Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm

Well, my only advice to y’all is... Stop now because victorinox addiction is real and it will consume you. Sadly, it is too late for me. :(
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:47 pm

I've remained strong with just the Tinker and Hiker which me and my wife swap around from time to time. I just TRY not to look at other models!
Currently have 18 :spyder:'s in 11 different steels. Constantly adding and purging!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:16 pm

Don't look at other models and definitely don't get into modding then you will end up buying broken mixed lots for parts like me lol
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:47 pm

This is the Excelsior model. Just a small and large blade no other tools
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Filoso- » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:19 pm

My latest acquisition, Alox Electrician
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:38 pm

Beautiful ^
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:34 am

I've been using my Tinker quite a bit lately. I've used the large blade quite a bit as well. On Saturday night I was using it to practice some feather sticks and dulled the edge a bit. I love how quick and easy it is to get this steel back to a razor edge! I spent less than 5 minutes on the Sharpmaker browns and went from hardly slicing paper, and that was only in a particular area of the edge...to shaving sharp. Impressive lil fella!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:13 am

Of all the Victorinox hardware that I've owned and used over the years I really can't complain about any of it. Actually every piece I've bought and used has been more than satisfactory for the price I paid for it. I still rate their multi-tools as being the best out there barring specialty type multi-tools like the Spyderench and a couple of the specialty survival type multi-tools.

But the Swiss Tool and Swiss Tool X have both served me very well over the years. The only company I could even begin to compare Victorinox to in their competitive price range as far as practical/usuable hardware would be the Swedish company Frost/Mora. But they come in at a distant second. The blade steel that Victorinox uses is great for no more than you pay for it. I just got through steeling my Spyderco M390 Military this morning with a Victorinox sharpening steel that I got at a thrift store the other day for a $1.97 :eek: And it's just about as good as a German made F. Dick sharpening steel that I paid about 40 times as much for.

Even their accessories like backpacks, fanny packs and even the wallet I've carried for close to 10 years now are an incredible bargain for the long term performance you get from them. Oh and did I mention the 2 Victorinox grafting knives I use??? Oh Sure I do like Spyderco's folders a lot better but on the other hand look how much you pay for most of them too.

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby James Y » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:05 am

IMO, Victorinox is the best bargain in the cutlery world, bar none (sorry, Spyderco). When I lived overseas in Taiwan, the only knife I had for nearly a decade, and also for a few years after returning Stateside, was a Victorinox Spartan. It held up great, and handled all the knife chores I needed to do, along with all the other tools on it. I had bought that knife brand new in 1981 at a local hardware store; they were having a Christmas sale, and it cost me all of $5.

Victorinox makes many thousands of knives PER DAY. Think about that. With such an output, to have such great quality and consistency, is unequaled in the cutlery industry.

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby bearrowland » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:57 pm

They're really hard to beat, especially for the price. I've carried one for decades. No matter the model, the tool set will get you thru 99 percent of what you encounter.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:11 pm

bearrowland wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:57 pm
They're really hard to beat, especially for the price. I've carried one for decades. No matter the model, the tool set will get you thru 99 percent of what you encounter.
Absolutely! I've only had our Tinker and Hiker for a couple months now and I've used EVERY tool at least once besides the reamer on each one. So handy, so discreet, so affordable. Glad I bit on these!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:30 am

James Y wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:05 am
IMO, Victorinox is the best bargain in the cutlery world, bar none (sorry, Spyderco).
Not only that Jim I was also told by a friend of mine who really keeps up with the news ( internationally) and he told me about 3 years ago that Victorinox won an international court case some time back and the decision made it clear that they are "The Official Swiss Army Knife". He said that 'Wenger" and two other companies tried to get that title but Victorinox was declared the winner>> and truthfully I can see why.

I've owned several items ( mostly hardware) made by Victorinox and not one of them were bad quality at all. Last night I was just unpacking some older kitchen stuff I've brought to my relatively new apartment. And I found a complete set of Victorinox steak knives that I almost forgot I had. I remember buying them at a Gun Show back in the 90s. They were still pretty sharp and I was glad to discover I still had them. Their stuff will last forever if you take good care of it.

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby James Y » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:55 am

I believe that Victorinox was legally deemed “the original Swiss Army Knife,” while Wenger was “the genuine Swiss Army Knife.” But Wenger went bust several years ago, and Victorinox saved it, to avoid all those Wenger employees from losing their jobs, and absorbed it. So now, what was once Wenger is now a division of Victorinox. IIRC, the Victorinox knives made by the former Wenger are stamped “Victorinox Delemont.”

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby z4vdBt » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:15 am

Interesting - thanks for posting.

James Y wrote:
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I believe that Victorinox was legally deemed “the original Swiss Army Knife,” while Wenger was “the genuine Swiss Army Knife.” But Wenger went bust several years ago, and Victorinox saved it, to avoid all those Wenger employees from losing their jobs, and absorbed it. So now, what was once Wenger is now a division of Victorinox. IIRC, the Victorinox knives made by the former Wenger are stamped “Victorinox Delemont.”

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 am

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby bearrowland » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:01 pm

Nice serrated Spartan Spydergirl!
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Jazz » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:19 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 am
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Is there a white coating under the clear in these scales? They look different than regular translucents. And I sure wish I could acquire one of those SE Spartans. They won't ship to a Canadian address. Nice pic.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:28 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:19 am
Is there a white coating under the clear in these scales? They look different than regular translucents. And I sure wish I could acquire one of those SE Spartans. They won't ship to a Canadian address. Nice pic.
Yes, a white/grey fill. I've seen one person on the multitool forum remove that portion on the silvertech scales and fill it in with glow in the dark epoxy/similar material.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Jazz » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:33 am

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Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:28 am
Yes, a white/grey fill. I've seen one person on the multitool forum remove that portion on the silvertech scales and fill it in with glow in the dark epoxy/similar material.

Thanks, sis. It looks great. I actually just found a place in Canada that sells the serrated Spartan. Just ordered it.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:51 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:33 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:28 am
Yes, a white/grey fill. I've seen one person on the multitool forum remove that portion on the silvertech scales and fill it in with glow in the dark epoxy/similar material.

Thanks, sis. It looks great. I actually just found a place in Canada that sells the serrated Spartan. Just ordered it.
Awesome! I'm going to use mine to carve a pumpkin with my son later :)
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