My Manual Folders!

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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:51 pm

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Marco, while your knife is appealing, and I definitely understand the price issue, still I would not knowingly purchase a fraudulent knife which allows someone to dishonestly benefit from someone else's work. You might send a photo of the knife to Benchmade if you have any information about its source.
Garry! The knife came from China, as I'm sure you've deduced, and I'm also fairly sure that Benchmade is fully aware that their products are being copied in China, but even if they weren't, I would be the last person to lend a hand to a company that unjustly sued a good friend of mine over a patent infringement that they didn't legally own. Sorry, ::handshake:: just how I feel about it! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Quick Steel » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:15 pm

Hi Marco. Well, that is certainly interesting background. ::hmm::
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:51 pm

I got these 3 in today guys, via my friend Mark at SSk! First up is a 9" oal J. Russell Green River Knife Works Barlow style E-Z open slip-joint folder/SS drop-point blade with n/n, SS bolsters and liners, brass pins, and saw-cut toasted brown bone scales. Has "Russell Green River Works" etched on the front blade, along with a diamond logo stamped on the tang, and, "SOLINGEN/GERMANY" stamped on the back tang. There is also an "R" with an arrow going through it stamped on both bolsters. My small scale doesn't go high enough to get an accurate weight, but I'd guesstimate about 5 oz.'s, and came freshly sharpened by Mark. Being the very first Barlow I've ever owned I was quite surprised at it's 9" length, but being a lover of big knives I didn't mind one bit! Next up is a Kershaw 2420 8" oal linerlock folder/half-stop, SS spear-point blade with thumb-stud, aluminum body with textured Delrin inserts, adjustable pivot, and pocket-clip. Is marked with a "Kershaw" stamp on the front tang, as well as "KAI/2420/JAPAN" stamped on the back tang. For a larger knife it has a surprising weight of only 3.2 oz.'s, and was also sharpened by Mark. This knife comes in 3 sizes, 6", 6 3/4", and 8", and I now have the smallest and, the largest, with no plans on getting the middle size. This brings us to my new pride and joy, an SSk Exclusive Limited Edition of 50 ANZ433 Moki 7 1/4" oal lockback folder/VG-10 clip-point blade with top-swedge and n/n, SS bolsters liners and pins, blue Lapis jigged bone scales, and lanyard hole. These knives have Mark's SSk logo along with "Exclusive Special Edition of 50" etched on the front blade, as well as a front tang stamp of "MOKI", and, "VG-10/JAPAN" stamp on the rear tang. It weighs a very comfortable touch over 3 oz.'s, and needed no further sharpening than what the factory did. The run-up on this knife is so tight that it looks like 1-piece of steel, something these Moki's are known for. I was privy to this knife's arrival, and believe me, it was worth the wait, an absolutely beautiful, classy knife! Thanks Mark for making them available to all us knifers! Please excuse the poor pictures, it's the best my laptop can do! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Quick Steel » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:15 pm

Marco, what a haul. I love the big Barlows; that your Green River is E/O just adds to the pleasure.

The clean lines of the Kershaws have great appeal. A fine pattern.

The SSK Moki is sheer beauty. Congratulations on all of them. You have had quite a day. ::ds::
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by samb1955 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:18 pm

Nice score, never seen a barlow that big. It's a wopper!

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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:22 pm

Thanks guys, ::handshake:: I appreciate your comments! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:08 am

Very nice Mark, but I’m a bit biased. Glad you like them all. I thought that Barlow would make you happy with it’s size. It’s a mirror image of an older original Russell GRW.
That must be your first Moki? Every time someone gets their first one, they are just in awe of the fit and finish and the tight run up. Moki’s are what lite a fire in me for collecting. I just didn’t know how good it gets. I’m proud to offer those and grateful for the business from you and many others.
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:27 am

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Very nice Mark, but I’m a bit biased. Glad you like them all. I thought that Barlow would make you happy with it’s size. It’s a mirror image of an older original Russell GRW.
That must be your first Moki? Every time someone gets their first one, they are just in awe of the fit and finish and the tight run up. Moki’s are what lite a fire in me for collecting. I just didn’t know how good it gets. I’m proud to offer those and grateful for the business from you and many others.
You have a right to be a little biased Mark, they come from your imagination! You're aware of my liking of big knives, and my new Barlow totally fits the bill. Yes, this is my 1st. Moki, but definitely not my last! I've been watching the one in your store with the reddish-brown jigged scales, and the only reason I haven't jumped on it is it's shorter length, but had it been a 433 I'd have bought it by now. Such fine looking knives! Now, let's get the rest of them sold so we can see what you have in store for us next! Thanks again for making them available! ::handshake:: 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:37 pm

