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What's your latest SAK? 1829726

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26910 on: June 18, 2018, 09:37:48 AM »

You Guys are finding some really great Knives  :salute:

I picked up this rough Wenger Delmont this morning
Not sure what to do with it, it's had a rough life  :(
(Image removed from quote.)

I would start polishing, repairing the blade and see...  :tu:
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26911 on: June 18, 2018, 04:06:41 PM »
Cadet Plus.  Ok so let me explain.  I went to the flea market and stopped in a booth.  I saw a Black Pioneer in good shape with signs of use and wear as well as a Red Ribbed Cadet 2.  The guy immediately stepped over to me to tell me these were HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER.  SIGH.  The small blade on the Cadet 2 was mangled, sharpened to within centimeters of its life.  It was in "ok" shape.  I have 2 of these so I put it down.  He grabs a box and presents some SAKs.  He was so excited to say to me, "Have you ever seen these?" 

2 Explorers one with white scales and the other basic.  1 Alox Classic in silver.  1 Silver Cadet.  1 Translucent Yellow Classic. 1 Green Cadet.  1 Cadet Plus  :ahhh.  All of which he told me were VERY HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER.  I ask how much for the Black Pioneer.  He said, "For you, $50".  I then ask how much for the Green Cadet ( I recently saw one for about $30), and the Cadet Plus ( I have no clue what these go for, I tried to look on my phone ).  He quickly say, "Oh no, these are not for sale"

 :facepalm: :twak:

Sometimes these venders do stupid stuff like that.  I take it in stride and tell him he's got some nice Victorinox Swiss Knives.  I also say I hope he has a change in mind and would consider me before he offers them to someone else. 

I'll be back next Sunday in the hopes of getting that Cadet Plus.  I'm putting it out into the universe so it will happen.  For now I got nothing  :facepalm: :rofl:   
« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 04:07:43 PM by Aloha007 »

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26912 on: June 18, 2018, 04:07:56 PM »
Good luck Aloha  :tu: :like: :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26913 on: June 18, 2018, 05:40:58 PM »

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26914 on: June 18, 2018, 07:23:17 PM »
Good luck Aloha  :tu: :like: :like:

+1 .... and we need pics  :D
Hero Member Posts: 949
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26915 on: June 18, 2018, 08:32:08 PM »
Cadet Plus.  Ok so let me explain.  I went to the flea market and stopped in a booth.  I saw a Black Pioneer in good shape with signs of use and wear as well as a Red Ribbed Cadet 2.  The guy immediately stepped over to me to tell me these were HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER.  SIGH.  The small blade on the Cadet 2 was mangled, sharpened to within centimeters of its life.  It was in "ok" shape.  I have 2 of these so I put it down.  He grabs a box and presents some SAKs.  He was so excited to say to me, "Have you ever seen these?" 

2 Explorers one with white scales and the other basic.  1 Alox Classic in silver.  1 Silver Cadet.  1 Translucent Yellow Classic. 1 Green Cadet.  1 Cadet Plus  :ahhh.  All of which he told me were VERY HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER.  I ask how much for the Black Pioneer.  He said, "For you, $50".  I then ask how much for the Green Cadet ( I recently saw one for about $30), and the Cadet Plus ( I have no clue what these go for, I tried to look on my phone ).  He quickly say, "Oh no, these are not for sale"

 :facepalm: :twak:

Sometimes these venders do stupid stuff like that.  I take it in stride and tell him he's got some nice Victorinox Swiss Knives.  I also say I hope he has a change in mind and would consider me before he offers them to someone else. 

I'll be back next Sunday in the hopes of getting that Cadet Plus.  I'm putting it out into the universe so it will happen.  For now I got nothing  :facepalm: :rofl:
Get all over that ribbed Cadet 2 if he sells it at a reasonable price because of the small blade... You can get Victorinox to fix it for next to nothing :D

Good luck on haggling with that guy...

Why display stuff if it's not for sale then?

There's a shop in Geneva with a Wenger Giant in the window... I tried to buy it and she wouldn't sell it...
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26916 on: June 18, 2018, 08:56:59 PM »
Here's my latest SAK. It's a Schrade Century CN35 Steward, in green. Unfortunately it came without paperwork, in a box for a red CN71 Gemini, which had a CN35 sticker placed over it. It was listed as new old stock, and it does appear to be new. The springs are super, SUPER snappy. I can barely get the corkscrew out. The blade is also virgin and super, super sharp.

For those not in the know, Victorinox provided Schrade with the blanks, which they finished. The scales are slightly different, with different cutouts for the different scale tools. But they will fit on a Victorinox knife. All the internal parts are identical, blades and liners and whatnot. Just marked with "ISC Stainless Germany" instead of "Victorinox".

