11" WH Tang Mark

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11" WH Tang Mark

Postby VOSGTC » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:51 pm

I have an 11 inch black switchblade, bought new in Paris in 1989. It has a black horn scales, a single edge blade. Swivel bolster release.
On the front of the tang is a "J" over "INOX". On the back of the tang are the letters "WH".

Can anyone ID the manufacturer?

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby JimBrown257 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:45 am

The J is for Jndiana, which was the dealer. The maker was one of the Italians. It's probably impossible to know which one, and it really doesn't matter. Being an Italian made one is the important part. Do you have a pic?

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby VOSGTC » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:45 pm

Here is some pics. The 11" and his smaller brother bought at the same time, same markings.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hys99xbecmjcy ... 5.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pt97i37rx79uy ... 4.JPG?dl=0
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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby JimBrown257 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:15 am

Yeah, those are modern Italians (probably a few decades old).

Does the 9" only have one pin at the top of the front scale?

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby VOSGTC » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:20 am

Yes, it does only have one pin there. It has two one the back scale. Is that an error?
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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby autoknife » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:05 am

“J Inox” was what Zoppis had stamped on the knives they sold.
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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby JimBrown257 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:10 am

What does the J stand for?

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby JimBrown257 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:18 am

VOSGTC wrote:Yes, it does only have one pin there. It has two one the back scale. Is that an error?


It's not really an error. Just unusual on a knife like that.

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby autoknife » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:32 am

JimBrown257 wrote:What does the J stand for?

No idea, but that is the stamp shown in their catalogs.
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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:41 am

Jaguar, I believe.
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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby Tom19176 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:33 am

I agree with Bill...J was for Jaguar....They look to be from the late 80s ....Nice!

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Re: 11" WH Tang Mark

Postby VOSGTC » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:19 pm

On the flip sidw od the tang there is a "WH" in capital letters. Does that mean anything? I'll try to get a pic later.
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