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by arthas
Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday arthas
Replies: 13
Views: 9880

Re: Happy Birthday arthas

Hello all!!

Thank you very much for your birthday wishes!!!

(and sorry for being a bit late in this reply ;-))

M.
by arthas
Tue Jul 18, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?
Replies: 18
Views: 5020

Re: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?

Hello Gianni!

I'll ask when I see him around, which doesn't happen that often but...

M.
by arthas
Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?
Replies: 18
Views: 5020

Re: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?

Hello! All knives Armando made were marked "AB Coltellerie", "AB" or some variation of that. That was true for the whole period we worked together. In the last years before retirement I know there were some SKM-marked knives around, but I'm unable to tell any details about them. Also, I seriously do...
by arthas
Mon Jul 17, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?
Replies: 18
Views: 5020

Re: SKM autos - new and legit or fake?

Hello all!

I confirm that Armando Beltrame is retired. So, any new AB/SKM knife must be a fake, unless it's coming from some stock (which is very unlikey).

M.
by arthas
Thu Mar 09, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: Intro from new fan of TalkBlade
Replies: 14
Views: 8139

Re: Intro from new fan of TalkBlade

Welcome KT, and thanks for sharing your story!
by arthas
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: SKM

I had also thought the little keychain sizes and up to 5.5" were SKM. They seem still available. Maybe by another maker? They should be old stocks... in theory anything marked SKM should have been AB Coltellerie. If new things are made with the SKM brand, they are an entirely different thing, and h...
by arthas
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:49 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: SKM

AB Coltellerie (Armando Beltrame) was the knifemaker behind the SKM "core" models: Italian Stiletto 8", 9" and 11". These had various etchings over time, including: "Made in Italy", "AB Coltellerie", "AB" and (in the last years) "SKM". The other knives sold at SKM (bigger Stilettos, Lever Locks, etc...
by arthas
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: SKM

Hello!

The knives manufactored by SKM / AB Coltellerie were definitely NOT stamped as "SKM".

The SKM stamp was a later one, and they were mostly sold by other web sites, as SKM had already been shut down.

M.
by arthas
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How To Post Pictures Using Imgur
Replies: 8
Views: 14266

Re: How To Post Pictures Using Imgur

Very useful tutorial. Well done!
by arthas
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: SKM
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: SKM

SKM is no longer in business unfortunately. It was the first switchblade-oriented online store in Italy, dating back to the 1990s.

The knives are what is left of it. :-)
by arthas
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It was 20 years ago today...
Replies: 22
Views: 3849

Re: It was 20 years ago today...

whippersnapper wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:48 pm Not even a date with fat Rita and a Taco Bell coupon? That sucks! :wink:
You will get a couple of free pints should you be in the Maniago area in the future. :D

M.
by arthas
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It was 20 years ago today...
Replies: 22
Views: 3849

Re: It was 20 years ago today...

I just made a dedicated post about the 300 thousand milestone. ;-)
by arthas
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: 300 Thousand posts
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

300 Thousand posts

Hello dear forum users! TalkBlade just reached the impressive milestone of 300 THOUSAND posts!! It was 23 May 2002, just over 20 years ago, when I posted the welcome message, which you can still find here: https://www.talkblade.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2 TalkBlade replaces the previous forum, known ...
by arthas
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It was 20 years ago today...
Replies: 22
Views: 3849

Re: It was 20 years ago today...

-10 ....
by arthas
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It was 20 years ago today...
Replies: 22
Views: 3849

Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Hello!

Thanks everybody for being part of TalkBlade (which replaces, as Bonzo noted, the previous Italpro/SKM forum).

By the way, we are very near the 300 thousand messages milestone: it should happen in a week or two.

M.