old frosolone? pick lock knife

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old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:03 pm

Hello Everyone, My name is Terry......This is my first post here...I have this old pick lock knife that i think is a frosolone :?: ,but not sure. can anyone help with an i'd. i've done a lot of research. found one on here that look's the same hence the name i'm using. so i figured i try this site. It is unmarked.....thanks in advance to all.....terry.
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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by sammy the blade » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:04 pm

Nice one, welcome to the forum.

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by Maltese flatguard » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 pm

Yes sir. It’s a classic era “Frosolone” switchblade. Probably made by between 1950-1960 roughly.

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:06 pm

sorry for photos trying to post right?

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:09 pm

photos...thanks again.
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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:30 pm

thanks everyone, i'm not to sure how everything works on here, still learning.....so it is a frosolone ? this being unmarked?...1940's 50's WOW !

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by Maltese flatguard » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 pm

ter215 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:30 pm
thanks everyone, i'm not to sure how everything works on here, still learning.....so it is a frosolone ? this being unmarked?...1940's 50's WOW !
Yes sir. It’s definitely a classic “later era” Frosolone made switchblade. That body shape with the slender waist was a later style. It’s possible this was made by D Piscitelli.

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:12 pm

thanks maltese & everyone.....forgot, it measures a little over 9 3/4 inches long. spring is strong & works great, everything is tight, with slight movement when open. i know very little about knifes other than research on this one...now i'm searching on d. piscitelli ...very cool !

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by sammy the blade » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:54 pm

We like all kinds of knives, especially switchblades. Feel free to post pics. of any others you have.

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ter215 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:35 am

Thanks sammy......any idea what kind of value this frosolone would have :?: ...i'm no expert by any means. i can't believe it's that old, very cool indeed (:

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by ILikeStilettos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:04 am

As you know,oldies are not my forte. It's old, but not perfect. I'm thinking $600-700, but I don't know. Is it really a Piscatelli? Does that make it worth big bucks?
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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by Bangie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:35 am

I don't post here much but have been around for a long time. First of all, it's a very decent example. From the pictures you posted and from the info so far on here, my guess would be the value to be between $900 and $1200 as the blade appears to be slightly down. I agree with an earlier post that this is a later made Frosolone. I've also seen unmarked custom made Frosolone Switchblades. This one is pretty generic and doesn't have any traits that could definitely identify it. JMHO. Value also depends on a potential buyer and how much they are willing to pay, but I don't know if your plans are wanting to sell or not. It would be a nice addition to someone's collection that collects this type of knife. :D

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by Lucentcrow » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:42 am

Hi nice knife

I’ve seen a few of these lately on other forums and thought they were worth more but going off what they actually sell for $1000 or $1200 is about right.

Beautiful knife
Thanks for showing it
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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by Oldreb » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:13 am

Terry -- PM sent !!

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Re: old frosolone? pick lock knife

Post by shursnap » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:09 pm

Definitely Frosolone and most likely from the 1940s. These usually sell in the $800-1200 in good used condition, which this one is. Some collectors might pay a little more for it. It's a nice old knife.
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