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rnchesnut
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Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by rnchesnut » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:59 pm

Looking for a Laguiole " Extra" auto with brass bolsters, black acrylic scales, brass etched liners and a n/s rectangular button. Safety is rectangular brass. The marking Laguiole Extra is on the blade with what looks like a crossbow. Mint condition not essential but.should be in good working condition and no major cosmetic flaws. Email preffered to rnchesnut1@gmail.com

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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by Chris51P » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:42 pm

rnchesnut wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Looking for a Laguiole " Extra" auto with brass bolsters, black acrylic scales, brass etched liners and a n/s rectangular button. Safety is rectangular brass. The marking Laguiole Extra is on the blade with what looks like a crossbow. Mint condition not essential but.should be in good working condition and no major cosmetic flaws. Email preffered to rnchesnut1@gmail.com
Adams International Knives just sold one. https://www.adamsknifeworks.com/store/p ... ob6p26btc7. Only difference is that it had been rescaled in Mammoth Ivory or it was a new model. It didn't say which. They don't come around very often. Like looking for hens teeth. Attached is a pic of one that I have. Is this what you are looking for? If it is I'll keep my eyes and ears open.
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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by JulesVane » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm

Chris’ looks great. All the ones with original scales I seem to come across, the scales have shrunk drastically.
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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by sammy the blade » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm

JulesVane wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Chris’ looks great. All the ones with original scales I seem to come across, the scales have shrunk drastically.
I've had that problem too but it wasn't a knife

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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by Chris51P » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:55 pm

JulesVane wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Chris’ looks great. All the ones with original scales I seem to come across, the scales have shrunk drastically.
Thanks for the kind words Chris. The knife is in very good condition considering the scale warping issue. They should have fitted a center pin, but I have a feeling that the warping didn't show up for years after they stopped producing them. The blade on this one is flawless... got lucky. I may contact Bill one day to see if the scale fit can be corrected. My guess is that they can't.

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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by rnchesnut » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks Chris for the pic of the G.David Laguiole Extra. Hope I can find one. They are sleek and beautiful knives. And I love french autos.Rob.

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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by georgyboy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:42 am

JulesVane wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Chris’ looks great. All the ones with original scales I seem to come across, the scales have shrunk drastically.
hi
the shrinking issuse is not about shrinkage,it's an design cheat,meant to disguise the fact that
that the brass liners are much bigger in order to fit .springs,button,safety etc.

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Re: Want to buy a Laguiole "Extra" auto

Post by Chris51P » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:39 pm

I’m always learning something new everyday about the knife hobby but I don’t believe this was an intentional design flaw. As the inside of the knife well shows where the scales have overlapped past the brass liners. The scales have lost some of their curve and started to straighten out. Just my opinion.

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