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Swisschamp owners club 84073

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013, 11:27:23 PM »
Well yeah, but it's not "THE" Swiss Champ is it?! :think:

Also, I would never beat mine up... one of the few things around here you could actually call a shelf queen ::)

Good first point, but that second thing...  :think:  Never even carried it just once?

I forgot to mention my Swisschamp also has the original pliers, pretty neat.  They're narrower than the current ones, and there's no texture inside the jaws.  The last part is a bit strange actually.....

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 11:44:08 PM »
The Swisschamp was my second SAK after the Explorer, and quite possibly the one responsible for the other 68 I know have...pah!!, small fry with you guys I know. But the almost jewel like quality of the swisschamp is just sooooo addictive and once you have it you simply want more, hence the Cybertools, XLT. XAVT, XXLT........Dear God, I have spent a small fortune and all because of the Swisschamp.

So my advice is ................Stay Away!! lol

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2013, 11:59:18 PM »
I was sold when I got my hands on a Swisstool at my local outdoorshop and I opened and closed the pliers ...

Just love the sound of folding those pliers back in ...  :dd:

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2013, 12:20:02 AM »
I carried mine today , its been a while  :climber:
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2013, 01:20:14 AM »
I have a couple.
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2013, 01:28:44 AM »
SwissChamp and ChampionPlus here.

Think the SwissChamp might get a run tomorrow,it's been ages!Last it it bit a co worker...well I told her it was sharp,and she was careless!

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2013, 03:05:59 AM »
I've owned a few over the years . I want a new one . ATM , I carry it's close cousin the Handyman .

Chris
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2013, 03:15:37 AM »
I had a couple but sold them and picked up the Champion Plus...like it better. :)
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2013, 03:51:17 AM »
SwissChamp and Champion Plus here too.
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2013, 05:00:43 AM »
SwissChamp :D Huge fan of them was I. still am. Here are some of mine that I still have around. 13 photos spread over several posts due to the limit per post.
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« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2013, 05:05:05 AM »
13th and last for now:
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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2013, 08:55:14 AM »
Nice pics. Those horn scaled ones are beautiful.
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« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2013, 10:13:18 AM »
Love the horn  :drool:
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« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2013, 10:27:44 AM »
I totaly dig the Stag with rivets - awesome!
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2013, 10:51:26 AM »
Lovely pictures!

How durable is the rosewood btw? Does anyone carry one or is it a shelf queen mostly?
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2013, 11:17:03 AM »
What kind of tree rosewood comes from? Rose tree or Briar?
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2013, 11:30:17 AM »
Only have three Swisschamps, but love 'm!



and the XAVT.... Way to big but oh so beautiful!



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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2013, 11:51:57 AM »
Promise, never carried the XAVT even once.... I don't have a pouch for it :D

Love the horn ones too - very classy beasts :tu:
As for Rosewood, a lot of guitar fretboards are made from it, and they get a lot of abuse so it's obviously deemed hardy enough for that :)

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2013, 12:11:25 PM »



Tiffany Co. Sterling Silver .925 + 18K Gold Swisschamp :dd:
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2013, 12:14:36 PM »
 The XXLT is really for collectors only:



But the XLT is actually EDC-able I guess:

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2013, 02:36:12 PM »
Armeé Suisse, that is the Miss Universe of Swisschamps, hands down.
Reiner, don't guess, XLT is perfect for EDC. I still feel more comfortable when I handle my original Swisschamp (my palm and a Swisschamp are accustomed to each other) but the XLT is highly usable. A few tools have a minor clearance problem near their base occasionally but it fulfills most needs with ease. I can't imagine somebody using the XAVT to screw something one handed though. But it is an eye candy, perfect for a glass screen in the living room, with all the tools extended and surrounded by closed specimens of the remaining collection.
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2013, 02:40:33 PM »
Armeé Suisse, that is the Miss Universe of Swisschamps, hands down.
Reiner, don't guess, XLT is perfect for EDC. I still feel more comfortable when I handle my original Swisschamp (my palm and a Swisschamp are accustomed to each other) but the XLT is highly usable. A few tools have a minor clearance problem near their base occasionally but it fulfills most needs with ease. I can't imagine somebody using the XAVT to screw something one handed though. But it is an eye candy, perfect for a glass screen in the living room, with all the tools extended and surrounded by closed specimens of the remaining collection.
I keep wanting to make a lockable Lucite case for mine to put on my desk.  I love it's barometer function!

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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2013, 03:34:51 PM »
First, thanks everyone!  :cheers:

To answer this question:

How durable is the rosewood btw? Does anyone carry one or is it a shelf queen mostly?

There are two Rosewoods in my photos. One is an older model (the one with T&T) and the other new/current. The scales are slightly different on them in terms of hardness, texture and even smell - yes, typical of some Rosweoods they came with a strong odor. The wood on new one appears to be very hard, the wood on the older one appears to be softer. Both are very nicely mounted flush on extra thickness exterior liners. I imagine they would do very well as EDC.

From these I did EDC several years the black Cellidor one (bought it new in 94 or 96, do not remember exactly) and it's still in very good condition, so if that stoud out as well I do not see why a wood scaled one wouldn't.

My personal favorites are the Staghorns.
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2013, 03:38:20 PM »
What kind of tree rosewood comes from? Rose tree or Briar?

Sincerely, I do not know. The scales on the two that I got are slightly different. Both smelled when I got them (still smell). Strong odor that I understood is typical for some Rosewoods. Both are beautiful, dense wood. Strangely one appears to be soft, not the expected hard wood.
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2013, 03:38:46 PM »
Armeé Suisse, that is the Miss Universe of Swisschamps, hands down.

Indeed  :salute:
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2013, 04:00:48 PM »
Armeé Suisse, that is the Miss Universe of Swisschamps, hands down.

Indeed  :salute:

+1  :drool:. That is lovely  :salute:
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2013, 04:59:18 PM »
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Tiffany Co. Sterling Silver .925 + 18K Gold Swisschamp :dd:

That's very cool! :D
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Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2013, 11:10:41 PM »
The Swisschamp was my second SAK after the Explorer, and quite possibly the one responsible for the other 68 I know have...pah!!, small fry with you guys I know. But the almost jewel like quality of the swisschamp is just sooooo addictive and once you have it you simply want more, hence the Cybertools, XLT. XAVT, XXLT........Dear God, I have spent a small fortune and all because of the Swisschamp.

So my advice is ................Stay Away!! lol

Well said, but impossible to stay away, too late now...  :D

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