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Never saw one before. Does it open automaticly when you posh the button? Appears to be pretty old and I've seen similar knives with a lever opener on them but they were much larger. Great find though.
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The knife is not a switchblade. It is an expandable blade knife most likely made in India in the 1950s. This type of knife was supposedly invented by an Admiral D'Estaing in the late 1700s and they have been made in many countries.
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Samb1955: At the current time it opens by itself. I need the rubber band on it because it does not stay closed. I think it is supposed to stay closed until the button is pushed but I cannot verify that. I would like to take it apart and try to repair it but it may not be in the near future. We will see.
Gunsil: Why is it called an expandable blade? Is it because the blade sticks out the back of the handle until opened?
Thanks to both of you.
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It is an automatic. They have very weak coil springs.
My bet is they were made in Spain, but India is a possibility.
Unless you are very experienced at working on knives, I don't recommend trying to repair it yourself.
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
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