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One Man Army - Show your Soldiers 21485

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2014, 08:19:24 PM »
That Red '76 is gorgeous, Ross.  :drool:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2014, 10:32:41 AM »
The trilogy of the soldier 58

wenger grillon
wenger fiber
victorinox fiber



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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2014, 07:27:32 PM »
The trinity. :hatsoff:

They look in flawless condition too. :tu:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2014, 10:57:55 PM »
The trilogy of the soldier 58

wenger grillon
wenger fiber
victorinox fiber

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Very nice!  :drool:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2014, 06:20:04 PM »
The trilogy of the soldier 58

wenger grillon
wenger fiber
victorinox fiber

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Congratulations I thought I was doing well to get one 58 (58 is one of the hardest (and most expensive) years to find)

I put the effort in to get nice 66's as its my year (if anyone has a red Wenger please let me know ;)  )





But a set of 58's is stunning



 
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2014, 12:45:19 AM »
The only ones I need.  Wedding and birthdays...

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2014, 12:52:34 AM »
Very nice!  :tu:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2014, 10:50:54 AM »
The only ones I need.  Wedding and birthdays...

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Like that photo.  :salute:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2014, 03:41:03 AM »
The only ones I need.  Wedding and birthdays...

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That's a great pic.  :tu:
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2014, 12:19:05 PM »
The only ones I need.  Wedding and birthdays...
So if we are traditional - and I am making a big assumption about your gender
  • Your birthday: 1973
  • Her birthday: 1975
  • Wedding: 1997
  • Sproglet No1: 1998
  • Sproglet No2: 2001
Am I right?
Nice One ! - Love the pic and the idea..... 8)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2014, 01:11:40 PM »



Opinions are like ass holes, everyone's got one.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2014, 01:46:25 PM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool:  on this thread.

Here is an interesting Wenger as we don't see the solid rivet very often on the SI.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2014, 03:13:51 PM »
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Great pictures!  This prompted me to ask a question that I have had for some time.  On my very meager collection of Soldiers, I have noticed that the shield color is much darker on some knives than others.  Some of mine are a deep red where others are almost orange.  I noticed the same in these pictures.  For example the second Solider from the front is much darker.

Have the shield colors varied from year to year, or is this just a matter of fading?
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2014, 01:44:49 AM »
Great pictures!  This prompted me to ask a question that I have had for some time.  On my very meager collection of Soldiers, I have noticed that the shield color is much darker on some knives than others.  Some of mine are a deep red where others are almost orange.  I noticed the same in these pictures.  For example the second Solider from the front is much darker.

Have the shield colors varied from year to year, or is this just a matter of fading?

From what I can tell from my own Soldier collection is that the newer Soldiers and Standard Issues have a darker red, much like the red found on standard silver alox models with the Victorinox shield. While the older models, '90s and earlier, have a more orange-red-ish appearance.

Edit: I should state that this is pure speculation on my part, I could be wrong. Hopefully someone more knowledgable on Soldiers can chime in.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 01:56:00 AM by SAKMikey »
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2014, 12:15:32 PM »

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Great pictures!  This prompted me to ask a question that I have had for some time.  On my very meager collection of Soldiers, I have noticed that the shield color is much darker on some knives than others.  Some of mine are a deep red where others are almost orange.  I noticed the same in these pictures.  For example the second Solider from the front is much darker.

Have the shield colors varied from year to year, or is this just a matter of fading?

You righ, I didn't notice this one before.
Dark one, from my photo is from 2003, also 2004 that I have is also dark  (6th knife on photo).
First knife on photo is from 1988.
So I though that younger models are with dark shield, but 2006 shield is a little bit lighter color  ??? .

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2014, 01:06:19 AM »
Last year I missed the release of this very interesting book on the Soldier Knives.
Le couteau du soldat de l'armée suisse  (The Soldier Knives of the Swiss Army)

It's written in French, so unfortunately I can't yet say how good it is, but it does have a large number of photographs that are useful.  Any members here read this book?

 
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2014, 01:49:03 AM »
Haven't read the book but I have looked at their website:

http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch/J01/index.php/en/les-couteaux-du-soldat/les-modeles-1961

Lots of good info on all Soldier models.

And just as I suspected, the dark red shield started in 2003/2004.

Edit: Here is my collection of the 5 major type 1961 variants.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2014, 02:19:38 AM by SAKMikey »
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2014, 02:36:21 AM »
Last year I missed the release of this very interesting book on the Soldier Knives.
Le couteau du soldat de l'armée suisse  (The Soldier Knives of the Swiss Army)

It's written in French, so unfortunately I can't yet say how good it is, but it does have a large number of photographs that are useful.  Any members here read this book?

Interesting book with most info in both French and English. Very detailed breakdown of military models; more extensive than most listing of versions.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2014, 02:44:16 AM »
Last year I missed the release of this very interesting book on the Soldier Knives.
Le couteau du soldat de l'armée suisse  (The Soldier Knives of the Swiss Army)

It's written in French, so unfortunately I can't yet say how good it is, but it does have a large number of photographs that are useful.  Any members here read this book?

Interesting book with most info in both French and English. Very detailed breakdown of military models; more extensive than most listing of versions.
That's a different book you're showing. 
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2014, 03:30:15 AM »
Last year I missed the release of this very interesting book on the Soldier Knives.
Le couteau du soldat de l'armée suisse  (The Soldier Knives of the Swiss Army)

It's written in French, so unfortunately I can't yet say how good it is, but it does have a large number of photographs that are useful.  Any members here read this book?

Interesting book with most info in both French and English. Very detailed breakdown of military models; more extensive than most listing of versions.
That's a different book you're showing.

Oops! Thought it was just a different colored cover.  :face palm:

First I've seen of the other book. Can anyone compare the two?
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2014, 03:47:36 AM »
Last year I missed the release of this very interesting book on the Soldier Knives.
Le couteau du soldat de l'armée suisse  (The Soldier Knives of the Swiss Army)

It's written in French, so unfortunately I can't yet say how good it is, but it does have a large number of photographs that are useful.  Any members here read this book?

Interesting book with most info in both French and English. Very detailed breakdown of military models; more extensive than most listing of versions.
That's a different book you're showing.

Oops! Thought it was just a different colored cover.  :face palm:

First I've seen of the other book. Can anyone compare the two?

I think Jean-Claude/jcfiguet might. ;)
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2014, 12:38:45 PM »
Here are my alox soldier collection, not yet complete
Bottom right with stickers are a couple of double.


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2014, 05:41:16 PM »
I almost just soiled myself out of amazement and joy.  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Brilliant collection, just brilliant. I LOVE that wooden case.  :drool:

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-A paraphrase of something I read, to which I related strongly.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2014, 10:09:23 PM »
Great Soldier collection!  :tu:


Love that display case as well.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2014, 10:23:04 PM »
Now that is a collection!  :drool:

 

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