Old Mexican Switchblade

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Viking45
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby Viking45 » Thu May 19, 2016 6:30 am

Brother let me just say this- When this knife arrived I took a jewelers loupe trying to find a flaw. Nothing.
The pins all have a nice dome,the horn is the most perfect I have ever seen,not the material but how it has been worked and polished.
The brass looks amazing and it gives the knife a lot of heft and solid feel. Speaking of solid,it snaps open hard and locks with zero play.
Straight as an arrow open/closed etc.
I can't wait till I get some extra cash,I hope to get Ron to do an 11" Mexican and I'm going to try to find a silver skull for a button. If not that maybe a 30-06 or 223 casing,whichever would work best on an 11".
Ron's work is superb to say the least.
I have three Bill customs so i need another Straydog special.

But yeah,I love rustic and until I joined this forum I had never seen the old Mexican style switches.
I bet Ron could make one look aged,maybe even use aluminum? Not sure,we should ask him.

sammy the blade
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby sammy the blade » Thu May 19, 2016 12:27 pm

I have two of rons knives with skull buttons! The mikov button is just for show, the skulls match my tattoo.
AKA Sammy da blade

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ILikeStilettos
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby ILikeStilettos » Thu May 19, 2016 4:09 pm

Ron is still making them ...
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Straydog 5247
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby Straydog 5247 » Fri May 20, 2016 1:36 am

ILikeStilettos wrote:Ron is still making them ...


Not anymore ! :shock: ....I ran outa skulls for buttons ! :oops: ...... :lol:

Rondog

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Straydog 5247
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby Straydog 5247 » Fri May 20, 2016 1:42 am

Viking45 wrote:I bet Ron could make one look aged,maybe even use aluminum? Not sure,we should ask him.


I thought of this Mr. Viking...but wasn't sure there would be call for it ....I might try one in aluminum for myself first , to see if I can git it right ! :wink:

Rondog

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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby ILikeStilettos » Fri May 20, 2016 2:18 am

Straydog 5247 wrote:
ILikeStilettos wrote:Ron is still making them ...


Not anymore ! :shock: ....I ran outa skulls for buttons ! :oops: ...... :lol:

Rondog

I think Duke just bought a bunch of them ...
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby VIPERCOM » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:48 am

Ok... yes 10 years later...I got one of them! I hope it is worth more then 10 Bucks. It has got to be more then 68 years old . I am only 52 when i was very young my grandfather & grandmother would take me down to mexico, I would get about 5 bucks (US) that was lots of Pesos ! I would have lot of candy and well...Yes! illegal FIRECRACKERS..... look I was in 4th grade. And yes it was safe for a young kid to run off going to all the cool shops that sold everything and sell it to a kid too. Cigs, beer, knives, Mine was Firecrackers and home made ones at that ..BOOM! But to this day I can remember the switch blade knives the most of all. A kid at my school got caught with one. They took it from him and he got 10 licks!, with a paddle that was 5 foot high a foot wide and had holes in it. they say you would come off the ground each time you got hit!!!! So there was no way i was going to buy a switch blade knife besides what is it that 4th grade kids do? Go to school that is there life. No Way! was i going to get licks and take my knife away. And that was be for you get home. Then who knows how many more licks i would get then..........
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john
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Re: Old Mexican Switchblade

Postby john » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Congratulations on your newest acquisition!!!
I’m glad you were able to add one of these to your collection. Your patience and perseverance paid off.
Your friend on the web's most friendly community on knives and blades,
John

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