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Puttin' on the Hoffritz 3911

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #90 on: January 02, 2019, 03:32:45 AM »
A Special Delivery on Sunday...my newest Hoffritz is the Fisherman. Hoffritz scale and blade stamped. The nicest little surprises were the metal head tweezers and the sea horse inlaid is the complete eye and more detailed body.

 :like: Great catch on this one Ray! :tu:  Gotta admit I was eyeballing it before it was re-listed as 'resotred'.

It'd fit in with the fish/anglers I have...




I was going to ask for pictures from the top, as I suspect it may have a 'thin' center liner. I did think that it should have the 'gray' spring and would likely be from c. '78 if it didn't.

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Now there's another Hoffritz addict in the ranks!  >:D
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #91 on: January 02, 2019, 03:38:57 PM »
The restored was the polishing of the scales. He did a great job on it. Looks great. I was thinking of the Hoffritz SwissChamp but went with the Fisherman in the end. Had the SwissChamp had Hoffritz tang stamp I would have gone with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your Hoffritz’s.  :like: :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #92 on: January 02, 2019, 04:18:25 PM »
The restored was the polishing of the scales. He did a great job on it. Looks great.
:iagree:  :tu: That's why I was still looking at it! I was being too cheap and hoping for a price drop. I'll just have to try harder on the next one!

Could you post a pic of the top of the knife? I was really curious about the liner types.

I was thinking of the Hoffritz SwissChamp but went with the Fisherman in the end. Had the SwissChamp had Hoffritz tang stamp I would have gone with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your Hoffritz’s.  :like: :tu:
:cheers:
One of the main reasons I had to start posting...to photograph/document/organize my collection! Even saving auction pics and data gets to be a chore.  :'(

c. 1972 Picnicker:




c. 1977 (Master) Craftsman:




The above is why it's often hard to date Hoffritz knives...they're often getting parts discontinued from main line production. I have one of these that I believe is earlier, but has the numbered scaler and two thin/full spacers/liners, unlike this one with the thick/thin protocol.

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #93 on: January 02, 2019, 04:27:16 PM »
Here is a photo of the top...if its not...post a photo of what you want to see and then I can get you one!  :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #94 on: January 02, 2019, 04:46:27 PM »
Here is a photo of the top...if its not...post a photo of what you want to see and then I can get you one!  :tu:

Thanks much! :salute: That's perfect, Ray! Helps confirm that mine (Hoffirtz Fish) are both probably just after yours and might be c. '79 and c. '80 for the one w/o fish...and that the non-Hoffritz SS inlay Fish with the black scissor spring should be say c.'76 +/- a year.

I've been trying to find the earliest date for the Hoffritz SS inlay as well as the related Camping variations since they can be found together.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 04:48:23 PM by kamakiri »
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #95 on: January 02, 2019, 05:28:06 PM »
even if you have only one,
Hoffritz always means fun!  :D


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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #96 on: January 02, 2019, 06:03:49 PM »
even if you have only one,
Hoffritz always means fun!  :D

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One was all it took with me!  :like: :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2019, 07:07:18 AM »
Forgot I had this Hoffritz Fish when I pulled out those others.  :-[  This is the oldest complete Hoffritz I own. NS tweezers and still a lot of original Hoffritz extra polish, but this one has a 'broken back' or split liners, but everything still has decent snap. Good enough for my shelf queen status as is. Might fix it one day unless I find a better one first.



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2019, 07:43:07 PM »
My latest:



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #99 on: January 10, 2019, 10:34:48 PM »
Nice  :like: :tu:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2019, 10:33:41 PM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 10:35:42 PM by Rapidray »
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2019, 01:52:35 AM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2019, 02:12:45 AM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
I was hoping you would chime in  :cheers:
Thanks. I am thinking they didn’t - if they had you would have one I thought!  :rofl:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #103 on: February 19, 2019, 02:29:19 AM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
I was hoping you would chime in  :cheers:
Thanks. I am thinking they didn’t - if they had you would have one I thought!  :rofl:

 :rofl:  :D That would be a safe guess...but I'm relatively new to Alox knives. All of mine are users and I don't really want to collect them. There are several that have my interest, but I figure I can always do that later.
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2019, 07:18:27 AM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
I used to have an alox Hoffritz Popular but ended up selling it.  I've never seen a 93mm ritz...

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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2019, 03:26:34 PM »
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
I used to have an alox Hoffritz Popular but ended up selling it.  I've never seen a 93mm ritz...
Oh boy that’s great news then! Thanks  :cheers:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #106 on: April 10, 2019, 06:35:41 PM »
136kmaU - 84mm 'Master Craftsman' c. '72 with smooth phillips and no can key



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #107 on: April 10, 2019, 06:42:47 PM »
Pre-saw Camper 234U:



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #108 on: April 10, 2019, 06:59:11 PM »
Hoffritz-Elinox Camper c. '77/'78
Liners are not anodized, back of tang is blank.



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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #109 on: April 10, 2019, 07:52:22 PM »
Oh, and stuff Hoffritz Fans can re-learn.  :facepalm:
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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #110 on: April 11, 2019, 06:45:21 PM »
Hoffritz FTW!! :climber:


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Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2019, 01:50:46 AM »

“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 #112 on: May 03, 2019, 03:24:24 AM »



 

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