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by Bill DeShivs
Fri Sep 06, 2002 10:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Old SKM Web forums
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Hi, Dick. I remember you.
Old Bill DeShivs
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Sep 02, 2002 8:44 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Two button Sheffield antique
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

Spot
I believe you should let the expert examine it. I have never seen that particular knife copied accurately. I'm no expert on bowies, but to my knowledge there has only been one other knife marked as yours. I have a cheap copy made by Carvel Hall many years ago.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Sep 01, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Two button Sheffield antique
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

Spot
You would think there were a few more around!
Didn't I see a pic of a Bowie you had, somewhere? "S" guard, clip point, black handle? If so, I would like more information on it, please.
Thanks,
Bill DeShivs
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:11 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Two button Sheffield antique
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

No definite info on this one, but there were many handmade knives made by the Sheffield culery houses for presentation, so it could be anything. Generally, presentation pieces were built to order, rather than being production pieces.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bill De Shivs Leverletto????
Replies: 40
Views: 9452

Again, thanks. The knife is 8" overall. The bolsters on the prototype are solid, but they probably will be stamped on the production model. I hope they will be nickle silver. The blade opens with authority, but not so much as to cause undue wear. Again, these are toolroom samples, so production mode...
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: looking for someone to do filework
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Go to TSF, and talk to Hermit.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bill De Shivs Leverletto????
Replies: 40
Views: 9452

Thanks. It took a lot of gozzintas, cypherin, and naught+naughts, but I done it!
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Rostfrei
Replies: 25
Views: 7687

Even I get sucked in every once in a while....
The manufacturer in question was founded by a Mr. Ross T. Frei, hence the name.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Aug 23, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bill De Shivs Leverletto????
Replies: 40
Views: 9452

TSF
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:59 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bill De Shivs Leverletto????
Replies: 40
Views: 9452

Thanks, all!
It should be a good work knife. I hope they will use 440 for the blade, but that will be up to the manufacturer.
I can't post pics here, but #2 justhasthe finger guards moved about 1/8" forward, and has horn scales.
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Aug 22, 2002 5:04 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bill De Shivs Leverletto????
Replies: 40
Views: 9452

I finished proto #2 yesterday. It is more production-oriented.
I think production may start next year. The folks in Italy don't even have the sample, yet!
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Aug 14, 2002 5:09 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: german stiletto switchblade does it exist ?
Replies: 58
Views: 23630

Just because knives were marked "Rostfrei", or have German markings does not mean the knives were made there. I have researched this thoroughly in the past. The "German" stilettos were ALL actually made in Italy. It is possible that some Italian parts were assembled in Germany, but there is no real ...
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Aug 12, 2002 12:35 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Romb Taider
Replies: 11
Views: 3493

I think you might be lysdexic!
Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:06 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: my new dagger
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Slappy (funk?)
Linder of Solingen sells real knives very similar to yours. A little pricey, but real works of art like they made at the turn of the century (the 1890- 1925 period.) You should get one. You'll love it.
Old bassist Bill
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Aug 04, 2002 2:40 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Thanks to Deshivs, Jman, and hollowdweller for support.
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Try Chad at Nemo Knives.
Bill