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by arlen
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Re: Repair Markings
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Re: Repair Markings

I have collected firearms for quite a few decades and all of the ethical craftsmen who restore collectible firearms take on a restoration with the conditions stated before the work is done. They clearly state that they will discretely mark the restored firearm. If the customer objects to the identif...
by arlen
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Re: Repair Markings
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Repair Markings

There IS something to be learned here. Most usually an ethical restorer of valuable antique and collectible guns (Lugers, Colts, etc.) will mark the restored firearm with three dots to indicate that the firearm has been restored and is not in pristine, original condition. This is commonly understood...
by arlen
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Sooo, where did the supply of "new" stilettos go?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Sooo, where did the supply of "new" stilettos go?

I have also been waiting.
by arlen
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Renzo Beltrame 28cm, bayonet, swivel bolster
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

Re: Renzo Beltrame 28cm, bayonet, swivel bolster

I am very happy with the Renzo Beltrame that I received back in May.
by arlen
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Trump commemorative leverlock
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Trump commemorative leverlock

You know, a big Trump supporter, such as myself, might snag one of these knives before the Progressives outlaw it.
by arlen
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: My 1st Swing Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: My 1st Swing Guard

I received my new F Beltrame 28cm Swingguard, bayonet blade, faux ivory handle. There are several things I love about this knife: the profile and width of the blade, the girth of the handle, and the quickness of the opening action. Overall, this is a nice knife. I am going to have to learn to cultiv...
by arlen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: My 1st Swing Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 517

My 1st Swing Guard

This may be old hat to you fellows, but I just ordered my first F Beltrame Swing Guard, 28cm, bayonet blade, faux Ivory handle. I have been reluctant because I fear that with so many moving parts, and fit that I will not be happy with how the guard aligns and possible rattle (if any). In a week or s...
by arlen
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock
Replies: 33
Views: 1660

Re: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock

Educate me: what is "peek"?
by arlen
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Best quality traditional Italian switchblade?
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Best quality traditional Italian switchblade?

I am fairly new to switchblades and have purchased 8 Italian stiletto 11" bayonet blade knives online in the last 6 months. It appears to me that the Italian knives are handmade knives (not mass produced). I examine each of my knives quite closely and find that each knife is going to vary from anoth...
by arlen
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions

Thanks for all of the input on this thread. I am tickled to death with these two knives. In the past 6 months I have acquired eight Italian 11" bayonet switchblades and they are all fine weapons. (2 Renzo Beltrame, 2 AGA Campolin, and 4 Frank Beltrame) I am toying with the idea of purchasing a knife...
by arlen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions

The next to the last picture shows the main spring and the lockplate. The separation is evident on both sides of the spring. The bottom picture shows the main spring and the lockplate. The separation is evident on one right side of the spring and only half-way down on the left side of the spring. It...
by arlen
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions

Here are a few pictures of my new 28cm Frank B bayonet black acrylic switchblades. I have a technical question: Why is one lockplate release a separate piece from the main spring on one knife and the other knife has part of the lockplate release as intregal with the main spring? (I do not know the p...
by arlen
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Black acrylic 11" Frank B acquisitions

I was leery of purchasing another switchblade from knifeshop.com, but they offer a 28cm Frank Beltrame bayonet blade black acrylic handle. My first purchase from them did not set well with me, but I figured "What the hell, it's only money." So I pulled the trigger and ordered the knife. Two days aft...
by arlen
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Internet, at last!
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Internet, at last!

rock-n-roll$$$$$$ wrote:Arlen,just asking,who is your internet provider?
We have DSL with CenturyLink.
by arlen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Need Custom Re-scale
Replies: 19
Views: 2446

Re: Need Custom Re-scale

I have taken a couple of pictures of the knife after it has been re-scaled by JimBrown257 (Jeremy Kreis). I am very happy with the results of the re-scale. Jeremy also lined the bolsters on the top. This has really added a supreme touch to the bolsters. I wish that the pictures were professional qua...