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by Fishtail Picklock
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Pocket switchblade
Replies: 169
Views: 53680

Krakenten That has already been done. It's called the Leveretto and the prototype is shown on my web site. Your "Leverauto" prototype! OAL: either 5" or a larger 7" (pereferably 5".) This is for the sake of easy carry. I saved the image to my computer! Would you please make...
by Fishtail Picklock
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

Is there any way that we can suggest to BOTH SKM and Francesco Beltrame to retool and ressurect these knives? With modern steels, thes could prove to be a less expensive alternative to FAR more expensive domestic manufacturers. (Benchmade, Dalton, et. al.) Perhaps we could inspire the Maniago crowd ...
by Fishtail Picklock
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Pocket switchblade
Replies: 169
Views: 53680

"The one BIG advantage the old picklocks had was a carbon steel blade STRONG beats shiny every time in my book IF the BO/C in the picture had a carbon steel blade, I'd knock the guards off and make it my EDC 90% of the time." - Vagrant. A strong, SHARP, and durable auto... What a concept! ...
by Fishtail Picklock
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

I agree.

The back spring on my FB Picklock is what further reinforced my belief that the Picklock was the strongest locking system available. I had NO idea that that the button open/close configuration was so strong. "The one BIG advantage the old picklocks had was a carbon steel blade STRONG beats shin...
by Fishtail Picklock
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

I stand corrected!

When open the blade is supported by the pivot pin, the lock channel and a backspring that is [almost] TWICE as thick as this "picklock" spring, and it's one from a larger picklock :idea: http://images114.fotki.com/v970/photos/1/133294/491435/buttonopncloz-vi.jpg What I DON'T understand is...
by Fishtail Picklock
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

Since we have NO clue what they are planning, [other than "pocket"] a couple thoughts are approriate :wink: IF it is "Stiletto style" the guards HAVE to go :wink: Guards will catch on anything else in the pocket :idea: That means a picklock or a button open/button close :idea: P...
by Fishtail Picklock
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New Favorite Carry Knife
Replies: 87
Views: 22786

Re: Off-duty carry.

Outside, I am careful to carry my 3" barreled, 1991-vintage Charter Arms Buldog chambered in .44 S&W Special. Scott I'm more of an "auto guy" AND I DON'T "go out of my way" to needlessly agree with pepole. But, IF you have to carry a revolver there are NOT many better c...
by Fishtail Picklock
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: New Favorite Carry Knife
Replies: 87
Views: 22786

Off-duty carry.

Since I can't even carry a pocket knife on duty, (anything can be turned against you inside the Facility) we know the name of THAT tune! Outside, I am careful to carry my 3" barreled, 1991-vintage Charter Arms Buldog chambered in .44 S&W Special. To back THAT up, I simply drop my SOG Flash ...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

Dad's knife.

Scott im sure if your willing to pay the money Picklock pat or another custom guy will talk to you about making The fishtail of your dreams.As already suggested Id go for it.Also another choice if your looking for a knife similar to your dads you might want to try checking out the auction sites Sha...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: out the front auto
Replies: 21
Views: 8858

Benchmade has a brand-new OTF with a D2 steel blade called the Infidel. It will outperform any other OTF regardless of price or place of manufacture. MSRP: $450.00. I believe this to be the be-all, end-all in the world of OTF knives. It should outlive 4 generations of the original purchaser and stil...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: Picklocks available at SKM
Replies: 45
Views: 32091

I am here just to discuss knives, and that alone.

Thanks.
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: How about an 11" Fishtail Picklock, with a 5" blad
Replies: 43
Views: 30579

not enough choices in your poll. D. they already have working Italian knives ..... I choose this one. All the lever locks make great users , well built and will stand up to lots of abuse. The speedhunter , although short lived , is/was another great knife for E.D.C. For a stiletto that is truly usa...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Pocket switchblade
Replies: 169
Views: 53680

Either one would be easy to replace. The cost of a blade or blade repair would probably be more than a sear. But if you want to get technical. The sear would cost time. Remove bottom pin, remove scale pins, remove sear pin, plus cost of sear and pins, then reverse, place sear pin, place scale pins,...
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Pocket switchblade
Replies: 169
Views: 53680

Dick Carroll wrote:Don't think you really want a sear that hard. The blade would suffer. I'd rather wear out a sear than a blade any day....


Dick: I'm not that worried about the blade. Either a D2, or ATS-34 are going to last a LIFETIME! The sear would be more difficult to replace, wouldn't it?

Scott
by Fishtail Picklock
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: SKM (old forum)
Topic: Picklocks available at SKM
Replies: 45
Views: 32091

Claudester wrote:Hey Mr. Fishtaillickdick from Montana,
I bet if you could get a knife like that you would get into practicing dis-enbowelment again. Am I right Ya piece of _ _ _ _!


Perhaps you need to go back on your meds! I'll call the doctor. :roll:

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