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I've finally got a Handwerker 3115

Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
I've finally got a Handwerker
« on: September 06, 2008, 12:40:10 AM »
Look what I've got :D  So many, many thanks to Kwakster  :salute:

Just a couple of teaser pics until I can sort out better lighting over the weekend.  As per usual, clik on 'em to see higher res.

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I'm still getting my head round the scales... wot no liners! Madness I tell you  :ahhh

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 12:55:01 AM »
can i drool over it? :D
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 12:57:43 AM »
Sure, it won't rust :)

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 01:02:10 AM »
Congrats, Neil!  :cheers:

When were those made?

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 02:50:14 AM »
This one has 75 on the tang.  I'm not sure when they stopped production, I saw one or two still for sale on a site last year but how old the stock was I couldn't guess.

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 02:50:28 AM »
yep tell us,atleast i dont know much about those,ive seen only one in my life and that was in some collectors photobucket link :tool:
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 02:53:33 AM »
Did some searching but I can't work out any specifics.


Some kind of Euro-Farmer?

More info.
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 02:58:07 AM »
All I know is that they are 93mm and at least some of the parts are left overs from the Wenger military contract.  This is the only one I've ever had.  They are not a common knife.

More praise to Kwakster is due now I think

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 03:00:01 AM »
Wenger military contract :o :o :o :o :o?


what kind of knife did they order from wenger?


so your folder has no plastic at all?


id say wow and drool hundred times now.
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 03:08:06 AM »
Wenger and Victorinox each produce half of the military knives for the Swiss Army.  Victorinox makes the Soldier (you have one of them ;) ) and Wenger makes the almost identical Standard Issue (SI). 

The handles/scales of this Handwerker are plastic.  What I was surprised about was the lack of liner between the tools and the scales.

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 03:21:01 AM »
VERY nice!

I love those brass liners.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 03:52:05 AM »
well who wouldnt,brass is so good looking,yet affordable.some old man told me once,that in past,using brass in knifes was mark of a quality item,since they didnt have so much,if at all,stainless steel back then,and brass was used to prevent malfunctions,and probems caused by rusting,in swiwels,joints,etc etc.
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 04:58:21 AM »
Quit talking and hurry up with some pictures!

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2008, 05:24:53 AM »
+1
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 08:25:38 AM »
That look gorgeous mate :drool:

It look's odd having no liner's though :think:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 11:08:13 AM »
Here's a couple I picked up off the 'bay a while back:






The marlinspike on the '66 is in the middle of the knife, instead of replacing the awl as it does on the First Mate.
I have not seen that style of marlinspike before.


R
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 11:10:34 AM »
Have you any idea when they stopped making them Andy?

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2008, 11:36:38 AM »
More clickable pics...

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I've also included a couple of tools comparison shots, on the pruning blades the Wenger is bottom and the blade from a 93mm Vic. is top.  Then, just to be confusing, with the saws, Wenger is top and a new Farmer is below.

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2008, 12:55:07 PM »
man,that is so nice little knife :drool:
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2008, 12:57:49 PM »
Damn I want one :drool:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2008, 12:58:20 PM »
i need a sak-rehab,thats all. :D
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2008, 05:10:55 PM »
Same tools as the Victorinox Pioneer Harvester (081.50.26) minus the bail and the saw blade is on the opposite pivot.

Very nice I would love to have one, congrats on your find. ;)
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2008, 11:49:33 PM »
I really like that these knives have bails! If only more did, I think it gives a nice old skool look to a knife.

Fan of the Leatherman mini-bit driver, dedicated slotted drivers, and the Victorinox backspring philips. But not combo blades.
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2008, 11:51:10 PM »
I really like that these knives have bails! If only more did, I think it gives a nice old skool look to a knife.
I think bails are a thing of beauty, but guy's like us are still in the minority I guess :(

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2008, 12:12:13 PM »
I really like that these knives have bails! If only more did, I think it gives a nice old skool look to a knife.
I think bails are a thing of beauty, but guy's like us are still in the minority I guess :(

well if i could choose,all my folders would have bails instead o split rings. :drink:
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2008, 11:12:29 PM »
Here is one I found.             http://picasaweb.google.com/stressmaster5000/ILoveSAKS?authkey=kRoKkuAFmgM#5185481018120270482
 ----OK could not get the photo to show up here so here is a link---
My knife has alox side liners up against the handles and brass in between the layers. What is up with the strange finish or steel of the main blade? It seems very different from any other Wenger I own. It is not as shiny and there are tiny little lines/ridges running uniformly through the blade in the short direction. The blade looks like it has never been resharpened and barely used, and marked with 80 on the back. I understand the date code and that these were made from "leftover" parts, but are these inferior parts?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 11:18:29 PM by stressmaster5000 »

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2008, 11:34:13 PM »
It is just a difference in the finish. They are just less highly polished.

There's some nice knives in that album :D

Neil

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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2008, 10:39:14 PM »
can i drool over it? :D

well i can drool and Touch my own now,this is awsome old folding knife indeed. :salute:
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2008, 10:51:13 PM »
can i drool over it? :D

well i can drool and Touch my own now,this is awsome old folding knife indeed. :salute:
Have you just bought one then mate ???

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: I've finally got a Handwerker
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2008, 11:13:16 AM »
heres some pics of mine,i msorry theyre poor quality but my cam has some problems with adjustings....gotta clear it etc.





and offcourse,id like to thank Kwakster so much for this simble yet rugged little treasure.one of the rare safe queens i have.

 

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