Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

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Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby XxTestedxX » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:54 pm

Trying to determine if this knife is genuine BLP, has a COA. Looks great
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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:27 pm

Does not look like genuine Black Lip Pearl to me; looks synthetic.

Genuine BLP has "fire" (iridescence) just like white Mother Of Pearl...like these
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But, that's just my personal opinion based on your photos. What is the actual pattern number stamped on the knife?

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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby lbsmobile » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:59 pm

XxTestedxX wrote:Trying to determine if this knife is genuine BLP, has a COA. Looks great


This knife is absolutely Genuine and closer to Extremely rare than very rare. Nomenclaturally, it is deceiving and that's due to the way covers are listed in the Classics reference book.

The scales are actually an Alante. In the book, it is listed as Black Lip Pearl. Real Pearl would be listed as Genuine Black Lip Pearl. And that is why the Cert reads the way it does.

Alante is extremely difficult to come by. It doesn't gas or shrink and pictures will never display the depth as when in hand.
This knife is rarer than a Genuine Black Lip Pearl. But, it is not Genuine Black Lip Pearl.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby XxTestedxX » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:34 am

lbsmobile wrote:
XxTestedxX wrote:Trying to determine if this knife is genuine BLP, has a COA. Looks great


This knife is absolutely Genuine and closer to Extremely rare than very rare. Nomenclaturally, it is deceiving and that's due to the way covers are listed in the Classics reference book.

The scales are actually an Alante. In the book, it is listed as Black Lip Pearl. Real Pearl would be listed as Genuine Black Lip Pearl. And that is why the Cert reads the way it does.

Alante is extremely difficult to come by. It doesn't gas or shrink and pictures will never display the depth as when in hand.
This knife is rarer than a Genuine Black Lip Pearl. But, it is not Genuine Black Lip Pearl.

Hope this helps!


Thanks for the info Ron, greatly appreciated. I have a few classics and interests is growing, will look into a club member ship

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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby XxTestedxX » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:58 pm

I personally could not locate in the book Ron; do you have the page reference; I know the book had many errors.

Just trying to figure out how many made, or other relevant info.

Thanks again

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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby lbsmobile » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:20 am

The scales are actually an Alante. In the book, it is listed as Black Lip Pearl. Real Pearl would be listed as Genuine Black Lip Pearl. And that is why the Cert reads the way it does.


Hello,
My reference was to the Alante. See page 150 H - It has the same covers as the 1072. Then look over at page 151 C and you will see it(151C) as 'Genuine'.
Sorry for any confusion I may have added here.

As to how many made... there won't be a page that states that number. There may however be a reference in some of the old material from the period. Someone could go through the online material or check the old paper reference material. Short of seeing an actual count listed, you should stay with 'Prototype'.
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Re: Black lip Pearl clasp prototype

Postby XxTestedxX » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:23 pm

lbsmobile wrote:
The scales are actually an Alante. In the book, it is listed as Black Lip Pearl. Real Pearl would be listed as Genuine Black Lip Pearl. And that is why the Cert reads the way it does.


Hello,
My reference was to the Alante. See page 150 H - It has the same covers as the 1072. Then look over at page 151 C and you will see it(151C) as 'Genuine'.
Sorry for any confusion I may have added here.

As to how many made... there won't be a page that states that number. There may however be a reference in some of the old material from the period. Someone could go through the online material or check the old paper reference material. Short of seeing an actual count listed, you should stay with 'Prototype'.


I was also going to sell another prototype, a red bone clasp with an elephant etch, King of the beast.

I have a ton of classics I will be parting with, toothpicks, clasps and a few Coke bottles.

And.. A celluloid salesman sample toe, abalone swirl toe


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