Classic Italian Switchblade

Classic Italian Switchblade

This is a cheaper version of the classic Italian switchblade, but the quality remains pretty high. The blade uses a back-lock mechanism that is released by a tilting bolster.

  • MFG: Unknown
  • MODEL: Classic Italian
  • TYPE: Automatic
  • ACTION: Side-opening
  • MECHANISM: Leaf spring
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5"
  • BLADE LENGTH: 3.75"
  • PROS: Nice workmanship for an inexpensive knife, edge is good for the cost.
  • CONS: The knife has to be held firmly for the mechanism to work reliably, the sliding safety has to be moved about an inch to operate.
  • VALUE: A good, practical switchblade, but definitely below the level of quality you see in a Beltrane.
  • OVERALL OPINION: Worth having.
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