1980s and up switchblades

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limabravo
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1980s and up switchblades

Post by limabravo » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:46 pm

Below are some of the switchblades I've collected from the 1980s to the late 90s. I don't know what is considered valuable or rare. If any of the below is a unique or hard to come by knife, could you please let me know. None of them were very expensive, but it seems like some knives go up in value due to nostalgia.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by sammy da blade » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:10 am

Your otf's in the last pics. Might be worth something but the rest looks like what most of started buying. Most look like the old China knives to me. Good fun but not much value, just my opinion. I recently bought a Boker Blue Whale from Bladeplay and was shocked by the quality. Made in China, who would have thought that would ever happen.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by Genghis Khan » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:01 pm

I counted 7 of your knives which I also have. Funny.

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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by Viking45 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:54 pm

If I were a betting man I would say the brass/wood lever is made in India/possibly Pakistan(?)

The bottom three out the fronts would bring a little cash to the right collector of otf's.
I never seen a leopard fur before 8)

I have seen most of these but the top with the blue lock and the one with the bail under the brass number are unusual,almost has a "French" thing going on.

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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by limabravo » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:22 pm

I put the leopard fur on that one. I think it was a Nato Military under it.

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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by whippersnapper » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:49 pm

Quite a few of those you don't see very much anymore. Back in January I sold a similar Indian leverlock for $30 on a buy it now. Those were a fairly heavy knife and I always liked how easy it was to remove the spring by taking out the phillips screw.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by lance » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:13 pm

I have that Chinese horse head otf.those nato otfs are sweet!!
I've seen people go crazy over those.that lepoard print is si c k love it

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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by whitehorn » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:25 am

The wood Leverlock is definitely from Pakistan. Admiral's awesome knives used to (may still) used to sell those.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by lance » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:26 am

That bottom. Group is worth a couple bucks,to the right guy,and that bottom of the first picture is a German El cheapo,but it's probably worth 40/50.

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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:40 am

There isn't a German knife in the bunch.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by autoknife » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:17 am

They weren't made in Germany, but they were sold through the old Hubertus catalog along with some Beltrame knives so that could be the source of confusion.
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Re: 1980s and up switchblades

Post by lance » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:31 am

autoknife wrote:They weren't made in Germany, but they were sold through the old Hubertus catalog along with some Beltrame knives so that could be the source of confusion.
I see now,thanks autoknife,in the past when I'd seen these I remembered something beige mentioned about German.
But thanks for the info sir.

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