Tsar Bomba wrote:
QTCut5 wrote:Yin & Yang
I keep striking out just trying to get the MOP version. Hadn't an inkling that a black pearl version existed. I shouldn't be surprised that you have the set, Q.
Those are some really nice knives and I am a big fan of the subject matter.
But I wonder why the black pearl scales aren't pinned like the white pearl...
These two versions of the Space Shuttle Columbia knife were made by different companies (according to the tang stamps); and, in addition to the attachment method of the covers as you pointed out, have another noticeable difference in the size of the nose cone bolsters.
BTW--the Black Pearl version of this knife is the only one I have ever seen; I don't know if that's because it's particularly "rare" (as in, very few in existence) or just one of those knives that doesn't come up for sale for some reason. My white Parker Cut. Co. is not MOP, it's some type of synthetic material like celluloid or acrylic. I have also seen a brass version which has a spear/pen blade and no shield--I guess you could say the whole knife is kind of like a large size (brass) shield.
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