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At 23:07 on September 24, 2013, Clay Strong said…

John, I wish more Italian style stiletto bush-buttons had pocket clips. Any suggestions for sources? I have a few autos (flippers and thumb studs) with clips. But, I haven't found a legal length, Italian style push-button stiletto, with a pocket clip, for my wife to more readily deploy, if needed. I've considered purchasing an aftermarket clip to add on. 

You know, being able to conceal carry is fine if you can cover the knife. But otherwise, a blade is not always so quick to get in hand as one that is right there on a pocket clip. 

At 22:26 on September 24, 2013, Clay Strong said…

John, I appreciate your interest. It's one thing to have a lot of info on a subject and another to "legally" share it. With that in mind, I will share what I can as time allows. Too many websites to work on and not enough time.

At 19:31 on September 24, 2013, Clay Strong said…

Thanks for the friend, John. I spend a lot of time reviewing knife related websites to find links for my website, so I read a lot of great info provided by the internet. Of course, I subscribe to some pubs too. I have a substantial collection of documents about knife making and knife history. My knife collection has been for the most part eclectic. I still buy the occasional "gotta have it", but I'm getting better.

Now that I have more knives than I can use, or possibly justify, I try to concentrate on a scandi collection. To answer your question about  searching for gold, I have found dust. But, no prospector will admit how much. lol  My claims are in Idaho. I work them and camp there about half the year. It gives me a home base for roaming the mountains working other areas. My claims have been producing since the 1860's and the creeks and rivers through them are pristine. So, if I never strike it rich, I will still enjoy the hunt. 

At 12:14 on August 14, 2013, Paul Krings said…
Hello John
Thanks for the kind words and yes you can never have too many friends. I have several other pictures to post I the near future of knives and boxes.
I travel for a living, so when time allows I hit shops and flea markets for a treasure. Anyway, happy collecting.
At 13:24 on August 11, 2013, Barry McDonald said…
Took a look at some of your pics. Noticed you're a fan of Frank B. my new-purchased stilettos are all from Frank. Took some pics with iPad, but am not familiar enough with the forum to figure out how to post them. When I get time, I'll try to figure it out. I thought I saw one widow that had an "add file" button. But this one doesn't??? I'll go explore a little. I've got a couple Of Frank's limited edition pick locks from 2002 and a blonde horn Walt's Flatguard picklock I'd like to show you.
At 3:17 on August 9, 2013, Ron Cooper said…

Congratulations on having a photo of your beautiful Double Stiletto featured! I hope everyone who sees it will take the time to look at all of the pictures you have posted of this knife, as well as read the very detailed description of this amazing knife. And, it truly is amazing! 

At 12:56 on July 26, 2013, john6553 said…
Hi Richard,
It's a common name because you have a really really big extended family. :)
At 10:02 on July 26, 2013, Richard Swoboda said…
My Dad always said we were German. But that was when Germany was huge(end of 19th century. But I met a Svoboda at a photographers conference once. He told me there are as many Swobodas in the Prague phone book as there are Smiths in US. Kinda deflating!!
Dick S
At 14:43 on March 18, 2013,
J. Mutz Knives

Hi John. Thanks for all the kind words. Please post those pics of your work. I know I among many others would love to see them. If you post them please shoot me a message so I can be sure to look for them. Jeff

At 12:02 on March 17, 2013,
J. Mutz Knives

Wow. You've got some real beauties there.

At 3:14 on December 23, 2012, Ron Beggs said…

I have taken a couple of photos of my two Blades for you to look at. the first is the big Blade its a Talon from Italy and the second is a Puma from Germany unfortunately in Australia we can't own a Stiletto unless it has been made to open manualy so its decommissioned its a heartahce to bugger up a great action like the Stiletto cheers Ron    

At 18:10 on September 11, 2012, Algie Pirrello said…
For getting the last Olive out of the jar. A Dago boys best friend! And the knife I love the most. I got it because it reminded me of my childhood. Sorry this did not post with picture. I am trying!!!
At 18:06 on September 11, 2012, Algie Pirrello said…

At 5:59 on August 30, 2012, Sean Yates said…

Thank you 

and Good Morning 


At 22:21 on August 29, 2012,
Tim "Chops" Lambkin

Hey John I'm currently not doing any automatics but plan to in the near future i'm wanting to do a double action I love the old Frank B.'s and the German hubertus but i'm really taken back by double action knives! I subscribe to Blade and have a few hundred makers as friends on fb.  Also love the exchange of info at shows. Most of my knives have a western flair to em and I'm a huge fan of lockback drop points which is what I build the most of. I still build mine by hand - no flow jet or lazer or even CNC here, I cut every part out by hand and really enjoy that challenge!Thanx, Chops

At 11:41 on August 28, 2012,
Tim "Chops" Lambkin

Thanx John! glad to be on board! Thanx for nice words on my work!  You know making and collecting knives is more than an obsession it's a full blown addiction!! LOL! 

At 6:56 on February 2, 2012, Lynn M Hall said…

Thanks for the invite John. I'm a bit late responding as I was getting under way departing Houston when I received your offer. In Port Everglades discharging cargo and will be returning to Texas and crewing off this vessel. After I get settled on my tiny Island I'll post some photos and we can "talk story". Happy Hunting! (collecting). Lynn

At 18:22 on October 2, 2011, Howard P Reynolds said…
Thanks for the friend offer.  Glad to be here although I don't know yet where "here" is.  But, its knives so I'm likin it.
At 19:07 on September 29, 2011, Howard P Reynolds said…
Thank you for the welcome, John.  I am on a friend's computer as I am off on a target shooting trip tomorrow.   Taking along my new Blackbird SK-5.  Will check your photos when I get back.
At 18:24 on April 19, 2011, J.J. Smith III said…

Ok then. 

That's one that I had handled by Jeff Saylor(Captain Jeff)  The CJS is his logo.  He's doing some nice handmades now.

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