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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:08 am
by Brock O Lee
My first serious love affair with pocket knives was the alox Soldier 25 years ago. The only issue I have with them is their soft blades. That is what made me discover Spyderco years ago. Regardless, they are good sturdy tools, cheap, people friendly and very rust resistant. I still combine an alox Pioneer or Farmer or Cadet daily with a Spyderco. Victorinox for the tools and beater blade, and Spyderco for the OHO, pocket clip and proper blade steel. Best of both worlds!

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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:29 am
by bearrowland
Nice combo Hans! I love the Soldiers myself. I have my birth year Soldier, a '67 Wenger, as well as a '96 Wenger and a Vic 2006. They're great companions to Spyderco.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:39 pm
by ladybug93
i recently got a rangergrip 79 and it’s like the king of all saks. it’s huge with a large saw, which makes it even more ideal for bumming around in the woods. it also has a large handle that fills a grip nicely. here it is with my manix 2 lw for size comparison.
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Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
by bearrowland
They're the Tatanka of Victorinox!

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:46 pm
by TkoK83Spy
That's a sick sak ladybug! Didn't know they had one that size. Decent looking ergos as well.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:23 pm
by ladybug93
bearrowland wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
They're the Tatanka of Victorinox!
hahaha

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:27 pm
by ladybug93
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:46 pm
That's a sick sak ladybug! Didn't know they had one that size. Decent looking ergos as well.
when open, it’s about the size of a mora companion. the ergos are about as good as well except for the fact that you’re grabbing around metal tools, but it’s no worse than any other sak in that regard. i’d say it’s better because it’s better and fills the hand nicely. the one hand opener is in the way a little when using the saw, but i still would rather have it than not. it’s an option to get it without though. also, this model has a really cool button lock in the victorinox logo.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:51 am
by ladybug93
some pics for comparison:
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sorry... should’ve used a darker background

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:08 pm
by Jazz
Just got a Minichamp, and I love it. All those useful, wee tools.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:50 pm
by MacLaren
bearrowland wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:12 pm
MacLaren, you're going to love the Spirit! Don't let the shine fool you. That's one tough Multitool!
I hear ya buddy!
Btw, daddy had the same Champ you did. I remember that magnifying glass well!

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:54 am
by ladybug93
i wish victorinox would make a model for outdoors use that includes the magnifying glass and saw. to get both, you have to get the champ. i have one, but i don’t carry it because i prefer either model shown above. the champ is just too many tools (and weight) i don’t need to carry. the explorer is almost there. i don’t get why is has scissors instead of a saw though.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 am
by ChrisinHove
I see the Farmer X has been released. A bit too thick, maybe?

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:23 am
by Jazz
ChrisinHove wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 am
I see the Farmer X has been released. A bit too thick, maybe?

Probably like a big brick in the pocket.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:44 am
by bearrowland
ladybug93 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:54 am
i wish victorinox would make a model for outdoors use that includes the magnifying glass and saw. to get both, you have to get the champ. i have one, but i don’t carry it because i prefer either model shown above. the champ is just too many tools (and weight) i don’t need to carry. the explorer is almost there. i don’t get why is has scissors instead of a saw though.
Victorinox made an Explorer with a woodsaw, called the Woodsman, for the Mexican market. There's a dealer in Montreal that sells them on eBay. I had one, and gifted it awhile ago. The other, less expensive option, is to look for one of told Marlboro Adventure Club Outdoorsman knives. It's basically the same knife, but includes a fish scaler too.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:27 am
by ladybug93
bearrowland wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:44 am
ladybug93 wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:54 am
i wish victorinox would make a model for outdoors use that includes the magnifying glass and saw. to get both, you have to get the champ. i have one, but i don’t carry it because i prefer either model shown above. the champ is just too many tools (and weight) i don’t need to carry. the explorer is almost there. i don’t get why is has scissors instead of a saw though.
Victorinox made an Explorer with a woodsaw, called the Woodsman, for the Mexican market. There's a dealer in Montreal that sells them on eBay. I had one, and gifted it awhile ago. The other, less expensive option, is to look for one of told Marlboro Adventure Club Outdoorsman knives. It's basically the same knife, but includes a fish scaler too.
thanks. i had never seen that model before. it would be almost perfect if they lost the scissor layer and slimmed it down a little.

instead of carrying a sak with a magnifying glass, i just carry a credit card sized fresnel lens in my wallet. it’s probably more effective anyway.

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:16 am
by bearrowland
You're right, the field of view on even the newer Vic mag glasses isn't the best.