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Rare 18cm Klaas Kissing Crane Coil Spring Humpback w/ Perlex

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Rare 60's-70's era KISSING CRANE/ROBT KLAAS 20cm/7" Open    Coil Spring Stiletto "Humpback Release" w/Perlex Handles

One of the rarest of the Italian Styled Models, this "Humpback Release" features White Perlex Handes accented with brass lined Nickel Silver Bolsters (without finger guards), with brass liners. Measures 4" closed. Tang is marked "ROSTFREI" with the Kissing Crane logo (two cranes kissing), with PATENT" on the backside of the tang.. Mirror Polished Flat Ground Blade measures 3 1/8". Measures 7" overall open= (18cm).  

Superb example of the "humpback" Italian which operates via coil spring rather than the typical leaf spring operation that nearly all Italians operate. This design was almost exclusive to the Kissing Crane/Klaas company in Germany, although they are of Maniago, Italy manufacture. They were distributed/sold during the 60's and early 70's and are extremely rare to find today in any condition. Perlex is exceptional looking. 

Overall this example is in very good +-excellent condition. Perlex has no pin cracks. Blade is clean.  Highly Recommended for your international collection! Includes a custom zippered storage pouch.

Overall Length:7"
Blade Length:3 1/8"
Blade Material:Stainless
Handle Material:White Perlex (Imit Pearl)
Lock Type:Lockback
Bolster(s):Nickel Silver