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What's your latest SAK? 1874084

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26010 on: March 13, 2018, 10:00:07 AM »
I got a Workchamp for cheap - the lock wasn't working but all the tools look new. When I took the scales off I found the lock spring was still in there, just it had gone adrift.
Anyway, I don't like red scales very much so I put some funky Hunter scales on there instead. I lose the lock (and the toothpick etc!) but it looks and feels nicer.
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26011 on: March 13, 2018, 12:28:12 PM »
I got a Workchamp for cheap - the lock wasn't working but all the tools look new. When I took the scales off I found the lock spring was still in there, just it had gone adrift.
Anyway, I don't like red scales very much so I put some funky Hunter scales on there instead. I lose the lock (and the toothpick etc!) but it looks and feels nicer.
Nice you got it cheap and was able to fix it  :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26012 on: March 13, 2018, 02:54:19 PM »
I got a Workchamp for cheap - the lock wasn't working but all the tools look new. When I took the scales off I found the lock spring was still in there, just it had gone adrift.
Anyway, I don't like red scales very much so I put some funky Hunter scales on there instead. I lose the lock (and the toothpick etc!) but it looks and feels nicer.

That's looking very handsome. May I ask where you got the orange scales? Is there a place you ordered them?

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26013 on: March 13, 2018, 02:55:36 PM »
I got a Workchamp for cheap - the lock wasn't working but all the tools look new. When I took the scales off I found the lock spring was still in there, just it had gone adrift.
Anyway, I don't like red scales very much so I put some funky Hunter scales on there instead. I lose the lock (and the toothpick etc!) but it looks and feels nicer.

 :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26014 on: March 13, 2018, 03:19:15 PM »
Hi Mactire, as well as offering some great custom alox (though not much at the moment, I see) the Schweizermesser shop in Germany sells all sorts of bits and bobs, including scales.
They have these orange ones, the 111mm camo, and the Desert tan for 6,90 which seems jolly reasonable. If you need help getting some I can add some to my next order (can't say when that will be) and send them on to you.
https://www.schweizermess...r/victorinox-ersatzteile/
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26015 on: March 13, 2018, 10:27:47 PM »
I got a Workchamp for cheap - the lock wasn't working but all the tools look new. When I took the scales off I found the lock spring was still in there, just it had gone adrift.
Anyway, I don't like red scales very much so I put some funky Hunter scales on there instead. I lose the lock (and the toothpick etc!) but it looks and feels nicer.

 :like:
Jr. Member Posts: 76 just another SAK EDC'er
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26016 on: March 14, 2018, 04:05:50 AM »
Got this in the mail before I got my brass Explorer.

The Scientist

Such an exquisite find!
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26017 on: March 14, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »
Got this in the mail before I got my brass Explorer.

The Scientist

Such an exquisite find!

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26018 on: March 14, 2018, 08:56:05 PM »
Got a delayed birthday package delivered today  :mail:











It's my first Pioneer. Slim and sturdy.

Oh boy, I love that olive. I think it should be the default colour for the Pioneer, being of military origin   :D

And yes, it will be a user for sure.
Will burn that box later on.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 08:57:36 PM by MTMatt »
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26019 on: March 14, 2018, 09:02:29 PM »
Wow that's gorgeous in that colour MTMatt :tu: :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26020 on: March 14, 2018, 09:04:11 PM »
Wow that's gorgeous in that colour MTMatt :tu: :like:

 :cheers:
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26021 on: March 14, 2018, 09:08:13 PM »


Will burn that box later on.

Wot?!

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26022 on: March 14, 2018, 09:15:11 PM »


Will burn that box later on.

Wot?!

Yeah well, it will not go in there anymore I guess.
And that box only takes up space  :D

Don't you like that Pabloed look of used Alox?  :dd:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 09:18:24 PM by MTMatt »
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26023 on: March 14, 2018, 09:26:29 PM »


Will burn that box later on.

Wot?!

Yeah well, it will not go in there anymore I guess.
And that box only takes up space  :D

Don't you like that Pabloed look of used Alox?  :dd:
This is going a bit far, even for Pablo.  :P


Just joking, whale on it like there’s no tomorrow!  :D :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26024 on: March 14, 2018, 09:39:08 PM »


Will burn that box later on.

Wot?!

Yeah well, it will not go in there anymore I guess.
And that box only takes up space  :D

Don't you like that Pabloed look of used Alox?  :dd:
This is going a bit far, even for Pablo. 


Just joking, whale on it like there’s no tomorrow!  :D :like:
Well I've got a Pioneer without box.
Not a 2017 one but still...

I'd hate to see a perfectly good box go to waste.

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No Life Club Posts: 3,538
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26025 on: March 14, 2018, 09:47:52 PM »


Will burn that box later on.

Wot?!

