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by georgegroot
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What else do you collect?
Replies: 26
Views: 1384

Re: What else do you collect?

Hi. I also have collected all kinds of animal traps, mouse traps, steel traps, vintage and new. Got my first trap in 1965. Thanks for asking.
by georgegroot
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Samurai sword / 19th century handle
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Samurai sword / 19th century handle

I did, but the carbon paper I used did not have much luck. I was using a kit my Dad got back in 1976. I'll try again soon. Thanks'
by georgegroot
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Samurai sword / 19th century handle
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Samurai sword / 19th century handle

Thought I'd put up a couple of photos of a Samurai sword that my uncle brought back from WW2. Was never able to pull up the info under the handle but was told the handle dates back to the 1860's and there was some German influence. I am not very educated concerning Samurai swords. Automatic knives a...
by georgegroot
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Prize of my collection
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Prize of my collection

Thanks, got it. I'll have to study up on the Italians.
by georgegroot
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Prize of my collection
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Prize of my collection

My first time trying to post photos. Purchased this stiletto at a show between 1995 and 2005 to the best of my memory. I don't 'specialize' in any particular kinds of switchblades but I believe the B stamp means Frank Beltrane? I like them all. Have never seen another one for sale like this one?Image
by georgegroot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: My new toy
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: My new toy

Is the groove on the blade ,like a manual, in case the spring breaks so it will still function? I have one too.
by georgegroot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bonsa trapdoor
Replies: 47
Views: 19482

Re: Bonsa trapdoor

Very unique blade. Very nice.
by georgegroot
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: rebel without a cause
Replies: 1
Views: 2422

rebel without a cause

Any idea what type-manufacture,etc, that the switchblades in the movie rebel without a cause were? This was one of the early movies, like the Magnificent Seven that got me hooked on collecting.
by georgegroot
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bonsa trapdoor
Replies: 47
Views: 19482

Re: Bonsa trapdoor

Great Knife. Ya done good. :-)
by georgegroot
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: A few of my favourite things
Replies: 24
Views: 3853

Re: A few of my favourite things

Great collection. Do you have a favorite?
by georgegroot
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 7” Japanese deerfoot lever
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: 7” Japanese deerfoot lever

very unique.
by georgegroot
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Does Florida have knife shows
Replies: 12
Views: 2363

Re: Does Florida have knife shows

Here in North Florida, Tallahassee, we have gun-knife shows but the emphasis is usually on guns. I don't go to many because the knife vendors seemed to be less and less. I believe they have started calling them gun shows even though there are knife vendors. Gator Club sounds interesting. If you do c...
by georgegroot
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: Switchblades of the 1940's, 1950's
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

Switchblades of the 1940's, 1950's

Have been reading a lot of police novels set in the 1940's-1950's. So many of the characters, Mexican gangsters, Chinese Tong, law enforcement, etc. etc. carry switchblades. I was wondering what the switchblade of choice would be? Italian, American etc. ? Also, my mother grew up in that era and woul...
by georgegroot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Re: Old Presto
Replies: 20
Views: 4635

Re: Re: Old Presto

very nice knife.
by georgegroot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tarry levigne
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: Tarry levigne

Very unique. Thanks.