papsknife wrote:Hi all,
My grandfather just pasted away in June and I was going thru some of his stuff in the bedroom and found this Rostfrei switchblade knife. My family is from Italy, and I was looking up somethings about this knife. On some web sites they say this is a Germany knife and other they say it was made in Italy. My grandmother told me my great grandfather bought this knife for my grandfather many years back from Italy. I was just wondering how old do you think it is and what is it worth and is it from Italy or not? I been carrying it around in my pocket for my pocket knife but maybe I should'nt be. It's 3 and 7/8 inch closed and 6 and 7/8 open. It has no scratches and it looks like it never has been shapened but it's sharp for sure. Also it looks like there's brass inside the handle for protection for the blade. The spring is so fast you cant see the blade snap out of the handle. I would love some info on this type of knife. This knife will be passed down in my family. THANKS!
Hi knife you have is a "Transitional" stiletto and could have been made from 1960 till probably mid 1970's, the swedge type blade with swivel bolster was used from early 1960 till late 1970's sometime so your knife could have been made in 1960 or could have been made in 1970's but definetly during this time frame.
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