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Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Kushing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Hello , just purchased this. Says Italy Stainless and something so lightly stamped underneath I can’t make it out with a 10x loop. Blade looks to be lasered with the word “Stiletto”. Brass lined. Fires hard sits perfectly in the middle when closed and locks up very tight. Seems to be very well made or at least I haven’t seen Chinese knives his good yet. The scales are a laminate red colored wood. Thanks for your input.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:18 pm

It looks well-constructed. Generally, that particular style of "Stiletto" script on the blade indicates that it was manufactured in China. The "Italy/Stainless" stamp may be genuine. I'm not an expert when it comes to tang stamps, perhaps you can get a better opinion from someone that's more knowledgeable than I.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Kushing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 pm

That’s what I thought when I saw the Stiletto. I did see Milano is a dead give away and have seen good manufactures laser blades .It’s brass lined , no pins through , tight , tighter then any AB I own. I’m stumped. Wish I knew the bottom stamp which cannot be read at all just a taint bottom portion of the stamp is there but can’t make out one letter.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby ILikeStilettos » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:47 pm

Kushing wrote:Hello , just purchased this. Says Italy Stainless and something so lightly stamped underneath I can’t make it out with a 10x loop. Blade looks to be lasered with the word “Stiletto”. Brass lined. Fires hard sits perfectly in the middle when closed and locks up very tight. Seems to be very well made or at least I haven’t seen Chinese knives his good yet. The scales are a laminate red colored wood. Thanks for your input.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Kushing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:25 pm

Thank you ! Very kind.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby sammy the blade » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 pm

It's Asian, but I've had one of those and they are better than a Milano by far!
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Kushing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:32 pm

Wow. Didn't know Asians did work like this. Maybe Japanese ? Or are we talking straight China ? Never seen this quality out of China.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby sammy the blade » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 pm

Taiwan is where they used to be made, got mine from Stu quite awhile back. Surprising what is coming out of China anymore. Check out WE Knives, really hi quality from China.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:19 pm

The knife is an AB stiletto made in Maniago.
It's not Asian. It's not a Milano.
Just a standard modern Italian stiletto.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby sammy the blade » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:22 pm

Looks just like the one I bought from Stu around 10 years ago, he told me it was made in Taiwan.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Kushing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:31 pm

Thanks so much Bill. You are the man once again. Never seen brass lined China or Chinese with pins like this. I will be posting an old lever lock in the next two days I think you'll like. It's in the mail and definitely different then your avg. thanks again Mr. DeShivs.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 pm

Both the Asian knives and the Italian knives have similarities.
Both have blades and handles.
Otherwise, they look nothing alike.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Tom19176 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:51 am

As Bill said this is from Italy. In the early 1990s a USA importer printed the work "stiletto" or "Scilano Stiletto" on the blades of the knives he imported.

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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 am

I paid $17.95 for the one I had, sold it for $20.00 so I guess Stu and I both screwed up.
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Re: Can someone help identify this “Stiletto”

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 am

whoever commissioned this run surely didn't help their cause having "stiletto" etched on the blade in the same font and location as the Taiwanese pieces ... oh well. The feature that points toward genuine Italian for me is the stonewashed blade (Taiwanese pieces have mirror finish), sear hole is not drilled all the way through, and, of course, the brass liners.
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