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Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection. 1095

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2017, 10:36:50 PM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2017, 10:41:56 PM »
( I think could carry a different MT every day for over 4 years).

Wow, that's over 1400 MTs  :o :ahhh

And I started feeling like there was a problem when I got to 100 SAKs!  :think:  :D
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2017, 10:44:53 PM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2017, 11:01:25 PM »
Not sure what constitutes a collection, but I try and keep my SAKs to a round 10. I have 1 duplicate - SI which is my fave overall SAK. I wouldn't want to get rid of either of those.

I have 3 mods: Woodsman, Pikachu and a Camper Plus and I would consider getting rid of the Camper, but am proud of the first two.

I have a Phoenix Tinker and a Swisschamp which I won't give away as they were gifts

I have a modded SI Farmer which I may or may not cannibalise for the awl, or to make a Bushcrafter

That leaves a modded Recruit that I would be able to pass on.

Other than that I have too many MT's now. From a single Spirit I have a Schrade Toughtool, an MP400 and MP600. The Spirit I will probably give to my daughter, the Schrade is trade fodder and the MP's will stay with me as they are fab and also gifts.

If I was to collect, it would prolly be SI's - get some of that red OC goodness.
:like: :like: :like:

You have an awlsome collection, duder. Do you mean early/mid 60's red SI's or just any red OC?  :think:


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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2017, 11:03:13 PM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D

Thanks dude!   :cheers:   If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

I know there are MANY members with MUCH BIGGER collections than mine.   :drool:  :D

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2017, 11:08:01 PM »
If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

One is usually committed to these types of institutions, going willingly is pretty rare.  :ahhh  :cheers:
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2017, 11:34:45 PM »
If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

One is usually committed to these types of institutions, going willingly is pretty rare.  :ahhh  :cheers:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
You'll never take me awlive!!!

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2017, 12:16:39 AM »
I'd probably only keep a few of the 20 I have if I sold them:

My great-grandfather's 1980s Pioneer

My Fieldmaster, my first SAK, bought new in 2006-7, back when I was 10 or 11

1942 Elsener Schwyz Soldier, which is a very rugged knife and one I sought after for years,

232Ka, a Cellidor handled Voyageur with toothpick and tweezers (not exactly sure about this one, I'm considering trading it off for a 1960s era Champion or Master Craftsman with bail) in great shape. Probably what I'd call the rarest SAK in my collection.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 12:17:43 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2017, 12:19:01 AM »


My Fieldmaster, my first SAK, bought new in 2006-7, back when I was 10 or 11



young'n!

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2017, 01:22:56 AM »
You will reach that point when you will have run out of room.  :D

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2017, 01:35:07 AM »
You will reach that point when you will have run out of room.  :D

You will reach the point when you are looking at photos of my collection and you will feel dizzy, short of breath, overcome with Swiss Army Fever and Alox Pox....      and feel compelled to BUY BUY BUY!!!!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Na, I understand the whole idea of having self control, I just don't believe in it or practice it when it comes to SAKs....

Like the song says...  "I don't care, I love it."

 :cheers:


P.S. I don't have a family to support, just a dog... So don't imagine my kids going hungry cuz daddy wants a '54 Soldier. :D
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 01:36:47 AM by El Corkscrew »

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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2017, 01:49:50 AM »
Another example of my daily struggle. 

Mail for today
For a grand total of $21.38  ...

NIB early Rucksack, Tinker Small, Climber, and I finally got a white Spartan.... Now I have to get a white w/the cross on the front.  damn. :D
(I'm keeping the Spartan, Tink & Rucksack I have enough climbers)
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 01:54:06 AM by El Corkscrew »

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2017, 03:05:28 AM »
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You will reach the point when you are looking at photos of my collection and you will feel dizzy, short of breath, overcome with Swiss Army Fever and Alox Pox....      and feel compelled to BUY BUY BUY!!!!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I hope not. I have run out of expansion space.  :ahhh

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2017, 03:29:01 AM »
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You will reach the point when you are looking at photos of my collection and you will feel dizzy, short of breath, overcome with Swiss Army Fever and Alox Pox....      and feel compelled to BUY BUY BUY!!!!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I hope not. I have run out of expansion space.  :ahhh

I've been checking out your old posts, looks like you feel the same way about Leatherman as I do SAKs.  :cheers:

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2017, 03:31:00 AM »
Not just Leathermans.  ;)

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2017, 03:36:14 AM »
Not just Leathermans.  ;)
SAKs? Pics?Or do I have to look through your 500+pages?  :D

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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2017, 03:42:24 AM »
Here you go. This is a bit dated, but it will do.

https://forum.multitool.o...sg1402463.html#msg1402463

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2017, 03:49:28 AM »
Here you go. This is a bit dated, but it will do.

https://forum.multitool.o...sg1402463.html#msg1402463

Alright alright alright Chako, you got a couple nice pieces  :rofl:

But I definitely wouldn't go round pointing fingers at over collecting.  :rofl:  I imagine if all your other tools turned in to SAKS then MAYBE I'd start feeling like I had enough.  Your collection is substantial and awesome in many ways.  You REALLY need a 60's red Soldier don't you?  :pok: Looks like it from here.  :D  Or maybe you have one now.   :cheers:

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2017, 04:02:29 AM »
Here you go. This is a bit dated, but it will do.

https://forum.multitool.o...sg1402463.html#msg1402463

It's all going to take a while to soak in  ::)

The blue OC?  Pioneer Settler????

