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Re: False button?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:47 am

One more time Charley-
It's your choice.
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Re: False button?

Post by orangeboy » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:49 am

Ban me...I’ve been selling off my entire collection anyway. I’ve found something better in my life than I ever have had before.

Have a nice life....
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Re: False button?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:59 am

I sincerely apologize for the ridiculous thread drift, guys.
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Re: False button?

Post by natcherly » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:31 am

Panzerfaust wrote: slipjoint
Yes that is the term I couldn't put my finger on, or my brain to recall. Senior moment???

And I agree with your opinion that these knives should be left alone.

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Re: False button?

Post by portlandmike » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:18 pm

You guys are right and I won’t have it converted (not sure I could afford that anyway). I would like to clean it up though, this thing is really dirty. Any tips for cleaning the bolsters and horn without changing the patina too much?

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Re: False button?

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 pm

Yeah, I think it would be best to leave that one. If you do ever want a auto with a clip-point and lockback, just find a normal no-button one and have that one converted. Be careful, though, as a lot of those false-button stilettos are Japanese knives that are far inferior to the Italian ones like yours.

Also, you want to be sure the knife is not a slipjoint like those two Italian ones in this thread. You want to be sure it is a locking one like yours.

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Re: False button?

Post by portlandmike » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:15 pm

good info to keep in mind... Thanks, Mike

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Re: False button?

Post by portlandmike » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:40 pm

JimBrown257 wrote:Yeah, I think it would be best to leave that one. If you do ever want a auto with a clip-point and lockback, just find a normal no-button one and have that one converted.
Now that you mention it, I do have this just sitting around ...
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Re: False button?

Post by JimBrown257 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:18 pm

That would make for a fine conversion but I would recommend just looking for a MII stamp picklock, they aren't too hard to find. And a vintage manual picklock is even more rare than your lockback so it isn't one you'd want to mess with. The ones you would have converted are normally newer knives that don't have the collectible value and are things that you couldn't get an auto version. The Buck 110, for example, was one that was converted because people wanted an auto version but there was no production one. Of course, now there is an auto version.

Another one people get converted in the Shcrade Dirk. It's a new cheaper easy to find knife and converting it is the only way to get an auto like that.

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Re: False button?

Post by portlandmike » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:36 pm

Gotcha... thanks again

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Re: False button?

Post by Panzerfaust » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:23 am

That's a late-1950s manual picklock that is probably less common than an auto picklock. Nice knife!

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Re: False button?

Post by sammy the blade » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:48 am

That's a really nice old knife and as the old saying goes they don't make them like that anymore. To bad they don't.

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Re: False button?

Post by portlandmike » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:21 am

Kinda funny, I got that in a gun deal about two years ago. Was buying a .20 gauge and a .45 so when I spotted that knife in the guys big bin o’ knives he just threw it in.., I didn’t even think of it until Jeremy said something.... glad you guys like it !

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Re: False button?

Post by Panzerfaust » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:03 am

portlandmike wrote:Kinda funny, I got that in a gun deal about two years ago. Was buying a .20 gauge and a .45 so when I spotted that knife in the guys big bin o’ knives he just threw it in.., I didn’t even think of it until Jeremy said something.... glad you guys like it !

Mike
It's a desirable knife and although not worth as much as a 1950s auto picklock, it's still a collectable knife that probably was not made for more than two or three years before the lockback was made.

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