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by JimBrown257
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: More info on my dads Hubertus?
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: More info on my dads Hubertus?

That might be the best Hubertus I've ever seen.
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Buttonless" Asian (Chinese) automatics?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: "Buttonless" Asian (Chinese) automatics?

Lol, someone used the Paint program to hide the guards and button. It's a regular Italian knockoff stiletto.
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Anyone familiar with this make?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Anyone familiar with this make?

I have no idea who or what Frabil was but I have seen that stamp a few times. A lot of people will refer to a knife like that as a transitional because of the lined NS bolsters but without the D-stamps it's not a legitimate transitional. It's basically a transitional transitional from when they firs...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Frosolone Fix
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Frosolone Fix

That second one down in the first pic is the 1084 steel that I was talking about the other day. I couldn't get the stamp as deep in that steel.
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: My First Latama

Bad soldering. With bad soldering, there is still some solder on the rocker. On those flat base rockers, there never seems to be any solder. I was wondering if maybe the button wasn't actually attached to the rocker and was just held down by the scale (because the bottom of the button was wider tha...
by JimBrown257
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Info and maybe value of this Othello blade .
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Info and maybe value of this Othello blade .

It's a modern Italian made knife with a German market (slightly shorter than normal) blade. It's a fine knife but nothing really special. The Othello stamp is cool but probably won't add too much to the value. If you are thinking of selling it, you will get your best return on Ebay. There is a chanc...
by JimBrown257
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Any help on what this is?
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: Any help on what this is?

The really new ones have liners that are made of zinc. If you try taking the front scale off, the liner breaks at the top scale pins with the minimumist of pressure. Another thing about those new ones with the plated bolsters: NEVER polish the bolsters. It leaves them with a really bad looking purpl...
by JimBrown257
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: My First Latama

Why is it on those ones, when the button has fallen off, there is no trace of solder on the base of the rocker?
by JimBrown257
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Black Widow N2
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Black Widow N2

Those are awesome. Who made those?
by JimBrown257
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Info about my 6" swinguard (transitional)?
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Info about my 6" swinguard (transitional)?

I have a 4.75" just like it that, same scales too. It is a newer knife but it has lined bolsters and D-stamps. It looks a lot like those recent 4.5"+5.5" Rostfrei stamps with the different blades but it is noticably higher quality.
by JimBrown257
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: My First Latama

Corvus wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 am
How can you tell what the rocker looks like without disassembling the knife?
I don't know how you would tell that. I was thinking maybe someone just happened to know what kind of rocker those ones had.
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: My First Latama

Hoookay, now I'm really confused. How can you tell what the rocker looks like without disassembling the knife? Fiber optics? X-rays? Nanites? I've seen quite a few picklocks that have that rocker (you can usually tell because the button has fallen off and you can see that flat base). It seems like ...
by JimBrown257
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: FOLGORE (as a seller) on Sharper Deals.
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: FOLGORE (as a seller) on Sharper Deals.

Occasionally it takes a while to get a hold of him but ultimately you'll get your knife.
by JimBrown257
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My First Latama
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: My First Latama

Does this have one of these rockers? These ones seem real prone to buttons falling off.
by JimBrown257
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 7" B Svobody Picklock
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: 7" B Svobody Picklock

I suppose it could be a misspelling. The idea that Svoboda was changed to Svobody to hide the ethnicity never seemed right to me. Dropping the vowel at the beginning or end of the name worked for a lot of early 20th century immigrants but I don't think changing an 'a' to a 'y' is going to fool many ...