Hey, Folks.I recently purchased a fixed blade knife on eBay. It appears to be well made and fairly stout, with brown linen micarta scales and a very stylish sheath. The only marking on it says Varisco 91 etched into the obverse side of the blade. In my research I have found an obituary for an Angelo Varisco who passed away on March 31, 2007. The obituary contains a comment that "Mr. Varisco won many awards for his handmade knives and was also a talented leathercraft artist." There is also a…See More
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How long have you collected knives?
51 to 55 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
I still have the first knife I ever owned--a broke tip Camco Barlow that I was given when I was about seven. Spent a lot of hours playing mumbley-peg with that one. I have slowly collected--without realizing I was building a collection--jackknives most of my life.
About four years ago, I became more serious about it. It's a disease.
I've decided to learn how to do gunstock checkering to make the kind of folder scales I like the best. I expect that, during the next couple of years, I will be learning this skill like a monkey with a mirror--and teaching myself some interesting new words.
Reading, listening to music, fishing and making fun of Labrador Retrievers.
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Thanks for joining our community. I think you'll like it here- as you'll see we have a good group of knife folks here. When you get time we'd love to see some of your wood-handled Jacks too. If you have any questions, let me know.