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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274392 07/22/21
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Carried, used, bought, sold, traded most of the big brands from 50-100 years ago. My grandfather got me started.


Got a Victorinox Tinker & never looked back. They quit making the original size for a while & I nearly panicked. When they came back & rounded up a half dozen for backup. I wear one down every 20 years, think I'm good now..


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274496 07/22/21
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I have a Wenger that I bought in 1975. Carried it on a lot of backpacking trips back then. Spends most of it's time in my fishing tackle bag these days.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274572 07/22/21
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Do any of you deliberately buy a model with the corkscrew? A useless tool for me I think.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274594 07/22/21
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I have two, one Wenger Soldier and one Victorinox Soldier.


When I wander about a paddock I drop one in my pocket.

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Re: Swiss Army [Re: Tide_Change] #16274599 07/22/21
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Originally Posted by Tide_Change
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Yes....

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Interesting keys - European by chance?


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274628 07/22/21
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I carried this Victorinox license copy of a Mauser German military pocket knife in my flight suit knife pocket for the last 16 years of my 21 year flying career. It opened a "few" beer and wine bottles in it's day.
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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274646 07/22/21
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I’ve carried a Tinker for 25 years. I’m on my second one.
Back when I was roofing the tweezers were handy for pulling little slivers of fiberglass out of my fingers.
I’ve painted for about the last fifteen years and the screwdrivers are handy for opening paint cans and removing receptacle and light switch covers.
It’s not hard to put an edge on either.
I have prettier knives and more expensive knives but I don’t have any that are any handier than the Swiss.

Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274691 07/22/21
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Anyone remember this one:

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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274918 07/22/21
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I'm impressed with the quality of stainless in their blades.
I don't remember model names, but have three.
One is the newest, around twenty years old and the smallest model. It can be carried past security in the court house with the one inch blade. It's handy but stays either on a key chain or zippered bag so it doesn't get lost.

Then there's the antique medium sized one.

The old vintage one is ancient and has some value when I checked years ago. It's huge, so it stays in the drawer to be used once in a while. Good quality and perfect condition. I think it was their largest model at that time.

The only bigger one was a cheap knock off I used camping as a kid. It had a fork, knife, spoon, ten other uses and a kitchen sink.

LOL I remember the fork and spoon model. ...or was that a boy scout knife?

It was marketed to scouts, but the quality wasn't close to Wenger or Victorinox. It did the jobs and held up surprisingly well for the five plus years to be handed onto my brother. It was the opposite extreme of the UL titanium backpacking supplies today. Back then we'd brag on who had the heaviest backpack.

This evening I had a chance to use my tiny one to remove the stem on a couple of awesome pineapples that just happened to show up one more time. These are a variety that are picked fresh. I'll need to use a bigger one to have a piece for lunch.
That thin blade is the easiest stainless to sharpen and hold an edge. Admittedly the toughest use is for opening plastic clam shell cases. But I never saw one break or wear out as a daily user. The one thing is the scale fell off one. A dab of glue was a permanent fix. The original multitool.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16274934 07/22/21
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Never had one.
No Leatherman either

Dont doubt the handiness of either.

Carried a Buck folder for 20 yrs, then a Benchmade Folder for about 15. CRKT folder after the benchmade broke.
Lost the CRKT after much use.

Now have some Sig fixed blade as my EDC

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Re: Swiss Army [Re: hookeye] #16274945 07/22/21
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Old sig fan here, but never knew about their knives.
Just checked out the cool Elishewitze designs..
Even autos.
Is yours the live free model?


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16275538 07/23/21
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My EDC knife has been a SAK Huntsman for many years. Handy tool.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16275545 07/23/21
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Their boning knives are awesome.

Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16275573 07/23/21
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Huntsman for years & years

Re: Swiss Army [Re: Tide_Change] #16275991 07/23/21
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Originally Posted by Tide_Change
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Yes....

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Interesting keys - European by chance?



Yes.

Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16309043 08/03/21
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My Swiss knife


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16309074 08/03/21
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Ok, that’s not fair! A real Swiss Army Knife? I call FOUL. 😁

Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16309081 08/03/21
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I cant afford a STG 57 LOL ( dunno what this goes to exactly).

Might shoot one this month.

Bayonet is laying on shelf next to Belgian tube style.
Not a collector but get stuff once in a while
Thought the Swiss was cool.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: DMc] #16309097 08/03/21
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My old SAK opening a bottle on my 50th anniversary cruise with my wife in 2018. It has been with me on a lot of miles in my tank bag and back pack. Great all around knife if your not carrying a Leatherman of similar. I couldn’t tell you the model, but it even has a magnifying glass.


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Re: Swiss Army [Re: hookeye] #16309098 08/03/21
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Originally Posted by hookeye
My Swiss knife


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I’ve got one of those around here somewhere.


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