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by novice
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Bent Back Spring (Swivel Bolster Switchblade)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Bent Back Spring (Swivel Bolster Switchblade)

Bill: I have a "J" marked Italian swivel bolster. It looks like someone pushed down too hard while cutting and bent the back spring so it won't lock when fired. The spring is complete and does not appear to be cracked just bent away from locking stud on the blade when open. Thinking about trying to ...
by novice
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Sporting, hunting, fishing, diving, ...
Topic: Got me a new gun
Replies: 22
Views: 12388

Re: Got me a new gun

Claudester wrote:Yup! a model 10-14 and it was mfg. just this last November.
Big fan of the K-frame .38 & .357 S&W, yours is excellent. I have a #14 w/ 6.5" barrel, sweet shooter.
by novice
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

Re: Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request

I believe all the Japanese fakes I have are made with buttons that depress.
by novice
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Would the Rizutto ever make a 'comeback'?
Replies: 173
Views: 55572

Re: Would the Rizutto ever make a 'comeback'?

man as much as the real Rizzuto swinguards are going for you could have a complete custom made copy that would blow the original away . This is one of the things that I like about knife collecting. For me, I am in 100% agreement. For the next guy, he's shelling out a pantload. :shock: I traded off ...
by novice
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

Re: Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request

Thanks Bill.
by novice
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

Italy Fake Switchblade Info Request

What is the approximate vintage of the fakes and how rare are they? (I would guess post ban or were they offered prior to it, ~1958?) This one is 8", no bug bites, tight lock-up, factory edge, mostly mirror polished, and no sharpening marks. It looks to have been carried as there is some corrosion o...
by novice
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: WOW! did you catch this auction
Replies: 3
Views: 3292

Re: WOW! did you catch this auction

Viking45 wrote:Not much surprises me these days but I am still baffled as to what someone will pay for a 5 dollar souvenir.
The only thing you can be sure of is that each year there will be fewer of them if you are button pressing.
by novice
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Question about the knife show this Sunday in Marlboro Ma.
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: Question about the knife show this Sunday in Marlboro Ma.

Last tims I checked, a switchblade was a FELONY [even in your own house] in Mass :roll: Bzzzzt! Incorrect! According to the interweb knife law breakdowns, not only are they not illegal, you can even carry them (if you have a Class A CCW)! I've even had police officers come into my shop and sell the...
by novice
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Question about the knife show this Sunday in Marlboro Ma.
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: Question about the knife show this Sunday in Marlboro Ma.

The Mystic CT show is quite good. Maybe 60-75 vendors when I went a few years ago but the majority were quality. It is a really nice show.
by novice
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: LIGHTNING (Problem or notness?)
Replies: 26
Views: 12978

Re: LIGHTNING (Problem or notness?)

I want to pick one of these up. Any recs as to where?
by novice
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Sporting, hunting, fishing, diving, ...
Topic: Is the KaBar USN Mark 1 Deck Knife (#2221) a better buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 11370

Re: Is the KaBar USN Mark 1 Deck Knife (#2221) a better buy?

Here are some of mine and similar -

Camillus MK1

Western L46 "shark"

Kinfolks MK2

Kinfolks K380

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My L71 80s repop -

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by novice
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Another estate sale, another letter opener.....wait a minute...???
Replies: 10
Views: 6152

Re: Another estate sale, another letter opener.....wait a minute...???

Judging by the thick carbon steel blade and design I feel confident this is a dagger but not necessarily a woman's dagger. Many English daggers were ornate and carried in the belt,sometimes with no type of sheath. Is the handle genuine MOP? If so this could possibly date it earlier than my first gu...
by novice
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Question for Bill, Inconsistent Lock-up on Vintage US Switchblades
Replies: 2
Views: 3916

Re: Question for Bill, Inconsistent Lock-up on Vintage US Switchblades

I'll swear I answered this post already. Hmm. Ok- these knives were adjusted at the pivot area to have resistance at the near-open position. Sort of like brakes to slow the blade right before lock up. It's usually a fairly simple process for me to repair it without disassembling the knife. Note- Pe...
by novice
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 1960s Italian Gun Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Re: 1960s Italian Gun Knife

All that's missing is BANG! etched on the blade.
by novice
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Question for Bill, Inconsistent Lock-up on Vintage US Switchblades
Replies: 2
Views: 3916

Question for Bill, Inconsistent Lock-up on Vintage US Switchblades

Bill: I've only noticed this on some vintage US switchblades. Press the button to open but sometimes they don't lock up and the blade bounces back. Timing it so that you release the button as the blade hits the max opening point seems to minimize this. But sometimes they don't do it at all and latch...