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by Bill DeShivs
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Snow

Memphis area had a band of snow come through this morning. Looked like a blizzard for a little while.
It all melted.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

I have seen several that came from England and Canada marked "Foreign.".
I'm not saying the ones marked "Rostfrei Import" were not sent to Germany- but why mark them with the English "Import?" And, why are so many knives that were obviously imported to Germany NOT marked "Import?"
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

Either I didn't see it, or you edited your remarks after I read them.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

If you have those receipts, then why are you telling us the "foreign" stamped knives were made for Germany?
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

So Amsterdam bound knives were marked "import?"
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

No, the Ern models. The US was Germany's biggest market from 1950-1975. It makes sense they would be marked in English.
It would be interesting to get to the bottom of it.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

Those were produced with the American market in mind.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

Not so sure the "import" marked knives were for Germany. I would love to see something substantiating this.
Why would they be marked "import" in English? What about the hundreds of thousands of Italian stilettos sold in Germany that were NOT marked "import?" It doesn't make sense.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Jeremy and Bill
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Jeremy and Bill

As MF said, it's just where the sear hole was drilled. Nothing exotic.
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang
Replies: 51
Views: 1656

Re: Rostfrei Import tang stamp and 1 on back tang

1960s.
I believe the "Import" marking shows it was imported to great Britain or Canada.
The date would be before those countries outlawed importation of switchblades.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: B. Svoboda
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: B. Svoboda

Nice job keeping the lines crisp.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: Rizzuto Estileto but no Milano?

Myknivessuck- so do your pictures!
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Made in Italy mean for export
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Made in Italy mean for export

It MAY have been marked that way for that market. It depends on what the buyer ordered.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Made in Italy mean for export
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Made in Italy mean for export

No. Made in Italy is a generic marking.
Inox, inoxid, rostfrei are also generic. Knives could/can be ordered marked any way the customer wants.