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Vintage SAK Owners Club 20150

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Vintage SAK Owners Club
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:42:16 PM »
In my humble opinion we should have to establish this club a long time ago.  :)

Regarding the knives:
let's say, from the beginning around 1890 till ca. 1970., all sizes old timers and both brand (Victorinox & Wenger) in one place, are most welcome.
As far as I know, such topic does not exist yet but if I'm wrong let somebody correct me please. And I just hope that many will approve and find themselves in this topic. So, here we go...

Gotta love those old models. As I see it, they built them with much, much... did I said much more quality at that time than now... After all, just look at the condition of these two 60+ years old knives. That's just absolutely amazing and I'm positively stunned every single time when I find one.  :)

What is more interesting to me, sometimes I think it'd be pretty amazing to know the history behind one as well. How many miles it's traveled, etc.

So let's start this wonderful journey into the past with these two gems.  :)

NOTICE:
It would be so nice and most useful if you already made a topic with some vintage knives in the past that you include that link in your post here. Just to keep everything in one place and tidy. Also, when you do a post, please include some useful info if you know regarding that particular model (year of manufacture, model name, number etc.) or simply ask if you don't know and somebody will answer, for sure.

As time goes by this topic could grow into a huge database of useful and much needed information about vintage SAKs if all of us put in some effort. That's my goal and general idea.
Thanks guys and gals.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 11:00:52 PM by M0rkoni »



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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 09:07:16 PM »
Nice idea for a most interesting club, especially if the backstory of some saks could be told. I dont think ill ever be able to join but i could visit frequently  :D
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 10:05:02 PM »
Thank you for your support and yes, you should visit it as much frequently as possible, of course.  :)
I just hope that the majority will accept this idea, also.
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 10:12:43 PM »
Here is my rather uncommon Wenger. Found this on Craigslist.




 





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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:14:51 PM »
Nice one, Cap'n! :D

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 10:18:33 PM »

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 10:23:42 PM »
@captain spaulding

Nice one...  :tu:

And welcome to the club. :)

Is there any chance that you know the model name, number, year of manufacture...anything?
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 10:53:06 PM »
There was no model name when it was made only a catalogue number. I had a thread about it somewhere. Let me see if I can find it. 

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 11:15:18 PM »
Kinda oldish snobbish club  :think: :whistle:
... the future of any society lies within the youth ... :facepalm:
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 11:32:31 PM »
@captain spaulding

Nice one...  :tu:

And welcome to the club. :)

Is there any chance that you know the model name, number, year of manufacture...anything?


I'm not sure of an exact age. I do remember someone linking to a old catalog with a picture of this model, but can't find it. This knife is estimated to be anywhere from the mid 50's to mid 60's. Here is a link to my original thread that has some more pictures. More info on this knife is always appreciated.

http://forum.multitool.or...42545.msg682014#msg682014

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 11:47:37 PM »
These are all useful information, captain and I'm sure that someone will provide us with that link to solve the enigma regarding model name (number)...
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 11:53:56 PM »
I really dont belong in the club...

I bought this for a dollar, owned it for a week, wiped it with a soft cloth then sold it. 
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 01:50:36 AM »
Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.


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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 01:56:46 AM »
Here's an interesting old fiber-handled model. Have no idea what the model number is. Its thinner and about 3mm shorter than the 1951 pattern Soldier. The can opener dates it to about the late 1940s.

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 08:35:32 AM »
I really dont belong in the club...

I bought this for a dollar, owned it for a week, wiped it with a soft cloth then sold it.

At least, you had a nice piece in your hand for a while, Luna. I'm sorry to hear that is gone...  :(
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 08:56:11 AM »
Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)


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But it is old enough... :) Victoria crossbow tang stamp on the other side, right? And the frame size is...? Do you have any details regarding this particular model? Thanks.
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 09:51:25 AM »
Some of my oldies.








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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 11:31:50 AM »
Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)


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But it is old enough... :) Victoria crossbow tang stamp on the other side, right? And the frame size is...? Do you have any details regarding this particular model? Thanks.
That's rigth, Victoria Crossbow tang stamp and is 84mm.
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 01:57:36 PM »
From the late 40s. I think it is a model 146.

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 02:04:43 PM »
Strange, I have a model of similar vintage, with the same crab-claw opener, and mine has a fairly deep relief in the scale to access the nail nick in that opener.

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 03:11:31 PM »
Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)


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But it is old enough... :) Victoria crossbow tang stamp on the other side, right? And the frame size is...? Do you have any details regarding this particular model? Thanks.
That's rigth, Victoria Crossbow tang stamp and is 84mm.

That should be 134kU aka small Tinker.  :)
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 03:11:48 PM »
1958-1961 Model 134kU, aka Tinker or Tinker Small. I'd say 50 years old is old enough to be vintage.

Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2014, 03:17:51 PM »
Some of my oldies.

Nice oldies you have there, PTRSAK...just beautiful.  :)
Any additional info regarding frame size, model name, number, year of manufacture will be much appreciate it...
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2014, 03:34:39 PM »
1958-1961 Model 134kU, aka Tinker or Tinker Small. I'd say 50 years old is old enough to be vintage.

Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)

Nice to see you here jazzbass... As a matter a fact, I expected that.
Your detailed information are most welcome. 
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2014, 04:42:27 PM »
From the late 40s. I think it is a model 146.

Definitely late 1940s, the model is 246ka.

Old model number key for the curious
First, the main number:
1xx = Phillips, 2xx = Corkscrew.
x34 = blades, openers
x35 = blades, openers, scissors
x36 = blades, openers, scissors, saw
x37 = blades, openers, saw
x45 = blades, openers, scissors w/ LNF
x46 = blades, openers, scissors w/ LNF, saw

Then the letters after:
k = 84mm (klein). No k = 91mm
a = toothpick/tweezers
f = fish scaler
m = metal file
U = bail/keyring


There are other numbers like 248k that are just assigned and don't really follow a pattern.
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 06:32:38 PM »
1958-1961 Model 134kU, aka Tinker or Tinker Small. I'd say 50 years old is old enough to be vintage.

Not very old, but I love this one, much better quality than present models.(Image removed from quote.)
That's nice, thought it was early 70's! I have a 91mm very similar, a Fisherman will take picture later.
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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2014, 06:52:32 PM »



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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 07:46:52 PM »
Here are my brass lined Pioneer from the '70s and Soldier from 1968. These aren't necessarily super vintage or anything but the Soldier is pretty hard to come by in red Alox.

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Re: Vintage SAK Owners Club
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2014, 08:28:04 PM »
(Image removed from quote.)

Same time frame as the other - 1958-1961 plus or minus a year or so. I'd call this one an Angler because of the corkscrew.

 

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