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by natcherly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: ANY NEWS ON AL.?
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: ANY NEWS ON AL.?

Got a call back from Diana, his girlfriend. Al is OK, but his stroke a couple of years ago has made even reading difficult as well as typing. Asked her to let Al know he had lots of friends inquiring about him. We miss the guy. She says he will try to get onto the forum. She has my contact number if...
by natcherly
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: ANY NEWS ON AL.?
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: ANY NEWS ON AL.?

I called his number and it went to voicemail after 5 rings. left a message letting him know we were concerned that we hadn't heard from him in some time. Hopefully he or someone living with him will respond.
by natcherly
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Curious
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Curious

The only hypothesis I can come up with is that the various knife makers bought a bunch of SS rear bolsters from a knife makers' supply company. Our boys in Maniago don't necessarily make all the pieces of all the knives they put out.
by natcherly
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Coricama 13" Early Italian Stiletto Switchblade Model Possibly Battle Worn WWII
Replies: 17
Views: 361

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

Very nice knife and a great set of pictures. I don't think I have ever seen the heads of scale pins in such magnification. You can certainly tell these knives are hand made. Doubt that such knives would be issued by any military organization. As Bill say, the marks are caused by corrosion to the car...
by natcherly
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Swinguards? What to look for?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Swinguards? What to look for?

I can't believe that a serious dealer would make the mistake of showing the knife with floating guards. I would guess they pictured it like that so the buyer would be prepared for the very loose guards they would be getting, You are probably right! This is really pathetic. On Rizzies I expect loose...
by natcherly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Schrade Walden NY Ruins
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Schrade Walden NY Ruins

Another sad example of our vanishing industrial heritage. Detroit, for instance, is full of examples.
by natcherly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Swinguards? What to look for?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Swinguards? What to look for?

I am very concerned that the QA department of F Beltrame would let this part be shipped, and that the production worker who assembled it would have placed it in the "good" pile. To fix the knife pictured above would most likely require a disassembly and replacement of the blade and guard,...
by natcherly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Swinguards? What to look for?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Swinguards? What to look for?

Getting the swing guards to align properly requires care and precision. If you are off by only a whisker, you get the result shown in that picture.

Also, I can't believe that a serious dealer would make the mistake of showing the knife with floating guards. What a maroon, as Bugs would say....
by natcherly
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Dad worked for Schrade
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Dad worked for Schrade

They don't seem to close completely. Better send for repair to our own Schrade authorized factory repair rep, Bill DeShivs! :D Why not ask your dad the question you pose? Maybe switches were just another product of Schrade's that simply did not appeal to him, or he need something more practical. Loo...
by natcherly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ole Viking Update
Replies: 49
Views: 1195

Re: Ole Viking Update

Viking45 wrote:Friday evening and all day/night Saturday, both till daylight....at that rate I better take all I can get, I may not live too long. 8)

Sounds like you have the stamina thing worked out :mrgreen:
by natcherly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday john !
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Happy Birthday john !

Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns, John. Have a great day!
by natcherly
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife Shop.com
Replies: 26
Views: 545

Re: Knife Shop.com

VAT or Value Added Tax is one we in the US do not use. I'm amazed the politicians haven't slapped this one on our backs....yet. There are several explanations of how it works, just Google VAT but don't click on Vat 69. :lol:
by natcherly
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Armando Beltrame "Box"
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Armando Beltrame "Box"

That box was designed to hold a 15" stiletto sold by Armando Beltrame. AB did not actually build such knives. They were produced by the Campolins and provided to AB marked with the AB stamp. This was and still is a common practice whereby makers such as AB could round out their product line by ...
by natcherly
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New campolin otf
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: New campolin otf

I suspect these are actually made in Taiwan as are many such otf"s. Just returned from Anchorage where were visiting our older daughter and husband. Over the weekend was a Market and Festival downtown. One of the vendors was selling Denali otf's. These were advertised as being made in Alaska an...
by natcherly
Thu May 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ole Viking Update
Replies: 49
Views: 1195

Re: Ole Viking Update

Geez, Dave, your story makes Joe Btfsplk sound positively blessed in all things. Take care of yourself and your folks. The women thing will work itself out once you are centered. At one time I too had to sell stuff I thought I would never part with. But those are things. Things can be replaced...in ...

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