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by Bill DeShivs
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How far back do switchblades go?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: How far back do switchblades go?

Ask Orangboy. He's the expert.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Using Brasso On Horn
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Using Brasso On Horn

Brasso might work if you use just a little and buff it briskly with a cloth, but Brasso will get into every crack and crevice on the knife, and dry to a white mess that is almost impossible to remove. Horn is best polished on a slow buffing wheel, with the proper compound. Otherwise, I suggest paste...
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How far back do switchblades go?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: How far back do switchblades go?

Late 1800s, at the earliest. The stiletto as we know it today first appeared in the early 1900s.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Another Hubertus shell puller
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Another Hubertus shell puller

Dual blade.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tim Zinser/RagtimeRed
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Tim Zinser/RagtimeRed

The switchblade world lost one of the greats. Co-author of "Switchblades of Italy," Tim was an avid collector and a great guy. He was also an accomplished musician.
I believe Tim was a member here, though he had not posted in quite a while.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: E. WECK & SON
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: E. WECK & SON

Made by Schrade Cut. Co. For Weck.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: New Additions
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: New Additions

Whatever you think....
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: New Additions
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: New Additions

Both of the first knives you posted are Chinese. They are pretty much exactly the same construction. The one marked "AKC" is counterfeit.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock

Blade tip sticking out above the liners.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Unknown Switchblade
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: Unknown Switchblade

The Bonsas with the trapezoidal lever are later- approximately 1970-1982.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Unknown Switchblade
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: Unknown Switchblade

The Beltrames are in Maniago, Italy.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: A Long and very good Story
Replies: 13
Views: 362

A Long and very good Story

Long story A while back, I replaced one of my buffers with a nicer model. If my shop were bigger, I would have just added the new buffer. As it was, I had no room for it, so it just sat in the floor. I have been admiring JimBrown's (Jeremy Kreis) work, and asked him if he needed a buffer. He replied...
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Old Fatguard
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Old Fatguard

Thom,
Some plastics are extremely stable, but earlier ones were more prone to shrinkage. About all you can do is keep them from extreme heat and sunlight.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Old Fatguard
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Old Fatguard

Plastic.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Old Fatguard
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Old Fatguard

No, they aren't. Ivory doesn't shrink.

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