Why not more picklocks?

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Woolly Caterpillar
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Re: Why not more picklocks?

Postby Woolly Caterpillar » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:13 pm

I do not own any picklocks made in the 40s-50's so I cannot comment on how they compare with newer made ones. It is interesting that some of the newer ones are claimed to be just like the vintage picklocks. I have two modern picklocks (which are probably my favorites in my collection)that have much thicker blades and backsprings than the other three I own. Was this true also for the "vintage" picklocks?

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Re: Why not more picklocks?

Postby ILikeStilettos » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:34 pm

Maniago has always advanced toward cheaper production methods that are more easily assembled from generic parts, so stamped stainless bolsters replaced two-piece, solid, or stamped nickel silver. It was easier to make a pivot bolster than didn't require precise fitting or adjustment, so that's what they did. Manglers turn pivots back into picklocks. High quality makers still produce picklocks, but the prices are higher than Italian production.
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Re: Why not more picklocks?

Postby Woolly Caterpillar » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:33 pm

I consider AGA Campolin knives to be fairly high quality but there is a huge difference, in my opinion, between the quality of their wasp body and 10" picklocks (which I have) versus their "classic" picklock line (of which I have two). In fact, I have three modern bolster release Latamas that, again, in my opinion, are of higher quality than the "classic" Campolin picklocks.


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