Genuine AKC stiletto

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Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby Scotchman » Fri May 25, 2018 10:55 pm

I'm not familiar with these, has genuine AKC's ever had SS liners?

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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby Scotchman » Fri May 25, 2018 11:00 pm

Or any genuine Italians for that matter?

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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri May 25, 2018 11:06 pm

Leverlettos and quite a few other AKCs have stainless liners.
I don't think I have seen a stiletto with SS liners.
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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby jim d, » Sat May 26, 2018 1:41 am

Right Bill, I haven't seen any ss lined AKC stilettos either. Of course the Leverletto is and the Speed Hunter comes to mind as well.


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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby JulesVane » Sat May 26, 2018 2:36 am

Does AKC make many traditional style stilettos at all? Of course we are very familiar with Bill's Leverletto, the 9" swingers, Speed Hunter...But, I'm very cautious when I see the "traditional" stiletto offered with an AKC stamp. Seems the Asian rip-offs can spell AKC pretty well. (Hopefully, I'm using the term 'traditional" in the correct manner).

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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby Scotchman » Sat May 26, 2018 3:37 am

That's my impression that Asian's/knockoffs use SS. There is an AKC on Ebay that has SS liners, and my thinking is it's fake, I could be wrong. Like I said, I don't have knowledge with AKC.

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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 am

I've seen some AKC "traditional" stilettos that were convincing enough for me to consider them legitimate, strong snap, hefty, tight fit-and-finish, brass liners; most if not all were Pearlex, identical scales to that of Frank B's pearlex runs circulating through the market at the time (2008-2010-ish).

It wasn't until 2013 or 2014 that I really began seeing AKC clones almost everywhere - at least one vendor at each knife show I dropped in on had them, and they were of noticeably shittier quality.

So, my assumption is that AKC has done "traditional" swivel bolster stilettos in past years, but more recently has been focusing on leverlocks and some funky OTF's.

Overall, any 'letto with SS liners tends to strike me as fake, regardless of the stamp. I don't think anyone uses them in Italy. Stepped pin below the safety slide is another key indicator.
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Re: Genuine AKC stiletto

Postby john » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:34 pm

From what I just recently learned AKC did make a traditional/classic style stiletto. See the thread: AKC STILETTOS ARE THEY ANYGOOD. All of Angelo’s traditional/class stiletto are now sold as AGA Campolin or by the makers stamp like Frank Beltrame, etc.
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