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Offline Alnamvet68

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Swiss Army Knives
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:18:31 AM »
Post up your Victorinox and Wenger Swiss Army knife photographs here...action pics are most welcome.

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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:26:36 AM »
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 07:49:20 AM »
  My first knife, given to me by my Dad when I was about five years old while the family was vacationing on Sebago Lake in Maine was a Camp King Scout type knife,  though I only had it for a few days before it met a watery end it made a lasting impression on me and gave me an affection for Scout type knives through out my life,  I still have a few of the vintage ones in my "collection" of used pocket knives.
  So it's no small wonder that I am drawn to SAK's in quite the same way,  I've had quite a few over the years and still have a large Tinker model and a Farmer model like the one pictured above,  I can't remember a day since receiving that first knife from Dad that I haven't had a folding knife in my right front pocket.
  The odd thing is that since I don't care for thick or heavy knives in my pocket it's not a Scout or SAK that I carry,  usually it's a single blade lock back hunter in the 3-1/2" size or other similar sized knife,  at the moment it's a 3-5/8" Case yellow handled 3 blade serpentine stockman.
  When I do carry a Scout type or SAK with me is when I'm out small game hunting or on a bushcrafting mission,  though I rarely use them I'm especially fond of the Farmer because of the blade choices, including the wood saw which comes in very handy, as does the can opener and the awl.
 
  Bottom line is,  while I don't use them much,  I wouldn't be without one in the woods.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 10:31:07 AM »
I use the saw more than any other tool on my SAK Farmer. Like Moe, I wouldn't go out in the woods without it.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 10:32:34 AM »
I don't have any pics available but I love my SAKs.
Like Moe, I got my first one when I was five. It was a Classic I think. It was  corporate swag from a family friend. I don't know when or how I lost it.
My sister brought me back a Victorinox Huntsman (Hunter model back then) when she was in Switzerland with the Girl Guides in '84.
I still have it and the Fisherman that she had brought back for my Dad. Thirty one years is a long time to own a knife.
I have had a variety of Waiters, Hikers and Campers over the years.
A favourite is my Victorinox One Hand Trekker with the plain blade. It's too heavy for pocket carry though.
I carry a Wenger SI these days.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 12:45:45 PM »
I dont have amy pics but ive got 2 swiss army knives,one is a single blade with bottle opener the other has saw tooth pick,tweezers coupla blades etc.it lives in my pack all the time,single blade usually ends up iny pocket
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 02:51:31 PM »
I've had my Victorinox  Huntsman II  for probably around 25yrs, carved my favourite walking stick on the slopes of Mt Washington back in the summer of 96, I doubt I would ever part with it... 8)      I do really like the looks of the Aluminum bodies, and may pick one up one day.

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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 03:36:21 PM »
I bought this one for the wife while she is out horseback riding. The main feature she that uses on it is wine bottle opener. She has had to make some new holes in horse tack so the knife has come in handy. this model does come with a release button for the main blade.




I have one ordered from Swiss Bianco in Canada and should be here in a few days. Pictures to follow.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 04:06:42 PM »
So, that's a hoof pick, then?
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 04:45:34 PM »
Is that what that ones called!!!thats the one i got zammer.great knife,so easy to keep sharp
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 06:01:45 PM »
So, that's a hoof pick, then?

You got it Wolfy.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 08:18:02 AM »
I've had my Victorinox  Huntsman II  for probably around 25yrs, carved my favourite walking stick on the slopes of Mt Washington back in the summer of 96, I doubt I would ever part with it... 8)      I do really like the looks of the Aluminum bodies, and may pick one up one day.



That's exactly like my pride and joy. Before they added the package hook on it.
Does yours have the crossbow on the stamp on the main blade?
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 09:09:54 AM »
Not a great pic, but do you mean this ?

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 09:13:44 AM »
Yeah, I was just wondering what the tang stamp looked like so I could narrow down when they changed.
Judging by the pic, yours is a bit newer than the one I have, but is before they added the hook.
I don't obsess over all the intricasies of SAKs but I am sometimes curious about that particular model.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 09:20:07 AM »
 
Yeah, I was just wondering what the tang stamp looked like so I could narrow down when they changed.
Judging by the pic, yours is a bit newer than the one I have, but is before they added the hook.
I don't obsess over all the intricasies of SAKs but I am sometimes curious about that particular model.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2015, 09:47:09 AM »
They DON'T have the 'crossbow' anymore?   When did THAT change? :shrug:

I haven't had to buy any new ones for quite a while. 8)
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 10:11:29 AM »
They DON'T have the 'crossbow' anymore?   When did THAT change? :shrug:

