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by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

1960s.
I believe the "Import" marking shows it was imported to great Britain or Canada.
The date would be before those countries outlawed importation of switchblades.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: B. Svoboda
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: B. Svoboda

Nice job keeping the lines crisp.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?

Myknivessuck- so do your pictures!
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Made in Italy mean for export
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Made in Italy mean for export

It MAY have been marked that way for that market. It depends on what the buyer ordered.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Made in Italy mean for export
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Made in Italy mean for export

No. Made in Italy is a generic marking.
Inox, inoxid, rostfrei are also generic. Knives could/can be ordered marked any way the customer wants.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 3152

Re: Random shop pictures

I have many bins of old stuff. They probably have been here for 17-18 years.
Out of site, out of mind.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 3152

Re: Random shop pictures

They are a little better than the NATOs, but far from the American knives.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 3152

Re: Random shop pictures

Look what I found!
1970s Italian OTFS!
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

Open the knife to a 45 degree angle. Peen each side with a very small hammer and light taps.
Peen first side-test
peen second side- test
repeat as necessary
Do not bend the guards.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

It's almost always loose guards.
They flop, and prevent opening.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 3152

Re: Random shop pictures

Bayonets
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 3152

Re: Random shop pictures

Here's a full custom from some years back. It came through the shop for a shine-up on the way to a new owner.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

Tighten the finger guards. If they get loose, this happens.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

Look in the blade well at the spring. It will be rubbing on one of the liners. put a little drop of oil where it rubs.