Let’s Talk Autos

Got some fine automatic knives in and posted them up on the website.

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Old Bear Knives Pre-Inventory Sale

Old Bear ™ is our new and exclusive folding knife line featuring simple and ergonomic lines. It marks and celebrates the 90ᵗʰ anniversary of our company Antonini Knives (1925-2015). This remarkable knife line intentionally involves handcrafted production processes engaging high levels of manual production, skilled and experienced manufacture. The handle knife is in aged oil-treated walnut wood, while its blade is in stainless steel and is stone sharpened by skilled and qualified craftsman’ hands. The Old Bear ™ knife comes without spring meaning its blade locking system features a solid safety ring that fixed the blade in open and closed position. Currently Old Bear ™ knife line is available in two sizes: M (cm. 19 – 7 ½”) and L (cm. 21 – 8¼”) as above analytically presented. The knife blade comes with our salt-etched Old Bear ™ logo and into a single fashionable and personalized paper box.

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BLADE: Hardened AISI 420 steel – HRC 54/56 FINISHING: Polished stainless steel HANDLE: Aged walnut wood SAFETY RING: Brass with locking

Made in Italy

We are expecting our first shipment of these knives in by Aug 20th. Be the first to own one of these beautifully handcrafted knives.

To Order at our Pre-Inventory Price Sale click here

Autos!

Added these two classic automatics to the website this morning

Hubertus Lever Lock Stag Auto

Hubertus Lever Lock Stag Auto

Italian Made Stiletto Automatic

Italian Made Stiletto Automatic

Click on the photo to go to the website where you can see more photos, information and ordering

Italian Made Knives

Italy has a tradition of making pocket knives going back to ancient times. The oldest surviving pocket knives date back to the Roman era. Perhaps it is where pocket folding knives originated.

 

When most people think of Italian knives, what comes to mind is the famous Stiletto Switchblades first made popular in the 1961 film, West Side Story.

Italian Stiletto

Italian Stiletto

 

Authentic Italian Switchblade Knives from Italy are all hand crafted and made by skilled Italian switchblade knife makers in the Italian town of Maniago by the oldest Switchblade knife makers in the business in the same way they have been made for decades.

 

Maniago founded in 981 is a town and comune located in the Province of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy) in the Italian Alps. It is famous all over the world for its production of knives and of all kinds of cutting tools: the beginning of the history of the blacksmiths from Maniago can be dated back to 1453. Since then Maniago has given birth to hundreds of blacksmiths and knife makers and today is the seat of the District of Cutlery Works, made up of nine municipalities of the area, which employs about a thousand workers in the production cycle of cutting tools only and is the second industrial centre in the province of Pordenone.

 

Italian cutlery, for example, is very unique in it’s craftsmanship and design. Modern knife makers of Italy are producing fascinating “cross-over” designs combining aspects of older cutlery with new materials and forward thinking designs. Of course this synthesis of the old into the new is not limited to any particular region or country. If we look at the history of knife making in the United States, or any country, we see a very similar progression.

 

Coming out of Italy though are some fantastic knives. Companies like Extrema Ratio, Viper, Fox, Lion Steel and Maserin (to name a few) are making knives that strong, sharp, well built and desirable. This not to say they are better than US made knives as I think some of the best knives are still made in the US. But the quality of Italian knives are definitely there. Many American cutlery companies know this are having knives made in Italy. Companies like DPx, Hogue, Ontario, TOPS, Fox-N-Hound, Spyderco and others are having their designs produced there and importing them back here for sale.

 

I myself carry an Italian Viper knife as my EDC. This after years of carrying a USA made blade.

 

Viper Free

Viper Free

 

If you are thinking about investing in a quality blade, one that you would be proud to carry and not afraid to use on a daily basis, Italian knives are an option you should consider.

Viper Italian Made Knives

V Logoto shape high quality products by combining advanced technology manufacturing processes with crafting tradition and skills.

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After 25 years our mission is still to shape high quality knives for passionate people.

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Extrema Ratio
Our knives are built with the most current high tech manufacturing processes. Each Extrema Ratio knife is a blend of the finest materials available and a commitment to craftsmanship. When it comes to knives for survival use, one of the most important requirements is that the knife should be strong. Built to last.

Basic Folder 2 – Black

This series of “full size” folding knives are suitable for professional use by the military or police. The handle is solid and comfortable, the clip is reversible and close, in the case of the BF1 e BF2, it becomes a useful and comfortable resting point for the thumb in “reverse grip”. There are two blade patterns: Tanto and Drop; and two patterns of handle: Classic and Tactical. The “Tactical” handles are characterized by a milled design of concentric circles with perforations for lightness and high grip. The “Classic” handle is full with the characteristic lowered flat zone to enable the use of the opening “pin” without emerging from the profile of the closed knife. All the blades are burnished through zirconium carbonitruration, the handles are burnished through anodization. The blade blocking mechanism is the approved “liner lock”, assisted by a manually activated security mechanism protected by a “carter”.
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WEIGHT: g 85

BLADE LENGTH: mm 70

TOTAL LENGTH: mm 170

BLADE THICKNESS (MAIN BLADE): mm 3

BLADE STEEL: N690 (58HRC)

HANDLE MATERIAL: ANTICORODAL

SERRATION ON THE BLADE: NO

BLADE LOCKING SYSTEM : LINER LOCK

SAFETY LOCK :YES

FINISHING AND COATING:

HANDLE: ANODIZED

BLADE: BURNISHED

Italian Folding Knife

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Here’s a very nice Italian made folding knife with beautiful Stag scales (handles). $65.00*

*I’ll be listing it for $80 on the website, so if you want to get it at the lower price, you need to call me or email me: 602-397-0053; leopold@SonoranDesertKnives.com

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