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by JimBrown257
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Older 8" Italian Swingers
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: Older 8" Italian Swingers

Those have the brass safety caps. I've only seen a few like that.
by JimBrown257
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for some knives
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Looking for some knives

thom wrote:JB, are you looking for the humpback to "mangle"?


Mangle a vintage humpback!?!
by JimBrown257
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: Cracked Ice/ Pearlex
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Cracked Ice/ Pearlex

I have been wondering about this too. I got a really great looking IMOP from one of the supply sites and it smell a lot like fiberglass. like It has that new boat smell. Does anyone know what this stuff is?
by JimBrown257
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Introduce myself and websites
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Introduce myself and websites

Some seem to be the same store with another name: AutoKnife.com and 24-7 Knives.com definitely are the same store. There are other links that I have removed from my Bookmarks which are the exact format and offerings. I was not referring to the knives but the stores. That website, or whatever name t...
by JimBrown257
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Curious
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Curious

Based on what I have seen, the guardless straightbody is actually more common than the traditional Italian body ones. Not by a lot, though.
by JimBrown257
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Flade Blade
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Flade Blade

Is it a type of knife? Is it a stamp? I'd like to see this one. All I get when I search is a YT channel called "Blade Flade" and this thread.
by JimBrown257
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Curious
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Curious

Here's a humpback with guards and a SS bottom bolster. It has the exact same shape of bolster as the transitional yet the trasnitionals and picklocks never have the SS bottom bolster thing. It's only on humpbacks for some reason.
by JimBrown257
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Curious
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Curious

What is weird is that the SS bolster on bottom is something I have seen on about half the vintage humpbacks I've seen. I've seen a lot of these humpbacks so it's not just like I saw a few and two had the SS bottom bolster. Also, this thing is only on the vintage humpbacks, I've never seen it on anyt...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Help with a switchblade
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Help with a switchblade

Bill DeShivs wrote:Chinese copy of a Dalton design.


Does the original Dalton have the same kind of scale release?
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for some knives
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Looking for some knives

Lol, I've been asking for that one for a while!
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Curious
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Curious

The one with no bottom bolster is just like a normal FB with SS bolsters. One of the real sad things with a lot of the fancier modern knives is that even though they have NS bolsters, they still use the SS button and safety pieces. If you want to see something really weird, check out the old Italian...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII
Replies: 15
Views: 308

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

The Coricama picklocks were made in the 50s. After 58 they started making the swivel-bolster transitionals, then transitioned to modern stilettos. The red-dot doesn't mean much; many of the Coricamas have them, just a design choice. Some of the old pls have an actual embedded piece of plastic for a ...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for some knives
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Looking for some knives

I am looking for these knives:

1) The white plastic 6.25" Fish.

2) Any vintage Italian humpbacks (even the ones with leaf springs).

3) A Dalton Cupid.

Thanks in advance for any help!
by JimBrown257
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Swinguards? What to look for?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Swinguards? What to look for?

There's actually a more simple thing you can do to get a little better fitting guards than the plugging method I mentioned. If you drill the hole through the blade to be bigger, but make it lower, then drill the hole in the guards bigger, but make them higher, the guards will be a little lower when ...
by JimBrown257
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Swinguards? What to look for?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Swinguards? What to look for?

When I make swing guards, I purposefully drill the guard's hole a little too high so I can file a little off the bottom, check it, file off a little more...until they sit perfectly tight against the top of the bolster. And if I have some that are too high, I take the guards off and plug the holes wi...

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