Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby yablanowitz » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:37 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:39 pm
I plan on doing my first SAK mod this weekend. It will be a 58mm size with me adding the tools/layers i want. Will be using factory scales. If all goes well might mod a few 58mm models. Will update again with pictures
Best of luck with that. The 58mm models are a lot harder to work on than the larger ones.

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:25 pm

Here is my 58mm mod, basically I wanted a less fat Minichamp. I call it the Diet Minichamp :) Built from a Signature, Jetsetter, and Cavalier.
I used 1/16 brass rod as a replacement for the stock 1.5mm brass rod (close enough) and likewise a 1/16 drill bit to drill them out.
Creating a jig out of a scrap block of wood is essential or you will hate yourself trying to circumcise a mosquito with all these tiny parts lol.
Having a rivet setter is also helpful.
Also tape it closed with painters tape when you are drilling the pins out bc everything will go flying.
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On the jig
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Collars removed and pins ready to be drifted
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Assembly
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Checking for gaps
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After you put the collars on one side put some tape over that side so when you flip it to add collars to the other side they dont fall off
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This is my Diet Minichamp. I wanted all the thin tools on one side so thats why the nail nicks dont perfectly line up. Oh well works for me. I really want to do some more mods but next time with Alox scales. Those are actually easier because you don't have to mess with collars.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Bloke » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:45 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Here is my 58mm mod, basically I wanted a less fat Minichamp. I call it the Diet Minichamp :)
Way to go Spydergirl! :cool:

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:02 pm

Thanks Bloke!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:46 am

Great job!!
Currently have 18 :spyder:'s in 11 different steels. Constantly adding and purging!
2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Ric » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Impressive, Spydergirl!

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby ChrisinHove » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:34 pm

Nice work!

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby bearrowland » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:47 am

Great job!!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby The Meat man » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 am

Looks great Spydergirl!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Cambertree » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:09 am

Very cool. Do you have both file types on there? The SD and nailcleaner versions?

I've seen slipjoint modders use one of those replaceable double sided boxcutter blades, and slide it between the liner scales and the blade/tool, to cut the brass pins. I think they tap it with a small hammer to 'baton' through the pins. Obviously with the knife held in a hobby vice or something similar.

Do you think this would be possible with the SAK, as an alternative to drilling out the pins?

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby spyderg » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:03 pm

Finally arrived. Gonna carry it around for a bit before I decide if and what mods I’ll do.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:12 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby spyderg » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
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Awesome!
Thnx, it’s really nice. A lot lighter than I thought it would be. Guess I’m used to my traditionals, GEC’s and such. Feels good and solid though. I’ve already used the canopener as a scraper, doubt I’ll ever need it to open a can but who knows? My package opener mod would weaken it for that so I’m not sure yet. The other mod in mind is turning the spear into a sheepsfoot or coping but the belly starts pretty far back so if I do, I’ll likey have to regrind it so the edge ends up straighter. Wouldn’t have to be perfectly straight for my needs though.
How well can I expect the Ukrainian design to hold up? I tend to be pretty rough on my tools.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:18 pm

Anyone considering a Swisschamp here are some comparison pics with a Lil Native:
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby DSH007 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:04 pm

Came across this today.. pretty interesting video about the SAK factory!

https://www.businessinsider.com/swiss-a ... rer-2019-9
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby ShaneInDenver » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:38 pm

I've been wanting a Swiss Bianco Bushcrafter for a few years now. Maybe I'll have to take a play out of Spydergirl88's playbook and find a farmer to trim down, seriously impressive work! A such a clean workbench too.

What size pins on the 93mm? I've seen people go to screw construction on the alox models. Has anyone ever tried that out?

Edit: Can the alox scales by anodized?

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Mushroom » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:56 pm

The Alox scales are aluminum so they can be anodized very well. That is how they get so many unique colors! :D

Also, just found this packed away in a box! It was a gift from a relative when I was a kid.
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It's a collaboration between Victorinox and Cross. Just a basic SAK Classic and a matching SAK red Cross ballpoint pen. Even as a kid, I appreciated the pristinely packaged and matching gift set enough that I just left it brand new! :D
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Nice^
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:50 pm

ShaneInDenver wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:38 pm
I've been wanting a Swiss Bianco Bushcrafter for a few years now. Maybe I'll have to take a play out of Spydergirl88's playbook and find a farmer to trim down, seriously impressive work! A such a clean workbench too.

What size pins on the 93mm? I've seen people go to screw construction on the alox models. Has anyone ever tried that out?

Edit: Can the alox scales by anodized?
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=54239.0
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby bearrowland » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:19 am

I was just gifted a Vic Yeoman, a beautiful 3 layer with a Mag Glass/Philips Head layer. I'll get some pics and post them. It carries like a Climber but has the versatility of the Explorer.
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