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Frodo
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Post by Frodo »

Hello ya’ll, I joined to talk about a switch blade and find out some info on it,

maybe someone here can tell me about this knife
It was given to me by a guy from mexico. Back in 1992
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Erik131065
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Japanese Kit knife?
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Erik131065 wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 3:00 pm Japanese Kit knife?
I second that description.
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Frodo
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I think you are correct that it is an Asian knock off but I do not think it was a kit. I only have intuition to back that up

Which one of these forums has blade makers?
Tom19176
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It is Asian but either Korea or Twain not Japan for sure. It has a slip in spring that uses a sex pin ( one inserts into the other for easy pinning). They came assembled and with the spring out depending on where they were sold.
Frodo
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Taiwan most likely. Was a time every thing came from there
gravknife
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Post by gravknife »

Frodo welcome.

Try Bladeforum for knifemaking tips and advice .
Love the leatherwork shown in the picture .

I agree with Tom ,knife shown is from Taiwan or Korea ready assembled in the 80s or 90s .

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Just a thought ,could this be from the" edge company "?
They did a few knives similar to this in the 80s .
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Panzerfaust
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It was made in Taiwan. There were many of those around in the 1990s. I had one just like it but with different colored scales I got from a guy who bought it in Mexico circa 1992-1993.
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jerryk25
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This is not an Edge Kit. It is a Taiwan knife sold with a separate spring.
It has the brass pin and rivet seen under the safety.
that holds in the kickspring.
Called a Sex pin, it is a blind rivet with a press fit cap nut.

But an Edge Kit will have a screw pivot pin, to hold the blade in place.
A Bolt and a Cap Nut with flat head screw driver slots.
And Edge kits did not have a blade sear hole, drilled all the way thru..

The illustrated knife has a shorter blade,
It is not the really short German Legal Blade. . .
The closed knife shows the blade drop point, hiding under the liner.
It seems a bit short, but not the really short "German Legal" blade.

This is NOT a short blade for certain country's legal requirements.
But it is a 2nd or 3rd generation Asian Blade.
Edge Co did not produce a short blade model 120.
Original Edge Kits had an Italian Blade, Italian handle.
Then an Italian blade in a Taiwan Handle, thin brass liners
Then a fully Taiwan knife.

I was a big fan of these actual Edge Kits,
Which dropped in quality as the years went by.

There are probably at least 12 gradual changes to the cheap knife,
as different producers scrimped and saved. . .

I'll have to draw up a quick guide to blade identifffying traits.
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JulesVane
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I bought these Taiwan made knives from EdgeCo in 1980.
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prober996
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Here's the EdgeCo knife kit (unassembled) that I posted a few days ago. Sorry for the repeat, but it seems relevant to the discussion.
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sammy the blade
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If it's made in Taiwan it's probably a descent knife. The Broker kals are made there a long with some of the hottest women made. Just my opinion.
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