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Very interesting. Thank you for your time in taking the pictures Ian. I am definitely looking into acquiring one of these.
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Ian, your knife is super cool! Thanks for posting all the pictures of your knives.
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Now that you show it, I remember those. Very cool, Ian.
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Thanks for posting pics of that razor Ian, I remember a friend of mine getting one as a gift from his girlfriend for Christmas, this was back in 1965, that brought back a lot of memories from that time 8) :D :!:

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:No trouble tequiza my freind .
its strange how some people have a song or a place to jog a memory ,but we have our shiny cutting objects to jog ours :D
I hope your keeping well .
Thanks for looking Sammy ,Dave and eddy ...i hope you can pick one of these up there was a lot made i believe.

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Hi All,

I recently inherited this German trap door knife signed "Bonsa, Solingen".

I gather that it is a single-action from the 1950s or 1960s? Previous messages in this thread suggest that it is rare. Is this true?

Thanks for your help!
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Produced from the middle 1950s through 1982.
Not common, but not particularly rare as far as vintage knives go.
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Thanks, Bill. It sounds like "rare" might be an overstatement.

Is there any way to narrow the date down based on the logo or other features?
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Well, it's later because it has a stainless blade.
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Good to know! About when did they start using stainless?
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That, I can't tell you.
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Never had an italian trapdoor, they look awesome!
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This Bonsa is German made. Perhaps you are referring to one earlier in the thread?
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I am considering putting the Bonsa I posted about above in the Buy/Sell/Trade board. What is a reasonable price range to ask?

Thanks!
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