Humpbacks pulled from ebay

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Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:19 am

Hello all

Was bidding on these two beauties as they are the first humpbacks I had seen on ebay that I could go for and then "whhoosh" just like that they were gone. :)

Its a real pity as I think these are pretty rare either side of the pond.
Anyone have any of these to share here ,I for one dont know much about them ?
Here are some pictures for your enjoyment .

regards

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby portlandmike » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:30 am

those were nice ... ebay has done this to me a few times... it sucks but it's the ebay game we play

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:39 am

I know Mike

Its particularly annoying when your a brit as there are fewer places to buy from.
Cant bid at all on knives on ebay US .

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby portlandmike » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:57 am

does gunbroker have the same policy ?

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:10 am

Never tried gunbroker Mike.
I have freinds here who will bid for me on ebay luckily.

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby Lucentcrow » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:52 pm

Such a shame mate they were lovely

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 pm

I know Joe was gutted.

They are out there though to be found Joe even for us brits. :)

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby JimBrown257 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:59 pm

The seller probably got an offer to end the auctions early and took it.

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby fastr19 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:42 pm

portlandmike wrote:does gunbroker have the same policy ?

No.

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby fastr19 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:45 pm

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Two of these Victory"s are humpbacks.

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Thanks fastr19

I have none and wanted an example as a different closing mechanism.
Those are beautiful.
Love the horn 8)

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby fastr19 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:28 pm

gravknife wrote:Thanks fastr19

I have none and wanted an example as a different closing mechanism.
Those are beautiful.
Love the horn 8)

Thank you. Here's another along with another knife that has a different mechanism.
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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:57 pm

There are two versions of these knives. Fastr19's first two are leaf spring knives.
The one in the bottom picture is a coil spring knife.
Look at the difference in the "humps." That will always tell you which spring type.
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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:30 pm

Beautiful knives again faster19 .

Thanks again for sharing these .

Whats the very bottom one classed as or named ?...ls it still a humpback or another locking type ?.
I have never really come across these humpbacks in my buying or collecting circle then these two appeared. They are real interesting knives.

Thanks for showing the different types Fastr19 and thanks for the explanation Bill.of the differences between coil and leaf types.

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Re: Humpbacks pulled from ebay

Postby JimBrown257 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:37 pm

gravknife wrote:Beautiful knives again faster19 .

Whats the very bottom one classed as or named ?...ls it still a humpback or another locking type ?.


That is a fulcrum release. It is exactly like a leaf spring picklock except at the top of the backspring, instead of the locktab, there is a little protrouding hole that holds the fulcrum. To release the blade, you just push the fulcrum up onto the blade and that pulls the backspring back.


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