Registration Date: 12-28-11
10-15-12 03:39.05 - Post#2503153
i have just ordered a 15 inch aga campolin assisted opening stiletto . this knife is claimed to have been hand made in italy by mr campolin . i seriously doubt that but it has rosewood handle scales and supposedly solid brass bolsters ( which i think are the two visible end pieces ) . i purchased this knife from a very friendly and responsive online knife seller named assisted knives or roadside imports . mr j. benson is this online seller . i originally purchased a $45 13 inch asian made stiletto from mr j. benson that would not open without the additional applied pressure of a hand tool on the release button . mr j. benson kindly permitted me to return the asian made knife and choose an italian made knife instead . how does one know if the more expensive italian made knife is indeed hand assembled in italy ? what if the side button of the italian made knife also cannot be operated without the assistance of a hand tool ? i am buying this slightly decorative stiletto as an object of interest . i have another knife -- the all black 4 inch blade automatic opening crkt 1050k fire spark . i keep the crkt with me for emergencies . the 15 inch aga campolin rosewood and brass stiletto will never be used ( and never will the crkt hopefully ) . has anyone on the forum seen this aga campolin 15 inch rosewood and brass stiletto ? does it operate smoothly ? has anyone purchased a knife from assisted knives or roadside imports ?