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Bought this one from the back of a magazine in the sixties. Right next to the ad for Xray glasses to see womens in their underwear
Real stilleto it was advertised as. Got it for a mere $4.95 I think which was quite a bit when my main employment money source was picking old soda bottles outta the ditch for refund vaue cashed in at the local gas station.
Never did work right, had to flick wrist fast to get the blade out and if ya poked something with it the blade retracts. It don't even retract back by the push of the button as advertised unless ya poke something with it. I also bought the book in the ad below that was named "How to pick up girls". That did'nt work either.
Today's assisted openers are so much better, IMO. Friend has a switch, benchmade I think. I'm way faster at deploying my Kershaw Blur. His has a safety to actuate, THEN the deploy button. My hinge is tighter once open, too.
I guess if one just has to dago, then only a switchblade will do.
The Schrade Smedy Auto is a compact side-opener featuring a satin finished 440 stainless steel blade, gray anodized aluminum handle and black Delrin scales. The action on these Schrade knives is lightning fast.
I am 100% pleased with this Buck 110 automatic clone.
Paid about $40 delivered.
Fit and finish is *almost* perfect. I've included some pics to show how insignificant the flaws are. Note the small flaw where the scale joins the bolster (not perfectly smooth transition). The mainspring is ever-so-slightly proud/sunken. The taper-grind on the spine of the blade is ever-so-slightly non-symmetric. These flaws are so slight that you can only say the flaws "exist" - but nothing that in any way interferes with function or enjoyment of the product. The brass was bright and shiny, and there were no handling-flaws anywhere on the knife.
The edge cuts copier-paper easily.
The knife arrived in Virginia (where we finally can legally conceal-carry "switchblades" on July 1, 2023) in a plain brown shipping-box via USPS with tracking number that worked as expected. Took about 10 days to arrive. The interior box was an unremarkable thin white cardboard box. The knife was in a correctly-sized plastic bag inside the white box. No other padding was used. No brand-name markings whatsoever on the box or the knife. The origin destination on the USPS tracking site says El Paso. However, the next locale in the tracking chain listed Los Angeles. I'm 99% sure this knife shipped by air-transport from China.
The fire-button was a little bit sticky at first. I applied Break-Free CLP to the hinge and lock mechanism. This washed-out a small amount of blackish substance, which was easily wiped off with a paper towel. After oiling and removal of the blackish substance, the blade fires without any balkiness at all. The blade fires sharply, with a loud, satisfying "SNAP!" to full-lock from any orientation. The release-latch (NOT THE FIRE-BUTTON) works correctly, and is very stiff. In my estimation, the release-latch takes noticably more effort to operate than my 1970's era genuine Buck Folding Hunter (110). I do not consider the stiffness of the release-latch to be a flaw. However, I do mention the stiffness as a heads-up if you have hand-strength issues. I doubt my elderly wife could operate the release-latch. I'm sure a person with poor hand-strength could operate the FIRE-BUTTON. But they may not be able to operate the release-latch to close the knife.
The sheath is faux black leather, and appears to be sturdy, and well-stitched. The brass snap for the sheath works correctly and securely. There are no rivets on the sheath.
I posted a video of the knife opening on YouTube at https://youtube.com/shorts/HPolF55nwBA The nick you see on the wall is where I accidentally fired the knife into the wall by accident when I was excited to try to record the event (LOL!). Don't tell my wife I messed up the paint in the bathroom playing with switchblades ;-0
I have a couple of the 2" switchblades I picked up at the last gs and they are handy for when I am working on things and just need a quick box opener, cut a pear or apple ,etc ..pull out snick,snick,back in the pocket... maybe thats why they are 'evil' but then again you can kill a person with a pencil-ala john wicke- so these days I am thinking of getting like a 4 inch bladed version.... for edc and nobody the wiser...if it needs to come out,i am not concerned with whatever the legal length issue may be.
Cool looking knife there,looks like a regular folder so that 'camouflage' is a good thing to casual once over looks.
I have had a Kershaw Speedsafe 1630 in my pocket since 2010. Had to replace the torsion bar two years ago. Bought it for sailing. When you need to cut a line on a sailboat, it has to happen Right Now, and you have only one hand to open it, 'cause you're hanging on to the boat for dear life with the other hand...
There's a huge selection of autos available these days. I have a gerber fairbane and boker kwaiken autos. Been happy with both. Bought my liberal sister a boker ak-47 auto for a laugh.
Had a benchmade phaeton, but sold it.
Ordering from a reputable seller like blade hq is important to avoid knockoffs.
This pic makes the BitchMade “Osbourne” knife look like it’s a large knife. Yet the blade isn’t even 4 inches.
I need to get the WISH hand-model, with them little digits, to take some pics with my dickfor the family photo album. I’d probably be good for TWO hands with that model. I’m tired of the “Stubby” nickname.