Frank B Abalone

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WheelingWV
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Frank B Abalone

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My most recent acquisition: 11” Frank B abalone swinger (gold plated). Opens like a beast, locks tight, no peaking, and the blade sits deep and full to the end of the body.
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Mistakes are like knives. They can help us or they can hurt us. It all depends on whether we grab ‘em by the handle or by the blade.
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whippersnapper
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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it's a looker!
WheelingWV
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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Thank you, Sir! It’s my second Frank B swing guard. My collection consists primarily of Walt’s. It’s my understanding that Walt’s Latamas are produced by Frank B’s shop, is that correct? Anyway, here’s my first Frank B.
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whippersnapper
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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That is what I have mostly heard but probably more guys here that know for sure.
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Luke_of_Mass
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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99% of Walt's Latamas are built by Frank, but special runs have also been done by Renzo Pascotto and I think the Sam Polk square buttons were made stateside.
Knee-deep in the hoopla...
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Jackalope
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Nice knife. Is your faux ivory knife etched with the WSB marking?
WheelingWV
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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Thank you. No WSB marking. Just FRANK B over ITALY.
Mistakes are like knives. They can help us or they can hurt us. It all depends on whether we grab ‘em by the handle or by the blade.
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Re: Frank B Abalone

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Thanks for the info, guys.
Mistakes are like knives. They can help us or they can hurt us. It all depends on whether we grab ‘em by the handle or by the blade.
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