Vintage Early 1960's 11" MADE IN ITALY INOXID Authentic Dark Horn Red Dot Swinguard Italian Switchblade Knife
This is the first swinguard model that was ever produced as an automatic from Italy, this is a truly historical piece of switchblade history.
This Model Is Extemely Rare
This Model Is One Of The Very First 11" Swinguards Ever Made & Is A True Example Of A Transitional or Prototype
During the Early 1960's Pickocks Faded Out & Swivel Bolsters Were Introduced Which In Stiletto History Is Know As The Transitional Period.
To Be A True Early 1960's Model There Are Characteristics Of The Old Picklocks Such As Button Position.
You Can Clearly See The Button Is Placed In the Middle Of The Handle, This Is A Characteristic Of The Old Picklocks of The 1950's Along With D Stamped Liners.
Models After The True Transitional Period Where Place Higher Up Towards The Top & Were Not D Stamped Liners.
Knife is on page 74-76 of "Foreign Spring Steel Collectors Guide Vol.1" by Vincent Federico.
Beautiful Dark Horn Scales.
Swedge Flat Grind Blade
Nickel Silver Swinguard Bolster
D Stamped Solid Brass Liners.
Overall Length: 11"
Blade Length: 5"
Closed Length: 6"
Blade Tang Stamped On The Front: MADE IN ITALY INOXID
Blade Tang Stamped On The Back: PATENT
Made in ITALY.
Comes With Free Wooden Show Case Box Because AssistedKnife.com Knows This Is The First Switchblade Swinguard Ever Made.