great grandpa's Rostfrei

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Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby METALGOD » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:42 am

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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Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby Tom19176 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:51 am

The knife is from the 70s or late 60s, but it looks thinner than the first Trannys so i say 70s. In one spot in Brooklyn I know of the great Grandpas are in their 60s today, so this could be true...It all depends when your family starts having little ones, and there is about a 25% birth rate for teen girls 13 to 17 in that part of Brooklyn. After all the poster did not reference WWII or any other time reference.....


Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby j.a.c. » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:15 pm

If anyone has every watched the Antique road show they should know that stories passed through the family often get altered over time. Doesn't mean anyone in the family lied .just mistakenly told something that wasn't factual.
I've seen things on the show that the owners thought were antique and came over on the Mayflower and turn out to be from the early 1900's.

It's a cool little knife ,but like everyone else said it's from the 60's or 70's.

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Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby natcherly » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:00 pm

So now we have another incident of an ancient thread resurrected by someone making a wise-a$$ comment / attempt at humor? What's up with this?

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Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby JerrBear » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:49 pm

natcherly wrote:So now we have another incident of an ancient thread resurrected by someone making a wise-a$$ comment / attempt at humor? What's up with this?

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Re: great grandpa's Rostfrei

Postby twstdmtltwstd » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:52 pm

8 years later......................
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