AB 6" switchblade

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AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:20 am

I saw a knife on a site termed/described as "Italian AB switchblade knife - 6". The blade is stamped AB over Italy. The button and lock what looks like to me, to be closer to the top bolster and the hole in the blade (seer hole?) appears to go all the way through. Real or knockoff?

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 am

Actually the button and lock may be the same placement as any other knife. Too early in the morning for me to be up lol. But what about the hole, my understanding is real Italians, the hole didn't go all the way through. Am I wrong/mislead?

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby JulesVane » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 am

Good morning Scott...Sounds like a "real" Armando Beltrame piece to me.
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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby john » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:52 am

Please post a photo or the website’s link that’s offering the AB stiletto.
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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:19 pm

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:26 pm

It's not my intent to get anyone in trouble, I was just curious.

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby john » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:48 pm

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:22 pm

OK.

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby JimBrown257 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:54 pm

I think it looks fishy at best. The bolsters seem to lack definition like many of the cheap Asian stilettos, though that could just be an effect of the light. And the hole for the button and safety slot are too big. I can't remember ever seeing a gap like that on an Beltrame knife. Maybe it is a rescale but with those factors, I would advise on passing.

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby whippersnapper » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm

The hole through the blade does kind of throw me too. It's been awhile since I bought a new one. When did they start putting the hole through?

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:57 pm

I could be wrong, but, to me it looks very similar to the ones from Dhgate.

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Scotchman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm

I could swear I saw one similar any, maybe like an 11" or 13".

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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:54 pm

Chinese. As fake as they come.
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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby JulesVane » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:09 am

I now see the link John was nice enough to post...that's supposed to be a 6" knife? It appears longer than 6" closed. I have no personal knowledge of the site myself. But, Bill's comment says it all.
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Re: AB 6" switchblade

Postby john » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:53 am

After reading all if the negative comments I took a look at the photos on my laptop and I must agree it’s a fake. So sorry for my original comment.
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