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'57 Victorinox Soldier 2923

Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,102 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
'57 Victorinox Soldier
« on: May 08, 2008, 09:59:44 PM »
Ever since I started to get interested in SAK's and multitools, I have wanted an old Soldier but they were always out of my price range.  This was till a week ago when I stumbled across a 1957 Victorinox Soldier in Tim's shop (www.felinevet.sosakonline.com) at a price I simply couldn't ignore.  So I jumped on it and it arrived today.  :)

You read a lot about the old Soldiers but nothing you read will describe just how well made these knives really are.  They are really solid and TBH make the newer ALOX versions feel 'toy-like' in comparison.  Considering that it is now over 50 years old, each of the tools open as smoothly and with as much snap as if it were made yesterday.

Below are some pictures that were taken after a very light clean.  I have been particularly lucky as this one has clearly seen very little use.  I have included some next to my '66 Wenger SI as a comparison.












































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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 10:09:23 PM »
I am literally Green with envy mate, that is just TOO gorgeous :drool: :drool:

Awesome work on the photo's too, but then I guess you had good inspiration :)

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 10:11:07 PM »
I am literally Green with envy mate, that is just TOO gorgeous :drool: :drool:

Awesome work on the photo's too, but then I guess you had good inspiration :)

I don't think it's possible to take a bad pic of that SAK.  :D

My SAK experiences are very limited, but nothing has been as impressive as this one.   :)

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 10:13:34 PM »
That is a seriously nice sak, it barely looks used at all, and you bought it for peanuts relatively speaking :o

You should definately put that in your 'Cold Dead Hands' catagory :)

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 10:14:11 PM »
I so want one :'(

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 10:14:53 PM »
That is a seriously nice sak, it barely looks used at all, and you bought it for peanuts relatively speaking :o

You should definately put that in your 'Cold Dead Hands' catagory :)

It is most definitely there!  :D


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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,126 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 10:17:44 PM »
That is a seriously nice sak, it barely looks used at all, and you bought it for peanuts relatively speaking :o

You should definately put that in your 'Cold Dead Hands' catagory :)

It is most definitely there!  :D


Just don't get buried with it, I'd hate to dig up your stinking bone's just to get it :D

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 10:20:48 PM »
How is the old style can opener?

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 10:21:52 PM »
Nice one!

I still have yet to get a good example of one of those.
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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 10:24:14 PM »
How is the old style can opener?

Mate it came this morning, all I have done with it so far is drooled over it.  :D

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 10:25:51 PM »
I was asking that to everyone, not only you!  :pok:  :D

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2008, 10:41:29 PM »
Ben whats the handle meterial made of please ?  I bet your over the moon with it . Nice pics too  :D


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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2008, 10:46:03 PM »
Ben whats the handle meterial made of please ?  I bet your over the moon with it . Nice pics too  :D


Dunc



I am well chuffed mate.  :)

They are the fibre scales and again feel pretty solid.

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 10:46:40 PM »
Very nice Ben!  It looks quite a lot like my '44 Wenger, but it has a clip blade instead of the spear-point like yours.

Don't you love that snap?!

- Terry

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,102 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 10:48:47 PM »
Very nice Ben!  It looks quite a lot like my '44 Wenger, but it has a clip blade instead of the spear-point like yours.

Don't you love that snap?!

I LOVE the snap!  :) 

Would love to see some pics of yours mate when you get chance.

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2008, 11:24:30 PM »
Very nice Ben!  8)

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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2008, 01:41:22 AM »
Very nice indeed!
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Re: '57 Victorinox Soldier
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2008, 06:35:53 AM »
Congrat's,you really got a winner there!!!

 

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