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Any love left for the Victorinox Champion? 20978

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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2016, 12:06:54 PM »
hi! New to the forum but I have been lurking awhile.

I came across an interesting variant of the champion I wanted to share..

I replaced the original red scales with black plus scales so it has the functionality of the newer champion plus, but retains the older tools of the champion. It'll be an EDC.

This one also has the hook and chisel, heard this is uncommon.

Anyway, pics!  :)

Very nice! I  :like: that one! And welcome to the forums,

we're mostly lurkers that finally stepped up to the member status, glad you did the same!
I got a Handyman last week:

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but I am sure that I'll still carry the Champion more often because those pliers do add thickness and bulk, and that minute difference is enough for me to prefer the Cham.
If only mine had black scales... ::)


Well you could get some black scales for yours? I actually prefer the classic red scales, though, they also show finger marks and scratches less

"We broke into Mir using a Swiss Army knife. Never leave the planet without one." - Chris Hadfield, Astronaut
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #91 on: December 18, 2016, 12:35:36 PM »
I owned and carried a Champion for a good ten years. Moved up to Champ, then onto a Craftsman and haven't looked back.

"Never pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #93 on: December 18, 2016, 01:58:34 PM »
This looks like an older Champion in pretty great condition:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swiss-Army-Knife-Lg-91mm-24-Features-Orig-Box-Papers-Maroon-Case-VICTORINOX-/182392568321?hash=item2a7771ba01:g:gf8AAOSwnFZXW9Yp

That one is just like mine. Great condition is right! I really like the Champion, great SAK!
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #94 on: December 18, 2016, 07:31:39 PM »
hi! New to the forum but I have been lurking awhile.

I came across an interesting variant of the champion I wanted to share..

I replaced the original red scales with black plus scales so it has the functionality of the newer champion plus, but retains the older tools of the champion. It'll be an EDC.

This one also has the hook and chisel, heard this is uncommon.

Anyway, pics!  :)

Very nice Champion there.  A fresh set of scales always brings new life to an older SAK.  Welcome to the forum. :hatsoff:

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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2016, 06:33:13 PM »
I have received a Champion (think it's a 'C') off ebay today in pretty grotty shape, scales marked MBB (from Germany) and it came with a 4.0521.3 pouch

screw scissors, 4 fluted corkscrew and no 90 deg lock on the caplifter and no sewing eye on the awl, magnifier is glass, I put it circa 1983?















I thought it would be too big but sits in the hand nice, the weight would be an issue for pocket use, will try the belt pouch but reckon it will get in the way some

I also got a 58mm companion also with MBB maked scales, sadly I jammed it into my palm and bent the nail file blade, also a wenger (possible) alpine backpacker

:)



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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2016, 06:56:24 PM »
I have received a Champion (think it's a 'C') off ebay today in pretty grotty shape, scales marked MBB (from Germany) and it came with a 4.0521.3 pouch

screw scissors, 4 fluted corkscrew and no 90 deg lock on the caplifter and no sewing eye on the awl, magnifier is glass, I put it circa 1983?

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I thought it would be too big but sits in the hand nice, the weight would be an issue for pocket use, will try the belt pouch but reckon it will get in the way some

I also got a 58mm companion also with MBB maked scales, sadly I jammed it into my palm and bent the nail file blade, also a wenger (possible) alpine backpacker

:)

Looks like a nice find there.  Nothing that a new set of scales wouldn't see just right.  I agree that the Champion is a nice fit in the hand, whereas I think the Swisschamp is just a little too fat.

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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2017, 01:51:10 AM »
I have love for the Champion, my newest arrived today:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2017, 02:19:29 AM »
:2tu:

- Robert




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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2017, 02:23:56 AM »
I have love for the Champion, my newest arrived today:


 :like: :like: :like:

Very nice!  It's probably no accident that you have it with the box.  :)

 :cheers:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #100 on: February 22, 2017, 02:26:56 AM »
Definitely love for the Champion, though not as much as the Swiss Champ!

