Mangler I.D.?

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Mangler I.D.?

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Just wondering if the pics might give a clue to the mystery mangler who did this piece? It's 7.5" OAL, blade stamped Frank B over ITALY. Appears the bolsters are soldered to the liners(?). It's a fun little knife. Does anyone recognize who may have done it? Maybe the skull button or filework style lead to anyone in particular?

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Based on the bolsters, it must have been done 20+ years ago.
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JimBrown257 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 12:38 am Based on the bolsters, it must have been done 20+ years ago.
Thanks Jeremy! That's a great start. I would have never even guessed by the bolsters myself.
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I meant the amount of tarnish on the brass.
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I just remembered there was someone who customized Italians with ivory and ruby buttons. Some of those ones had the solid step bolsters like yours has. I can't remember the guy's name though.
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JimBrown257 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 12:49 am I just remembered there was someone who customized Italians with ivory and ruby buttons. Some of those ones had the solid step bolsters like yours has. I can't remember the guy's name though.
That kinda' sounds like Slo-Joe(?), but wasn't there someone that did a lot of skull buttons? But, I guess many did.
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I have some of Stray dogs mangels with skull buttons. He still checks in from time to time. He posted lot's of pics of his work on the forum. They could still be here unless he used photo bucket.
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JulesVane wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 1:11 am That kinda' sounds like Slo-Joe(?), but wasn't there someone that did a lot of skull buttons? But, I guess many did.
The ones I am thinking were similar to SJ's but it was a different guy.

I have some of Stray dogs mangels with skull buttons. He still checks in from time to time. He posted lot's of pics of his work on the forum. They could still be here unless he used photo bucket.
At first I thought it could be an early Straydog but he never put a safety on custom button ones.
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sammy the blade wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 1:50 am I have some of Stray dogs mangels with skull buttons. He still checks in from time to time. He posted lot's of pics of his work on the forum. They could still be here unless he used photo bucket.
Thanks Sammy! Hopefully, he sees this thread.
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I think either straydog or slojoe. Possibly nemo.
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Thanks Terry! Well...I searched the word "Nemo", I sure hope it was one of the others now! :lol:
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what about MERLIN ???
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Seems like eastcoastsniper also used many skullbuttons. And maybe HDC.
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Doesn't look like Merlin's work to me-unless it was very early. He usually marked his work.
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I agree with Bill. I don't think it was Merlin. Sad, I know I have seen it before but my brain and memory isn't as good as it used to be.
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