Corvus wrote:JimBrown257 wrote:Corvus wrote:Do you (or anyone else) know of a production stiletto that uses those solid guard-less bolsters or are they only used by manglers and custom makers?
The builder/customizer makes those bolsters from a solid piece of metal.
Many AGAs have bolsters made from a solid piece (never guardless as far as I know) but that is the only production Italian with solid bolsters.
I'm skeptical that the bolsters on my knife were made by the customizer. Looking at a wide variety of customized/mangled knives, I keep seeing what appear to be exactly the same parts in brass or NS used over and over again. The contours look too complex and uniform to be handmade on a grinder. I think they're mass-produced.
You can be skeptical all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that a customizer made the bolsters. Bolsters like that are the easiest ones to make.