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by Bill DeShivs
Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:53 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: I have a question about converting knives.
Replies: 14
Views: 3176

The Klaas stilettos are made by one of the Italian switchblade makers. Some parts are interchangeable. I have done a few, using the Kissing Cranes shield as the button. This conversion is not an easy one, plus it takes two knives to make one.
Bill DeShivs
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:43 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How old is this knife?
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

The bevel on the shroud cutter is reversed on the Schrade. Schrade has nickel silver button/safety, and different composition scales. The others have brass button/safety. The Logan is crudely finished.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:29 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How old is this knife?
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

The knife pictured is a Schrade-Walden. Camillus and Logan Smyth made later versions.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:53 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: How old is this knife?
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

1957-1964.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: insurance possible??
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Collectibles insurance agency. 888-837-9537.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:56 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: One you don't see often
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Schrade made switchblades for Remington, Case, Shapleigh, and others.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:58 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: One you don't see often
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Keen Kutter switches were made by Schrade.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 27, 2003 3:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Lube-the forgotten secret!
Replies: 19
Views: 5123

I have used WD 40 for many years and never had it gum anything up, or rust anything. That said, I use Breakfreeand Militec. Sometimes I use automotive grease.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Transitional Switchblades....
Replies: 22
Views: 5649

Questions are always welcome! I guess it may be possible, but what then would differentiate them from modern knives? For me, nickel silver is the deciding factor. The term is open to interpretation, but I have seen many modern knives advertised as transitional pieces. I have seen trans knives withou...
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: Transitional Switchblades....
Replies: 22
Views: 5649

Triple six Those are very nice knives! "Transitional" knives will always have nickel silver bolsters. Most will have a swedged blade, and most have the button further down the scale than modern knives. The term comes from a time when the Italians were "transitioning" to newer manufacturing methods. ...
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Price for Lerverletto's
Replies: 18
Views: 4771

Why, thanks Push!
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Price for Lerverletto's
Replies: 18
Views: 4771

As far as I know, the second run is not out yet.
I think the Leverlettos are a $100+ dollar knife. A very good deal.
When I designed it, the target price was about $125.00. I was amazed that the first run was so inexpensive!
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:10 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Food for thought...
Replies: 132
Views: 30480

Push I have no solution, and probably should have not brought this to everyones attention. It's just that I thought it odd that he did this for no obvious reason. Everyone please understand- I don't sell knives, so there are no sour grapes there. Gort said it best- this is free enterprise at work, b...
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Food for thought...
Replies: 132
Views: 30480

Jerrbear
Why would you think that?
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Food for thought...
Replies: 132
Views: 30480

I only recently got a new pc at work, which will allow me to post here. At home I get only "invalid session." I would hope that no one thinks that I consider myself "elite" because I can't post often. I do consider myself a serious knife collector, and there seems to be nothing serious about Mr. ***...