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by Luke_of_Mass
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: SKM 9’ imitation pearl/ flat grind bolster release
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: SKM 9’ imitation pearl/ flat grind bolster release

Is that a German market piece?

I'm curious who's making Armando's knives these days since apparently he quit.
by Luke_of_Mass
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP Chris Edwards
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: RIP Chris Edwards

Can't believe how suddenly these things can happen...

Chris provided countless valuable insights on modern Italian knives for me, and had a wealth of knowledge about knives in general. We lost a friendly, knowledgeable member and he will be greatly missed.
by Luke_of_Mass
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Omega" Chris Edwards Commemorative Knife
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: "Omega" Chris Edwards Commemorative Knife

Now that we know which parties have the most collaborative attitudes, I suspect this could go even better than the last run! (and that was pretty darn good too). Count me in!
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Ask Vagrant
Topic: Question about switchblades
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: Question about switchblades

I emailed Frank about this, got a reply from his daughter, Sara. She said that Frank's recommendation is that the knife is stored open, but seemed more concerned in her letter that I have a safe place to keep all these open knives. I too have yet to build a proper display. They're in a steamer trunk...
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SHARPERDEALS
Replies: 42
Views: 7714

Re: SHARPERDEALS

Merry x-mas, Bernie - glad to hear you and Bob were able to speak, i thought something like this would happen eventually. I'll be keeping an eye on what you've got for sale - and happy to collaborate on more runs whenever you're down, shoot me an email or pm :) Great to see you back on sharperdeals....
by Luke_of_Mass
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SHARPERDEALS
Replies: 42
Views: 7714

Re: SHARPERDEALS

Another reason to leave the old "VOTE FOR BERNIE" bumper stickers on my car :D
by Luke_of_Mass
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals
Replies: 66
Views: 4928

Re: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals

I don’t care either way Ernie. Just for your own happiness move on and away from Sharperdeals and start your own thing. You’ll be fine without Sharperdeals Agreed. I hate bitterness and strife within the community. Me too. I wish Mickey and I had not fought. :/ Nice to see some good feels here, it'...
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals
Replies: 66
Views: 4928

Re: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals

And what if Bernie was doing side deals and not paying the auction owner? You guys going to take back what you’re saying? No, not really... lots of people have done it and continue to do it. I won't throw out any current names but I will say out of the two-dozen or so knives I bought from Rick G. a...
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals
Replies: 66
Views: 4928

Re: Lawrence -- Sharperdeals

I would like to say that I've done many, many deals with Bernie for a number of years and always he was a very straight up genuinely good seller to me very reasonable prices and takes returns if you don't dig the piece - puts the customer first always. Could the email situation be a little better? s...
by Luke_of_Mass
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: So Stilettos are NOT illegal to sell in Italy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: So Stilettos are NOT illegal to sell in Italy?

any pics of what you found? :)
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Walt's Latama 11" Classic Bayonet blade Primo B&W horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: Walt's Latama 11" Classic Bayonet blade Primo B&W horn

Hard to believe they missed a pin that high. Yeah, I know what you mean. And that safety in the pic I posted. And the peek. The majority of them aren't like this. But for the lemons it seems someone will always make an excuse for it, and it's unlikely this will ever really change. Just gotta look r...
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Walt's Latama 11" Classic Bayonet blade Primo B&W horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: Walt's Latama 11" Classic Bayonet blade Primo B&W horn

Walt does the right thing by taking customer service seriously. Especially when selling knives like this they will never be all perfect. Of course perfect is in the eye of the beholder but there are obvious (and documented) issues to look out for especially in recent runs. It's a bummer but there's ...
by Luke_of_Mass
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Balisong knives
Topic: Review of Exiled Cutlery Retro-Fly
Replies: 11
Views: 12139

Re: Review of Exiled Cutlery Retro-Fly

No it's John Benson, the guy who got sued by Benchmade for selling knockoffs...

He goes by roadsideimports and Rubensblades is a known associate.

Glad this guy is happy with his knife, though.
by Luke_of_Mass
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: 9" JTK Wasp Body
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: 9" JTK Wasp Body

Dear lord at least stack them like they aren't firewood!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
by Luke_of_Mass
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Chinese "knockoff" automatic Knives?
Replies: 22
Views: 1836

Re: Chinese "knockoff" automatic Knives?

The only good thing that comes out of these counterfeits is that they're somewhat of a "gateway drug" to stiletto addiction. At the tender age of 16 I got a friend with a credit card to order me one because at the time I thought spending $60+ on a true Italian piece was nuts... well, let's just say ...