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by Corvus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 9" La Vespa Picklock
Replies: 11
Views: 189

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: 14
Views: 436

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: 384

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: 650

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: 6
Views: 165

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: 670

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: 667

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: 667

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: 471

Re: Frosolone Fix

Very cool knives, and each one is unique.

What are they? Around eight inches OAL?
by Corvus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Heads Up: AGA Flatguards back in stock

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No mention of Renzo P this time. FWIW, these look nice and straight. There were a few real bananas in the last (2016) run.

https://www.3knives.com/en/category/117 ... klock.html
by Corvus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Black Widow N2
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Black Widow N2

Great score, Thom! I wondered what happened to the other two protos (3Knives offered two that I'm aware of; one in stag; one in horn with pearl dot inlays). It's an interesting design that's obviously trying to check all the boxes. Can't wait to get one when they hit the shelves in Fall (or who know...
by Corvus
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 46
Views: 1866

Re: My First Latama

Hoookay, now I'm really confused. How can you tell what the rocker looks like without disassembling the knife? Fiber optics? X-rays? Nanites?
by Corvus
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 46
Views: 1866

Re: My First Latama

Thanks for expanding on that, Jim.

And thanks to everyone for their comments.
by Corvus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 46
Views: 1866

Re: My First Latama

Thanks for the feedback, guys. Always learning something new around here. Do you have the Latama Legend book? Yes the Latama kris blades were only produced from roughly November of 1950 through about September 1951. That was newly discovered information in the book. If it says in Switchblades of Ita...
by Corvus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 46
Views: 1866

Re: My First Latama

If the button was turned, the cylindrical sides were then filed into subtle irregular facets for reasons unknown. I've tried to capture them, but the results are sketchy. There's also a small dent on the top of the button. I'd think that a knock against a hard surface would scratch, rather than dent...