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by JimBrown257
Fri May 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Camel Bone
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Camel Bone

Are you sure it was bone? Horn and stag/antlers are made of keratin which is the same stuff as hair so sanding it smells just like burning hair.
by JimBrown257
Fri May 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Camel Bone
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Camel Bone

It's not so much that it stinks as you are terribly aware that the smell is from grinding bone dust. You can't help reflect on your own mortality when you work with bone.
by JimBrown257
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Antonio Contini Masterpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Antonio Contini Masterpiece

That's awesome. Is that the guy who makes the Sardinian knives?
by JimBrown257
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Are certain blade profiles restricted in France?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Are certain blade profiles restricted in France?

I've never thought about it but you are right that they all seem to have flat or swedge blades. That probably is because of knife-shape laws. Or maybe they didn't have those laws in France but they wanted to make knives that could be sold in countries like Germany where they did have those laws.
by JimBrown257
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM

I thought you meant it was made at 7pm.
by JimBrown257
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Sooo, do I...?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Sooo, do I...?

Get the thing that is available now. "In a couple months" means "maybe never" in that context.
by JimBrown257
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: German springer shell puller
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: German springer shell puller

That's a really tough knife to find as that is the Johnny Cade knife and everybody wants one.
by JimBrown257
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Hmmm, would you...
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Hmmm, would you...

I was thinking about this knife some more. I bet there was never a stamp. I would guess that the seller found it and asked around and some collector told them, "It is a picklock made by MM and the blade has been polished." Then the seller mistook that for meaning that a MM stamp had been polished of...
by JimBrown257
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Hmmm, would you...
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Hmmm, would you...

I have seen some MM stamps that were so light that even light sanding made them virtually invisible. That knife on Ebay is already more than you'd want to pay for a knife that's stamp has been lost.
by JimBrown257
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock
Replies: 33
Views: 1660

Re: 8'' LATAMA / Patent 35958 Kris Picklock

If it is a patent number, there is a legal document....somewhere.
by JimBrown257
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Aga Campolin cm 37
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Aga Campolin cm 37

I would market it as a Grey Wind memorial knife.
by JimBrown257
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Wood and Brass
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Wood and Brass

Is it unusual to have a nickle silver button with brass bolsters, scale pins and safety cap? I've never seen that before. That is actually pretty common (though the button is steel). Older knives with brass have brass buttons & safeties. Modern 15" and 18"s have brass buttons and safeties. Most mod...
by JimBrown257
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Wood and Brass
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Wood and Brass

That stamp is so cool. Seems like I’ve seen something about it before but can’t remember the name. Great job on the polish! Mike It kind of looks like the Elio stamp but I think you are thinking of the Kilroy Was Here graffiti from the 40s. Am I right about that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilro...
by JimBrown257
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What do we know about BO/BC?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: What do we know about BO/BC?

You can make a blade like that appear much fuller if you sand the tang back here then make the blade lean forward a little.
by JimBrown257
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What do we know about BO/BC?
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: What do we know about BO/BC?

whippersnapper wrote:Looks like it has a button to me? Is it broke inside?
That's just the little hump at the end of the rocker on which the button fits.