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1st Latama

Postby rangerscott » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:03 pm

Hi guys/gals! I obtained this 13 " Kriss Blade Latama from a guy off Craigslist at a STEAL! He lives in Ohio. I learned later on that Latama sold many autos in Ohio. It has a hair trigger and does not want to stay shut. Has Patina on the blade and back spring. It came with some dried out greenish blonde horn with several bug bites. I sent it to my good friend Rick Giroux (whom many of you know) and he did a great job with some new choice French Point Horn!I did keep the original scales for reference. I have a nephew who sings Italian Opera with the NY metro opera and he will inherit this knife due to his interest in things Italian. etc. Wish I could find more pics ...mabey later. Enjoy! :)
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Re: 1st Latama

Postby rangerscott » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:24 pm

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Found a picture of the back of my first Latama and a PIc of the original horn before
restoration. :)

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby redeye » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:59 pm

i wouilda kept the original horn on that one but thats just MHO nice knife you have a lucky nephew
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Re: 1st Latama

Postby eastcoastsniper » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:02 pm

A latama on Craig's list...SWEET!!

Rick's the rescale guru. I have a bunch of his knives also.

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby rangerscott » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:37 pm

Hi Redeye:I could have kept them but they were so dry and rough that I thought a new set would last longer. Anyway..if my nephew wants to put em back on ..he can do so.
Hi Roger..thanks and yea Rick is the guru(Giroux???? lol.. 8) and a heck of a nice and honest man! As for Craigs...hehehe..its supposed to be banned there like E-bay...

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Springmesser » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:02 pm

Nice.... 8)

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Vagrant » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:27 pm

8) 8)

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby jim d, » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:10 am

Thanks for posting the pictures. We like Latamas here!

Jim

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Knife Crazied » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:49 am

:wink:
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Re: 1st Latama

Postby orangeboy » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:23 am

Is it an 11" or 13"?
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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Chrisadamley » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:56 am

orangeboy wrote:Is it an 11" or 13"?


"Hi guys/gals! I obtained this 13 " Kriss Blade Latama"

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby lars » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:14 pm

Beautiful! Very nice! In fact, I love it 8)

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Wray1958 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:07 pm

Great scales, Love that wavy blade. 8) 8)

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Re: 1st Latama

Postby orangeboy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:32 am

Chrisadamley wrote:
orangeboy wrote:Is it an 11" or 13"?


"Hi guys/gals! I obtained this 13 " Kriss Blade Latama"


The length of it looks more like an 11 inch to me.
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Re: 1st Latama

Postby Razor_54 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:29 am

Great addition. Love those Latama's. Next to impossible to find one here in Canada.
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