10” swinguard

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10” swinguard

Postby K1111 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:16 am

I want a good one. Come on Walt. Back to work. Aga, someone ??

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby JulesVane » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:25 am

No wonder you haven't found one. I realize all the European inches and centimeters may not be exact, but I've never seen a swinguard called a 10" lol. 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13", yes. So, I'm sure you meant one of those sizes(?). Did Walt have swinguards made? I think everyone is drinking tonight...lol!
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby portlandmike » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:45 am

I resemble that remark Chris :D

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby K1111 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:11 pm

23 cm from aga campolin coming.

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby natcherly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:57 pm

K1111 wrote:23 cm from aga campolin coming.
That would be what is called in the non-metric world a 9" knife. A 10" would be around 25 cm, 2.54 actually.

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby natcherly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:03 pm

JulesVane wrote:No wonder you haven't found one. I realize all the European inches and centimeters may not be exact, but I've never seen a swinguard called a 10" lol. 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13", yes. So, I'm sure you meant one of those sizes(?). Did Walt have swinguards made? I think everyone is drinking tonight...lol!

Renzo Pascotto, the one who first created the 13" swinger, also made a few of a larger one, an 18" as well as one even bigger, 21" as I recall.

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby JulesVane » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 am

Angelo did say they were working on new 9" swinguards. I just assumed they were the 9" AKCs.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfnyq2d8c0zpf ... 5.mp4?dl=0
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby Luke_of_Mass » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:28 am

I suppose the 10'' picklocks could open up the possibility of 10'' swingers... the 10'' picks flew off the shelves like crazy and I'm sure I'm just one of dozens of people in like waiting for more to be made... if this size is so popular for picklocks, I'm sure some swingers in the same size would sell a lot of units... not everyone is in love with massive batwings or 13'' pascotto swingers costing half a grand or more. A main-line AGA (non-AKC..) swinger might not be a terrible idea.. if one is truly coming, hell I'd buy one.
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby dark2023 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:42 pm

I'd die for a reasonably priced 10-11 inch swinguard. Been looking for something similar for quite some time.
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby Corvus » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:13 am

Just a heads-up - there's an AAPK seller who's been offering some 9" and 11" swinguards in various scale materials that he says are NOS from the '80s, marked "Stainless Italy." Are these older Frank Bs?

I've gone through several more-or-less current 11" swingers from Frank B and I've been disappointed every time. Peaking, dull finishes, hair-triggers, over-sprung, tons of blade play and floppy guards have been typical in my experience so far. Maybe I've just had a run of bad luck with them.

This nine-incher looks and feels untouched like it arrived fresh from the shop. This one has no peaking, no blade play, nicely dialed-in action and guards that sit tightly against the bolster. My only complaint is a hint of banana curve, which appears to be the norm for these based on the photos. Those who prefer a overtly powerful kickspring might find the action a little anemic, but I think it's perfect.

So, what's the catch? They're a bit pricey, but the seller is very responsive to offers. Absolutely no affiliation, etc. Just a satisfied customer.

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:55 am

The dagger blade swingers are brand new production, not 1980s.
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby Corvus » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 am

Any idea who makes and distributes them, Bill? Aside from the seller noted above, I haven't seen them for sale.
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby natcherly » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:30 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:The dagger blade swingers are brand new production, not 1980s.

Aren't they made by the Campolines? Pretty sure the 11" are from Frank B's shop.

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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby JulesVane » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:41 am

It's interesting that this one Rick posted is not stamped AKC, as that's the only current 9" swinguards current production I was aware of. Also, stamped Stainless over Italy? Do we see many Italian pieces marked stainless? Nice horn on it.
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Re: 10” swinguard

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Don't know who makes them. I believe www.3knives.com has them.
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