Walt's Latama MOP

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Walt's Latama MOP

Post by thom » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:15 pm

Just got this one, hope you like as much as I do.
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by barshoo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 pm

OHHHHHHH!!!! MY HEART!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


I'm sorry, Thom, I THOUGHT I had cardiac arrest when I saw these pictures!! It's insanely BRILLIANT...The MOP is gorgeous!! GREAT catch... :D
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by thom » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:35 pm

I am really happy with it.

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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by barshoo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:42 pm

You could nickname that one "White Lightning"!! :shock:
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by JulesVane » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:07 pm

SUPER SPECIAL Thom! Sweeet!
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by FreeTheArmy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:24 am

Very nice!
Hell, I'd like it even more if it was mine. :mrgreen:
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by DonC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Nice one. Walt puts out some great knives.
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by JulesVane » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 pm

Thom, did you have this piece rescaled with the MOP? The stamp looks like the newest models, but I never saw MOP in the new Walt's. I think I saw one Walt's in MOP before (not the Elite models), that had MOP scales but, for some odd reason, the bolsters were stainless steel instead of nickel/silver. I never could figure that one out.
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by Corvus » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:42 pm

That's gorgeous! Really fiery MOP, too.

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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by barshoo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:07 am

JulesVane wrote:Thom, did you have this piece rescaled with the MOP? The stamp looks like the newest models, but I never saw MOP in the new Walt's. I think I saw one Walt's in MOP before (not the Elite models), that had MOP scales but, for some odd reason, the bolsters were stainless steel instead of nickel/silver. I never could figure that one out.
I have Nickel Silver bolsters on my 9" Walt's Flatguard picklock, and filework. I thought maybe it came that way from the factory...but now I wonder if it was rescaled in Brazilion Horn by someone, and the NS bolsters added... :? :| :?:
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by barshoo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:09 am

JulesVane wrote:SUPER SPECIAL Thom! Sweeet!

Thom, is that an 11 incher???
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by thom » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:06 am

Yes it is 11". All the Walt's have N/S bolsters. I'm sure the bolsters and horn are original. Not sure on early Walt's, but the newer ones with file work, the file work was done by TbarK in Texas. Walt has used others too, Mike from painted pony, maybe Bill, maybe others.
Walt gets the knives from Frank B. Some he sold as is, and some he had customized. But I'm sure what you have is original from Walt. The older ones may have been customized by Frank B. with Walt's stamp. I think the newer ones Walt gets from Frank B. Then Walt adds his stamp and he has some customized.
Hope that answers your question.

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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by JulesVane » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:11 pm

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I have Nickel Silver bolsters on my 9" Walt's Flatguard picklock, and filework. I thought maybe it came that way from the factory...but now I wonder if it was rescaled in Brazilion Horn by someone, and the NS bolsters added... :? :| :?:[/quote]


Barb, I'm fairly sure that all Walt's (most?) used nickel/silver bolsters. I had remembered a MOP "like" Thom's posted a while back that used stainless steel bolsters instead. I just couldn't figure out why the elegant scales, yet stainless steel bolsters: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=25195
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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by thom » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:34 pm

When Walt was making flatguards they all 3.5mm blades. When he went to bolster release also went to 5mm blades. Although I have a walts 5mm flatguard.

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Re: Walt's Latama MOP

Post by barshoo » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:22 am

thom wrote:Yes it is 11". All the Walt's have N/S bolsters. I'm sure the bolsters and horn are original. Not sure on early Walt's, but the newer ones with file work, the file work was done by TbarK in Texas. Walt has used others too, Mike from painted pony, maybe Bill, maybe others.
Walt gets the knives from Frank B. Some he sold as is, and some he had customized. But I'm sure what you have is original from Walt. The older ones may have been customized by Frank B. with Walt's stamp. I think the newer ones Walt gets from Frank B. Then Walt adds his stamp and he has some customized.
Hope that answers your question.

Walt is sometimes vague when answering MY questions. He is illusive. But very nice, friendly and a great guy. He has always been very good to me.
Thank you for answering my question! I appreciate the education, too. You new Walt's is so beautiful, and I love the grind on the blade!
I will push your buttons--please pass me your switchblades first.

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