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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #150 on: July 25, 2017, 11:58:26 PM »
Super Tinker  :tu:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #151 on: July 26, 2017, 12:47:18 AM »
I have two Tinkers that see regular use and a black scale model that is still sealed in its box.  I wanted to have a red Tinker in pristine condition and it arrived over the weekend...

Seller's photos:

Tinker Front by Jim Person, on Flickr

Tinker Back by Jim Person, on Flickr
« Last Edit: July 26, 2017, 12:48:59 AM by NorCalJim »
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« Reply #152 on: July 26, 2017, 07:05:47 AM »
 :like: :like:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #154 on: August 01, 2017, 05:02:30 PM »
Am I really the first one????


Irony.


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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #155 on: August 01, 2017, 05:17:24 PM »
Am I really the first one????


Irony.


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 :drool:   :drool:  :like:

Second here  :D


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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #157 on: August 01, 2017, 05:31:31 PM »

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« Reply #158 on: August 01, 2017, 06:27:00 PM »
McKinley Denali  :tu:
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #159 on: August 01, 2017, 09:04:39 PM »
Great pics everyone, something very elegant about the SAK

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« Reply #160 on: August 01, 2017, 10:02:09 PM »
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« Reply #161 on: August 02, 2017, 03:00:47 AM »
I must be last then :D

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« Reply #162 on: August 08, 2017, 01:42:08 PM »
packin' the deluxe today. Happy tinker Tuesday everybody! :cheers:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #163 on: August 08, 2017, 02:03:48 PM »
 :cheers:

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« Reply #164 on: August 08, 2017, 02:26:27 PM »
 :like:

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« Reply #165 on: August 08, 2017, 05:02:13 PM »
Nice Tinkers, dudes!  Sporting El Bailey Super Tinker today.  :salute:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #166 on: August 11, 2017, 05:09:10 PM »
Well, I guess that I need to figure out what makes a model.
What makes a Hiker a Hiker? What makes a Tinker a Tinker?  :ahhh

There is a Tinker family(Super Tinker, Deluxe Tinker, etc).
Whatever makes the Super Tinker part of the Tinker family, I would say makes the Hiker part of the Tinker family?

Arrgh, the philosophical side of SAKs.  :bnghd:

Just casual interest but..., if a tinker and a Spartan differ only by way of Philips vs corkscrew, and a super tinker is a tinker with added scissors (and the "new" hook), then how come a Spartan with those same additions is called a climber instead of a super Spartan?
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #167 on: August 11, 2017, 05:19:57 PM »
Well, I guess that I need to figure out what makes a model.
What makes a Hiker a Hiker? What makes a Tinker a Tinker?  :ahhh

There is a Tinker family(Super Tinker, Deluxe Tinker, etc).
Whatever makes the Super Tinker part of the Tinker family, I would say makes the Hiker part of the Tinker family?

Arrgh, the philosophical side of SAKs.  :bnghd:

Just casual interest but..., if a tinker and a Spartan differ only by way of Philips vs corkscrew, and a super tinker is a tinker with added scissors (and the "new" hook), then how come a Spartan with those same additions is called a climber instead of a super Spartan?
:shrug:
Just because?

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #168 on: August 11, 2017, 05:41:39 PM »
An 80's Super and a Deluxe from about 5 years ago, both of which have seen better days...
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #169 on: August 11, 2017, 05:42:41 PM »
Anyone in the thread sell 91mm scales,by chance?
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #170 on: August 11, 2017, 06:11:37 PM »
Well, I guess that I need to figure out what makes a model.
What makes a Hiker a Hiker? What makes a Tinker a Tinker?  :ahhh

There is a Tinker family(Super Tinker, Deluxe Tinker, etc).
Whatever makes the Super Tinker part of the Tinker family, I would say makes the Hiker part of the Tinker family?

Arrgh, the philosophical side of SAKs.  :bnghd:

Just casual interest but..., if a tinker and a Spartan differ only by way of Philips vs corkscrew, and a super tinker is a tinker with added scissors (and the "new" hook), then how come a Spartan with those same additions is called a climber instead of a super Spartan?


Good questions. And why is the old small Super Tinker (84mm) now commonly known as the Salesman and why isn't the 84mm Tourist known as the small Spartan?

Actually, Neil, Jazzbass, and others have discussed this over the years. From what they've shared, many names were started by regional distributors in the late 60's and early 70's. Up until this time, most SAKs were known by their Vx part number. Because of regional differences and Vx re-using names on newer tool configurations since the 70's, there isn't always a rhyme or good reason for the names we know SAKs by. The different Tinkers and Golfers would be good examples of this.

