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What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter

se Offline Fortytwo

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What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
on: May 13, 2016, 02:03:15 PM
I saw this picture some time ago and was reminded of it with the recent discussions on rescue tools. There doesn't seem to be any info on it on the SAK-wiki and pictures seem scarce all over. Was this a tool that never made in to production or was it part of a very limited edition or what. It does seem like it could be a very useful tool for certain situations if it was done right.


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 02:19:06 PM
I saw this picture some time ago and was reminded of it with the recent discussions on rescue tools. There doesn't seem to be any info on it on the SAK-wiki and pictures seem scarce all over. Was this a tool that never made in to production or was it part of a very limited edition or what. It does seem like it could be a very useful tool for certain situations if it was done right.
I believe this was the knife the actual Alinghi crew carried. IIRC the cutter was a ceramic blade... and that is all the information I have, please consume with a grain of salt ;)
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 02:23:24 PM
This looks like the perfect tool for cutting ropes and killing zombies.


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 03:11:00 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 03:15:31 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

Wonder for how much one of these would go on ebay? 1k*?

* Remember, it is more than just a knife, its also an ultimate Alinghi fan memorabilia, an item that has actually been aboard during the race...
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 03:30:59 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

Wonder for how much one of these would go on ebay? 1k*?

* Remember, it is more than just a knife, its also an ultimate Alinghi fan memorabilia, an item that has actually been aboard during the race...

I saw one over here for $699.00.
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 03:39:56 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

Wonder for how much one of these would go on ebay? 1k*?

* Remember, it is more than just a knife, its also an ultimate Alinghi fan memorabilia, an item that has actually been aboard during the race...

I saw one over here for $699.00.
I have one... here is my picture (where is yours) :angel::

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 04:10:02 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

Wonder for how much one of these would go on ebay? 1k*?

* Remember, it is more than just a knife, its also an ultimate Alinghi fan memorabilia, an item that has actually been aboard during the race...

I saw one over here for $699.00.
I have one... here is my picture (where is yours) :angel::

Nice!!!!  :cheers: :cheers:    Me no got and me never get! :D
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 04:16:03 PM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

Wonder for how much one of these would go on ebay? 1k*?

* Remember, it is more than just a knife, its also an ultimate Alinghi fan memorabilia, an item that has actually been aboard during the race...

I saw one over here for $699.00.
I have one... here is my picture (where is yours) :angel::

Nice!!!!  :cheers: :cheers:    Me no got and me never get! :D
Yeah, mine is just a picture off the net, sadly... but this is one I would spend money on.
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us Offline ICanFixThat

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #9 on: May 14, 2016, 04:28:32 AM
Tosh would know, he's been looking for one for his collection.
Everybody is looking for one :D

....
+1  :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 08:29:25 PM
I've just found this knife by luck!

It has the red transparent silicone on the cutter.

Is there anyone with more information? how many were made?

thanks!

(some pics later  >:D )


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #11 on: June 14, 2021, 09:00:54 PM
I've just found this knife by luck!

It has the red transparent silicone on the cutter.

Is there anyone with more information? how many were made?

thanks!

(some pics later  >:D )

Difficult to say. Around 500 at least.
It was not an official tool for the crew. Everybody could buy those knives at the alinghi events in the shops there.


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 02:11:59 AM
I believe this was the knife the actual Alinghi crew carried. IIRC the cutter was a ceramic blade... and that is all the information I have, please consume with a grain of salt ;)

This blade is probably made of copper :climber:


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #13 on: June 16, 2021, 06:17:16 PM
I saw this picture some time ago and was reminded of it with the recent discussions on rescue tools. There doesn't seem to be any info on it on the SAK-wiki and pictures seem scarce all over. Was this a tool that never made in to production or was it part of a very limited edition or what. It does seem like it could be a very useful tool for certain situations if it was done right.
This blade is probably made of copper :climber:

It appears it was given only to the crew members; it's blade is ss over carbon steel and a titanium coating.
More info. here:
https://archive.is/sdIJD
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 08:11:31 PM
I'm lost, is it a very rare knife (the red one) ? and the grey one is more common?

thanks


cn Offline xfile

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #15 on: June 17, 2021, 02:17:29 AM

It appears it was given only to the crew members; it's blade is ss over carbon steel and a titanium coating.
More info. here:
https://archive.is/sdIJD

Very useful knowledge! Thank you Juan el Boricua :salute:


ru Offline Nick4

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #16 on: June 17, 2021, 06:27:08 AM

It appears it was given only to the crew members; it's blade is ss over carbon steel and a titanium coating.

