Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

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Duff
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Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Duff » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:41 pm

Have had this switch balde in my knife collection for many years and am just interested in getting some info about it and possibly evaluate its worth.

Pictured on the base of the blade is KNOX Patent 35958. I believe the handle is a dark ivory, the mechanism functions perfectly and has plenty of tension in it.

An old timer who was moving out of his house into a retirement home gifted this to me whilst I worked for a company hired to do the move for him. So it has some sentimental value but that said, it sits on a desk doing nothing all day so might be willing to part with it if the price is right.

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Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by orangeboy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:14 pm

Its a 1960s “fulcrum” release stiletto. The marking is “INOX” in an oval. These were certainly made by the Master craftsman Elio DiBin.

Back then the Italian Craftsmen worked as young boys in the family cutlery shops and then went to school and received a degree and a Diploma for being a Master Cutler.

Nowadays with the internet, people just make up titles and call themselves Masters with zero education in the field.
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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by boblees812 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:52 pm

Only three pins on that front scale ??

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by gravknife » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 pm

Duff
Super knife and very uncommon. 8)

What a great gift to receive.

I havn't seen many of these in my short time collecting but I really like the condition of your knife.Its a nicely untouched patina on the swedge blade and the nickle silver bolsters and fulcrum ....they have that untouched grey that a new owner has the choice to leave as is or polish and I love the horn.

Its a great older knife for collectors....wish I could give a value but havn't seen them for sale this side of the water.

I'm sure you will get some more advice like the Di Bin maker knowledge Orangeboy supplied and a few offers i'll wager.

Thanks for posting it

gravknife

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by TazmanTom » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:27 pm

What is the open length of this knife ?

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by orangeboy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:20 pm

TazmanTom wrote:What is the open length of this knife ?
Looks like a 6” or a 7”
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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Bill DeShivs » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:40 pm

Your handle is cow horn, not ivory.
Very nice knife.
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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by fastr19 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:06 pm

That release is pretty much in demand. $300 would be a good starting price.

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Duff » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:48 am

orangeboy wrote:Its a 1960s “fulcrum” release stiletto. The marking is “INOX” in an oval. These were certainly made by the Master craftsman Elio DiBin.

Back then the Italian Craftsmen worked as young boys in the family cutlery shops and then went to school and received a degree and a Diploma for being a Master Cutler.

Nowadays with the internet, people just make up titles and call themselves Masters with zero education in the field.
Thankyou for the info, appreciated Thought it was older then 1960's.
boblees812 wrote:Only three pins on that front scale ??
Umm please explain what you mean?
gravknife wrote:Duff
Super knife and very uncommon. 8)

What a great gift to receive.

I havn't seen many of these in my short time collecting but I really like the condition of your knife.Its a nicely untouched patina on the swedge blade and the nickle silver bolsters and fulcrum ....they have that untouched grey that a new owner has the choice to leave as is or polish and I love the horn.

Its a great older knife for collectors....wish I could give a value but havn't seen them for sale this side of the water.

I'm sure you will get some more advice like the Di Bin maker knowledge Orangeboy supplied and a few offers i'll wager.

Thanks for posting it

gravknife
Ah that is good to hear, I had a feeling it was something special. Cheers for the response.

orangeboy wrote:
TazmanTom wrote:What is the open length of this knife ?
Looks like a 6” or a 7”
7"
Bill DeShivs wrote:Your handle is cow horn, not ivory.
Very nice knife.
Ah thankyou for the correction.
fastr19 wrote:That release is pretty much in demand. $300 would be a good starting price.
Holy.... really? Wow... I am a casual collector, nothing in my collection is remotely as valuable as this. I'd be interested some offers for it if I can ask that here, if not happily post a classified. Sorry unsure how it works around these parts.

I might also mention that I am UK based.

Thanks again everyone for your input and I look forward to learning more.
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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Lucentcrow » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:45 pm

Hi I’m in the uk I’ve shot you a pm

Thanks
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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Duff » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Lucentcrow wrote:Hi I’m in the uk I’ve shot you a pm

Thanks
Joe
Thanks Joe

Have replied to all PMs, good advice from you.

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:27 pm

No problem

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by SwitchGear » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:55 pm

I’ve recently come across basically the same knife, without the the patent #, just the oval with inox inside.
Does the above information apply?

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Re: Knox Switch Blade Patent 35958

Post by SwitchGear » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:45 pm

I received my knife, and it does indeed have the Patent 35958, just that it’s on the opposite side of the one pictured above.

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