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by Corvus
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 3 newbies
Replies: 8
Views: 42

Re: 3 newbies

Lovely lineup. You're making great choices.
by Corvus
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: New JTK 11"
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: New JTK 11"

Wow - very nice!
by Corvus
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 8”
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Coricama 8”

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.
by Corvus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Pick Lock Pat Havlin
Replies: 71
Views: 6684

Re: Pick Lock Pat Havlin

Wow! Spectacular. Congrats, Jay.
by Corvus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: On the hunt for an AGA Campolin 13" Batwing swinguard, ebony scales.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: On the hunt for an AGA Campolin 13" Batwing swinguard, ebony scales.

FWIW, 3Knives recently listed a few NOS Batwings with shield buttons in stag and abalone: https://www.3knives.com/en/category/267 ... rd_le.html
by Corvus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Display case
Replies: 39
Views: 1221

Re: Display case

Great thread, guys! It's inspiring to see so many beautiful collections. Hard to imagine all the time, knowledge, mazuma and sheer tenacity it took to assemble them.
by Corvus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 9" La Vespa Picklock
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: 9" La Vespa Picklock

Nice knife, Chris. My understanding is that Zoppis was a trading company that purchased knives from Maniago and added their own stamp for export. I've seen several photos of Latama-style two-piece flatguards (I assume from the early '50s) bearing their name, but FWIW, your knife looks like a Mauro M...
by Corvus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Thought I’d share...
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: Thought I’d share...

Beautiful! I'm a little surprised that your waspy Havlin in ancient bone isn't in there, too. I friggin' love that knife.
by Corvus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 11" Mauro Mario
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: 11" Mauro Mario

Damn. That horn is spectacular. You're on a roll.
by Corvus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Latama Square Button pair
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: Latama Square Button pair

So, that's what hen's teeth look like.

:shock: :shock: :shock:
by Corvus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: New 11" AGA Wasp
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: New 11" AGA Wasp

Nice one, Thom! The rear scale reminds me of the horn on an old Rosco picklock on mine, but yours has more going on. That layered translucent quality you sometimes see in Brazilian horn reminds me of antique tortoise shell.

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by Corvus
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New Kershaw Launch 8 (Stiletto made in USA).
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: New Kershaw Launch 8 (Stiletto made in USA).

Nice looking design. I don't have a lot of hands-on experience with Kershaw autos, but the few I own are very grip-sensitive: If you hold the handle too tightly or loosely the blade tends to recoil off the stop pin and fail to lock-up consistently. Hopefully they've addressed this tendency with thei...
by Corvus
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock

Yeah, I wish 3Knives would provide individual pics of their knives like Walt does. It's a lot of extra work, but I'd be happy to pay a reasonable premium for the opportunity to pick a particular knife out of a lineup. And not just for the aesthetics of the scale material but also for straightness, d...
by Corvus
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock

Great pics, Chris. Mine arrived yesterday. Fastest turnaround from Austria yet. There are subtle differences between my 2016 and the new 2019, as one would expect. The front bolster on the '19 is much more refined in shape and finish. My '16 bolster has sharp edges, while the '19 is nicely rounded; ...
by Corvus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Frosolone Fix
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Frosolone Fix

Very cool knives, and each one is unique.

What are they? Around eight inches OAL?