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What got you into Switchblades?

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Was it a personal experience? Was it the movies? After reading whats written in this forum I started wondering what everybody else thought about this. Just what was it that started your interest in automatic knives?
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Hmmm.. I'm not sure. My first knife was a swiss army knife, and my first switchblade was a 4" keychain black acrylic handled picklock. Still have it! But the spring is busted it was an Italian one, it lasted for a while!
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Drinking beer!
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My first knife was an Italian stiletto with the spring removed. I soon as i got home with it, i would cut a piece of metal from a coat hanger and would shape a spring for it. It didn't have much of a snap, but would open with the push button.
Now i have a wide range of styles and makers.
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As a kid in the 60's, switchblades were the proverbial forbidden fruit. I had knives, even some fake switchblades, but never a real one. On very rare occasions I would get an opportunity to hold and fire a real one. Through the years I had always wanted a real switchblade but never managed to acquire even one.

Then one night last November while drinking beer and surfing the internet I was inspired to do a search for "switchblade", and I found the SKM site! Nothing else need to be said.

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Post by slappy / psychoticsumo »

my dad had one i used to sneak it out of the drawer and flick it i thought it was so cool, but most of my life since highschool ive carried an old golden dragon bayo blade butterfly that i had the top bayo part sharpend on it in a machine shop.... i still have that knife but its all banged up looks like crap now and been through hell was my main work knife but it lasted all these years
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Post by majorsteve »

I was about thirteen or fourteen when I read the book "The Cross & the Switchblade". It has alot of switchblade and New York youth gang (Bed-Stuy area) stories in it that are truly authentic. Anyone else ever read the book or the one called "Run Baby Run"?
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I have been buying knives since the very early 60's.I got a good collection of handmade Bowie's,12" blades the smallest.Bought my first switch at school when I was 12,lost it there aswell when the headmaster took it and mashed it in a vice in the metalwork class! It was a beauty made out of a solid aluminium block with black scales and 4" blade.I have never seen another anywhere.I never did like school!Cheers the spotlight kid. :cry:
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Post by johnny blade »

Strange as this might sound ,after watching a movie called "The Hitcher" with Rutger Hauer. I always pictured a switchblade as the traditional stilleto. I didn't know about OTF's but after seeing the movie I knew Ijust had to have one of these magical marvels! A few years later I stumbled accross the Edge Company ads in Guns and Ammo and have been hooked ever since.
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Seriously, My church youth group.
No not really. Jr. high I bough an old Rizzuto for $10.00 then bought and sold a few more then my first Italian was a 10 3/4" Mauro Mario Black horn scales (I thought they were some kind of dark wood) and sold it 2 years later. Then started collecting a few years ago. Internet ya know.
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I have been into knives since I was about 5 or 6 in the mid 50's. Don't know the reason but they just fascinated me from my first pocket knife. About 8 years old or so I discovered switchblades and the rest is history. Although I have close to 300 knives from factory to custom switches are but a small part of my collection. I love all knives passionatly but switches hold that special place in my heart of all of them. If I leave my house in the morning and I don't have a knife with me then it means I completley forgot to put my pants on. :oops:
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Pushbutton, "I don't have a knife with me then it means I completley forgot to put my pants on".
That is the exact reason I tape one to my ankle right after I get out of the shower.
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Dan I also forgot about my neck knives.
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Post by tanto »

I was looking for a knife with a nice design that would open easily but without the thumb stud. It took me some time but then I found the Woodard Fer De Lance and that was it - the knife I saw in my dreams :).
And sine autos are 100% legal here it has been my daily carry for some time now...

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Post by Doofus Emeritus »

Mr. Rocco,

James Coburn in the Magnificent Seven. Still my favorite switchblade scene's.

Mr. Dan-O,

Tydy gave me one of those lighters at the show. I put it in my pocket and forgot about it until I got back to the motel. I gave it to Mrs. Bonzo, cause I don't smoke either. (cant stand it, watched it kill my Dad) I did have Tydy send me 4 more. They make good gifts.

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