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The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:03:37 AM »
The idea came to me thanks to a post from Reinier.
I really love the horn handles in a Swiss knife, and i believe many other members of this forum also love them too.
So let's give them the credit that they deserve with posting some photos of them.
I only have three Swiss knives with horn handles.
A Swisschamp with a old magnifying glass, a old Spartan of 1943 and a old 74mm Cavalier variation.








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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 01:33:41 AM »
Some of my SwissChamps, including the main subjects, one new generation and one old generation dressed in buffalo horn scales:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 02:31:12 AM »
Some great looking knives there, Marios and Marius.  :tu: :tu:

Horn handles are a favorite of mine also.

Some reposts from earlier.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 02:42:53 AM »
Beautiful, Karl!

:drool: :drool: :drool:... and :drool:

:D

:cheers:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 07:13:28 AM »
Marius,

You mentioned over on your alox thread that you had only been collecting SAKs for a year. I'd say it's been a VERY productive year. Great collection!  :cheers:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 09:27:11 AM »
Nice knives there!
Old picture from me, also.
The complete Savana set from the Wenger Star series (already posted by Karl)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 09:29:44 AM by basilio »
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 10:41:17 AM »
Karl, your Horn handles knives are superb! :drool: :drool: :drool:
Marius i noticed that your knives haven't the keyring and i also noticed that in your red alox thread.
Why is that?
Basilio, your Wengers are beautiful and i think that they are very rare to find.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 11:33:07 AM »
Great stuff :D

Have any you actually carried these for a while? I'd be interested to know how the scales hold up to some wear and tear.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 12:45:32 PM »
Great stuff :D

Have any you actually carried these for a while? I'd be interested to know how the scales hold up to some wear and tear.

I don't have any horn SAKs, but do have a couple of horn handled Sheffield made slippies, and the scales have held up exceptionally well  :tu: A very durable material - good job really considering their purpose in nature  :D :D :D

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Victorinox: - Spirit X/RT, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Ranger, Salesman,  + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, Pocket Tool Chest + mods (Brian)
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 12:48:27 PM »
I have a Mike HORN wenger...   :D :D

One of my nice fixed blades had its horn eaten away by worms, after a few years in storage.. Really sad.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 01:03:01 PM »
I have a Mike HORN wenger...   :D :D

One of my nice fixed blades had its horn eaten away by worms, after a few years in storage.. Really sad.

 :rofl:

My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X/RT, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Ranger, Salesman,  + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, Pocket Tool Chest + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, Anniversary Wave, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 01:09:48 PM »
Marius,

You mentioned over on your alox thread that you had only been collecting SAKs for a year. I'd say it's been a VERY productive year. Great collection!  :cheers:

Thanks, Karl!  :cheers:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 01:16:04 PM »
Marius i noticed that your knives haven't the keyring and i also noticed that in your red alox thread.
Why is that?

I routinely remove the ring (and chain or bail) and keep aside (in the respective SAK box usually) to avoid wear between the ring and the scale/liners (I saw this happening in the past). With the exception of the SAKs that have lanyards of course.

 :cheers:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 01:41:48 PM »
Great stuff :D

Have any you actually carried these for a while? I'd be interested to know how the scales hold up to some wear and tear.

I don't have any horn SAKs, but do have a couple of horn handled Sheffield made slippies, and the scales have held up exceptionally well  :tu: A very durable material - good job really considering their purpose in nature  :D :D :D

That's good - thought it may be brittle for some reason.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 10:00:32 PM »
Nice knives there!
Old picture from me, also.
The complete Savana set from the Wenger Star series (already posted by Karl)

Actually my Wenger set is a bit of a cheat; two Commanders rather than a Commander and Traveler. Never have been able to come up with the horn-handled Traveler.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 10:35:58 PM by ColoSwiss »
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 10:35:43 PM »
This is a great thread guys, love the pics :tu:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 10:39:15 PM »
I ordered some of this... Buffalo horn.



and some in Brown,  and some camel bone blanks too, so soon I'll have some horn scaled SAKs of my own.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 11:10:51 PM »
Some more horn handles. The three tan knives on the right appear to have a horn-like grain structure, but may be an early plastic like celluloid.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 11:40:29 PM »
Some more horn handles. The three tan knives on the right appear to have a horn-like grain structure, but may be an early plastic like celluloid.

Very beautiful SAK's.  :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 11:44:22 PM »
I ordered some of this... Buffalo horn.

(Image removed from quote.)

and some in Brown,  and some camel bone blanks too, so soon I'll have some horn scaled SAKs of my own.

Don't forget to post some photos after you make the handles.
I really want to see the result. :tu:

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2012, 12:19:44 AM »
Really nice pattern there. :salute:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2012, 01:08:26 AM »
The idea came to me thanks to a post from Reinier.
I really love the horn handles in a Swiss knife, and i believe many other members of this forum also love them too.
So let's give them the credit that they deserve with posting some photos of them.
I only have three Swiss knives with horn handles.
A Swisschamp with a old magnifying glass, a old Spartan of 1943 and a old 74mm Cavalier variation.



I like the spartan  :drool:  the exposed rivets really set it off!

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2012, 08:40:36 AM »
I like the spartan  :drool:  the exposed rivets really set it off!

The exposed rivets in any SAK it's like a magnet to me. :D
I have four of them (no counting the soldier's knives that i have) and i love them all.
I know it's off topic, but i can't resist to take a photo of them all together, so here they are.


« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 08:46:00 AM by MARIOS7319 »

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 12:06:49 PM »
Got to agree with that - rivets are very cool 8)

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 05:12:20 PM »
Indeed, very cool!  :drool:

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2012, 01:27:35 AM »
Here is a repeat image from SAKWiki, it shows some nice colors in the grain of these horn scales (Classic & Classic SD).

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2012, 04:17:00 AM »
I've done scales with scraps of hardwood on several of my SAKs.

I would love to do some with horn as well.

Where do you all source material like horn and bone from, as well as stuff like G10, micarta, corian, resinwood, etc..???

Just googling over the past few months found lost of different knife supply webstore, but have no idea which is best.
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2012, 07:56:50 AM »
This ebay store has lots of horn and bone blanks, that's where I ordered the above ones from.

http://stores.ebay.com/origindia09


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2012, 01:54:05 PM »
More horn!









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