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2017, 04:12:57 AM »
And I GUESS owning one of these would be "okay"  :D




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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2017, 04:20:58 AM »
I think you may get a laugh out of this old thread.

https://forum.multitool.o...x.php/topic,14804.60.html

Here is another old thread on one of my SAK drawers.

https://forum.multitool.o....msg768887.html#msg768887

I strongly encourage to expand your collection.  :climber:


« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 04:26:34 AM by Chako »

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2017, 04:40:56 AM »
I think you may get a laugh out of this old thread.

https://forum.multitool.o...x.php/topic,14804.60.html

Here is another old thread on one of my SAK drawers.

https://forum.multitool.o....msg768887.html#msg768887

I strongly encourage to expand your collection.  :climber:

I'm curious about the Super Super :clap: :ahhh :drink:

The phillips didn't show up until till '52 so that must be one of the first Tinker fam models  :like: :tu:

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2017, 04:45:03 AM »
Keep anything that you might miss,  keep anything that was a challenge to obtain, keep anything that is unique, odd, or otherwise different, keep anything that you've spent a decent amount on, keep anything that brings you a smile or good feeling when handling. 

There's more but you get the drift.  Collecting is fun and should stay that way, IMO.  Keeping items is easy for me since the items I have I wanted.  I have bought items that were solely for trade bait or to flip but this is not what your post is about. 

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2017, 04:57:18 AM »
.  I have bought items that were solely for trade bait or to flip but this is not what your post is about.

It is and it isn't.  Often times I will find one SAK among several and have to buy the whole lot and end up with extras, not always SAKs but other knives and tools.  I pretty much sell anything but the SAKs and put the capital towards more... definitely helps expand the collection, and you learn about all kinds of stuff along the way.... Now I know more about Leatherman, Gerber, and Kershaw than I ever thought I would.  :cheers:

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2017, 09:22:21 AM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D

Thanks dude!   :cheers:   If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

I know there are MANY members with MUCH BIGGER collections than mine.   :drool:  :D

Rumour has it that, on unclouded days, the collections of certain MTO members can be seen from the International Space Station.

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2017, 11:27:48 AM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D

Thanks dude!   :cheers:   If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

I know there are MANY members with MUCH BIGGER collections than mine.   :drool:  :D

Rumour has it that, on unclouded days, the collections of certain MTO members can be seen from the International Space Station.
Somewhere around West-Europe? :pok:

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2017, 11:30:36 AM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D

Thanks dude!   :cheers:   If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

I know there are MANY members with MUCH BIGGER collections than mine.   :drool:  :D

Rumour has it that, on unclouded days, the collections of certain MTO members can be seen from the International Space Station.
Somewhere around West-Europe? :pok:

Not talking about my own measly 120 SAKs  ::)

My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2017, 11:56:20 AM »
I'm with Chako on this one... so far I only bought what I really wanted...
Which is not 20 Spartans in my opinion :D

To each his own  :cheers:
Each of el Spartans is magnificently unique and i haven't even started with pre60's. Still more to come     :D

There have got to be hundreds, and probably thousands of Spartan variations with ad scales included.  :cheers:

There are worse hobbies El C, besides, you have a lot of support on MTO.  :D

Thanks dude!   :cheers:   If I'm too much of a collector for the Swiss Army Knights Forum then where would I go????

I know there are MANY members with MUCH BIGGER collections than mine.   :drool:  :D

Rumour has it that, on unclouded days, the collections of certain MTO members can be seen from the International Space Station.
Somewhere around West-Europe? :pok:

Not talking about my own measly 120 SAKs  ::)
That's about 10x my collection...

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2017, 10:51:21 PM »
Simple answer - keep them all. If you get rid of any, sooner or later you will regret it and want to buy them back.
Small collection here, only 63.

Rich

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Re: Tough Decisions. Deciding what to keep in your collection.
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2017, 06:23:08 PM »
Simple answer - keep them all. If you get rid of any, sooner or later you will regret it and want to buy them back.
Small collection here, only 63.

Rich



I think I admire that answer the most so far. :D and I would not consider 63 to be a small collection, personally.

I believe I am showing symptoms of the Wenger virus these days, which is damn scary.

I appreciate your advice  :cheers:

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