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Information on balisong

gritsgear Nov 15, 2015

  1. gritsgear

    gritsgear Little member

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    Hello,

    I purchased this balisong at a knife show yesterday. I was hoping someone would know something about it and be able to share information.

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    I have trouble finding any much information online since most results are about the newer Fury balisong trainer. I found a link to a record of one that sold 3 years ago on ebay but I cant see the price it sold for without putting in my debit card.

    It is a Fury balisong model number 10315. The sign said vintage balisong and either 1970 or 1980.

    Thank you in advance for any information!

    -grits
     
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  2. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    It looks like the old Taylor Skinner from around 1980, except, that one had a gut hook. This is likely a knock-off
     
  3. j.nailz

    j.nailz JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Didn't those Taylor setos have 2 or 3 blade styles?
     
  4. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    Two, for sure. The markings don't appear correct on this one (from my limited knowledge)
     
  5. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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  6. gritsgear

    gritsgear Little member

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  7. metlman

    metlman JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I believe it is a genuine Taylor. I had several variations of this knife in my collection a long time ago. These knives were early clones of an American custom maker "Nolen Knives".
     
  8. gritsgear

    gritsgear Little member

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    Is Fury known for making clones? Seems like most people believe it's a clone but it's made fairly nicely and Fury is engraved into the blade
     
  9. silkworm

    silkworm Silky Devil JDBA Official Member

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    Looks genuinely vintage to me.
     
  10. gritsgear

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    Why are the four bottom pins on both sides of the scales placed randomly and not set flush?
     
  11. LAHST

    LAHST JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    To clear the latch.... probably an after thought
     
  12. braundc

    braundc JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    nice find!

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    Great little knife! IMHO, those were all made in the same Japanese factory (probably Seto) for several different distributers back in the eighties. I have managed to collect several in different Micarta colors, wood and even (synthetic) antler. Some with gut hooks, others obviously without. If memory serves me, without digging them out, I believe the tang stamps on mine are Taylor, Fury, C.I. (Compass Industries) and Parker Gypsy. Never seen a different blade profile though. Thanks for posting it!
     

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