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by natcherly
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

...32years have passed and it is now 10 years into the 21st ccentury. (You might want to pay attention to what's happening in other countrie). Actually it is now 20 years into the 21st Century which began Jan 1 of 2001. I never owned a Jag but was intrigued by the XJE with a v12. A friend had one, ...
by natcherly
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: I just put a $1000.00 down payment on a 1997 Jaguar XJ6L (X330)!

Does this model Jag use Lucas electrics? If so, consider some sort of exorcism, or selective replacements of a lot of the Lucas stuff....
by natcherly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Vintage "Coricama" 13 - inch picklock
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Vintage "Coricama" 13 - inch picklock

Great looking piece. Looks like the Coricama has an edge over the Latama. Which one do you prefer?
by natcherly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: Back again after finally retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Back again after finally retiring

Hello all. Thought I drop in after many years.Wondering how many of the old timers still come around :D Well, one did....You! There are probably many names you remember who are still active. Others have drifted away or went to meet the Great Maker. What is the status of your collection these days?
by natcherly
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 3 Knives
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: 3 Knives

Browsing their site with an eye to compare true pricing requires basic math. 1. Eliminate 20% Value Added Tax (VAT) by dividing posted price by 1.20 2. Convert Euros to USD. Today 1EUR = $1.18, so multiply result above by 1.18. Today the USD result is pretty close to the EUR price, but EUR / USD exc...
by natcherly
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Wippersnapper.
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Happy Birthday Wippersnapper.

Many Happy Returns, Mr. Whip!
by natcherly
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Roofing Tales Of Madness
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Roofing Tales Of Madness

Several years ago we bought a Victorian house behind us to refurbish it. It was built in 1883 and had 4 layers of roofing on it, the original wood shingles and three overlays. We had the entire roof removed and covered with plywood prior to installing a new composition roof. A lot of weight got remo...
by natcherly
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: The Horror...
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: The Horror...

rock-n-roll$$$$$$ wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:54 pm I took a roll of old picklocks to a show a few years back,there was 40 in the knife roll,and this guy kept touching them,he now knows the etiquette,ask 1ST!.
How many fingers did you leave him with? :mrgreen:
by natcherly
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Good Stag vs Bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Good Stag vs Bad?

Here is some good stag for ya. He is a selection of fish, check out the top one, a 21" Giovanni Del Tin Damascus Fish. Amazing how how he sculpted the stag to transition into the nickel silver rear bolster the way he did. (Giovanni also built the matching wood handled fish). Bad stag in my book is a...
by natcherly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Info on Switchblade
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Info on Switchblade

Great info, John! Looks like the 13" was made by Renzo Beltrame. Some of the Beltrames are family related, others are not as that surname is fairly common, kinda like Smith or Jones here.
by natcherly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Info on Switchblade
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Info on Switchblade

If the 13" is marked "B", it could be Frank Beltrame or his father's company. Rostfrei is German for stainless steel and does not help in identification as many makers so marked their blades. Before that, they used carbon steel which was sometimes plated to retard rust. Not always successful.... Yea...
by natcherly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Info on Switchblade
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Info on Switchblade

Both are swivel bolster knives with stag scales. The larger one is about 13" and the blade is known as flat ground. These were cheap and plentiful back in the day. Real Italian ones can still be had at 3knives.com, and perhaps at other outlets. Some are Chinese, especially the cheap ones. Not especi...
by natcherly
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have been buying silver rings on Revolution Avenue.
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: I have been buying silver rings on Revolution Avenue.

In my early teens my mom bought me a Mexican gold St. Christopher medal while spending time in Ensenada with my dad. I guess she was hoping it would protect me against doing stupid teen stuff. (Didn't work.) After a while I had to stop wearing it as my chest broke out in a rash right where the medal...
by natcherly
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid shot
Replies: 80
Views: 3528

Re: Covid shot

We got our 2nd shot three weeks ago and after waiting for a week for the vaccine to be fully effective, we went on a family visit to Texas. Very different from CA. Mask mandates and draconian shut-downs are over there. Very uplifting to be able to walk outside without something over your face :) Res...