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Asian stilettos (made to look Italian).

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There are some 13" (33cm) on Amazon that looks as if they are Italian but makes no claim to it. Are they with the $35.00 - $40.00 for the "click therapy" (entertainment value) or should I pass? :?:

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Re: Asian stilettos (made to look Italian).

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I believe that the nature of the design is such that extensive use (opening and closing) will damage the engagement of the sear. And I don’t think it is an easy fix. I wouldn’t use one of those unless I didn’t mind destroying it.
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More junk!
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If the knives you saw have wooden scales , then I have two of them. One is light brown , the other dark walnut.

Even though I'd take an Italian knife over a Chinese import ( yes these are Chinese knives), I'll try to give an unbiased opinion.

They do look good, fit and finish is mostly good. The scales are a little short near the swivel bolster. The scales on my 13" Frank B are fitted much better. Also the lock switch scores the wooden scale after repeated use.

They have brass liners, but stainless steel bolsters. The lockup is solid, no play.

Unlike a typical Italian knife , these have metallic washers on both sides of the pivot, so the blades are perfectly centered and don't rub the frame.
The blades are ground thin at the edge , so they are very sharp.

The kick springs are round and are not single flat springs like an Italian knife. The springs can probably be replaced if they break.
They fire reasonably well for having such a big blade.
I've had both for over a year, I don't repeatedly open and close them, so I can't say how well they will hold up. But I haven't noticed any blade peak or deterioration in functioning.

I hope this helps.
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The asians make good viruses to!
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Jackalope wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:24 am The asians make good viruses to!
The word is "too" (meaning also). May I suggest a refresher course in English grammar? Now, back to the question.
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Oops!
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Fishtail Picklock wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:13 pm There are some 13" (33cm) on Amazon that looks as if they are Italian but makes no claim to it. Are they with the $35.00 - $40.00 for the "click therapy" (entertainment value) or should I pass? :?:

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What search phrase did you find then under?

I can’t find them anywhere on amazon.

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I beg your pardon. It was my mistake. The knives are on Ebay
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Fishtail Picklock wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:30 am I beg your pardon. It was my mistake. The knives are on Ebay
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Years ago when Stu was the go to man I ordered a fake, it was stamped Italy. I emailed him when the order arrived because I thought he made a mistake. No liner gaps, blade was centered, and had some nice wood scales. He assured me it was Asian so they have been at it for at least over 10 years. They can make some nice knives, I just don't know they won't brand them for what they are. They are some decent knives on the cheap and I think they would probably sell more. Maybe the little bastids don't have it in them to be honest.
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Re: Asian stilettos (made to look Italian).

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Here's one of my knives , this one is the lighter wood.

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JPD1998 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:04 pm Here's one of my knives, this one is the lighter wood.

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Looks nice. I think that they'd be fine as "collectibles" but not much more.

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Save your money and put it towards a proper legit knife...
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stiletto39 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:27 am Save your money and put it towards a proper legit knife...
Amen!
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