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by novice
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Interesting Find
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: Interesting Find

In 2012, actor James Franco had the name "Brad" tattooed on his right shoulder in memory of Renfro.
He lost me there.
by novice
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Another estate sale, another letter opener.....wait a minute...???
Replies: 10
Views: 6152

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

Got this yesterday, almost did not pick it up. Blued blade is razor sharp, both sides with needle tip, and handle is solidly mounted. About 7 3/8" overall, nickel silver guard, sterling band, and mop handle. Hmmm, could this be a a ladies dagger? Also, what was the relationship between M. Klaas Engl...
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

No Dave. What I said was the KC stilettos were made in Maniago for KC. Recently, they have been made in China. None were ever made in Germany, nor assembled in Germany, nor made with "German steel." I appreciate being set straight on that as well. My first impression was that they were faithful kno...
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

I'm diggin' the Kissing Cranes and hard to tell but second pic upper right corner looks like a Fairbairn–Sykes and two Gerber boot knives. Really like the Gerbers if they are indeed Gerber. Third pic- What are the two butterfly knives in the bottom right corner? The boot knives are a Gerber Blackie...
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

Tom19176 wrote:......Let me know on that Rollx.....
You have PM
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

Bill DeShivs wrote: The sword umbrella is cool. I carry one in my car.
Last week my regular umbrella was disemboweled in the wind. This one is a very good umbrella and now its replacement.
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

Mos' interesting and varied collection, Mr. novice - You done GOOD! Everything in the group was purchased in the 80s according to the seller. The majority purchased mail-order from ads in the back of Soldier of Fortune, Knife World, Guns & Ammo , etc. A few were purchased at knife shows as well. Wh...
by novice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: So I bought a knife lot locally.....

Bill DeShivs wrote:My bet is that the all-metal gravity is a Taiwanese "Eagle" copy of the Wingen Othello.
The sword umbrella is cool. I carry one in my car.
Certainly a Taiwan knife but marked "Edge Co Rostfrei".
by novice
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So I bought a knife lot locally.....
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

So I bought a knife lot locally.....

..... and it was an 80s time-capsule collection. They even kept some of the original boxes, many from Edge.

It is all in "as new" condition except the Hammer Brand switchblade -

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by novice
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What the heck is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: What the heck is this?

I own it now and it is very cool. Definitely fills the "What is the weirdest knife you own?" slot.
by novice
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What the heck is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: What the heck is this?

Supposedly Chinese military/police knife. Bill, thank you. Now that I know what to call it, that led me right to this - http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachments/bayonets-trench-knives-world/499851d1366050181t-chinese-police-dagger-p4140016.jpg As well as the later variant - http://www.warrelics.eu...
by novice
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: What the heck is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

What the heck is this?

I vaguely remember seeing one in the 80s but think it was in a low-res B&W photo in a magazine. That is the extent of my recollection. Is it Chinese or Russian military in origin or commercial made to look militaryesque? I really don't know what I am looking at. :?: http://i.imgur.com/kQDZ623.jpg
by novice
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Major probs with H&K Epidemic knife!
Replies: 7
Views: 4654

Re: Major probs with H&K Epidemic knife!

john, one of the best OTF knives is the Lightning OTF about $35-$40. made in Taiwan and is great, have 2 never a failure in either and has good lock up and barely any wobble but it will scape the blade somewhat right in the middle of the Lightning logo so don't get a black blade but a regular one! ...
by novice
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Custom Walt's picklock
Replies: 17
Views: 10030

Re: Custom Walt's picklock

You do beautiful work Bill.
by novice
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: does anyone know which knife is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 3767

Re: does anyone know which knife is this?

It is German, check out the pommel & guard -

http://api.ning.com/files/to50592nIFjec ... nscout.jpg

Once in awhile they show up on ebay with the upswept blade like yours has.