I haven't had to buy any new ones for quite a while. 8)
I may be mistaken about the crossbow. I know that there is something on my tang stamp that was removed or changed sometime in the mid-eighties.
I'll look when I get home and figure out what it is.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2015, 01:04:23 AM »
So i snapped a pic of my 2 SAK i guess i was wrong zammer mine is not quite same as yours no saw on mine
Oooops lol

These are my 2 SAK
One lived in my pocket the larger lives in my pack
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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2015, 08:41:07 AM »
Thanks for adding the pics deuce  :cheers:

I had forgotten two other implements on my Huntsmen... an Awl, and a hook
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2015, 09:16:05 AM »
So i snapped a pic of my 2 SAK i guess i was wrong zammer mine is not quite same as yours no saw on mine
Oooops lol

These are my 2 SAK
One lived in my pocket the larger lives in my pack
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I've never seen the one on the left before. It is like a Waiter but without the corkscrew.
The Waiter, in my opinion, is one of the most efficient and practical pocket knives ever made.
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Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 09:17:46 AM »
Ya i really like that one,nice and basic,isnt too bulky in pocket.just a nice all around knife. I found that one while scavenging in the dump in small town i lived in for scrap and came across some old lockers from when they tore down the yacht club building so i have no idea how old it is or anything....it does have the bow etched onto the blade like other old ones,cross is virtually gone
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 09:43:02 AM »
My favorite SAK is the Victorinox Fieldmaster. It is just like the Huntsman, accept the cork screw is replaced with a Phillips bit driver.

Fieldmaster


Since I don't drink wine anymore, I sure don't miss the cork screw and the  Phillips bit driver is a lot more functional.

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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 10:27:34 AM »
Wow! I like that black aluminum Wenger!

I switched over to the dark side (Victorinox) because of the Farmer models, but several of the Wenger tools I consider to be a superior design, particularly the can opener tool.

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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2015, 10:49:09 AM »
We STILL haven't done that can-opener race. 8) :duel: :rofl:
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2015, 11:09:09 AM »
Never go anywhere with out at least one.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 06:32:42 PM »
I received this one today from an outfit in CANADA!

Victorinox First Mate alox Swiss Army Knife, produced in a limited run (100 pieces), exclusively for Swiss Bianco. It comes with red Victorinox shield background and silver shield outline. Brand new, in a box. Features:
?Large Blade
?Marlin Spike/Sacking Needle
?Wood saw
?Bottle opener with large flat screwdriver and wire stripper
?Pruning Blade
?Lifetime warranty
?Length: 93mm





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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2015, 06:38:18 PM »
I really like the idea of adding that pruning hook......looks as handy as a thumb on a mitten! :thumbsup:
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2015, 06:48:15 PM »
When I heard this model was coming out last year with a marlin spike / sacking needle I was hooked.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2015, 07:32:20 PM »
Never seen the green body before, that's sharp looking  8)
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2015, 09:44:45 PM »
That pruning blade looks like it be perfect for cutting leather, bale wrap, baler twine or castrating calves ;) 8)
I like the looks of the green handle too.
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2015, 10:49:31 PM »
I received this one today from an outfit in CANADA!

Victorinox First Mate alox Swiss Army Knife, produced in a limited run (100 pieces), exclusively for Swiss Bianco. It comes with red Victorinox shield background and silver shield outline. Brand new, in a box. Features:
?Large Blade
?Marlin Spike/Sacking Needle
?Wood saw
?Bottle opener with large flat screwdriver and wire stripper
?Pruning Blade
?Lifetime warranty
?Length: 93mm






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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2015, 11:03:17 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2015, 06:21:24 AM »
Thanks for the quicker reply Diogenes.

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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2015, 09:51:31 AM »
That model is almost exactly like my harvester with the exception of the marlinspike. The one I have has a regular awl in the same slot. And this model is essentially the same as the farmer model but with the hooked blade instead of the can opener.



Also, firesteel farmer...
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2015, 11:11:58 AM »
Great looking SAK's PW.

That firesteel SAK was on my want list for a while but I let it fade away.
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2015, 11:35:13 AM »
Yeah, that's really cool. I'd seen those before but never put 2+2 together that they would come from SwissBianco.
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2015, 05:29:24 PM »
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Re: Swiss Army Knives
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2015, 03:46:56 PM »
yep.. an EDC in my bag always, a Swiss Bianco farmer fire steel :-)



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there is a guy on the blade forums who can do custom SAK knives I thought about sending it
to him and having scissors added ... one thing I'd like :-) maybe one day ..