Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

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Corvus
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Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby Corvus » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:26 pm

Just landed this little 8" Frosolone by Pat Havlin. I've been searching for one o' Pat's knives for quite a while now, and the search finally paid off. This is a minty-fresh example from 2012. Hope you guys enjoy the pics.

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Size comparison with a 10" Renzo P.
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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby JulesVane » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 pm

Rick! 'Ya done great! I noticed it after it was already gone and wondered "WHO?"... So glad it was you! Nice!
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"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with"...W.C. Fields

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby Corvus » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:08 am

Thanks, Chris. Yeah, I do the same thing. When an interesting knife gets grabbed, I always wonder who the lucky sumbitch was. When it comes to Italian stilettos and their variants, we're a pretty small community, so odds are it'll show up on the forums sooner or later. :)

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby jim d, » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:19 am

Now THAT is starting the new year off right indeed!

Jim

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby thom » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:54 am

That's a keeper.

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby boblees812 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:58 am

Pat Havlin Knifes are one of Best. Great find , Good for you

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby gravknife » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:13 pm

Corvus

Thats what I call a "Happy New Year ".

Congratulations on your score its a real beautiful knife Pat made there,great score mate.

Thanks for showing us

gravknife

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby Corvus » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:51 am

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby sprink » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:56 am

Wow, Happy new year indeed! great score!

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 am

and a very Happy New Year to you,nice score.

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby Corvus » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:01 am

Thanks again.

I can't get over the workmanship on this little guy. I'm no stranger to fine custom knives, but it's kind of surreal to examine what at first glance appears to be a traditionally-constructed Italian classic built with this level of attention of the smallest detail.

I was also pleasantly surprised that the blade is hollow-ground and has such a deep mirror-finish. That's the kind of detail you really need to appreciate in person. Photos don't do it justice, though I tried to capture the grind and finish with some carefully placed reflections. That hollow grind adds a lot of liveliness and depth to the appearance of the blade.

The horn is probably the nicest in my collection, too, and it's so nice to be able to run your fingers over the scales without the pins distracting from the flowing contours. They feel like they grew right out of the horn.

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby portlandmike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:08 am

What a gorgeous knife! I can only hope to someday add a Havlin to my collection.

Mike

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Re: Starting the New Year Off Right with a PLP

Postby Jay Blade » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:03 pm

Sweet work of art!!


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