Italian or German blade ?

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Italian or German blade ?

Post by sprink » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:14 am

So i have been looking for a particular style of a birdsbeak leverlock to replace one i sold years ago, I'm pretty sure that the one I sold was stamped AB but recently came across one on AIK site stamped Eye Brand from Germany both have identical long clip point blade with same scroll design ( procrastinated to long and missed that one ) anyway now I'm curious as to who actually made the blade , did it come from Germany or Italy? These are harder to find than the more common short ones with bayo blade ,they are 9 1/2" open. any input is appreciated.
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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by Tom19176 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:40 am

Italy made for them under contract......

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by whippersnapper » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:32 pm

I agree.

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by jim d, » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:47 pm

I agree as well. I have one just like the AB stamped one in the photo. It is a very nice knife.

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by sprink » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:09 pm

Thanks guys, kinda what I was thinking but wanted some more input. The one i had was green acrylic. If anyone comes across one that is available send me a pm .

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by Tom19176 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:10 pm

I know a Bayo blade but it is the larger size green handle:


https://www.3knives.com/en/product/2314 ... 412-g.html

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by TRYKER » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:36 pm

why is this so exspensive ???
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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by sprink » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:32 pm

Tryker , that's a good question :shock:. A lot of stuff on AIK site is a bit overpriced, they have some nice stuff but a little pricey $$$

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by natcherly » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:00 pm

TRYKER wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:36 pm
why is this so exspensive ???
These haven't been made for some years now. The one I bought 17 years ago was scaled in Frost Wood and cost about $60. Inflation and limited supply probably help push up the price.

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by Panzerfaust » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:16 pm

I don't think that was made for export to Germany because of the 8.5 cm blade length restriction on autos there and that blade looks longer.

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by jim d, » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:09 am

Another factor contributing to the price is likely the stamp. The AB stamped ones were freely available in the early 2000's but this is the first time I have seen that stamp.

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by TRYKER » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 pm

i do have a couple, the one in stag has no engraving, butt has a damascus blade.
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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by JulesVane » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:24 pm

sprink wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:32 pm
Tryker , that's a good question :shock:. A lot of stuff on AIK site is a bit overpriced, they have some nice stuff but a little pricey $$$
https://www.adamsknifeworks.com/store/p ... ts_id=1201

https://www.adamsknifeworks.com/store/p ... ts_id=2345

...they sure seem to get them in, but these are 8".
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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by Tom19176 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:22 am

Barry Adams is a great guy for years now!

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Re: Italian or German blade ?

Post by jim d, » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:44 am

You are right Tom, I met Barry at the Atlanta show back in the 2010 - 2012 timeframe. He had a table and we had a great conversation.

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