Charles.
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26917 on: June 18, 2018, 09:49:29 PM »

You Guys are finding some really great Knives  :salute:

I picked up this rough Wenger Delmont this morning
Not sure what to do with it, it's had a rough life  :(
(Image removed from quote.)

I would start polishing, repairing the blade and see...  :tu:


Thanks Matt
what you can't see is the liners are damaged and I think to make it useable I will have to take it to pieces,
I need to find a big bag of enthusiasm before I start this one


 :cheers:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26918 on: June 18, 2018, 10:17:23 PM »

You Guys are finding some really great Knives  :salute:

I picked up this rough Wenger Delmont this morning
Not sure what to do with it, it's had a rough life  :(
(Image removed from quote.)

I would start polishing, repairing the blade and see...  :tu:


Thanks Matt
what you can't see is the liners are damaged and I think to make it useable I will have to take it to pieces,
I need to find a big bag of enthusiasm before I start this one


 :cheers:

Into the winter project box with it then  :D
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26919 on: June 18, 2018, 10:27:11 PM »

'A' winter not necessarily this winter  :D

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26920 on: June 18, 2018, 11:49:57 PM »
Good luck Aloha  :tu: :like: :like:

+1 .... and we need pics  :D

Thanks.  For sure pics if he decides to sell it to me.   :tu:

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26921 on: June 18, 2018, 11:55:00 PM »
@ Syem,  I thought about that.  When he said "Highly sought after" I knew he wanted some stupid money.  I have 2 already, one in red and one in silver with clip point small blade.  I would like to mod one tho.......  Hmmm.......  we'll see what he says next Sunday. 

There are several venders that display items that aren't for sale.  Some even have the audacity to get angry or annoyed if you ask how much :rofl:

I once picked up a NIB Space pen ( bullet ).  I asked how much and the lady snatched it out my hand and said "OH THIS ISN'T FOR SALE". 

Theres another guy who has lots of SAKs and will only let you look at 2 then if you don't buy he's puts a towel over his display and says "I'm closed".   :rofl:

I crack up every time.  I used to mess with him but its no longer fun.  I can tell you, there are some REAL characters there.  Some real interesting people.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26922 on: June 19, 2018, 03:51:08 AM »
@ Syem,  I thought about that.  When he said "Highly sought after" I knew he wanted some stupid money.  I have 2 already, one in red and one in silver with clip point small blade.  I would like to mod one tho.......  Hmmm.......  we'll see what he says next Sunday. 

There are several venders that display items that aren't for sale.  Some even have the audacity to get angry or annoyed if you ask how much :rofl:

I once picked up a NIB Space pen ( bullet ).  I asked how much and the lady snatched it out my hand and said "OH THIS ISN'T FOR SALE". 

Theres another guy who has lots of SAKs and will only let you look at 2 then if you don't buy he's puts a towel over his display and says "I'm closed".   :rofl:

I crack up every time.  I used to mess with him but its no longer fun.  I can tell you, there are some REAL characters there.  Some real interesting people.   
I can totally feel you, man!
As a flea market prowler myself, I can testify sometimes you really find the "oddest" vendors, to put it nicely.

The worse it happened to me was when I was looking at some vintage cameras and picked up one. After a bit the vendor tells me to stop "groping" his expensive cameras. I told him that he shouldn't put his things on a flea market table if he didn't want people to touch them, but what really got on my nerves is he continued to use the word "grope", so after a bit I snapped and told him to go screw himself.
The next time I saw him, which was a while later, I went up to his table right in front of him, put my hands randomly on a bunch of his cameras for a few seconds, then left, without saying a word. From his looks I don't think he recognized me and just thought he was a weirdo!
No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26923 on: June 19, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »
Mail call! :mail:






My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26924 on: June 19, 2018, 05:37:09 PM »
My latest SAK is nothing special, just an ordinary Wenger Ranger from the -now defunct- Basel-Landschaft Hafenpolizei. They're al over the place for sometime at Ebay, isn't it...? :D

Apparently now there are two of these in the Netherlands :cheers:



And the seller told me only three were made!
« Last Edit: June 19, 2018, 05:40:04 PM by glenfiddich1983 »

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26925 on: June 19, 2018, 05:51:03 PM »
Nice one glenfiddich  :tu: :like: :like:

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What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26926 on: June 19, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »
Nice knives Glenfiddich1983!


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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26927 on: June 19, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
Thanks guys  :salute:

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26928 on: June 19, 2018, 06:00:10 PM »
Mail call: Swiss army soldier knife by Elsener with not very common blade stamp, 1916-1920
Hero Member Posts: 949
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26929 on: June 19, 2018, 06:00:42 PM »
Promised this post a few days ago but I didn't get to it...

Gotta do it before I get more knives tho... and I'm waiting for a few beauties :D

Wenger Esquire - Europe


Victorinox Escort 58mm


Victorinox Camper


Victorinox Camper


Victorinox Bantam


Victorinox Spartan - with what I guess are markings from an indoor bow-shooting competition.


