German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:09 am

eyeselect wrote:Please do me a favor and look at the Marbles safety folding hunter that I posted in knife related Q&A.


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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby cato » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:15 am

fo
got this switch thinking the 70s

just has Solingen germany

any info .. thanks
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby augnut » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:40 am

Hello to all! I am new here, my name is Darek. I owned one of the SB Knives Pictured here when I was a teenager. It is the very first all stainless steel pictured one. Can someone Please tell me the make & model if possible? I would like to find another like it. It brings back great memories, but unfortuneately mine was stolen way back then in the seventies.

(Not the one directly above this post, but the one at the very beginning of this thread)...Thanks!
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:49 am

::welcome::

augnut wrote: It is the very first all stainless steel pictured one. Can someone Please tell me the make & model if possible?


It`s a Bonsa.
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby wiseguy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Speaking of Bonsa...... here`s a seldom seen model
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby Capt. Farrel » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:58 pm

Wow Wiseguy, that is one great looking Auto if I ever saw one! Love the spearpoint blade. Bonsa s are even rare to find here in their homecountry.
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby knife7knut » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:31 am

Here is my latest auto;a Bonsa Springer in pretty decent shape except for a bit of rust(mostly cleaned away now)and a small piece of scale missing from the scale near the center rivet on the pile side.I have it soaking in PB Blaster at the moment trying to see if will open a bit easier.Virtually no side play in the blade and that may be the cause of the opening problem.
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby TomKey » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:49 pm

Sharing my newest find: a Type 1a Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger.
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Sadly, the tip on the marlin spike is bent. Is it worth trying to straighten/regrind the tip, or leave it as a "character" mark?

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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:14 pm

Nice catch Tom!I think the tip of the spike should be fairly easy to straighten.The steel isn't usually hard as a knife blade.I have a small brass hammer that I normally use to straighten pieces such as this on the flat of a bench vise.
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:02 am

Use lithium automotive grease, not oil, on the Bonsa tang.You won't believe the difference it will make!
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby roostershooter » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Tom, great gravity knife! I have a few of those myself.

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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:07 pm

Bill DeShivs wrote:Use lithium automotive grease, not oil, on the Bonsa tang.You won't believe the difference it will make!

Thanks for the tip Bill;I will give it a try.
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby wiseguy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:18 am

GK
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:16 am

:shock:

Beautiful old Korn!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: German Made Switchblade & Gravity Knives

Postby roostershooter » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:00 pm

That example of a Korn sure is outstanding! Gotta like those old knives.


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