Italian Stilettos

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  1. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yup, got another one. A big one this time - :)

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    Muhaha! Fifteen incher on sale, ain't too many of these around. Look at those scales! Green dyed resin impregnated buckeye burl.

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    Just gorgeous. Has some depth & shimmer too the pic don't show, like you can see 1/8" into the wood.
     
  2. chad

    chad Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Holy shot stains. Wait, is that a 1oz bottle?
     
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    JeffC Well-Known Member Donor

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    Hey Mike? Have you ever got a wave blade? My brother is looking for one.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Never been into the Kriss blades.

    I have a damascus though - :)

    The internet is full of them, easy to find.

    http://www.uniqueblade.com/products/Stiletto_11_automatic_knife_Honey_Horn_Kriss_by_AKC-1459-16.html


    I have dealt with all of these guys;

    Unique Blade
    Blade Play
    My Switchblade
    Assisted Knife (Roadside Imports)

    And Due Buoi direct.

    All have delivered what was advertised in a timely fashion. Which I find kind of amazing given the nature (bad boy mafia) of the product. I love the internet. You can find anything on the internet - :)
     
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  5. GHilinski

    GHilinski Well-Known Member

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    And I thought I was cool to have a "Paul" knife prototype.
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    GHilinski Well-Known Member

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    My father was the national sales manager for Bridgeport Machines who built milling machines. He sold a tooling station (?) to the inventor so we got a few knives with the deal. If you own a Bridgeport, my father either sold it to you or my grand father hand scraped the cutting deck on the machine.

    The cool thing about the Paul design is that the locking mechanism works on a cam concept to lock vs. a lever to lock the blade. Super safe for a lock blade. Mine is very utilitarian but they do get very fancy.
     
  8. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I worked in a Die sinking & tool/die shop....early 70's.
    Bridgeports, Cincinnati Hydrotels, Yoders & horizontal milling.
    Then they got an EDM...way cool.
    Small WORLD.
    I often carry the Lonewolf Ranger.with the stout tanto blade....again small world
     
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I found a fancy one on ebay and ordered it up.

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    Damascus. Mother of Pearl. Silver & Fire Opal inlays. We be stylin' - :)
     
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    GHilinski Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Mine is very basic.
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks.

    I was going for "gentleman's pocket knife"

    These days, you whip out a blade and people are terrified. Nobody should be scared of this. Women will want to add a pin and use it for a broach - :)
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's gorgeous!

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    Prettiest knife I own, just magnificent. That fire opal has real depth and shimmer and color. The Damascus is the best I have too. Just a real "art piece"
     
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    chad Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Very pretty. Too bad your name isn't Paul.
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah, too bad. My name isn't Case either, but I just got one of those.


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    Pretty-pretty eh? I like this one even better. It's real easy to open, just grab the blade and pull. Don't need to use the nail groove.

    I'm just a Mother of Pearl junkie - :)
     
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    GHilinski Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I have a very small Case that was my grandfathers with mother of pearl handles. Very small pocket knife that I am so afraid of losing since it is very old.
     
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    chad Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Nice new blade.
     
  17. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks.

    I do like it better than the Paul. The action / lock is so well fitted on the Paul that pocket lint gums up the works and you have to blow in the slot and wiggle it to clear it out. Not to mention that the pushbutton gets stuck too so even getting it open can take a while.

    Me thinks they kinda hoisted themselves with their own petard. What good is a pocket knife if pocket lint makes it a pain in the ass? Sure it's the bestest tightest push button locking ultra precision knife out there. And it works great if you keep in the jewelry box and not in your pocket.
     

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