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furkin
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Identification please

Postby furkin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi guys,
I’ve been a knife enthusiast since I was a young teenager -(a long long time ago)- and had many types and sizes over the years.
My Son brought me a Balisong on one of his travels, but I’m having trouble playing it due to old fingers !?
Anyway, a friend told me about his ‘Bowie’ knife.
He told me about the ‘Mexican’ engraving on the blade, which made me wonder about its origin.
I said I’d look into it if he wanted, and he dropped it round. It’s a hefty thing, about 15½” (blade 10¼” + handle 5”) with engraving on one side. It has a wooden handle with brass rivets (quite loose) & an inserted brass plate, with no engraving. I’m guessing it isn’t the original, but would love to be proved wrong.
Images: from the tip; Gila > Mexican type fella > Burro > flat top mountain (machu picchu ? My Son brought me a pebble from there) > Townscape, and right at the top, scull & crossbones.

Can anyone throw any light on this please ? (images as soon as I can post them,or request them whilst waiting)

(also a balisong tutorial ??)

big_slim
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Re: Identification please

Postby big_slim » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:46 pm

There are tons of balisong tutorial videos on youtube. From simple openings to all kinds of advanced aerials, etc. I highly recommend checking those out if you want to get better at flipping.

furkin
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Re: Identification please

Postby furkin » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:04 am

Thanks Big Slim,
I'll have a look.

My images are now 2/3 posts down.
Last edited by furkin on Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Identification please

Postby john » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:02 pm

furkin wrote:Thanks Big Slim,
I'll have a look.

The images on my knife follow:




Photobucket isn’t free anymore. You have to pay for it. Here’s a free site;

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furkin
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Re: Identification please

Postby furkin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:55 am

Thank John,
I didn't realise that P.B started to charge.
Thanks for the link,,,,, took me a while, but here they are:



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sammy the blade
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Re: Identification please

Postby sammy the blade » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:46 am

Last 5 pics. didn't come up.
AKA Sammy da blade

furkin
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Re: Identification please

Postby furkin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:02 am

Sammy:
Sorry mate.
Did you mean the first lot ? They were done by Photobucket. They were fine when I uploaded 'em, but then turned into a dial meter - obviously P.B now charge and I hadn't paid, so I deleted them.

The ones done today (03/11/17) should be o.k. they show up in my Preview,,,,, but did take a little while.
If you mean these, maybe they are being processed.

Otherwise I have no idea i'm afraid - maybe someone on here will help.

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Re: Identification please

Postby gravknife » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:27 am

Furkin
I think these type of knives are from the 70s possibly mexican tourist pieces or made in the US as a series .
Strangely i found 2 for sale here in the UK but no information as to where they are from or history.
A freind of mine when we were kids had q wells fargo etched bowie almost the same as yours in 1975 ,good quality and nice blade but i doubt being any older than the 1950s _1960s.

Here are the 2 skull and crossbone examples,plus a 1950s mexican with similar bladeshape.

Hope you find out more nice knife i would like it.


All the best and Good Luck
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furkin
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Re: Identification please

Postby furkin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:37 am

Many thanks gravknife:
Yep - that's identical - apart from the etching.
This one is a mates, but i'd like to get something like it for myself - anyone out there selling one ??
Thanks also for the history lesson,,,, it's something I can pass on to him.

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