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60's Vintage Transitional Heavy Duty 13" Italian Classic w/Stag
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RARE 13" "Transitional" Heavy Duty 60's era  Italian Made Classic with Flat Ground Blade and Genuine Stag Handles.

Original Vintage HEAVY DUTY 1960's Italian 13" Overall Open Classic"Transitional" (Swivel Bolster Release) Classic with Genuine Stag handles and a mirror polished Flat Ground Styled Blade. Tang is marked "ROSTFREI" in cursive with "IMPORT" underneath. Brass lined Nickel Silver bolsters. Features superb action. Excellent to Near Mint condition.

6" Mirror polished Flat Ground Blade is clean and Extra Thick. Built like the picklocks of the 50's but this is a Swivel Bolster Release. This type of Italian is called a "Transitional" piece because it was made at the time Picklock styled models were being replaced by the easier closing method of the Swivel Bolster Classics.

Has all the features of the early 50's models, such as the extra thick 5mm (1/4") backspring and blade, drop in style kick spring, thicker liners, heavier nickel silver bolsters, extra thick "unshaven" stag handles, but this model was made in the 60's. Features superb action. Rock-Solid Lockup when open. Vintage classics such as these are very hard to obtain, and the "Transitional" pieces are arguably more rare than the vintage "Picklock" models as they were made only during a brief "window" during the 60's, so there are fewer of these examples out there. (Picklock design; means you must take your index finger and thumb and pull back where the blade locks to unlock it, most modern classics have the swivel bolster release design).

This piece is somewhat like comparing a 57 Chevy to a Toyota Prius..  You can feel the weight difference. Measures 7" closed. A fine example of a vintage Italian classic. Stag Handles are exceptional. Safety is functional. Overall Excellent to Near Mint condition. A superb example of early switchblade history for the finest collection. Includes a custom zippered pouch.

Overall Length:13"
Blade Length:6"
Blade Material:Stainless
Handle Material:Genuine Stag
Lock Type:Swivel Bolster
Safety:Yes
Bolster(s):Nickel Silver
Liner(s):Brass
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