Looking at scrap and seen this one tip that looks suspiciously like my Frank Vacit Knifewing Bolo. No mark that I can tell. Could this be an older work of Frank’s? Any takers? Thanks A Lot!
I did a research for watch tips by Frank Vacit https://www.google.com/search?biw=1680&bih=887&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Qf3kWo_iIqKvjwSg-bvABw&q=frank+vacit+watch+tips+zuni&oq=frank+vacit+watch+tips+zuni&gs_l=psy-ab.3...601149.602869.0.6029220.127.116.11.0.0.0.141.787.2j5.7.0…0…1c.1.64.psy-ab…4.1.126…0.0.hh2fAIsGqhQ#imgrc=E9bpp6le5wu1JM: to see if I could find anything similar. Also, the wire technique he uses for the pin is different then a tube, that is a clue. Along with the border. One thing I do notice with Frank Vacit pieces is how close the inlay, and the separation is with a piece of silver (channel inlay) instead of mosaic. It is hard when you can’t find that much stuff by him. https://www.google.com/search?biw=1680&bih=887&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=nf_kWtXPFYezjwSo1JSgBQ&q=frank+vacit+thunderbird&oq=frank+vacit+thunderbird&gs_l=psy-ab.3...390668.393875.0.394006.15.14.1.0.0.0.143.1311.7j6.13.0…0…1c.1.64.psy-ab…1.1.101…0j0i24k1.0.3Mtg0KrJIUU#imgrc=-R-xNeol2ZN6nM: Good luck
Thanks for your help Jason,
Was hoping you might find similarities in this older tip and Frank Vacit. Just has that certain look I thought was familiar and does resemble some of his ‘simpler’ works. Great job as usual!!! Hope to acquire the lot with this little treasure. I do believe it is a long lost Frank Vacit piece. Now to find the other one!