Juan el Boricua, many thanks for the information!  :hatsoff:

I will add the information in the SAKWiki, if you don't mind.

By the way, I suppose (from the link) the blade is made of stainless steel (high-carbon steel with the addition of chromium as an alloying element) with an additional titanium coating; not of multi-layer stainless steel and carbon steel package.


pr Offline Juan el Boricua

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #17 on: June 18, 2021, 04:14:18 PM
Very useful knowledge! Thank you Juan el Boricua :salute:

Juan el Boricua, many thanks for the information!  :hatsoff:

I will add the information in the SAKWiki, if you don't mind.

Just trying to help a bit but, we must thank Nick4 and the mods  at SAKWIKI, since that's from where I got hold of the info.!
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #18 on: June 18, 2021, 10:54:32 PM
I too read that this had only been produced for the Alinghi team. Given that the wenger 505 was available to buy yet only 400 were made makes me doubt the 500 figure quoted above.

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.


ru Offline Nick4

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #19 on: June 19, 2021, 11:01:19 AM
I too read that this had only been produced for the Alinghi team.
Wow! tosh, thank you so much for the great detailed photos of the rescue tool!  :like:  :tu:
(I suppose, we need a new page in SAKWiki for this tool. ;) )


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #20 on: June 19, 2021, 11:41:00 AM
Wow! tosh, thank you so much for the great detailed photos of the rescue tool!  :like:  :tu:
(I suppose, we need a new page in SAKWiki for this tool. ;) )

Thanks
I’ve uploaded the pics previously here on MT’o
I have 2 copies of the Wenger Rescue knife
The one shown above and another with the protection gel covering the strap cutter.

Both are stored (buried) in the loft with the rest of my SAK / MT collection.
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ru Offline Nick4

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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #21 on: June 20, 2021, 01:18:15 PM
I’ve uploaded the pics previously here on MT’o
Could you please allow the use of your photos in the SAKWiki (with the appropriate reference)?

I have 2 copies of the Wenger Rescue knife
Excellent! :drool: Maybe you know the identifier of this model?


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #22 on: June 20, 2021, 02:26:12 PM
Could you please allow the use of your photos in the SAKWiki (with the appropriate reference)?
Excellent! :drool: Maybe you know the identifier of this model?

Yes of course

Sorry, can’t help you with the identifier as they both came without their box’s
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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #24 on: June 20, 2021, 11:12:25 PM
Yes of course
Thank you very much, tosh:hatsoff:

Sorry, can’t help you with the identifier as they both came without their box’s
No problem at all.  :cheers:

Well... Here's mine :)
The never used rescue tool! :drool: :like:


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #25 on: June 29, 2021, 12:48:06 PM
Creating this page has been on my do list for ages Nick - And yet again you beat me to it

Well done and thanks vey much - And also for the other Alinghi pages and updates   :hatsoff:     :cheers:     :tu:


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #26 on: June 29, 2021, 06:06:34 PM
Well done and thanks vey much - And also for the other Alinghi pages and updates   :hatsoff:     :cheers:     :tu:
My pleasure, Sir Huntsman:hatsoff: :cheers:

Maybe we can add in the SAKWiki a great photo of the unused Alinghi rescue tool by Sir bismouth? ;)


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #27 on: June 30, 2021, 12:56:25 AM
We should definitely do that ...... Are we OK to use your pictures Sir Bismouth.

If so - Shall we credit 'bismouth from MT.o' as the author of the pics - Let us know if otherwise.

Thanks - I am happy to upload or you can Nick!


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #28 on: July 02, 2021, 06:54:04 AM
My pleasure, Sir Huntsman:hatsoff: :cheers:

Maybe we can add in the SAKWiki a great photo of the unused Alinghi rescue tool by Sir bismouth? ;)

Please do! It’s a great pleasure

If you need another angle, let me know, I’ll be happy to take another shot


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Re: What's with the Alinghi Strap Cutter
Reply #29 on: July 02, 2021, 06:56:15 AM
We should definitely do that ...... Are we OK to use your pictures Sir Bismouth.

If so - Shall we credit 'bismouth from MT.o' as the author of the pics - Let us know if otherwise.

Thanks - I am happy to upload or you can Nick!

Please do! Everything that I’m posting on this forum can be used :)


 

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