ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

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ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby red930turbo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:00 am

Does anyone know anything about stilettos stamped ALAMO ITALY? Just curious about what Alamo was, and when they existed. (Not very long, because there’s no info on them). Did they make their own knives, or did someone else do it for them? (And they merely stamped it with their Alamo Italy brand on it)

The knife I have is a 13” stiletto, 5mm blade, dark horn picklock. It has a very tiny and very deep “MADE ITALY” on the front tang of the blade, and a lightly stamped “ALAMO ITALY” on the reverse. It’s almost like new; well made - no gaps and straight.

I’ve only found where someone said he got his in 1956 or thereabouts.

Thanks for any info you can share, and hoping Bill DeShivs might provide some insight on it.

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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby JulesVane » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am

Pictures are a big help and we all love pictures. Welcome red930turbo. Hope to see your knife...
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 am

Alamo was obviously a US importer. Therefore, the knife was made between 1948-1958.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby DonC » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:02 pm

Sounds like a great knife. Keep digging. Who knows what you might come up with. Sorry I can't add anything to your search.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto -pics

Postby red930turbo » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Took some photos and posted to Imgur.

Here’s the link, I hope this works!

https://imgur.com/a/eVP5W

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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby JulesVane » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:01 pm

...sure is a good lookin' knife. Can't wait to learn more about it myself.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby TRYKER » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 pm

these knives where commisioned by the decendents of Santa Anna him self, and were sold outside the walls of the Alamo.


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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby JulesVane » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:41 pm

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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby john » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:28 am

Wicked cool stiletto. It has all of the classics characteristics of a 1950s Italian picklock.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby sammy the blade » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:45 am

Nice one, looks like new.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby Jackalope » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 am

Your Alamo is beautiful. Like it was made today.
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Here are some of the Alamo stamped knives that I owned. There is not much info on the importer but I did hear that they were imported to the southwest.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby DonC » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Good looking group. Hard to beat the horn used on the scales for a lot of the older examples.
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Re: ALAMO ITALY Stiletto

Postby red930turbo » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:59 pm

Thanks everyone for the info, and that’s a great group of knives Jackalope! Love the look of those scales together.

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