Safety on an Italian

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Scotchman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 pm

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Bill DeShivs » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:57 pm

That knife IS Italian.
It's one of Frank Beltrame's "Switch" models.
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Scotchman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:08 pm

Stiletto on the blade led me to believe it was Asian even though I thought it odd to have screws instead of pins. I am happier now to know it's one of Frank's.

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Never seen any oriental stilettos held together with screws.
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby thom » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks for the pics. A little different than what I have seen, but basically the same. You picked a good knife to tinker with.

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Scotchman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:30 pm

I wanted something that wasn't too much (spent more than I wanted to o this),and also,wanted a better quality knife than one of those real cheap junkie ones. I was NOT expecting on buying a Frank B. I am really happy and surprised.

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:56 pm

The quality of those aren't the same as the old style stiletto. I had one years ago and wasn't to impressed with it. O K knife just not the same to me.
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Scotchman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:14 am

Anyone know when this knife was produced? Is it 60's like the description says?

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:18 am

My guess is less than 10-15 years old at the most...But I'm wrong as much as right...lol

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby sammy the blade » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:35 am

About the time frame I had mine
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:47 am

sammy the blade wrote:About the time frame I had mine

60's or less than 15 years ago?

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:38 am

The Switch model came out in the 1980s, I believe.
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 am

From the man himself...http://www.frankbeltrame.us/switchblades.html
Looks like 1995 or newer on the "switch" model.

But to be honest I don't think the op's knife is a switch model assembled by Frank B. I believe it is one of those kit knives sold in the blister packs that you could assemble yourself. My chemo brain doesn't recall things as well as they used to but I think they were called "Magic knife kits" I bought a few from Stu and they are worse than the FB switch model. I say this because I don't think any of the Frank B knives have "stiletto" on the blade. Also the FB "switch" models I have seen have rivets for blade pivots; not a screw.

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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 am

You may very well be correct on the "Magic Knife" thing.
But, I'm pretty sure those were about the same as the Beltrame model. They may have even been sold by Frank.
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Re: Safety on an Italian

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:27 am

Also the FB "switch" models I have seen have rivets for blade pivots; not a screw


Correction- I meant a typical solid pin for the blade pivot and not a what most of us call a rivet.


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