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by Bill DeShivs
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Flade Blade
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Flade Blade

The blade isn't notched-those are reflections.
"Flade" is a misprint.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Help with a switchblade
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Help with a switchblade

Honestly, I don't remember.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII

Absolutely made for export to the US.
America was Maniago's biggest customer before 1958.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII

The sharpened, scratched and pitted blade, plus the blade peek keep this from being a pristine specimen.
It is a nice knife, though.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Help with a switchblade
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Help with a switchblade

Chinese copy of a Dalton design.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII

It's a nice, 1950s Coricama switchblade.
Not military. "Etchings" are rust spots.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Please identify LEPRE INOX
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Please identify LEPRE INOX

Built by Guisseppi Venier of Lepre Cutlery in Maniago, Italy.
You can ask them about when it was produced: http://coltellerielepre.com/coltellerie ... -1950.html
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Baron Lever Lock!
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Baron Lever Lock!

Made by Massaro in Maniago, Italy.
The blade can probably be straightened.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What is this automatic weapon called??
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: What is this automatic weapon called??

Mine is exactly like yours. We moved the entire mechanism forward-clip/sear, sear slot, and rethreaded for the cap. Then, we cut the front off the spike to fit. If you are thinking about trying this-don't. It requires a good sized lathe, carbide tool bits, the ability to rethread extremely hard (app...
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What is this automatic weapon called??
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: What is this automatic weapon called??

The Bryg's models were Italian. Most said "made in Italy" on the side of the pocket clip.
We had to cut the rear off the handle, and shorten the spike from the front.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What is this automatic weapon called??
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: What is this automatic weapon called??

My original Guardfathers (made in Italy) have held up very well. I carried one for about 20 years. I even shortened one to comply with TN law (at the time) and gold plated it. The body was so hard it was almost un-machineable. I have stabbed them into wood, and even thrown them with no ill effects.
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What is this automatic weapon called??
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: What is this automatic weapon called??

Rey, the ICSP was a mechanical pencil converted to an OTF.
The original "Guardfather" was an all-steel, OTF "pencil," very much unlike the pictured Chinese models.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: What kind of knife is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: What kind of knife is this?

I would say it's the "Chinese kind."
They like swoopy blades with holes in them. They sell better to the kids at flea markets.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed May 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Is this Hammer Toothpick Auto A Mod?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Is this Hammer Toothpick Auto A Mod?

Something someone concocted from a shell-wrap hammer brand.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed May 30, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Extensive and beautiful knife collection
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Dammit, man!

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