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by button_man
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Questions about modern Stilettos
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: Questions about modern Stilettos

. Killgar ~ Thanks for the detailed description for making the spacers! Since you clearly like hideout knives, and you have fabrication skills, you might want to consider making your own version of the "Last Friend" knife. This knife is virtually unknown today; and I currently cannot find a single r...
by button_man
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Questions about modern Stilettos
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: Questions about modern Stilettos

. Killgar ~ Great mods! If you made the aluminum backspacers yourself, what was the process? If you bought them, where can I get some? BTW, I find the older style (with one row of holes in the scales) easier to grip than the newer 2-row style shown in your photos. Lots of counterfeit Ti-Lites coming...
by button_man
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Questions about modern Stilettos
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: Questions about modern Stilettos

. Killgar beat me to the punch..... the Cold Steel Ti-Lite is the sturdiest stiletto knife that I have seen. (Possibly a Walt's Latama could give it a run for the money; but at a much higher price.) I have several and very seldom do I go anywhere without one. Unfortunately, CS chose to make a model ...
by button_man
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Anton Wingen jr arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

Re: Anton Wingen jr arrived

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How common was it for the German shops to use nail-nick blades in Springer knives?

I wonder if it was a deliberate belt-and-suspenders approach: just in case the spring ever broke,
you would still be able to open the knife. Germans have always been very good at intelligent design.

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by button_man
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: EIG 33 cm picklock
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: EIG 33 cm picklock

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Pf ~ How about a close-up of the ricasso stamp? .....also of the deployment button; is that a collar around the button?

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by button_man
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 3 italians for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: 3 italians for sale

. I like IrfanView, which is an easy-to-use image editor. Download the program and open up a photo with it -- use the cursor to draw a box around what you want to preserve; then click EDIT > CROP SELECTION -- the rest of the photo (outside the box) is now deleted. Save the edited version under a sli...
by button_man
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: I have been looking at this Paragon OTF.
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: I have been looking at this Paragon OTF.

. I find that anything in the 13" range is too large to carry comfortably in my pocket; an inch or so will poke out of the top of your pocket. And when it's open, it just feels too big. For a number of reasons, the 11" size seems just right -- whether open or closed -- to me and a lot of other folks...
by button_man
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: I have a nice two-tone blade Microtech Dirac
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: I have a nice two-tone blade Microtech Dirac

. Dec 13, 2021: "The Bayonet blade is okay, but this OTF (Piranha "Rated R" OTF) is bringing a nice 3.5" clip-point blade to the table. This particularly useful profile appeals to me and doesn't carry the "stigma" of being a "toad-stabber" or "pig-sticker" (read: looks menacing). The clip point is f...
by button_man
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Authenticating "sterile" switchblades
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Authenticating "sterile" switchblades

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Thanks for the info guys!

Sammy ~ What does 'AFO' stand for....? Not familiar with the term.

Tom ~ Do you know when these first appeared? Panzer mentions the year 1992;
did Benchmade start making them around then, or was it earlier -- maybe 1980s?
by button_man
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Authenticating "sterile" switchblades
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Authenticating "sterile" switchblades

. This listing on SD purports to show a "sterile Benchmade" and states that it was Military Issue during the Gulf War: https://www.sharperdeals.net/listing/sterile-military-bench-made-special-ops/133029#history A few years ago, I picked up a knife that seems identical -- I might have posted a photo ...
by button_man
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Christmas movie knife quotations
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Christmas movie knife quotations

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"I never liked a girl well enough to give her 12 sharp knives" -- Frank Cross (Bill Murray) "Scrooged"

Does anyone else have any to share....? --Merry Christmas to all !!

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by button_man
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: short stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 576

short stuff

. It would be interesting to see some sort of pie chart or bar graph or something that portrays what percentage of switchblades fall into different size categories..... for instance, 5" to 6" -- 6" to 7" -- 7" to 8" -- and so on. During the past two or three years, I have picked up some "shorties" w...
by button_man
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Mexican marked switchblade
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Mexican marked switchblade

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Is it possible to assign a rough date of manufacture to this knife?

I suspect Mexican switches were probably made the same for an
extended period of time.....?

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by button_man
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: West Side Story
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: West Side Story

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And while we're on the subject, I'd just like to say that I thoroughly disapprove of Claudia Wells
being replaced by Elizabeth Shue as "Jennifer" in the "Back to the Future" movies..........

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by button_man
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Piranha "Rated R" OTF
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Piranha ""Rated R" OTF

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You can get almost the exact same style for half the money if you can accept a side-open model.
I bought this Piranha "Prowler" a year ago for $155. The blade is 3.25" instead of 3.5" but otherwise
the knives are remarkably similar.

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