From Maniago

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waynorth, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Inexpensive knives from a very traditional Cutlery town; Maniago!!
    Many great cutlery stories have begun in this city!! Imperial Cutlery for one!!!
    Olive wood handles, these take-offs on a twist-lock friction folder are nicely done!
    I had to buy all three sizes - they cost altogether, much less than one GEC!!:eek:;)
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    If you have a knife or a story from Maniago, please post here!!:rolleyes:
     
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  2. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 9, 2020
    My only Maniago knife.

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  3. Rhidian

    Rhidian

    86
    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi Charlie! So you rotate the ring to lock it open? Similar to an Opinel
     
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  4. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 4, 2017
    Here’s my Maserin. A well made knife with good blade steel that is sharp as heck out of the box. Got this one from Mike for a very reasonable price. Not to be blasphemous here but other production knife makers like Spyderco have knives made for them in this Italian cutlery Meca. :)
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  5. Fire Beard

    Fire Beard Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    Here’s one.
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  6. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    A set of Antonini Farm knives. A little rough in the fit & finish department, but sturdy workers.
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  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Yes!! But the lock is inside rather than on the surface!
     
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  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    QUOTE - r8shell - "A set of Antonini Farm knives. A little rough in the fit & finish department, but sturdy workers.
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    That is a fine set of horticultural knives, Rachel!!
     
  9. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    I like their simplicity.
     
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  10. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I saw one somewhere on here and became curious, and after a search I landed a Bear Classical with a American walnut handle. This locking mechanism is brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness. It locks the blade open, and closed. I'll try and get some pics uploaded tomorrow. Very comfortable handle shape too., and it's a feather light knife. As friction folders go, these feel very intuitive to operate, take a great edge, and have a nice thinly ground blade similar to an Opinel.
     
  11. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
  12. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
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    2020 BF knife.
     
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  13. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Does their blade tend to get "stuck" ( like in the opinels) when the wood swells due to moisture/water ?

    Are they flat ground or more of a convex grind like the opinels ?

    Ok, no more questions lol :D
    TY
     
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Coincidence Charlie! :cool: I carried one of the Old Bear knives for my Random Tuesday carry this week :) :thumbsup:
     
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  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    carbon or stainless? Very cool, and they work for a living, too. Are these locks more secure to lock than just the twist locks of an Opinel? Or about the same?
     
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  16. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    They are available in both stainless and carbon :thumbsup:
     
  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Locks? Are they secure? Thanks. :D
     
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Link! :D :thumbsup:

     
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  20. aji1

    aji1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2016
    This is a Malga 6 from MKM (Maniago Knife Makers). The blade is Bohler M390 and the other tools are 420.

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