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What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store? 1503

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What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« on: March 26, 2012, 11:41:20 PM »
Hello I live in a small city in central Greece and I always knew a neighboorhood store that did knife sharpening and selling etc.

I just came back from outside (the shop was closed) and saw at the window shop some Victorinox SAKs. There were some alox solos (silver) and some classic red one camo etc.

I ll go tommorow and look for old soldiers some farmer, harvester colored or not (maybe its a long shot I know)

Since I dont know much about which are the rare Victorinox SAKs and I would like you to tell me which are some rare or simply discontinued models or colors that are possible to be available after some years on the shelf ??

Maybe its too much of a rookie question but I d love to have some rare cool Vics!!  :gimme:

« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 11:46:33 PM by volbu »
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 12:16:10 AM »
Hi Volbu,

There is a very large number of collectible Victorinox. Some very general suggestions of things to keep an eye out for:

- Any 84mm knife with a scissors.

- Any knife with checkered red alox handles.

- Anything with unusual handles such as stag, pearl, horn.

You might also try to pick up a current Victorinox catalog. If the knife isn't in there it's probably been discontinued.

Good hunting!

Karl
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 12:30:42 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply :)

nice suggestions !
checkered red alox meaning the "line pattern" not like square patten in current farmer for example?
like here?
http://www.vicfan.com/2011/03/victorinox-red-alox-cadet-ii/

....would so love a cadet II :P

PS: How much is a good price for an old soldier say 07 - 08 (I suspect i will find something like that and since I got my 98 old soldier wondering if its worth going for another :S )
« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 12:35:30 AM by volbu »
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 12:39:09 AM »
Don't forget the lovely Blue Alox anything, or silver alox with marlin spikes. :D
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 12:50:59 AM »
Blue alox will be real luck :P
The bad thing is I get my hopes up :P :P
Anyway I think finding a knife on a store is real great feeling :D hope I m lucky tomorrow!
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What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 12:56:00 AM »
Oh and 91mm with the long thin nail file on the back, also the flat Phillips screwdriver with a file :)
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 01:05:08 AM »
hehe :)
I think i got cranked up but so did u :P
I ll have my eyes open! I hope my expectations are realistic :P :P
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 05:11:10 AM »
Not super rare, but IMHO always super cool, any with a golden shield.

Also look for five turn corkscrews.

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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 05:39:27 AM »
Thanks for the fast reply :)

nice suggestions !
checkered red alox meaning the "line pattern" not like square patten in current farmer for example?
like here?
http://www.vicfan.com/2011/03/victorinox-red-alox-cadet-ii/

....would so love a cadet II :P

PS: How much is a good price for an old soldier say 07 - 08 (I suspect i will find something like that and since I got my 98 old soldier wondering if its worth going for another :S )

The old straight line alox handles are valuable, both silver and red. The checkered pattern is the current style. There are a few current red alox knives, but most were discontinued in the 90's. Just take it easy when you're starting out and don't spend large amounts of money until you really know what you're doing. Even then don't go overboard; most SAKs are mass produced in the thousands.

Have fun,

Karl
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 05:45:47 AM »
don´t forget the 108mm range  :cheers:

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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 01:54:17 PM »
Update!

I manages to find 3-4 small shops selling vic SAKs.
Sadly no great findings, the best was 3 old soldiers NIB (I unboxed one of them and it was 08 stamped) for 24 euro, is it a good price?

my only hesitation is that I already got a 98 soldier and dont want to be spending more on another soldier (although I love it) so I thought maybe try and find some other colored alox model farmer or pioneer.

Also something I regret is that the store had a rectangle shelf like Victorinox branded with lots of pictured knives ( each knife was behind its picture), so I went straight for the soldiers :P
I then thought that maybe I should examine all of the boxes names :P since no alox models besides the soldier were pictured but maybe something good was hiding in that shelf :P Do you think there is any chance?

I think I ll go back and look some more if i dont find anything I guess I ll grab an extra soldier 08 or maybe 07 !


« Last Edit: March 27, 2012, 01:58:33 PM by volbu »
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Re: What are some common - rare SAKs to look for in a local knife store?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 04:41:13 PM »
Very good info, I also will keep my eyes open...and have a good hunt,

 

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