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by JimBrown257
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: NEW Italian Switchblade book!
Replies: 56
Views: 5108

Re: NEW Italian Switchblade book!

The first pic two messages up from this one has a curved knife in the middle (to the left of the Maltese Cross). I have that knife. I have a hard time believing it is Italian. It's pretty clearly either Pakistani or Indian.
by JimBrown257
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Movie Switchblades
Replies: 1907
Views: 1170538

Re: Movie Switchblades

The Gemini man better be using the double action 110.
by JimBrown257
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Website update
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Website update

That library is pretty cool. I wish I would have been able to order stuff like that when I was a kid. All I had was that little ad where you could get the NATO OTF (the "stiletto") or the standard Italian side-opener (the "switchblade").
by JimBrown257
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: A few of my favourite things
Replies: 24
Views: 684

Re: A few of my favourite things

Great set up. It's odd to see a collection start like this. Usually collectors start with the cheaper and not so special stuff before moving on to those ones.
by JimBrown257
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: no more sharperdeals auction
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

Re: no more sharperdeals auction

The decline of Sharper Deals auction is almost as disappointing as the decline as the quality of a show whose name we will no longer speak. Remember how great they both were five years ago? Don't get me wrong, SD just had some unfortunate circumstances; I do not favor executions like I do for certai...
by JimBrown257
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Which is the oldest knife
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Which is the oldest knife

I think you mentioned the Coricama had a dovetail. If so, that would probably be the oldest.
by JimBrown257
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 7” Japanese swing guard MINT
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: 7” Japanese swing guard MINT

Nice. The smokey (whatever you call those) scales on the thrird from left are rare but the swirly stuff on the far left are really great. I usued to have a bunch of JPLs but the only two I kept were a smokey scale 11" and a steel liner 7" with plated bolsters. Then I kept the two REM stamped ones. A...
by JimBrown257
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?

Standard 9" Rizzuto. If I could take a look at it, I might be able to tell if it was a better one or one of the more flimsy ones (which I assume would be the later ones). It looks like it's in good shape.
by JimBrown257
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4395

Re: Random shop pictures

How do those older Italian DA OTFs compare to others? Are they like the cheaper NATO types or are they more like the quality American ones?
by JimBrown257
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: AGA 13" Batwing Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: AGA 13" Batwing Problem

If you can take out (and replace) the top bolster pin and the two bottom bolster pins there are a few simple things you can do to make those ones fire much better.
by JimBrown257
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4395

Re: Random shop pictures

Post them here where we can all see them and they will be saved for posterity (or at least for however long the image hosting sites decide to honor their commitments).
by JimBrown257
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Vintage Picklocks on a Budget
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Vintage Picklocks on a Budget

Were B.Svoboda stamped picklocks the only ones that had wood scales?
by JimBrown257
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: PRICE DROP on A few oldies
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: A few oldies

Are you saying the dark horn does not lock open?
by JimBrown257
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Random shop pictures
Replies: 81
Views: 4395

Re: Random shop pictures

Post more pics. I'd like to see more of those old English parts if you have any of those.
by JimBrown257
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Very old BOKER 712
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Very old BOKER 712

I recently picked up a similar German lever. It's a little different in that all the metal is steel (except for the NS lever). It has no "Springer" type word at the bottom bolster. On the tang, it has an upside-down "Overland/Germany/Solingen" stamp. On the blade there is a etch that while being nic...