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by Billyfish
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: AKC or a clone?
Replies: 37
Views: 355

Re: AKC or a clone?

Bill DeShivs wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:34 pmItalian.
Thanks Bill.
It was a Bo Diddley moment for me when I saw it. 8)
Got a switchblade covered with rattlesnake hide.

'Who Do You Love...'
by Billyfish
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: AKC or a clone?
Replies: 37
Views: 355

Re: AKC or a clone?

Tactical Leverletto
Italy or Chinese?
by Billyfish
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "The Toy That Kills" article - 1950
Replies: 46
Views: 1337

Re: "The Toy That Kills" article - 1950

It's not teaching anymore mates, it's 'grooming'.
Orwell warned us...
by Billyfish
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Quality
Replies: 38
Views: 699

Re: Quality

Decriminalizing here at state and federal levels might give the industry a shot in the arm. I'd love to own one of the Sardinian knives but the gamble of sending that amount of money there with no guarantee it would get through customs here makes it a big nope for me.
by Billyfish
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Quality
Replies: 38
Views: 699

Re: Quality

I know I'm wandering of topic a bit but; I get the impression that all OTF's have a safety mechanism meaning that if you put the knife against something like a cardboard box and push the trigger it will stop and not penetrate the box. IMO this renders them about on the same level of usefulness as a ...
by Billyfish
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Quality
Replies: 38
Views: 699

Re: Quality

How are Italian stilettos manufactured? I've always wondered about this. Are they manufactured in a production line; or is it piece work where one person fits and assembles all the component parts to a finished product?
by Billyfish
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Unusual Elosi
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Unusual Elosi

Fascinating to see such weirdness..... I wonder what the thought process was behind the concept: "Hey, I have a great idea! Let's invent a one-hand knife* that requires two hands to open!" LOL (Literally "Einhandmesser" in Deutsch) Yeah, that was a wait, what? Moment for me too. Great looking knife!
by Billyfish
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Tang Stamps

Thank you for the details. Quaero, much appreciated. :)
I think I'll make him an offer to buy both the Eig and the Shur-Snap. The first time he showed them to me he offered to just give them to me.

It would be nice to have a pre-ban knife in my small collection. 8)
by Billyfish
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Switchblade Collecting
Replies: 26
Views: 1237

Re: Switchblade Collecting

It was 1960 and I was 14 years old when the town cop confiscated my first one. I got a talking to at the station for that sin. Since then I've had a few over the years. Got re-interested a year or so ago lurking here and bing!
I got bit. :shock:
by Billyfish
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Tang Stamps

Dunno 'bout that; he'd been shot at a few times during his tenure, and he always carried a snubby whether at work or not.
by Billyfish
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Tang Stamps

You're welcome!
I wonder if the EIG could be called transitional as it's quite slim.
Any ideas on dating the EIG?
Also is polish and restoration a good idea with vintage stilettos or is it a no-no and will affect the value in a negative way?
by Billyfish
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Tang Stamps

Would love to see the knives these stamps belong to. As requested. The EIG is an 11 inch picklock w/horn scales and two piece spring. A drop or two of Hoppe's gun oil got it loosed up enough to fire fairly quickly. The horn seems in pretty good shape; the blade has some side to side wiggle and a bi...
by Billyfish
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Tang Stamps

I'll try to talk him into letting me take them home so I can do 'portraits' of them both for you.
Thanks to all. :)
by Billyfish
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all!
by Billyfish
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Tang Stamps
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Tang Stamps

Can one (or more) of you well versed collectors share your knowledge on these two tang stamps please ? I've heard of Shur Snap, but EIG is a new one for me. If you could possibly date them approximately I'd love to know. They belong to a friend who is a retired psychologist for troubled kids in the ...