Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

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Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by phreak » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:09 am

Does anyone know of a place that sells replacement parts for Frank Beltrame stilettos? What I'm actually looking for is a different blade (as I just finished destroying mine with some horrible dremel work). Would just buy another one, but I'd like to just replace the blade for sentimental reasons.

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by john » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:21 am

What size and style of blade do you need? Parts come from other knives. It’s too bad that parts aren’t easily available from the manufacturers in Italy. Someone may have a blade, but it may not fit. When it comes to pick locks or swivel bolsters the locking pin may not line up with the locking tab.
More info please.
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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by phreak » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:46 am

john wrote:What size and style of blade do you need? Parts come from other knives. It’s too bad that parts aren’t easily available from the manufacturers in Italy. Someone may have a blade, but it may not fit. When it comes to pick locks or swivel bolsters the locking pin may not line up with the locking tab.
More info please.
Good luck,
John
The knife is an 11" with 5" blade. This is the exact knife minus the handle color:
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Frank-B-1 ... ayo--31667

Current blade is bayonet. I wouldn't mind swapping it to a kris blade, however I would take whatever I could get as far as blade style.

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by JulesVane » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:14 am

This is the wrong size, but maybe you can contact this site to see if they have it in 28cm. As I've never personally seen single blades for sale anywhere else. Good luck! http://www.pvk.vegas/Frank-Beltrame-23C ... -blade.htm
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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by phreak » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:04 pm

JulesVane wrote:This is the wrong size, but maybe you can contact this site to see if they have it in 28cm. As I've never personally seen single blades for sale anywhere else. Good luck! http://www.pvk.vegas/Frank-Beltrame-23C ... -blade.htm
Greatly appreciated! I have done just that. Awaiting their reply.

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by METALGOD » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:35 pm

hi simply buying a blade will most likely not work as each blade and backspring are fitted to each other so just swaping a blade out will not work correctly.

if you bought 10 Frank beltrame stilettos took them apart tried swaping blades around they will not work correctly. each blade and backspring are fitted to each other at factory no 2 are same they might be close very close but not same.

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by phreak » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 pm

METALGOD wrote:hi simply buying a blade will most likely not work as each blade and backspring are fitted to each other so just swaping a blade out will not work correctly.

if you bought 10 Frank beltrame stilettos took them apart tried swaping blades around they will not work correctly. each blade and backspring are fitted to each other at factory no 2 are same they might be close very close but not same.
That makes sense.

I also received a response from the site given in the link above and they stated the blades they have they bought a long time ago and that's all they have. Said they were hard to come by. Looks like I'm sol. Oh well, was worth a shot. That'll teach me not to take a dremel to a custom Italian switchblade!

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by john » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:53 am

Don’t give up. If you do find s blade, it or your knife may need a minor adjustment for it to work properly. Also. A blade can be custom made by several of the forum members.
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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by whippersnapper » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:26 am

I have a couple blades for 9 inch Franks but no 11"...sorry

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Re: Frank Beltrame Stilettos - Replacement Parts?

Post by picklocksrock » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:57 pm

I bought a wonderful Frank Beltrame gold swinger from AGA and it arrived with a broken safety! Everything else in this swinger is perfect to a tee. Solid lockup and no gaps. This thing fires extremely hard and fast. It’s a real arm shaker. I won’t return it cuz I fell in love with the gorgeous dark horn. It’s stunning!
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