Tabbed stiletto points

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button_man
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Tabbed stiletto points

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A few weeks ago, there was some discussion about tabbed points..... switchblades made with a round tab on the tip of the blade, so the knife would avoid classification as a weapon; with the tacit understanding that the tab could easily be ground off by the buyer.

These tabs have been mentioned before, but somehow I never made the connection -- but this time, it hit me: what if the 'Marca Oro' originally had one of these tabs?

The ground-down tip has always nagged at me... all I could think of was that somebody wanted a point with a diamond shape instead of a triangle shape. But could this knife have had a tabbed point?

With the huge collections that some of you guys have, surely there are some knives out there featuring tips that have had tabs ground off. Possibly a few photos could be posted of tips that are suspected tab-removal items? I would be interested to see how other ground tips compare to mine. I'd also like to know the time period in which tabs were used. I haven't seen tabbed points discussed in detail, and I'm interested in learning more.

I will post a couple close-ups of the M.O. tip as soon as I can get them downsized and loaded (hopefully tomorrow). There is one photo of the tip on the original thread:

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Re: Tabbed stiletto points

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I doubt that knife had the tabbed point.
More likely, it was bent and filed out.
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Re: Tabbed stiletto points

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Well, it was just a thought. I'm interested in hearing exactly WHY it doesn't look like a tabbed piece. Thanks Bill !

....and I'd still like to see what a removed-tab tip looks like... when they were made... rtc.

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Re: Tabbed stiletto points

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The knives with the blade you are referring to are much older than your knife. Someone just went after yours with a file to make it more pointy or to repair a damaged tip.
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Re: Tabbed stiletto points

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Here is a picture of one posted by frenchie94 with a tab or" lens" a while back , and a picture on the italiano switchblafe book cover with the same knife wirhout the tab .
I don't know however if all this type of knife were tabbed when first made ,just thought it may be relevant to your post .
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