The answer to my initial question regarding the small Super Tinker can be found by perusing the old SMICO, Inc (Canadian SAK distributor) catalogs.

As for me, I refer to my modded 91mm Compact as a Compact/Tinker...but I don't think that name will last beyond me. And I don't refer to the Wenger Evo 16 as a Salesman, though in my mind I think of it as a small Super Tinker.   :think:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #171 on: August 12, 2017, 05:11:25 AM »
The Tinker was my first SAK acquisition in 2016 and has a special place in my affections!

When I first joined this board, I recalled having two "knock-off" SAKs in the latter part of the 70s.  Since that time, I am remembering a genuine SAK in the latter 60s to early 70s.  I can't remember the tool set but remember it being thicker than I wanted to carry in my pocket.  The MacGyver series gained more attention for Swiss Army Knives among the viewing audience.  I remember thinking that it would really be nice if the larger SAKs were as easy to use as the Classic SD that I received as a gift.  I remember that my "knock-off" SAKs were finger nail busters and I finally decided that deploying the knife and tools just wasn't worth it.  It wasn't until the fall of 2016 in the midst of a multi-tool buying surge that I decided to give the Tinker a try.  That purchase opened the flood gates for me as I went on a full out Victorinox buying spree.

Seeing this thread brought a smile to my face and the need to acknowledge that I owe much to the venerable Tinker for opening the door to so much utility and enjoyment!

It was my first SAK, given to me by my dad in 1989.  :salute:

My very first exposure to SAK-like knife was a knock-off in the late 70's early 80's.

I purchased my own in '88 or '88, and it was the Super Tinker. When I did damage it badly about 5 years ago, a very thoughtful friend got me the Tinker Deluxe.

I damaged that one a little, and recently dug the old one out of the drawer. The layer channels had been dented so badly, that a lot of the tools could not be opened, even with a plyers. This week I worked those channels open with screwdrivers and shaped them with plyers, oiled the hell out of it, worked the tool back and forth, wiped off excess oil and have been carrying it completely without scales. Less to worry about. Pure function
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #172 on: August 12, 2017, 05:24:35 PM »
The Tinker was my first SAK acquisition in 2016 and has a special place in my affections!

When I first joined this board, I recalled having two "knock-off" SAKs in the latter part of the 70s.  Since that time, I am remembering a genuine SAK in the latter 60s to early 70s.  I can't remember the tool set but remember it being thicker than I wanted to carry in my pocket.  The MacGyver series gained more attention for Swiss Army Knives among the viewing audience.  I remember thinking that it would really be nice if the larger SAKs were as easy to use as the Classic SD that I received as a gift.  I remember that my "knock-off" SAKs were finger nail busters and I finally decided that deploying the knife and tools just wasn't worth it.  It wasn't until the fall of 2016 in the midst of a multi-tool buying surge that I decided to give the Tinker a try.  That purchase opened the flood gates for me as I went on a full out Victorinox buying spree.

Seeing this thread brought a smile to my face and the need to acknowledge that I owe much to the venerable Tinker for opening the door to so much utility and enjoyment!

It was my first SAK, given to me by my dad in 1989.  :salute:

My very first exposure to SAK-like knife was a knock-off in the late 70's early 80's.

I purchased my own in '88 or '88, and it was the Super Tinker. When I did damage it badly about 5 years ago, a very thoughtful friend got me the Tinker Deluxe.

I damaged that one a little, and recently dug the old one out of the drawer. The layer channels had been dented so badly, that a lot of the tools could not be opened, even with a plyers. This week I worked those channels open with screwdrivers and shaped them with plyers, oiled the hell out of it, worked the tool back and forth, wiped off excess oil and have been carrying it completely without scales. Less to worry about. Pure function

Cool stories, Thundah, eLC, and NorcalJ...  Tinkers are Us... :cheers:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #173 on: August 13, 2017, 01:18:34 PM »
+1!!

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #174 on: August 15, 2017, 05:36:02 PM »
El Vintage Hoffritz Tink Small  :climber:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #175 on: August 15, 2017, 06:40:26 PM »
Square drive Super Tinker at work even all these years later!

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #176 on: August 15, 2017, 09:34:38 PM »
Square drive Super Tinker at work even all these years later!

Have Tinker will drive eh Barry?  :cheers:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #177 on: August 15, 2017, 09:37:45 PM »
Tinker Small and Spirit today. The more I carry 84mm the more right it feels. And the Spirit just is right  :multi:
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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #178 on: August 15, 2017, 11:06:27 PM »
Work tinker today :cheers:

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Re: Tinker Tuesday!
« Reply #179 on: August 15, 2017, 11:57:01 PM »
 :cheers: Right on Bill!  Nice carry yourself my friend!!

Barry

 

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