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Is there such thing as

Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:30 pm

A Romo flatguard picklock ?

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Post by Bill DeShivs » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:11 pm

Possibly. Why?
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Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:25 pm

Bill

I was on YouTube looking at one of the switchblade videos and there was a guy on the comment section saying he’s got a romo flatguard picklock

Did romo produce flatguards bill ?

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Post by Bill DeShivs » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:49 pm

ROMO was a US importer.
Depending on who made a particular batch of knives for them, it's possible.
I have never seen one.
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Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:52 pm

Bill

Well I’ll see if I get a reply but I won’t hold my breath he posted his comment 1 year ago

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Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:28 am

Most people don't know what a flatguard is.
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Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:32 am

Bill

Maybe he just wrote it without knowing what he had

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Post by JimBrown257 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:17 am

I have never seen a real pre-50s Italian flatguard with a ROMO stamp. With a few exceptions like Latama, it doesn't seem like the common pl stamps showed up until the stamped bolster pls.

I think I have seen a Derby bo/c with a ROMO stamp. Some people refer to those as flatguards as the guards are technically flat. But I would say it is more likely that he is just misusing the word flatguard and is talking about a regular Italian pl with a ROMO stamp.

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Re: Is there such thing as

Post by Panzerfaust » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:43 am

ROMO was a New York importer so any switchblades imported by them are likely pre-1954. I have never seen a ROMO flatguard and haven't seen many ROMO switchblades. I do own a ROMO leverlock and a picklock.

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Re: Is there such thing as

Post by Lucentcrow » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 pm

Jimbrown

Yeah I think it was a miss use of words :)

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