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One Man Army - Show your Soldiers 19940

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One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:03:04 PM »
 :D
Just got my 55 Wengerinox from Brzak... :D :D :D
I need one of those red alox Soldiers... but those are so expensive...  :ahhh
A P, 55, 71, 83, 84, 90, 00, 03, 08, 08, 09, 10 and 11   :dwts:

« Last Edit: January 22, 2014, 10:12:17 PM by edursr »


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Re: One Man Army - My Soldiers
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 09:04:07 PM »
 :D
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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: One Man Army - My Soldiers
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 10:06:18 PM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215

Sr. Member Posts: 306
Re: One Man Army - My Soldiers
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:13:39 PM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215
:ahhh :facepalm:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 10:16:12 PM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215
:ahhh :facepalm:

You can say that again. :-\
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,524 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 10:27:57 PM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215
:ahhh :facepalm:

You can say that again. :-\
Oops

Nate

Words and stuff....
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 10:34:43 PM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215
:ahhh :facepalm:

You can say that again. :-\
Oops

Yep have to say that was a good buy if you look at the acceptance marks on the scale it has the normal  WK mark plus 2 additional stamps and  that is very rare.
No Life Club Posts: 1,209 In a world of compromise, some don't.
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 10:46:03 PM »
My almost complete run of alox soldiers from 1962 to 2008.
Most are in new shape with everything after 1976 being new in box.
Will post some more photos soon.



Red Soldiers



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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 10:57:00 PM »

Red Soldiers


[/quote]
 :ahhh :facepalm:

We should put our knives in our testament, donating them to what would be the biggest Swiss Army Museum of the World...  :D
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 10:59:43 PM »
A few 1908's back when my collection was not as out of hand as it is now :)

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 11:03:31 PM »
They don't count, do they?  :facepalm:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 11:14:00 PM »
My almost complete run of alox soldiers from 1962 to 2008.
Most are in new shape with everything after 1976 being new in box.

Wow quite a set !!  8)
How come the 71 one is red - I thought red ones stopped in 66.
And can you tell us please what is the black one at the end.

Also interested ....
Wengers?/Viccies?/ Or roughly what percentage of each.
Also if they are pretty much all NIB since 76 - How did you do that??  ???
Have you been collecting them since then and bought one each year??

Thanks  :)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 11:53:22 PM »
My almost complete run of alox soldiers from 1962 to 2008.
Most are in new shape with everything after 1976 being new in box.

Wow quite a set !!  8)
How come the 71 one is red - I thought red ones stopped in 66.
And can you tell us please what is the black one at the end.

Also interested ....
Wengers?/Viccies?/ Or roughly what percentage of each.
Also if they are pretty much all NIB since 76 - How did you do that??  ???
Have you been collecting them since then and bought one each year??

Thanks  :)

The red Elsener 71 was a rare find new in box.
I've seen red alox soldiers all the way until 1978.
The black soldier was sold in Swiss Railway stores in the 1980's I believe.
A very rare knife now and I have two of them.
They are all Elsener and Victorinox soldiers with one exception being a 1972 Wenger as I don't think Victorinox made one that year.  :think:  The same applies for 1974 which I still need to find.
I've been collecting the alox soldier for a few years now.
I just bought any that I found and then started trading with other collectors.
I was then offered a very large collection of alox which had quite a lot of brand new soldiers included.
Most of the fun was finding them and slowly replacing any used ones with a new example when possible.


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 12:12:36 AM »
Some outstanding collections!  :salute:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 01:00:51 AM »
[I've been collecting the alox soldier for a few years now.
I just bought any that I found and then started trading with other collectors.
I was then offered a very large collection of alox which had quite a lot of brand new soldiers included.
Most of the fun was finding them and slowly replacing any used ones with a new example when possible.

Hey nsa-x-file
Thanks for letting us know.
I love the stories and detail behind the collections  :)
Sr. Member Posts: 306
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 02:26:06 AM »
I love that 71 in red...  :drool:
Since I was born it that year, let me know if you ever plan to sell it...  :D :gimme:

You guys always surprise me... when I think I have too many saks... or spent too much money on it...
I always feel a relief to know that I am not the only Sak-crazy addicted...  ;)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2014, 02:30:34 AM »
A few 1908's back when my collection was not as out of hand as it is now :)

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Seems that Jaydar is one of the superpowers in terms of Army size...  :salute:

He could be China... a lot of good old trained soldiers... and a little rust :surrender:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2014, 02:38:22 AM »
Don't know which is worse on the eyes: Jaydar's Soldiers or Syph's 'Extra Blades'.    :facepalm:

"To infinity and beyond!"   :D
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 02:55:10 AM »
A few 1908's back when my collection was not as out of hand as it is now :)

That's nuts - And this was when it was not out of hand ?? :o

Did a rough quick tally and there seem to be at least 150
So not just collecting one per year then??  Or even one from each manufacturer per year  :think:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,999 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 02:55:54 AM »
Don't know which is worse on the eyes: Jaydar's Soldiers or Syph's 'Extra Blades'.    :facepalm:

"To infinity and beyond!"   :D

And that's a year and a half old pic. I think for the current one Jaydar would need a ladder to stand on to get them in frame. :D

Great looking pics, guys. :hatsoff:

@Huntsman    179 of them.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 03:00:04 AM by enki_ck »

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2014, 03:54:45 AM »
Don't know which is worse on the eyes: Jaydar's Soldiers or Syph's 'Extra Blades'.    :facepalm:

"To infinity and beyond!"   :D

And that's a year and a half old pic. I think for the current one Jaydar would need a ladder to stand on to get them in frame. :D

Great looking pics, guys. :hatsoff:

@Huntsman    179 of them.
I love them too :tu:

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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2014, 04:12:00 AM »

A few 1908's back when my collection was not as out of hand as it is now :)

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WOW! :O


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2014, 04:52:12 AM »
I think this is my favorite thread on MT.o. It almost hurts to see all these...

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Beautiful stuff gents, just beautiful.

"If you put Bacardi in my glass again and try to tell me it's rum, I will burn this bar to the ground!"

-A paraphrase of something I read, to which I related strongly.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2014, 08:19:25 AM »
A few 1908's back when my collection was not as out of hand as it is now :)

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 :o  :tu:
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Re: One Man Army - My Soldiers
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2014, 08:22:30 AM »
Those look great. :tu:

I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to bid on a 1940 Wenger that went for 25,50 Euro last month. :doh:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231106534215
:ahhh :facepalm:

+1  :(  :facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 1,209 In a world of compromise, some don't.
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2014, 01:49:12 PM »
A few more Soldiers in my collection.  :salute:

Victorinox 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 with factory keyrings


Victorinox gift set (France, 002/999pcs)


125th Anniversary



08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 plus a few special editions


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2014, 02:31:31 PM »
I never want an Army... but I love looking after old Soldiers.

This thread is:   :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

 

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