I received this set of IC Cut lockback folders today from Mark at SSk(Sharpnshinyknives), and these are 2 beautiful knives! The larger model is 7 3/4" oal, and the smaller 5 1/4" oal, and both have SS drop-point blades with n/n's, NS bolsters liners and pins, and rich colored Stamina wood covers. Respective weights are about 5 and 1.5 oz.'s, and both came ridiculously sharp. They both display IC Cut markings, and the fit and finish is superb. Built in Seki, Japan. The lockback release is silky-smooth, and both close with a resounding "click". Before purchasing Mark told me he has only ever seen the 2 sets of these knives that he has, so if I bought a set I'd be the exclusive Canadian owner, and he'd be the exclusive American owner, and I liked that idea, so I bought one, and I'm glad I did! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by samb1955 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:19 pm

Looks like dad and son, nice score on those.

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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 pm

Thanks buddy, ::handshake:: appreciate it! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:27 am

Hey guys! I haven't posted in this thread for about a month because I've been busy over in the "Comfort Knives" thread, but I recently picked-up this beautiful little folder and I gotta show it to you! It has an interesting history in that, it was a genuine prototype commissioned by Blackjack Knives to be built by Seki in Japan, but it never went into production, only a few were hand-made, and the paperwork claims it's very rare. I had a deal set-up with a fellow member to purchase his copy, but when the deal fell through I found this one on Ebay along with another one that has slight differences. This copy and the copy our fellow member has have a tang stamp of "FLT-1", but the one on Ebay that I didn't buy has the official Blackjack logo and words for it's tang stamp, and an asking price of US$1498., so I'm very curious which model is more rare and valuable. The attached paperwork is from Jemmy Iwahara, the same fella that Mark(SSk)deals with, so I sent him an email asking if he could tell me why the 2 knives are different and exactly who built them, and when he replies I'll let you all know. The knife is a Blackjack Donnybrook linerlock, and is 8 3/8" oal/SS dagger blade with stud, NS bolsters, brass liners, and black ringed micarta covers. Fairly heavy at about 5 oz.'s, and only the bottom edge is sharp. Marked with "FLT-1" on the front tang, and "Seki-Japan" on the back tang. I paid-up a bit for this one, but I love it so much, and it's my idea of a perfect knife! If you click-on any of the pics they will expand, and if you click-on it again it will enlarge so you can read the letter! Thanks for looking! 8)
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EDIT: I heard back from Jemmy guys, and he said he can't explain the different tang stamps but they didn't usually stamp their protos although he couldn't really recall from over 30 years ago, the protos were built by Mr. Noda whom I'm going to assume is/was a famous Japanese builder, and the value is whatever current collectors value would be. Not an awful lot more info, but a little bit though! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 am

Great looking Sekis, Mark! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:01 am

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 am
Great looking Sekis, Mark! ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks John! ::handshake:: It really is a cool little folder! 8)
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Re: My Manual Folders!

Post by Madmarco » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:59 pm

I received 3 real nice linerlock folders today courtesy of my friend Mark at SSk, and I couldn't wait to show them to you fellas! The 1st knife is a Catoctin Cutlery/Koncept Knives K4401 "Back Alley Fighter" that's 8 3/4" oal/SS dagger blade with stud, single SS liner, screw construction, adjustable pivot, black aluminum covers, and lanyard hole. Fairly light at just 3.5 oz.'s, and came incredibly sharp. Displays a K/K logo stamp on both sides of the covers. Built in the US.(Sorry I posted this one here!)This is one beautiful knife! Next up is an Al Mar "Quicksilver" Secret Service stiletto that's 7 7/8" oal/SS modified spear-point blade with stud and upper swedge, single copper liner, SS 2-piece body with through cuts, and lanyard hole. All the SS gives this knife a respectable weight of about 5 oz.'s, and it arrived very sharp. Shows Al Mar logo and copy number "15/200" etches on the blade. Built in Seki, Japan. Although it can't be seen in my pic, there is a small lever at the butt-end that folds open/closed over the tip of the blade, and this is the only copy I've seen without a bail. I've wanted one of these ever since I first saw them close to 2 years ago, but their high price kept me at bay, and now I own one which came at a very reasonable price due to it being used! And the last knife is an unnamed Kabar stiletto that's 7 1/4" oal/D2 steel dagger blade with top swedge, stud, and dual-flippers, single SS liner, adjustable pivot, grey aluminum covers, and pocket-clip. The aluminum keeps the weight down to only 2.3 oz.'s, and also very sharp. This one displays Kabar and Dozier Design etches. Also built in Japan. Three more gorgeous stilettos to add to my collection! 8)
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