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Puttin' on the Hoffritz 3815

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2017, 01:13:55 AM »
Salesman showed up today and it's great!  I love my Super Tinker but the 84mm size and lack of the key ring make the Salesman that much more pocket friendly.
Anyone know the best way to straighten that small blade?  Also, all the tools are super stiff.  On MTs I usually do a Dawn bath and a PB Blaster soak but I doubt that would be great for the scales.  Any recommendations on the best way to clean and free up the tools?
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That's a beautiful salesman

Hobie on YouTube has a blade straightening video that's pretty good.  Exercise caution ⚠ for sure, tips break off pretty easily if you're not super careful, and even then they still do. 
Do a quick search on the Swiss Army Knights Forum. And you'll find plenty of information regarding cleaning restoring and oiling :cheers:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2017, 02:01:47 AM »
Salesman showed up today and it's great!  I love my Super Tinker but the 84mm size and lack of the key ring make the Salesman that much more pocket friendly.
Anyone know the best way to straighten that small blade?  Also, all the tools are super stiff.  On MTs I usually do a Dawn bath and a PB Blaster soak but I doubt that would be great for the scales.  Any recommendations on the best way to clean and free up the tools?
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That's a beautiful salesman

Hobie on YouTube has a blade straightening video that's pretty good.  Exercise caution ⚠ for sure, tips break off pretty easily if you're not super careful, and even then they still do. 
Do a quick search on the Swiss Army Knights Forum. And you'll find plenty of information regarding cleaning restoring and oiling :cheers:

Thanks for the tips!
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2017, 05:07:42 AM »
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Barry
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2017, 09:36:42 PM »
I had forgotten these little goodies were Hoffritz so went looking......
Left...84mm Master Craftsman from the 60's.
Center...91mm Camper with inlaid camping logo.  The Hoffritz is also inlaid.
Right...84mm Master Craftsman from the 70's.              :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2017, 10:44:16 PM »
I had forgotten these little goodies were Hoffritz so went looking......
Left...84mm Master Craftsman from the 60's.
Center...91mm Camper with inlaid camping logo.  The Hoffritz is also inlaid.
Right...84mm Master Craftsman from the 70's.              :tu:

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I especially dig that Camper! :cheers:

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2017, 12:15:59 PM »
+1!!!

Barry
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
Just scooped a vintage-ish Executive.  It's pretty sweet.
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2017, 05:52:08 PM »
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2017, 06:51:08 PM »
Pre-saw Camper


Why is this not a Spartan?  :think:


Essentially it is but it is before the Spartan name was used



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2017, 07:25:09 PM »
Just scooped a vintage-ish Executive.  It's pretty sweet.

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 04:56:31 PM »

Fieldmaster






Classic




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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2017, 06:11:00 PM »

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2018, 03:30:31 PM »
Here again my executive, and now the image will rest here


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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2018, 03:48:49 PM »
Here again my executive, and now the image will rest here


Nice Hoffritz! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2018, 04:10:49 PM »
Nice ones!!

Barry
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2018, 02:44:40 AM »
Not a sak, but I do remember posting something about this years and years ago, and some clown pm'ed me wanting to buy it. I got this about 30 years ago in one of their new York City stores, before there were any bans against them, and I don't even know if they have any Manhattan stores anymore, 1 was in Penn station, the other was Rockefeller center.. Hoffritz branded butterfly knife(some jerk in college tried to sharpen it, hence the scratches, other then that it has held up perfectly, and opens closes smoothly like a Bruce Lee Kung Fu one)




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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2018, 01:56:29 PM »
Director. Have also have an old pre hook explorer on the way that looks like it has Hoffritz inlay on the front scale. Pretty cool.




Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2018, 04:05:26 PM »
Director. Have also have an old pre hook explorer on the way that looks like it has Hoffritz inlay on the front scale. Pretty cool.


Not a sak, but I do remember posting something about this years and years ago, and some clown pm'ed me wanting to buy it. I got this about 30 years ago in one of their new York City stores, before there were any bans against them, and I don't even know if they have any Manhattan stores anymore, 1 was in Penn station, the other was Rockefeller center.. Hoffritz branded butterfly knife(some jerk in college tried to sharpen it, hence the scratches, other then that it has held up perfectly, and opens closes smoothly like a Bruce Lee Kung Fu one)



You guys are blowing my mind!  I didn't even know about these. :like:   :cheers:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2018, 07:34:12 PM »
Me either but I remember when butterfly knives were all the rage :D

Barry
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2018, 07:25:41 PM »
These just came in :)

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2018, 10:10:03 PM »
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2018, 11:06:10 PM »
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks! Condition is OK-ish. But the Ranger is cool because it's the oldest one I have (just three back tools).
Hero Member Posts: 573
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2018, 07:02:46 PM »
Wow!  :like:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2018, 09:00:14 PM »
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:

Lovely Tinker Small, Camper, and Ranger, Reinier!  :like: :like: :like: :tu:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2018, 09:00:44 PM »
This Champion C just arrived.  :mail: :D

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2018, 07:51:29 PM »
Climber, my first Hoff  :tu:



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2018, 09:26:29 PM »
Climber, my first Hoff  :tu:

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:like: great score,  Borg!   :tu:

Will be for EDC?

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #57 on: May 24, 2018, 12:40:21 AM »
Thanks  :salute: no plans to edc it as it's the only one i have ever held and i have plenty other Climbers for edc if needed, this one will be cleaned, polished and displayed...maybe an occasional 1 day carry  :D
Just out of curiosity can it be dated by the stamp? Knife has fluted corkscrew, scissor screw, hole-less awl and no hook, would love to know a rough date  :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,195
Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2018, 07:47:14 AM »
By the  looks of it I'd say early 80's, one way to tell if it's free 80 is if the cross inlay is stainless steel or nickel silver.  If it's got a patina it'll be the older nickel silver.  Scissor and reamer pics please?

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2018, 11:17:20 AM »
No clue on the inlay as i have made a start at cleaning and polishing the front scale   ::)
Scissors and reamer  :tu:



 

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