Oddball OTF ring-pull

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button_man
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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Bill, with all due respect, that's not how it looks from where I sit. I don't see any inaccuracies in my first post on June 20th -- most importantly, it was not until his 4th post that he specified a time period for the $10 and $12 prices that he mentioned repeatedly. Without that time frame, it is possible to get the impression that he had recently seen $10 price tags on knives that I am offering for $45.

Although I am not a complete greenhorn here any more, I am still fairly new at just over 3 years. I am acutely aware that many of the other members here possess experience, knowledge, and collections that I will never begin to approach. Because of this, I have been hesitant to post anything for sale until just recently -- the bars are set pretty high around here and I have not wanted to make a misstep.

I harbor no ill-will towards Tom and there are no hard feelings on my end of things. I just wish that he had stated that time period right off the bat.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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I posted in the sale section you had a good price for the ones you were selling ( check and see). I was commenting on the history of the knife you posted here ( the Boarder patrol model) and I made statements that I thought were clear as to what I was referring too as in the past. I posted the Tomb Raiders as example of what else they use to sell in the old wholesale section. Reread what I wrote as I said references to "when they had wholesale sections in the past". I never knocked the ones you were trying to sell at anytime. I actually said you had a good price before your recent posts feeling I was not be fair to you ( check the for sale section). No hard feelings here either......
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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Bill thanks for your post my friend.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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Would love to find one of these. Don’t think I’ll ever be able to afford an actual Dalton. I have a Chinese Cupid copy OTF, which is good enough for me. Paid $20 for it.

The maximum price I’ll pay for a knife is $250. That’s my limit. I’ll get a nice Italian for that price or even a used Microtech or Protech.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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button_man wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:04 am .

whip ~ Thanks for the background info..... if you run across that web site, or anything similar, please let me know!

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Here is the Dalton thread with all the pics of most of the knives. Not sure but you may have to register to get the pics to load.
https://www.daltonforums.com/showthread.php?5088-Test
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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whip ~ Thanks for the Dalton link. Actually, the most interesting aspect of this site is that some of the handles are very close
to a knife that I posted in "Authenticating "sterile" switchblades" (Dec 23, 2021) viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30121

At the time, some folks said it looked like a Benchmade. But go to the Dalton site and look at the, um, 41st knife down
(AFO, 8 - 7/16" OAL, Release: 1992-1995) -- the handle is not an exact match, but it sure is close.

So now I'm at a total loss as to whether it's an "unmarked (knife) from Benchmade" or counterfeit Dalton knife.
If it's a fake, it's really well made..... the machining, fit, etc. all seem to be top-notch.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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I can tell you with certainty the knife is not a Benchmade or a Dalton. The handles are die cast zinc. The knife is Asian.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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Agree with Bill. I will see if I can get a few pictures of the ones my friend got from BladePlay back in the past to show you. I think he still has a few
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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Thanks Bill & Tom ~ I suspected that it might be a knock-off.... but geez, it's really very well made for a fake.
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Re: Oddball OTF ring-pull

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My friend had six left. of these.....
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