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by Mario
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: "Punisher" OTF mystery knife

Definitely a China knife, but looks like a nicely built one. It’s usually a roll of the dice when it comes to quality on the low end OTFs. Some will last a long time, others will break within a month or two.
by Mario
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Milano definition
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Milano definition

I was wondering about this also, I picked up this lookback that is marked MILANO only. I looked through older posts and found this one about a very similar knife and there is some thoughts that the older Rizzy types were made in Italy. Would love to know what you guys think. Here is the older post....
by Mario
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Over oiling a knife
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Over oiling a knife

In my experience, every knife I’ve handled seems to respond differently to oiling and different types of oils. I use a variety of oils: Mineral oil, Canola oil, WD40, Rem Oil, 3 in 1, etc. How much of what it is you’re using and where you use it seems to matter. WD40 works best if you’re simply tryi...
by Mario
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Milano definition
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Milano definition

It's Italian for Milan. It's been on all Rizzuto Estiletos no matter where they were made. I don't think they were ever made in Italy. Probably originally from Japan. DGRALPH Rizzuto Estileto Milano’s were originally made in Japan. Some of the later models were made in Korea and Taiwan. Most of the...
by Mario
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Frank B Humpback Stiletto
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Frank B Humpback Stiletto

stiletto39 wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:46 am Here is my collection of humpbacks from a while ago, excuse the old photobucket photos.. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20633
Nice collection, stiletto39!
by Mario
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Frank B Humpback Stiletto
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Frank B Humpback Stiletto

portlandmike wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:17 am They’re cool looking knives but the coil spring is weak… They are not very snappy
Those are nice, portlandmike! Thanks for the pic. Yeah, from videos I’ve seen, they don’t seem to have quite the snap that the traditional leaf spring stilettos do.
by Mario
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Frank B Humpback Stiletto
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Frank B Humpback Stiletto

Do any of you happen to have a Frank B humpback stiletto like the one in this video? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2crFQ47sAas I thought this looked interesting. I understand that these kind don’t use a leaf spring but instead use a coil spring. Is it a coil spring that goes around the pivot like on...
by Mario
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Shell pullers getting rare?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Shell pullers getting rare?

https://www.mikovknives.com/Italian/italian.html This seller shows stock in a AKC w/wood scales. I purchased from him got prompt delivery in the past. Yes, David is a straight shooter and I've bought several different types of items from him on a couple occasions. Probably best bet for anybody seek...
by Mario
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Shell pullers getting rare?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Shell pullers getting rare?

button_man wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:56 am The shells themselves are getting pretty hard to find, too!
Hehe! That’s another discussion altogether!

But anyway, button_man, if you spot any shell puller lever locks for sale anywhere, just give me a heads up.
by Mario
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Shell pullers getting rare?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Shell pullers getting rare?

It’s been a good while since I’ve seen an Italian or German shell puller lever lock turn up on Grindworx, PVK, Sharper Deals or AAPK. Any particular reason for that? Are they making fewer of them now?
by Mario
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Is this AKC legit? Sorry for kicking this dead horse.
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Is this AKC legit? Sorry for kicking this dead horse.

Yep, that’s the real deal. It’s mostly the traditional S guard stilettos and Leverlettos that get the China clones when it comes to AKC.
by Mario
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Frank blade hole
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: Frank blade hole

Hi Ivano! I’m a big fan of Italian switchblades and love the work and contributions your family has brought to the world of cutlery. I have a Frank B 11” swinguard with a dagger grind. It’s one of my favorite pieces in my collection. Thanks for the information on the new knives and reason for the ch...
by Mario
Sat May 22, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife or Gun Show Table
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Knife or Gun Show Table

ALL KNIVES ARE LEGAL IN NH Aug 21st, 2021 Concord Gun & Knife Show Concord, NH The New Hampshire Gun & Knife Show Calendar Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are much pretty much the polar opposite on guns and knives compared to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. I think stun guns and taser...
by Mario
Sat May 22, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife or Gun Show Table
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Knife or Gun Show Table

I guess there’s always a risk. You’re certainly right about Massachusetts. Definitely not a gun or knife friendly state. YMMV.
by Mario
Fri May 21, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife or Gun Show Table
Replies: 16
Views: 1206

Re: Knife or Gun Show Table

You were fortunate to not have any problems. I'm just pointing out that legally, anyone who comes to the attention of the authorities might spend the next year in prison; emerge with a felony record; have his merchandise confiscated; and rack up thousands of dollars in attorney's fees while not bei...