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One Man Army - Show your Soldiers 22129

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2014, 01:11:40 PM »



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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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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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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2014, 01:10:37 AM »
An old photo of some soldiers.


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2014, 01:30:12 AM »
That last one is a Soldier?  :think:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2014, 01:37:33 AM »
Yes, it is a Dutch Army Knife, or DAK for short.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #78 on: March 02, 2014, 01:41:41 AM »
Ah...cool! :)

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2014, 03:26:02 AM »
An old photo of some soldiers.



I'm guessing your Soldier collection must've tripled by now! ;)

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2014, 03:32:34 AM »
Yeah, it is a little larger. It would be too much of a pain to gather it all now as I have some buried deep in their boxes in a few deep drawers. Nothing compared to other soldier collections in here though.  :tu:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2014, 12:06:28 PM »
Yes, it is a Dutch Army Knife, or DAK for short.


Indeed, the 1993 version to be precise ;)


Before 1993, they were the standard Alox Soldier, with a date stamp on the scales. Since 2010, the DAK is a Dual Pro with a Phillips instead of a corkscrew, and no dual density scales.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #82 on: March 02, 2014, 05:34:02 PM »
My slightly modified soldier.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #83 on: March 02, 2014, 10:04:35 PM »
Just in.  :mail:

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2014, 11:00:11 AM »
Yay!  Time for the 2014 Soldier.
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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #85 on: April 06, 2014, 08:31:52 PM »
This is pretty meager compared to some collections but I am super happy with it so far.
I especially like the newer version, the 2010 I got was off a forum member and that has been my edc for a few weeks now.
Most of the alox Soldiers are used so I plan on carrying them as my mood dictates.

My plan is go from 68 to present.
I am in no hurry and hope to have fun with the hunt. 


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #86 on: April 06, 2014, 11:00:21 PM »
Old pic...with a few red Pioneers thrown in.


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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2014, 04:56:09 AM »
I need to get me a Soldier. Are the ones with lanyards rare? Whenever I watch one on ebay they always wind up going really high.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2014, 05:12:46 AM »
I need to get me a Soldier. Are the ones with lanyards rare? Whenever I watch one on ebay they always wind up going really high.

The ones with bails are Wenger SI (Wenger's version of the Soldier)...same quality as Vics. Both discontinued but Wengers seen for sale less often.

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Re: One Man Army - Show your Soldiers
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2014, 05:15:27 PM »
So Vics never had the bail? I know I've seen some Vic Soldiers with the same style lanyard as the Pioneer.

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