Slant Bolster BO/BC

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JulesVane
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Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby JulesVane » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:16 am

Hi guys...I've been wanting to add this style for some time now. Came with a couple "surprises". I thought they all had a swedge blade, but this is plain flat grind. Nickel/silver bolsters and D-stamped liner I also wasn't aware of, but welcome surprise. Naturally, I would have preferred genuine horn scales, but if I had to go plastic, these suit me okay. I've read of production from the 1960's thru the 1980's (possibly read 1990's?). So, the nickel/silver and D-stamp lean me one way, the imitation horn the other. But, it's a nice little (just under 8") button open/close piece. ...

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby Corvus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:05 am

That's a cool little knife, Chris. Looks pristine, too. Any idea what the style is called? It's very much like a traditional gunstock pattern.

I love the BO/BC mechanism. Wish it was more common on modern Italians.

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby JulesVane » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:07 am

Corvus wrote:That's a cool little knife, Chris. Looks pristine, too. Any idea what the style is called? It's very much like a traditional gunstock pattern.

I love the BO/BC mechanism. Wish it was more common on modern Italians.

Thanks Rick. I've only heard it called a "Slant Bolster" as far as I can recall.
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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby portlandmike » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:32 am

Hi Chris, I was bidding on similar knife (it had brass bolsters) on eBay a few months ago and was really disappointed when the auction just ‘disappeared’. doesn’t the name have something like jaeger in it ?

Mike

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby JulesVane » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 am

Hey Mike. Nah, that name doesn’t sound like “my” seller’s. But, as you know, these items disappear randomly for sure. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Slant Bolster in Brass, but certainly haven’t seen everything. The “Bay” has been loaded with lots of nice stuff lately and quite often makes it to sale.
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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby Tom19176 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:31 am

Yes they were made in Brass with wood handles too.....Two sizes but the larger 9"open ones are very hard to find. Frank B old ads called them "Old Fashion" but slant bolster is the common term for them. They came in several peralex colors, stag, horn and imt horn ( as yours). The really old ones had the false edge and more modern ones had the blade yours has.....The old ones with the Indian head are fairly rare too....

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby johnnyl321 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:17 am

I have a similar model. Has VIRGINIA INOX stamped on tang.
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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby gravknife » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:34 pm

Nice knife Chris.

I really like the scales on that piece.Good grab mate.

As Tom said these were referred to as the "old fashioneds " and slant bolsters.

As for dating I think the earlier examples had nickle bolsters and swedge blades but im rusty so dont take that as a given.
Here is a 9" example I have with the swedge blade and dark horn scales .Its marked INOX and was bought from France.
They dont show up in Europe too often either.
Excuse the older pictures .

Hope everybody here is well .

Ian
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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby eddymunster » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:02 pm

Cool! I have a black handled with the swedge blade stamped JNDIANA.

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby JulesVane » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:53 pm

I added a wood/brass example...Ian, yours is really fantastic.

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby sammy the blade » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:42 am

I had one that looked like that a few years back but I sold or traded it off for some other knife. Probably over 10 years ago. Lots of knives I've parted with I wish I'd kept and that was one of them. Live and learn.

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby JulesVane » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:52 am

sammy the blade wrote:I had one that looked like that a few years back but I sold or traded it off for some other knife. Probably over 10 years ago. Lots of knives I've parted with I wish I'd kept and that was one of them. Live and learn.

Thanks Sammy! We often hear about buyer's remorse, but I too fear seller's remorse. I have a hard time parting with any.
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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby portlandmike » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:58 pm

buyers remorse quickly fades while sellers remorse just sticks with you .... :D

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby gravknife » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:38 pm

You lot in America are lucky

I have have" can't buy" remorse ....Its the worst of the lot. :D

Really nice slant bolsters Chris .Glad you could add them to your ever growing and great collection .

Ian

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Re: Slant Bolster BO/BC

Postby whippersnapper » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:40 pm

JulesVane wrote:I added a wood/brass example...Ian, yours is really fantastic.

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Looks exactly like the one I sold 2 years ago. I had got it from Bill D several years before that...Funny how knives make the rounds 8) .


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