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last_vegas
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Ring pull fishtail

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Hello to all forum members,
you have encyclopedic knowledge here, maybe you`ll help me with this issue.
Found this ring pull fishtail with heavily destroyed blade. The owner claims its a switchblade, which apparently not. Or am i wrong? Or it can be converted?
I asked him to send a video, waiting for it.
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last_vegas
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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Well, i just got video, and will answer the question: its a very small manual knife.
I suppose its from the 1960s?
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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It's a pretty rare 60s switchblade with a broken spring. Could be fixed if you get the knife cheap, could actually be worth something too once we know what that stamp is.
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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rithvich wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:00 pm It's a pretty rare 60s switchblade with a broken spring. Could be fixed if you get the knife cheap, could actually be worth something too once we know what that stamp is.
Thanks, there is a problem with the stamp, because the seller told me that it was nearly removed by the previous owner because it has swastika.
I doubt it is true. I think ex owner tried to sharpen it. The blade is in bad condition, here is the photo from another side. Somebody cut it to ease opening with a finger.
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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To bad about the blade. The previous owner really butchered it. The nail nick is a mess and it appears the handle was modified for the nail nick. New
New liner, spring and blade could cost more to repair than it’s worth.
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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john wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:46 pm To bad about the blade. The previous owner really butchered it. The nail nick is a mess and it appears the handle was modified for the nail nick. New
New liner, spring and blade could cost more to repair than it’s worth.
Thanks,
i agree, the knife is selling for 50 bucks, but i doubt i`ll find anybody who can repair it for the reasonable price here in Russia. Especially the spring. I better find another RPK for my collection:)
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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Really cool variant. I really wonder why the Italian makers don't revisit some of these designs? I'd buy that, doubt I am the only one.

Make mine an 11" please, dark horn, red dot safety, and bayonet grind too.

Thx!
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novice wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:03 pm Really cool variant. I really wonder why the Italian makers don't revisit some of these designs? I'd buy that, doubt I am the only one.

Make mine an 11" please, dark horn, red dot safety, and bayonet grind too.

Thx!

Ditto
I’m in.
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Why anyone would want to put something like this on anything made after WW2 is nonsensical. Maybe this was made to accomodate a fringe group who find this stuff exhilarating....
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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The Aryans eat that stuff up
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natcherly wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:06 pm Why anyone would want to put something like this on anything made after WW2 is nonsensical. Maybe this was made to accomodate a fringe group who find this stuff exhilarating....
I'm not seeing it?
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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Here is what they are suppose to look like. (minus the photobucket banner)
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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Beautiful knife minus the PB banners
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Re: Ring pull fishtail

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Thanks John.
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You’re welcome.
Jeff, your collection is outstanding!
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