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Re: "Older" Swinguards

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:00 am

I have seen Spanish patents for Italian knives.
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Re: "Older" Swinguards

Postby omega » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:28 pm

JulesVane wrote:Thanks Jeremy. Great examples there. I guess it really doesn't matter that no maker's stamp be placed on knives from Maniago. Even with modern production of today's stamped pieces, seems we never really know how many hands the piece has passed through to get to us. The maker's stamp seems to be the end credit. Blades from this one- scales from that one- bolsters from that one, etc. A very interesting process indeed.
For example: This gentleman's name is Renzo Spadon, he just turned 94 the other day. He, and his Son Leandro, both build knives for A.G.A. Campolin. With old-time craftsman like this, who's name will never appear on a tang stamp, I guess it actually doesn't matter because we will never really know all those involved.

Finally! Some info on Coltelleri Spadon! For years we've known that most/all of the Italian OTF's were made by Spadon and sold by others, but I've never seen any info on Spadon anywhere until now! I only wish that Maniago had been more forthcoming about who actually made what. :D

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Re: "Older" Swinguards

Postby Jackalope » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:37 pm

Very nice set you have. Here are my vintage swingers.
The 28cm has the Irn Nicrostende stamp in a triangle.
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Re: "Older" Swinguards

Postby JulesVane » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:47 pm

Jeff: Beautiful examples you have! Thanks for posting them. Never get tired of the older swinguards. As I had originally started this thread looking to pin down the makers, I conclude that's near impossible. Is your "IRN NICROSTENDE" stamp a maker or importer?

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