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LEPRE Maniago, Italy 10" Swing Guard Classic w/Brazilian Horn

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 Italian Lepre Classic 10" Open "Swing Guard Classic" by Coltellerie Lepre of Maniago Italy with Brazilian Buffalo Horn

 This Italian Made "Swing Guard" Classic is handmade by a small shop in Maniago,Italy (Cotellerie Lepre) and Measures 9 7/8” overall open - (25cm) with a 3.5mm thickness. These are the Finest, (by far), of any swing guard made, (past or present).

Features Beautiful Select Brazilian Buffalo Horn Handles with a 4" Mirror Polished Drop Point Blade (3 3/4" sharpened edge) made of 440-A Stainless. Side Opening, Leaf Spring design with rock-solid lockup and unique finger guards that fold down with the blade (swing guard). 

Push Button Release is located in the top bolster with a unique sliding safety located directly below. Heavy Duty Nickel Silver Top and Bottom Bolsters with nickel silver liners and pins. Pick Lock release mechanism, (located on the spine right above the top bolster), features a curved nickel silver picklock release tab that you "pinch and pull" upward using your index finger and thumb to unlock the blade and close the knife; (picklock design). Extra Thick (3.5mm) quality construction.

Very "tight" construction; Superb Quality Piece.(In our opinion this is the finest swing guard made). Overall length open is 9 7/8". Features superb side opening automatic action with Rock-Solid Lockup. Measures 5 1/2" closed.. Blade is etched is  with the LEPRE  logo (which is a "hare") (rabbit's head) along with "MANIAGO". Includes a custom zippered storage pouch.

Highly Recommended for your International Collection. A stunning piece with "Old World" flair.. These are very limited...Horn will vary, but all are exceptionally beautiful!

Overall Length:9 7/8"
Blade Length:4"
Blade Thickness:0.15"
Blade Material:440-A Stainless
Handle Material:Brazilian Buffalo Horn
Lock Type:Pick Lock
Bolster(s):Nickel Silver
Liner(s):Nickel Silver
Weight:7.4 oz.