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Why don't they make them? 308

No Life Club Posts: 1,221
Why don't they make them?
« on: June 18, 2017, 02:57:22 AM »
There's a number of replacement parts I wonder why Vic doesn't make.

108mm Saw Covers. Sure the 108mm line was retired in 2003, but people are still losing the saw covers. I was lucky that a member here had one when I got a GAK that was missing that part.   I don't even carry my GAK that much because of that, and when I do, I typically leave the saw cover at home.

Scissor springs, both single leaf and bent for older knives. They're available in the scissor repair kit, but not individually.

Metal headed tweezers, because on older knives, plastic headed ones just don't look as good, and finding original ones intact with their scale tools isn't easy.

Short Tweezers, typically used on models with the LCD.

Wenger Toothpick and Tweezers, and scales. When the Delemonts came out after Vic phased out Wenger, they went to Vic scale tools.   They're still pretty easy to find, but the stock is going to dry up.

And finally, more widespread availability of parts like scales, instead of only making them available to authorized dealers.  They should be available everywhere Vics are sold.


Full Member Posts: 145 Retired LEO
Re: Why don't they make them?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 04:11:30 AM »
+1 and Amen

Perception is reality
No Life Club Posts: 3,313
Re: Why don't they make them?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:18:34 AM »
Amen X 1000

Especially those aluminum tipped tweezers... but then all the schemers would throw them in every pre-85 SAK and call it vintage.

and the Wenger scale tools....  ::)


Btw,  lmk if I can help you find anything,No promises, but I know somebody who knows somebody.    :cheers: :salute:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
No Life Club Posts: 3,313
Re: Why don't they make them?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 05:19:59 AM »
Oh, and to answer your question - it has nothing to do with profits or cost-effectiveness - it's just they don't want us to run out of thread topics.

 :D

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
Newbie Posts: 45
Re: Why don't they make them?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 11:15:17 AM »
Good point. I agree with you.

I would like to add to the list old battery doors in every color variation that the scales were produced.
My first knife was a black Swisslite, and I lost the battery door. After many years without cover, I finally found a red one.
I'm still looking for a black one.




Koke
No Life Club Posts: 4,715
Re: Why don't they make them?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 12:17:42 PM »
Right on!!!

Barry

 

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