Italian Army Pocket Knife - Vintage 1960s Era Knife From The Italian Army
Italian Army Pocket Knife
The Italian Army Pocket Knife is a vintage 1960s era knife from Italy. Featuring a fold-out blade that lacks a pointed edge, this pocket knife is designed for safe carry with the blade either folded or unfolded. Each pocket knife also features a uniquely designed can-opener "blade" that can also be used to open bottles of beer or to cut small wires.
Many collectors of military blades have a special fondness for military pocket knives. These days the military protocol really doesn't see the issuance of pocket knives like days past, so when really neat blades like this Italian Army Pocket Knife are available collectors snap them up. While other small blades may be more "functional" than these military pocket knives, very few are as cool looking as this Italian Army Knife.
I expected a knife like the picture but what I recieved was different almost to the point that the picture in the description had to have been touched up. Don't get me wrong the shape is the same but mine has pitting in the blades and something thats stained the handle. It is as dull as a butter knife which I expected but if you expect to open this with your thumb think again it will tear off your thumb nail clean off, I can barely get the blade out. There are machining marks or casting marks on the can opener that are very rough almost like something you made in 8th grade shop class. I wouldn't buy it again but its a neat piece of history. Maybe I just recieved a lemon. In all fairness I didn't contact the company for a replacement I just figured its surplus and a fair representation of the product. I will say its built like a tank though, a very rough tank made in a third world country by someone who didn't have the right tools to build it.
A KNIFE FROM WHEN THEY WERE MADE TO LAST AND THE METAL WAS OF GOOD QUALITY. I ALMOST HATE TO PUT IT IN MY POCKET BECAUSE THIS IS ONE I WILL SET DOWN AND SOMEONE WILL WALK AWAY WITH. THE CHEAP ONES NEVER GET LOST. THIS KNIFE IS INEXPENSIVE BUT NOT CHEAP.