4.5" Inch Picklocks

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4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:27 pm

Hi Gents -
Hare a couple of small but very nice picklocks. Function and built just like the big guys with nice horn, full D-stamp liners, nice snap and tight lockup...and the red dot safety. 4.5" total length with 2" blade. :D
Cheers -
Texans
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JulesVane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 pm

Wow! They are really cool! Nice! I don't see them often (If ever).
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:00 pm

Thanks Jules - bought these some years back from Folgore Knives. Seller's name was Bernie if I recall correctly. I thought they were very cool and had never seen them before, and they are very well made.

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JulesVane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:12 pm

texans123 wrote:Thanks Jules - bought these some years back from Folgore Knives. Seller's name was Bernie if I recall correctly. I thought they were very cool and had never seen them before, and they are very well made.
Ahhh Yes, we are somewhat familiar with a guy named "Bernie" around here (I'm kidding). He's a long-time member here that goes by METALGOD. He pops in now and then. Good guy that's had some great stuff. Your 4.5"ers are really nice! Thing about this "disease" is, I want one of everything! lol
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Yes I read some threads where Bernie and METALGOD were mentioned, so good he's still around. Glad you like these little picklocks. Do not recall who made these but it was a name not as common, I think.

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:48 pm

Jules - I think the maker is Oreste DiBon in Maniago, Italy.

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JulesVane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:22 pm

Looking back at what Bernie offered recently, doesn't nearly resemble yours viewtopic.php?f=14&t=25096
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by thom » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:47 pm

I bought one of the 4.5" from the link JulesVane posted. Really nice little pieces. Mine is a bolster release. I should have bought two.
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:02 am

Agree with Thom, even though bolster release those are nice 4.5". Really like the Stag and light Horn types.

Here is an ORESTE DIBON in 5.5". Mentions here he passed in 2012. I fairly sure I bought my 4.5" picklocks a couple years prior to 2012.

http://www.bladebid.com/asp/detail.asp?id=207657

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JulesVane » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:17 am

Oh, how I miss Bernie's stuff on the old BBs.
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by texans123 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Here is a 6.25" fish picklock that I also think was made by Oreste DiBon. These are legal to carry here so it has a bit of wear on it. Well make knife with a very nice snap and tight lock up. Think I got this one from Bernie as well.
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JulesVane » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:32 pm

That Fishtail is neat! Haven't found one for myself yet. ...one day.
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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by Viking45 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:22 am

Very cool. I want one. Nice little fish too, love the fish design.

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by JimBrown257 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:55 am

I think those 6" Fish are some of the best modern knives I've seen. The only issue is that some of them have rockers that are dangerously thin at the pivot. I replaced one recently and the metal on each size of the hole was paper thin.

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Re: 4.5" Inch Picklocks

Post by DonC » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:40 pm

Nice looking "guppy". I have a 9"AGA but its the only fish in my collection.
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