds and dates?"

Nope - not a clue, but I'll see what I can find.

Almost forgot: my Humpback is an 8 incher.

Oh, and FWIW, you can tell a coil-sprung Humpback from a leaf-sprung version at a glance by looking at the locktap. Coil-sprung versions have no hole or locking pin.
by Corvus
Sat May 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage 9" Humpback
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Vintage 9" Humpback

Welcome, Chris. As I may have mentioned, I've been collecting antique slipjoints for around 30 years. There are a lot of counterfeits in that area, some very convincing, so you really have to do your homework to avoid getting burned. Sometimes, it almost feels like doing forensic analysis! Anyway, t...
by Corvus
Sat May 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage 9" Humpback
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Vintage 9" Humpback

Damn, that's nice. Very unusual to see one with a bayonet blade. Most have swedge blades. Very unusual and attractive horn, too. I have a copy of that patent. It was filed in 1959 and, if I'm reading it right, was first used in 1960. I have one in lacquered stag with a swedge blade and leafspring th...
by Corvus
Fri May 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Omega Import Co. 7"
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Omega Import Co. 7"

Chris, I saw that one on your Instagram page and fell in love with it. What a great little knife! I wouldn't touch it, personally. The aged horn and even patina are beautiful. And what a classy stamp! As far as I can tell, Omega Import Co. (also Omega Jewelry and Leather Novelty Co.) was one of the ...
by Corvus
Wed May 01, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Renzo Pascotto Collection
Replies: 24
Views: 520

Re: Renzo Pascotto Collection

Damn, you have a beautiful collection, Chris. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite out of a lineup like that.

BTW, what does a cleaning entail?
by Corvus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Antonio Contini Masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Antonio Contini Masterpiece

Beautiful design and execution! Everything about it looks elegant and precise. I've visited his site a few times and have been sorely tempted. Do the blades on his automatics tend to be wiggle-free, and if so, do they stay that way after the mechanism breaks-in? I own one of his knives from previou...
by Corvus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Antonio Contini Masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Antonio Contini Masterpiece

Beautiful design and execution! Everything about it looks elegant and precise. I've visited his site a few times and have been sorely tempted. Do the blades on his automatics tend to be wiggle-free, and if so, do they stay that way after the mechanism breaks-in? I own one of his knives from previou...
by Corvus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Antonio Contini Masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Antonio Contini Masterpiece

Beautiful design and execution! Everything about it looks elegant and precise.

I've visited his site a few times and have been sorely tempted. Do the blades on his automatics tend to be wiggle-free, and if so, do they stay that way after the mechanism breaks-in?
by Corvus
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Coupla Vintage Pickers
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Coupla Vintage Pickers

Thanks guys. The Rosco was made by the Mauro Mario group, probably on the late side of their 1948-1958 production period. Dunno who supplied knives for S.M.Co, but it looks like another Mauro Mario to me. If anyone can narrow that down, please do. Rick, I agree. That's one of the things I'm learnin...
by Corvus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Coupla Vintage Pickers
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Coupla Vintage Pickers

Thanks guys. Both really nice knives. Any idea of the year made? The Rosco was made by the Mauro Mario group, probably on the late side of their 1948-1958 production period. Dunno who supplied knives for S.M.Co, but it looks like another Mauro Mario to me. If anyone can narrow that down, please do.