Yeah well, it will not go in there anymore I guess.
And that box only takes up space  :D

Don't you like that Pabloed look of used Alox?  :dd:
This is going a bit far, even for Pablo. 


Just joking, whale on it like there’s no tomorrow!  :D :like:
Well I've got a Pioneer without box.
Not a 2017 one but still...

I'd hate to see a perfectly good box go to waste.

I see, I'll let you know when I finally decided about it.  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 2,722
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26026 on: March 14, 2018, 10:11:11 PM »
I hate boxes... I keep them for two years then realise I have a big box filled with little boxes filled with air. Into the garbage (well, recycling) they go... to make space for more boxes.
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26027 on: March 14, 2018, 10:12:08 PM »
Man, I have to get one of those olive Pioneers before it's too late and they cost 80 euros a piece instead of 39...
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,615
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26028 on: March 14, 2018, 10:29:40 PM »
Well regarding prices...

Anyone know what the Nespresso Livanto went for brand new?

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26029 on: March 15, 2018, 12:01:41 AM »
Well regarding prices...

Anyone know what the Nespresso Livanto went for brand new?

The industrial capsules or the more cup shaped ones for home use?  :D

We do recycle them at work and it always reminds me of those special Victorinox editions.

The price brand new seems was 49CHF.
That is currently 39.3615€
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26030 on: March 15, 2018, 12:03:16 AM »
Man, I have to get one of those olive Pioneers before it's too late and they cost 80 euros a piece instead of 39...

I'm looking at it since 5hrs now and still  :drool:
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26031 on: March 15, 2018, 12:32:22 AM »
This Skipper just in...

You have been warned. Unleash Spartans!
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26032 on: March 15, 2018, 12:35:47 AM »
That's very nice Spartan  :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26033 on: March 15, 2018, 01:49:20 AM »
This Skipper just in...

Lovely picture too  :dd:
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26034 on: March 15, 2018, 09:50:57 AM »
Anyone know what the Nespresso Livanto went for brand new?
I ordered 2 of them directly from the Victorinox website and they were 49 euros each - with free shipping to Germany. Maybe people in Switzerland get them cheaper. I thought 49 was a bit much to be honest and probably won't bother with them next year.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,615
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26035 on: March 15, 2018, 09:54:39 AM »


Anyone know what the Nespresso Livanto went for brand new?
I ordered 2 of them directly from the Victorinox website and they were 49 euros each - with free shipping to Germany. Maybe people in Switzerland get them cheaper. I thought 49 was a bit much to be honest and probably won't bother with them next year.

Just payed 60 for one :facepalm:

It wasn't even planned for my budget, but the Arpeggio felt so lonely...



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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26036 on: March 15, 2018, 10:57:21 AM »
It was a bit unfortunate how Victorinox rolled them out... they sold out quickly and appeared on ebay for 99 euros - some people, thinking the chance to buy one would never come again, paid even more - then another batch appeared on the Victorinox site. Again, these soon sold out and were reselling at inflated prices... then yet another batch turned up towards the end of last year. So some people ended up paying 99 bucks or more for something they could have had for much less.
I think if you paid 60 euros now, when they really are sold out, you did OK.  Had you ordered a single Nespresso Pioneer from VIctorinox you'd have had to pay shipping which would have made it ca. 55 euros. (That's why I ordered 2! To qualify for free shipping!)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,615
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26037 on: March 15, 2018, 11:15:23 AM »


.

Well that's comforting :dd:

Maybe they'll inflate even further.
Time will tell.

Also found out that the Arpeggio was made in 11.260 pieces (or something like that) which makes me even happier I bought one for 40 some time ago. The odds of finding another one at a reasonable price are rather slim.

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26038 on: March 15, 2018, 11:31:19 AM »
I saw one of those purple Nespressos on ebay - the seller didn't know it was special and advertised as a "Victorinox Taschenmesser"... it slipped under everyone's radar and sold for 30 euros or so. (Like a fool I forgot to bid!)
But the ones that are correctly labelled Nespresso blah-blah are selling for ridiculous prices. Like the first Damascus Pioneer it will probably always be the grail of the series; a bit overvalued if you ask me!
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26039 on: March 15, 2018, 11:32:08 AM »
It was a bit unfortunate how Victorinox rolled them out... they sold out quickly and appeared on ebay for 99 euros - some people, thinking the chance to buy one would never come again, paid even more - then another batch appeared on the Victorinox site. Again, these soon sold out and were reselling at inflated prices... then yet another batch turned up towards the end of last year. So some people ended up paying 99 bucks or more for something they could have had for much less.
I think if you paid 60 euros now, when they really are sold out, you did OK.  Had you ordered a single Nespresso Pioneer from VIctorinox you'd have had to pay shipping which would have made it ca. 55 euros. (That's why I ordered 2! To qualify for free shipping!)

I know all about it  :facepalm:

I always overspend because I don't want to be wasting my money over something as silly as shipping  ::)

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