Customized Medici

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby john » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:17 pm

Most likely it comes from a time period in Italy the 14th century it was the beginning of the Italian Renaissance . It was a very artistic time period. The arts flourished. The Medici family was a very powerful family in Florence lots of money, very rich, politically influential. They commissioned artist to design and decorate their home. Their home is a historic landmark. Their home is a castle and open to the public. They were catholics and I believe some Medici's became Popes. The knife is a swing guard and it may symbolizes the cross. Their influence lasted a long time. The name is derived from medico which does mean doctor.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:05 pm

John is correct.
These Italian autos are copies of the German Puma "Medici" lockbacks.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Viking45 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:01 am

Thanks John and Bill,so my question wasn't too dumb after all.
Very cool info indeed 8)

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby john » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:08 pm

In my opinion no question is dumb. Feeling like you can't ask a question is wrong. People who make others feel that they can't ask a question are bullies and they are the dumb ones. Always ask, never stop learning, knowledge is power, knowledge is cool 8) that's my opinion.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby FreeTheArmy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:37 pm

john6553 wrote:In my opinion no question is dumb. Feeling like you can't ask a question is wrong. People who make others feel that they can't ask a question are bullies and they are the dumb ones. Always ask, never stop learning, knowledge is power, knowledge is cool 8) that's my opinion.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby john » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:31 am

FreeTheArmy wrote:
john6553 wrote:In my opinion no question is dumb. Feeling like you can't ask a question is wrong. People who make others feel that they can't ask a question are bullies and they are the dumb ones. Always ask, never stop learning, knowledge is power, knowledge is cool 8) that's my opinion.

John, you have referenced the caption underneath the TalkBlade.Info title at the top of the page, on several occasions: "the web's most friendly community on knives and blades." just wanted to interject here to let you know that it is you who brings that caption to fruition. You are one of the most friendly people I've ever come into contact with on any forum.
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That's one of the friendliest things anyone has ever said to me. I'm at a loss for words and that's not like me at all.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby tedmen » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:56 am

Your a 'dab hand' at the engraving too Bill! Nice.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby S&W » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:19 am

SA-WEEET!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby hogwild » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:18 pm

OMG. That's that nicest I've ever seen. Beautiful!!!
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby StevieWunder » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Thank God the Italians didn't make them like that-I'd be bankrupt. It's a near thing now just trying to build a collection of what they DID make. That, Bill, is a work of art-just the kind of thing you would expect to find in a De Medici's pocket.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby jmack1944 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:09 pm

I want to thank John too. Obviously a scholar, gentleman and all around nice guy.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:12 pm

Thanks, everyone!
If Ms. Debbie will let me sell it, I'll have it at the Blade Show.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby niceguy2 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:59 am

BRAVO !!! You`re a class act Mr D.,,,,, Outstanding !

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Flicknifer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:08 am

Breathtaking!!!!!
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Rave » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Absolutely fantastic,I love it! :mrgreen:


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