And a couple of Solingen knives...

No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26930 on: June 19, 2018, 06:01:24 PM »
Mail call: Swiss army soldier knife by Elsener with not very common blade stamp, 1916-1920
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

Wow, about a century old! I can only say :hatsoff: !

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26931 on: June 19, 2018, 06:02:22 PM »
Promised this post a few days ago but I didn't get to it...

Gotta do it before I get more knives tho... and I'm waiting for a few beauties :D

Wenger Esquire - Europe
(Image removed from quote.)

Victorinox Escort 58mm
(Image removed from quote.)

Victorinox Camper
(Image removed from quote.)

Victorinox Camper
(Image removed from quote.)

Victorinox Bantam
(Image removed from quote.)

Victorinox Spartan - with what I guess are markings from an indoor bow-shooting competition.
(Image removed from quote.)

And a couple of Solingen knives...
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)

Nice! Now go find the rest of the Europe line! :D

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
Hero Member Posts: 949
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26932 on: June 19, 2018, 06:08:26 PM »
Nice! Now go find the rest of the Europe line! :D

I've already got the Commander I think...
Even though they're relatively pleasing to the eye I don't particularly care for them. Long story short let's just say I'm extremely glad Switzerland is not part of the EU.  :whistle:
Wouldn't mind snatching the Alox Traveler though  :drool:
No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26933 on: June 19, 2018, 06:16:34 PM »
Nice! Now go find the rest of the Europe line! :D

I've already got the Commander I think...
Even though they're relatively pleasing to the eye I don't particularly care for them. Long story short let's just say I'm extremely glad Switzerland is not part of the EU.  :whistle:
Wouldn't mind snatching the Alox Traveler though  :drool:


I also have the Commander (old picture):



I would one day like to get the whole set but it's not a priority.

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26934 on: June 19, 2018, 06:20:36 PM »
 :dd: :like: :like:

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Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26935 on: June 20, 2018, 06:41:32 AM »
@ Syem,  I thought about that.  When he said "Highly sought after" I knew he wanted some stupid money.  I have 2 already, one in red and one in silver with clip point small blade.  I would like to mod one tho.......  Hmmm.......  we'll see what he says next Sunday. 

There are several venders that display items that aren't for sale.  Some even have the audacity to get angry or annoyed if you ask how much :rofl:

I once picked up a NIB Space pen ( bullet ).  I asked how much and the lady snatched it out my hand and said "OH THIS ISN'T FOR SALE". 

Theres another guy who has lots of SAKs and will only let you look at 2 then if you don't buy he's puts a towel over his display and says "I'm closed".   :rofl:

I crack up every time.  I used to mess with him but its no longer fun.  I can tell you, there are some REAL characters there.  Some real interesting people.   
I can totally feel you, man!
As a flea market prowler myself, I can testify sometimes you really find the "oddest" vendors, to put it nicely.

The worse it happened to me was when I was looking at some vintage cameras and picked up one. After a bit the vendor tells me to stop "groping" his expensive cameras. I told him that he shouldn't put his things on a flea market table if he didn't want people to touch them, but what really got on my nerves is he continued to use the word "grope", so after a bit I snapped and told him to go screw himself.
The next time I saw him, which was a while later, I went up to his table right in front of him, put my hands randomly on a bunch of his cameras for a few seconds, then left, without saying a word. From his looks I don't think he recognized me and just thought he was a weirdo!

 :rofl:  Great story.   :like:

Esse Quam Videri
Hero Member Posts: 677
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26936 on: June 20, 2018, 11:17:13 AM »
A Spartan with the colorful crosses scale. I only bought this one for the scales, they will go on a modded Super Tinker (small blade replaced with an 84 mm nailfile) which I'll give to the Mrs. as her new EDC.

 
No Life Club Posts: 4,748 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26937 on: June 20, 2018, 11:23:12 AM »
A Spartan with the colorful crosses scale. I only bought this one for the scales, they will go on a modded Super Tinker (small blade replaced with an 84 mm nailfile) which I'll give to the Mrs. as her new EDC.

 :like:

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
Full Member Posts: 206
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26938 on: June 20, 2018, 11:27:07 AM »
:rofl:  Great story.   :like:
LOL thanks! Though in the last line I meant to write "I don't think he recognized me and just thought I was a weirdo!"
Hero Member Posts: 949
Re: What's your latest SAK?
« Reply #26939 on: June 20, 2018, 11:37:42 PM »
I've been waiting months for this little guy... Found it in a shop but upon buying it I noticed one of the scale was chipped. The guy said he would send it to Vic to get it repaired/replaced so I left a down-payment and waited... waited... waited...
And its finally back!

Victorinox Classic - Mother of Pearl



« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 11:38:54 PM by Syem »

 

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