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us Offline ColoSwiss

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Scout Knives
on: September 23, 2015, 11:49:42 PM
Partly because I'm an old Eagle Scout; partly because SAKs fit in with the the Boy Scout motto of 'Be Prepared'; Scout knives form a major subset of my collection. I currently have around 80 Scouting SAKs, about half from the US and the others world-wide.

Box 1 contains Victorinox knives for the US.

Box 2 contains 100th Anniversary knives; as well as a half-dozen Canadian, and knives from the UK, Ireland, and Australia.

Box 3 is mainly European SAKs, including a number for Switzerland and Holland, also Norway and Hungary.

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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 11:53:40 PM
Scout Knives cont'd.

Box 4 is mainly smaller US SAKs, a mix of national and local knives.

Box 5 is mainly Wengers, including a number for the Philmont Scout Ranch.

Box 6 has a couple of multi-tools, as well as World Jamboree and Asian knives.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 12:50:32 AM
That's an amazing collection CS, looks like you might be 'over-prepared', if there could be such a thing...  :cheers:

I have always admired the Scout Law and Motto, but did not go far with the BSA. I had 'God issues' at a fairly young age.  ::) Despite that I did decide they were an outstanding set of values to live by.  :salute:


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 01:00:37 AM
A most excellent collection!!!!!!  :cheers:  :salute:
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 01:13:37 AM
A most excellent collection!!!!!!  :cheers:  :salute:

+1  :cheers:  :tu:


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 01:45:12 AM
As an ex boy scout myself, that is one amazing collection. How long did it take you aquire, what venues have you used to collect?


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 02:56:07 AM
As an ex boy scout myself, that is one amazing collection. How long did it take you aquire, what venues have you used to collect?

About 15 years. Ebay was the primary means. Also knife dealers and Scout shops (both online and actual) in the US and overseas.


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 03:49:49 AM
 :drool:
What is the top most first blue scaled knife in the first box?


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 04:20:27 AM
:drool:
What is the top most first blue scaled knife in the first box?

Victorinox Helmsman Sea Scout. Believe its currently available, but be careful. Some straight Helmsmans are being listed as Sea Scout versions without the logo..
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #9 on: September 24, 2015, 04:45:00 AM
Excellent collection, and looks well prepared!


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #10 on: September 24, 2015, 08:14:44 AM
Excellent collection!
I was a communist young pioneer, but we didn't get anything.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #11 on: September 24, 2015, 09:16:33 AM
Nice collection!
I had been looking for the Wenger 2007 (Ranger and 85mm) models for some time, but they seems to be difficult to find.


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #12 on: September 24, 2015, 01:44:40 PM
Very nice collection! where do the 2015 WSJ ones come from? I only saw a Leather,an on the Japanese site.

Basilio- one of the 85mm purple Wengers is still available (the S18):  http://www.worldscoutshops.com/world-scout-wenger-s18-knife-c2x10356029


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Re: Scout Knives
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #14 on: September 24, 2015, 07:51:06 PM
this is such a great collection, ColoSwiss... thanks for sharing! :cheers:

I carried a Tinker when I was in Scouts (along with a PST), but I always wanted one with the Scout logo on there. I finally got myself one recently, but I had no idea how many variations were out there... wow! :o


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #15 on: September 25, 2015, 12:15:58 AM
Very nice collection! where do the 2015 WSJ ones come from? I only saw a Leather,an on the Japanese site.


All three came off of ebay, from Hong Kong or Japanese dealers.


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #16 on: September 25, 2015, 12:44:51 AM
Well its not a traditional SAK but it is a Wenger and a Scout knife so I think its ok

Forgot to add a SAK for scale but its overall 9.5" with a 5.25" blade so pretty good size for a scout knife :)









I also have this one not a scout knife but a cool brand



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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #17 on: September 25, 2015, 12:58:38 AM
Just curious if they all have standard, pointed main blades? Here in the UK, Victorinox sells a special pocket tool for participants in the Duke of Endinburgh's Award (this is separate to Scouting, but can be done through the Scout Association and the age ranges overlap). Apparently because of concerns about safety and knife crime it has a rounded off main blade: http://www.dofeshopping.org/expedition-kit/safety

Edit: Goodness knows what the DoEA guys would think about the knives that jaydar just posted!

 
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #18 on: September 25, 2015, 03:04:49 AM
Just curious if they all have standard, pointed main blades? Here in the UK, Victorinox sells a special pocket tool for participants in the Duke of Endinburgh's Award (this is separate to Scouting, but can be done through the Scout Association and the age ranges overlap). Apparently because of concerns about safety and knife crime it has a rounded off main blade: http://www.dofeshopping.org/expedition-kit/safety

Edit: Goodness knows what the DoEA guys would think about the knives that jaydar just posted!

The Wenger Scout Junior S10 (one of the purple knives in the 3rd photo) has a blunt blade.


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #19 on: September 25, 2015, 05:02:10 AM
Very cool collection!  The two knives I used when I was in Scouts, were a Utica BSA Deluxe and the then - new Vic 111mm Adventurer,  without the BoyScout logo.  I reckon that (and watching "MacGyver") started me on my obsession with SAKs (probably like most my age, so afflicted! ).

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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #20 on: September 25, 2015, 06:01:59 AM
That's awesome!!!

I wonder if Eagle Scouts are common enough to have an MTO merit badge?

(I'm sure other scouting organizations have some sort of equivalent?)

I don't own a scout SAK. But I do have a Scout Case. (Might be a Schrade)


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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #21 on: September 25, 2015, 07:32:41 AM
As kind of an addition to the Scouting SAKs, here are the Imperial Cub Scout and Boy Scout knives I used when I was in Scouts back in the 1950s and '60s.

Also an old Western sheath knife from the same era (made in Boulder   :D  )

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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #22 on: September 25, 2015, 03:29:36 PM
I remember carrying the old Imperials waaaay back.  They were good, honest knives.  My son, the Boy Scout, collects them.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #23 on: September 25, 2015, 04:35:37 PM
Sweet collection!

AS a former scout (only got to Life rank then found cars and girls...) I really like these knives.

I have an early 90's BSA huntsman (with Philips back side screwdriver) and an 80's(?) BSA Pioneer.  No pics of the huntsman right now.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #24 on: September 25, 2015, 11:55:23 PM
I donated a swiss army tinkerer to Mt. Phillips at Philmont. I did buy my bucklite there at the trading post on one of my trips there. Still got it. Nice collection btw!
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #25 on: September 26, 2015, 04:11:14 AM
Here are pictures of Boy Scout Of America knives I have owned over the years.  The brands are Imperial, Victorinox and Wenger.  I was a Wolf Cub Pack leader for a couple of years when my children were small and enjoyed every minute working with the BSA.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #26 on: September 26, 2015, 04:19:52 AM
Here are the rest of my BSA knives.
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #27 on: September 26, 2015, 04:20:46 AM
I too was a scout and would have traded my teeth for such a collection back in the days! :drool: :drool:
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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #28 on: September 26, 2015, 04:44:41 AM
My only two...both Wengers.

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Re: Scout Knives
Reply #29 on: September 26, 2015, 04:47:10 AM
Sweet collection!

AS a former scout (only got to Life rank then found cars and girls...) I really like these knives.

I have an early 90's BSA huntsman (with Philips back side screwdriver) and an 80's(?) BSA Pioneer.  No pics of the huntsman right now.

Beautiful!!! This knife is one on my Grail list!!!!!
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