Ivory Picklock

SKU
169905
Date Added:
03/18/16
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0
Price: $900.00
Overview
This Picklock from A.G.A. Campolin features a polished spear point blade with false top edge and fileworked spine. The handle is comprised of nickel silver guard and pommel with carved pre ban ivory scales over file worked brass liners and backspacer. Includes padded and zippered case. Some light scuffs on blade and bolsters, but otherwise great condition.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    6
  • Overall Length
    13.125
  • Closed Length
    7
  • Weight (oz)
    11.4
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Blade Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Blade Details
    Spear Point
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Tusk & Tooth
ABOUT THE MAKER
Adams International Knifeworks
Campolin, A.G.A.
Angelo Campolin Sr. was born in 1923 in Maniago, Italy. He worked on perfecting his knife making skills before WWII and at this time made his first switchblades. After the war, in 1947 he started his company and made 30 stilettos with the marking “Angelo Campolin”. In the 1970’s Angelo’s son Gianni started to work in the company and they were specializing in folding hunting knives and also manual folding stilettos for the Robert Klaas company in Solingen Germany with their Kissing Cranes mark. In 2002 American switchblade collectors Dan Fuller, Brad West, and Tim Zinser were visiting Maniago and enjoying a few glasses of wine in a bar with Angelo Jr. and Gianni. The discussion was about a new name for some knife projects they wanted to pursue. It was Brad West that suggested the tang stamp should be AGA, for Angelo, Gianni, Angelo, thus representing three generations in the knife making business. The Campolins liked it and it stuck. In the beginning it was just a few items, but grew to the point where now there are 12 models and different scale options. The goal has been to offer quality switchblades using the old methods and traditions. Being a collector himself, Angelo Jr. knows what others like. The company headquarters has moved to Austria with production still in the original Maniago shop, as well as the others in Maniago that produce the knives for A.G.A. Campolin.
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