Our Price: $195.00

Rare Early Production Solingen Germany Front Opener

Rare Early Production (1960-70's era) Solingen Germany Front Opener 

 A radical departure from the traditional lever action that most collectors associate German switchblades, this early production Front opener features Black Lexan Handles with a polished  aluminum frame. Sliding button release located on the top side. Hard hitting piece with superb action. Mirror polished 3 1/2" blade is marked "ROSTFREI" on the tang. Overall open is 8 1/4". Measures 4 3/4" closed.

 No comparison to the American made front openers like the Benchmade or Microtech line, this model features substantial blade movement when open, (which is normal for these early front openers). ( So if you are expecting high end quality like a Benchmade, this piece is not for you.

 Early Hubertus catalogs also show this exact model with the Hubertus etching. (This model does not have the etch). These German companies contracted with the Italian companies, and offered these models during the 60's thru the mid 80's, until more stringent Weapons laws were passed in Germany, and they were eventually discontinued.

Great piece for your international collection, as they have long been discontinued. Early German Gravity and Front opening knives are very hard to find. They are expensive because they are no longer made, and the only way one finds it way into the collector market is thru a sale of a collection, or thru our contacts. Very Good condition. Mechanism works fine. Lexan Handles show minor handling marks.

Overall Length:8 1/4"
Blade Length:3 1/2"
Blade Material:Stainless
Handle Material:Lexan
Lock Type:Slide Lock
Bolster(s):Polished Aluminum