I wanted a Champion but went for the re-issue version from Amazon instead of the pre-1985 SAK.

No pliers like the original but mine is the Plus version with the pen and the mini-screw driver.

 :climber:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2017, 02:27:52 AM »
I have love for the Champion, my newest arrived today:

 :like: :like: :like:

Very nice!  It's probably no accident that you have it with the box.  :)

 :cheers:
:2tu: No accident at all!  :D
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2017, 02:29:05 AM »
Definitely love for the Champion, though not as much as the Swiss Champ!

I wanted a Champion but went for the re-issue version from Amazon instead of the pre-1985 SAK.

No pliers like the original but mine is the Plus version with the pen and the mini-screw driver.

 :climber:
That Plus version seems very nice!  Plus, buying new you get a box!  :tu: :D

**Edit, I have a Plus version, but I bought it used, no box.  :'(
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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 65,500
Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #103 on: February 22, 2017, 02:32:19 AM »
Very nice FoBo :o Love the old style with the nail file :dd: Of course with the box :ahhh :D Great find :like: :like:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2017, 02:37:07 AM »
Very nice FoBo :o Love the old style with the nail file :dd: Of course with the box :ahhh :D Great find :like: :like:
Thanks Poncho!  :cheers:  It is all about the box!  :ahhh  :D
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2017, 05:21:28 AM »
Beautiful box and nice Champ too Folder!! ;)

Barry
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #106 on: February 22, 2017, 05:29:36 AM »
Beautiful box and nice Champ too Folder!! ;)
Thank you Barry!  :cheers:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #107 on: February 22, 2017, 06:41:23 AM »
@Folderbeholder

You certainly are scoring a nice bunch of SAK in boxes  :like:

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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2017, 01:49:33 PM »
@Folderbeholder

You certainly are scoring a nice bunch of SAK in boxes  :like:

Thank you Aloha!
My first choice is SAK in box with receipt - haven't found any of these except for ones I've purchased new.
Second, SAK in box - these I seek out the most.
Third, just the SAK - I always want the SAK and sometimes I buy the SAK and hope for a boxed version later.
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2017, 10:30:56 PM »
A couple of older pics.....

My first SAK was a Champion bought back around 1975 and it accompanied me backpacking/traveling over two continents....it never failed me in the 30+ years I carried it in pocket, pack or camera bag. Lost it in the wildfire of '06 so the first thing I bought was an older one like it.


Here's a neat one from the collection. An almost minty Hoffritz that was carried but seldom used.

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #110 on: February 22, 2017, 10:36:59 PM »
My first SAK was a Champion.  I can still remember how amazed I was at the number of tools and the quality.  That would have been about 1982 if I remember correctly.  I still have it in my collection.
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #111 on: February 22, 2017, 11:33:08 PM »
That's odd. Exactly the same combination here, only my sheath doesn't fit the Champion, it's too small.
The Champion wasn't my first SAK (I don't remember what the first one was) but it's my oldest (ca 1985).
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #112 on: February 23, 2017, 03:57:52 AM »
 :2tu: :2tu: :2tu: :2tu:

Barry
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #113 on: February 23, 2017, 04:06:06 AM »

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #114 on: February 23, 2017, 04:41:16 AM »
Some great shots SG :like: :like:

Nice one as well Ronald :tu: :like:
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #115 on: February 23, 2017, 05:18:09 AM »
Some great shots SG :like: :like:

Nice one as well Ronald :tu: :like:

Thanks Ponch!!!! :cheers:

- Robert




Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Quo Fata Ferunt
"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues." - Ten Bears
I aim to misbehave.
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #116 on: April 12, 2017, 08:19:53 AM »
Thought I had posted here already... Anyway, Champion Plus sern here with the rest of the Champs...




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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #117 on: April 12, 2017, 08:51:34 AM »






Not the best pics, but this is my old Champion :)

[--- arms length ---] (-.-) 

                                ^-- where the cat sits
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Re: Any love left for the Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #118 on: April 12, 2017, 11:20:35 AM »
 :2tu: :2tu:

Barry
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