Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

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Lucentcrow
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Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:08 pm

Interesting that most of these knives were made in Maniago by cottage cutlers and it’s said most are the same but different importers stamps, but interesting to note that the blade grinds are all stylised to the specific stamps it has, ie the romo grind angles are very different from everything else..... what I’m trying to say is there must have been a style the craftsman had agreed to with the importer to make that knife a certain way ?
Any info guys ?
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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by john » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:22 pm

Can’t help you with the blade grinds, but your knife is beautiful.
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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:33 pm

Cheers John

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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by thom » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 pm

Nice collection, interesting thought.

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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:24 am

I know what you are talking about but I don't think it was an intentional thing. Those little variations were just how the person doing those particular blades happened to do them (how he held them or what tools he used or whatever factors could affect it). Then the ones with the straighter lines just happened to be commissioned to get one stamp and the blades with the more diagonal lines just happened to get a different stamp.

When people have individual custom knives made, they often ask for specific swedge lengths or line angles but the people who ordered bulk production knives would have just asked for whatever blade type and take what they got.

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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by Bill DeShivs » Tue May 12, 2020 2:41 am

The angled grinds are found on Mauro Mario knives.
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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by jim d, » Tue May 12, 2020 1:03 pm

I was thinking along the very same lines as JimBrown

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Re: Blade grinds individual to stamps ?

Post by skirmish » Wed May 20, 2020 3:51 am

I would totally agree. Each maker seemed to have a slightly different style with bayonet style grind. This seems more evident on the older knives. I have a Bedima and Romanelli, that both have very unique angled grind in the blade shape. I would attribute this to the availability of progressively more modern tools as the trade became more refined.

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