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by arthas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Dubois leverlock
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Dubois leverlock

fastr19 wrote:I think I might have paid $200-250 from Due Buois.
I don't want to lose it since apparently Due Buois has given up on autos.


With a little patience, in my opinion you could sell it for the double of that price.

Michele.
by arthas
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Due Buoi
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Due Buoi

Hello!

I can't help unfortunately. :-(

However, try writing via Facebook and you might have better luck.

Michele.
by arthas
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Due Buoi
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Due Buoi

Hello!

The production of automatics is indeed suspended at present time, as DueBuoi is focusing on other items such as kitchen and professional knives.
There is no estimate on when the production of automatics may resume.

Cheers,
Michele.
by arthas
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Superior Italy
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Superior Italy

Hello! To the best of my knowledge, Antonio Santini was apprenticing under Armando Beltrame, and all the knives were built in the AB shop in Maniago. So that accounts for the ricasso stamp. Note that the scale is a bit narrow at the pommel and the liner is showing. The correct name is Andrea . :D Fo...
by arthas
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Superior Italy
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Superior Italy

Hello! Mr. Santini created Superior-Italy brand a few years ago and manufactured the knives in cooperation with some Maniago knifemakers. Even though he lived around Rome, so a bit far for Maniago, with time he became a usual presence of the town. He also did a Blade Show, in 2013 if I recall correc...
by arthas
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: New member

Welcome!
by arthas
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: looking forward to reading the forums
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: looking forward to reading the forums

Welcome!!
by arthas
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Storing an automatic
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Storing an automatic

Hello!

For what it's worth, they're usually store closed in cutleries before shipping. It shouldn't matter that match, and there's less risk of cutting your finger.

Michele.
by arthas
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello! IMHO just about everyone in Maniago would benefit from a revamping of their websites, doing away with old duplicate websites, responding to emails within a week at most, ect ... you'd think in an industry that relies on a handful of faithful (and aging) collectors, they'd get on that ... unle...
by arthas
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Online purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Online purchases

Hello! SKM is owned by Armando Beltrame - if his knives have the stamp AB Italy, they should be top-notch stuff... the lower-end SKM-branded pieces are a bit lackluster in comparison. Bladeplay carries both, keep an eye out for the tang stamps. I can't tell for sure, but the SKM-branded knives are p...
by arthas
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello!

I'm unsure. 3knives.com, which has a great selection from Maniago, only lists AGA Campolin picklocks. You may, however, directly write to Frank Beltrame to be sure.

Cheers,
Michele.
by arthas
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello! Ah okay, thanks! The ones branded "SKM" sold through bladeplay and other US outlets are of sub-par quality compared to the ones stamped "AB ITALY" - I knew both were owned by Armando, but assumed that they were split into a high-end line and a lower-end line Likely, even t...
by arthas
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello! SKM / AB Coltellerie / MABer are different names for the same company (owned by Armando Beltrame ), but they have different meanings. The knives were all branded, in different variations of the logo, as AB . I'm unsure how the current production is being branded: the company is not out of bus...
by arthas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello Vlad! I'm happy you got another AB knife yesterday. As far as the ATS-34 Stilettos are concerned, it was an idea which came out in the early 2000s. At the time, most of the stilettos were made using AISI 420 stainless steel (and it's not much different nowadays). I was working with SKM and we ...
by arthas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto
Replies: 41
Views: 1514

Re: Armando Beltrame 9 inch ATS-34 Stiletto

Hello Vlad! I was told that a site called SKM sells them. Unfortunately , it appeared that SKM has shut down long ago. I was wondering if any of you could tell me if Mr. Armando Beltrame is still in business ? SKM site is indeed closed down at present time. You will likely have and hard time finding...

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