15 inch Italian

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15 inch Italian

Postby VOSGTC » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:22 pm

I have an Italian switchblade for which I seek information. Overall length of 14.75 inches, tang marked "ROSTFREI ITALY", Kris blade, swivel bolster, black horn scales, excellent condition. I bought some time back, was told it was part of a limited production. Recently, a self proclaimed expert told me that it was produced by AGA in 2000, prior to them using the AGA tang stamp.

This is my first posting on TalkBlade, I am not ure how to post photos.

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby VOSGTC » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 pm

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:13 pm

Now, who would have told you that?
It was made by Falcon Knives in Maniago, Italy.
Falcon knives was/is owned by the Campolin family. One of their current stamps is AGA Campolin.
You gotta watch those "self-proclaimed experts."
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:09 am

And, you're welcome!
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby jim d, » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:31 am

VOSGTC,

Just to set the record straight, Bill DeShivs really is an expert, and I'm sure everyone in the switchblade collecting community would agree. Actually, your question is a good legitimate one and welcome to our community.

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby VOSGTC » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm

THe knife sold on ebay at $352, shipped.
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:40 pm

jesus christ i gotta tap into this gold mine of ebayers who don't know sites like bladeauction and sharperdeals exist
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:06 pm

Nice display knife. (Unless you're planning on pruning low hanging branches with it). ;)
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby natcherly » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:32 am

Luke_of_Mass wrote:jesus christ i gotta tap into this gold mine of ebayers who don't know sites like bladeauction and sharperdeals exist
I hear you. And by saying a knife is "spring assist", it apparently passes muster for eBay. Kinda like the good old days when eBay was a bustling source for our kind of knives. Back then they usually sold for more there than on the blade-centric auction sites, many of which are no longer with us :cry: Some things do not change.

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby hearandgone » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 am

natcherly wrote:
Luke_of_Mass wrote:jesus christ i gotta tap into this gold mine of ebayers who don't know sites like bladeauction and sharperdeals exist
I hear you. And by saying a knife is "spring assist", it apparently passes muster for eBay. Kinda like the good old days when eBay was a bustling source for our kind of knives. Back then they usually sold for more there than on the blade-centric auction sites, many of which are no longer with us :cry: Some things do not change.

eBay itself has gone crazy. I recently listed a pair of Italian autos and, today, received a threatening email from eBay telling me had to end my auction because it violated their rules. Shortly after that I lost out on an auction for a switchblade and they sent another email telling me that I lost and recommending eight other auctions to get what I wanted. Seven of their recommendations were for switchblades. I just don’t get it.

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:30 am

eBay itself has gone crazy. I recently listed a pair of Italian autos and, today, received a threatening email from eBay telling me had to end my auction because it violated their rules. Shortly after that I lost out on an auction for a switchblade and they sent another email telling me that I lost and recommending eight other auctions to get what I wanted. Seven of their recommendations were for switchblades. I just don’t get it.


the recommendation emails are automated, just keep the word "switchblade" and "automatic knife" out of your listing and you should be good.
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby JulesVane » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:55 am

Luke's got to be right about the automated recommendations. I had 2 Hubertus Leverlocks pulled with a violation email. No "auto" or "switchblade" used at all. Yet, I see so many for sale with straight up button side showing. One of the many mysteries of life lol.
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 am

It's all about algorithms, including the search feature. If you know the right key words for what you're looking for, searches will be more fruitful - when it comes to products like this, those listing them are consciously trying to avoid detection by eBay's filter system and therefore use less conspicuous terms like "assisted" rather than "automatic", and so-on.
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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby METALGOD » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:00 am

hearandgone wrote:
natcherly wrote:
Luke_of_Mass wrote:jesus christ i gotta tap into this gold mine of ebayers who don't know sites like bladeauction and sharperdeals exist
I hear you. And by saying a knife is "spring assist", it apparently passes muster for eBay. Kinda like the good old days when eBay was a bustling source for our kind of knives. Back then they usually sold for more there than on the blade-centric auction sites, many of which are no longer with us :cry: Some things do not change.

eBay itself has gone crazy. I recently listed a pair of Italian autos and, today, received a threatening email from eBay telling me had to end my auction because it violated their rules. Shortly after that I lost out on an auction for a switchblade and they sent another email telling me that I lost and recommending eight other auctions to get what I wanted. Seven of their recommendations were for switchblades. I just don’t get it.



same thing just happend to me ebay pulled 14 my auctions suspended me for 30 days , i listed them just like all other sellers on ebay never mentioned they wre autos or switchblades listed them as spring assist and they still yanked them even the dam keychains i had they pulled but you look and there are 10 more just like ones i listed so whos knows i dont think they even know what the hell they are doing ebay is basicly entirely automated.

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Re: 15 inch Italian

Postby lance » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:34 am

Damn bernie that sucks!!


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