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One Man Army - Show your Soldiers 21486

Hero Member Posts: 815 Kershaws, Zebralights, SAKs, and Leather Men.
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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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2014, 09:53:29 PM »
One more run of soldiers

1921 - 2008





Needs to be tided up I have already upgraded quite a few of these but they are in boxes .... somewhere :)
No Life Club Posts: 2,028 Yersinia Pestis & Campylobacter Jejuni!
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2014, 10:36:34 PM »
Dang! so much WIN in this thread! A Red 71?  :drool: 2 black Railways!!!  :ahhh
And to top it off, a full army of Soldiers?
 :salute: :salute: :salute:

Once you go black you never go back
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2014, 02:15:03 AM »
Here are mine :)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2014, 03:07:53 AM »
 8)  :drool:  :salute:

I'll be bookmarking this thread.   :D
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2014, 03:09:01 AM »
Here are mine :)
:drool:
I wonder how old that Elsener with black handles would be... does it have a year on it? :think:

I'm always trying to buy one more soldier to my collection...but I know now who won all those auctions... :bnghd:
 :D
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2014, 03:41:37 AM »

Here are mine :)
:drool:
I wonder how old that Elsener with black handles would be... does it have a year on it? :think:

I'm always trying to buy one more soldier to my collection...but I know now who won all those auctions... :bnghd:
 :D

Hahahaha, no it does not have the year, I think it started in the 30's if Im not mistaken, but is not me on those auctions from sigsal, if this is what you mean ! :) I only have almost one of each model, I'm also looking for the red scale, but is too expensive for me as well..... ;)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2014, 04:20:59 AM »
Wow.  :drool:
Some fantastic collections here.  :tu: :tu:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2014, 07:54:55 AM »

Here are mine :)
:drool:
I wonder how old that Elsener with black handles would be... does it have a year on it? :think:

I'm always trying to buy one more soldier to my collection...but I know now who won all those auctions... :bnghd:
 :D

Hahahaha, no it does not have the year, I think it started in the 30's if Im not mistaken, but is not me on those auctions from sigsal, if this is what you mean ! :) I only have almost one of each model, I'm also looking for the red scale, but is too expensive for me as well..... ;)

The year stamps started in 21 ....... The black Elsener is great .... I need to find one of those one day  :)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2014, 02:58:26 AM »
Some more Soldiers I have.



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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2014, 10:40:01 PM »
those Dak soldiers, I have one too...I wonder if those were made every year...  :hatsoff:

I need to buy one of the new Dak Soldiers for my collection...but those does not appear very often on ebay... :(
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2014, 05:35:46 PM »
Earlier today I mounted a rescue mission to the local sorting office to retrieve a Soldier thought to be MIA.
 :mn:



My first Wenger SI.   :)  I'm struggling to find much difference between the Wenger and the Vic, apart from the bail obviously.  I thought there would be a year stamped on the tang like my Vic, but alas there isn't.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2014, 07:10:08 PM »
... I'm struggling to find much difference between the Wenger and the Vic, apart from the bail obviously.  I thought there would be a year stamped on the tang like my Vic, but alas there isn't.

Look at the back of the blade. The Wenger has a thicker spine almost all the way to the tip and the Vic tappers down. (Black Pioneer used for representation, old pics from an earlier thread)



Also the Wengers have a pointier awl. (Wenger SI in the middle)



The lack of year stamp is cause it wasn't issued. They continued to make them for sale to civilians even after the army stopped buying 93mm and started buying 111mm. The last ones even come without the shield.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2014, 08:27:49 PM »
Thanks, Enki.   :cheers:  I hadn't noticed the thicker spine on the knife blade, but i like it.   >:D   :D

With regards to the year stamp, I guess I should have been thinking of it as being more like an equivalent to the Vic Pioneer rather than the Soldier.


Also the Wengers have a pointier awl. (Wenger SI in the middle)


Looking at my awls, I reckon the Vic Soldier's is slightly pointier.   :think:  In these photos: left to right, Vic Soldier '05, Wenger SI, Vic Electrician.  (Same order for both photos.)



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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2014, 11:57:45 PM »
Here are my Soldiers.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2014, 12:40:02 AM »
Usually the Wenger awl has one more grind that the Vic does not have, on the top side of the point, making it sharper.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2014, 01:16:42 AM »
Hi Guys
Quite a nice youtube comparision of theSoldier vs SI.


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2014, 12:48:39 PM »

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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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Hey, can you show the red Elsener 71 box? I would like to know the No. for the old type soldier. Thanks :salute:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2014, 12:49:54 PM »


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.
[/quote]
Hey, can you show the red Elsener 71 box? I would like to know the No. for the old type soldier. Thanks!
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Sr. Member Posts: 389
Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2014, 04:42:49 PM »
Does not take long to realise your (once happy with) collection has room for more. Love seeing all your collections guys. I want that black soldier was sold in Swiss Railway stores  :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2014, 05:47:25 PM »
Amazing pics and collections here  :ahhh :tu: :2tu:

 

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