Vintage Swinguards

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JimBrown257
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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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It's so weird how it seems like there was usually very little, or zero, communication between the guy who designed the knife and the guy who drew the patent drawing for him. I feel bad for anyone who tried making a lockback based on that pic.
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Here are mine. The Medici style ia stamped "AKC" over Italy" The 9 in. is stamped "STAINLESS" over "ITALY" The horn 11 in. is stamped "FRANK B" over "ITALY" and the stag 11 in is stamped "MADE ITALY" over "INOX"

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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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Nice group Jim. I remember the 11" modern runs going for $65-80 from Stu and Rick. Flat button and round button. I saw a 11" at the Mystic show last year on the table for $85 with horn handles and a bayo blade. It did have a gap on the back spring, and when I picked it up to look at it the dealer said " you can have it for $70".. I didn't buy it and it was still there when I left...Not sure what they sell for now???
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Jackalope
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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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Weren't the flat buttons stamped WTS?
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WSB
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Jackalope
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Oh, thats right. Thanks!
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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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JulesVane wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:47 pm Thanks to Thom ("Thanks Thom") for introducing me to someone that just happened to have a 6.25" swinger to add to my few vintage set (not an easy find). Eventually, I'll find the right 11" to add. Here's 6.25"- 7"- 7"- 8"- 9" and 9"...

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Beautiful set of knives ! Thank You for sharing !
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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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JimBrown257 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:24 am I don't think I have ever seen an 11" swinger with an AKC stamp before.

And there is one other size of vintage swinger, at least technically. There is the 9" with the German blade, which makes it about 8.25".
Was able to add the vintage German market length swinguard. Best example I could find at this time...

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Added another 8" on 10/15/20...

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Nice!
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JulesVane
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whippersnapper wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:44 pmNice!
Thanks Terry! I'll find the right 11" one day!
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Great Set! I know you like those vintage swinguards.

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All nice scores , that stag on the second 7" really stands out.
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Re: Vintage Swinguards

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I collect 16cm switchblades and was very fortunate to find a vintage 16cm swinger a few years ago.

It has a beautiful stag scale on the back and -- oddly -- a shaved stag scale on the front.
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Beautiful collection, Chris. You've been busy!
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Corvus wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:56 am Beautiful collection, Chris. You've been busy!
Thanks Rick! Great to hear from you!
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