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Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« on: July 06, 2017, 04:14:46 PM »
Which Victorinox most closely represents all the tools/features of the Compact, with the additional of a small blade?  I don't want to lose the Plus Scales feature.



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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 04:16:03 PM »
Climber ... but you'd need to swap the scales to plus ones

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 04:36:37 PM »
Climber ... but you'd need to swap the scales to plus ones
Thanks.  Are Plus Scales easily purchased as a standalone item?


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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
Climber ... but you'd need to swap the scales to plus ones
Thanks.  Are Plus Scales easily purchased as a standalone item?


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Yup - MTO store does them reasonably, or ebay as well. Check whether the pen is supplied with them or you'll have to buy that seperately too.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 04:40:24 PM »
Thank.  Looks like I lose the file if going to the Climber.

Climber - Similar features, one layer thicker. Combo tool is replaced by small blade, and separate openers; adds reamer. No plus features or nail file on the hook.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 04:42:01 PM »
That's the size of it.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 04:46:52 PM »
If there are 91mm plus scales in the MTO store I haven't seen them. :think:
White 84mm, yes. 91mm no.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
If there are 91mm plus scales in the MTO store I haven't seen them. :think:
White 84mm, yes. 91mm no.

Grant may have got the pics crosshobbled. 84mm plus scales don't exist  ;)

My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X/RT, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Ranger, Salesman,  + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, Pocket Tool Chest + mods (Brian)
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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 05:15:23 PM »
If there are 91mm plus scales in the MTO store I haven't seen them. :think:
White 84mm, yes. 91mm no.

Grant may have got the pics crosshobbled. 84mm plus scales don't exist  ;)

He's right, you know? Tried to get some from the portuguese representative and they told me as much. Also that stay-glow scales are no longer produced and can't even be ordered from Victorinox (from left over stocks or the like).

 :'( :'(

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 06:36:20 PM »
If there are 91mm plus scales in the MTO store I haven't seen them. :think:
White 84mm, yes. 91mm no.

Grant may have got the pics crosshobbled. 84mm plus scales don't exist  ;)

He's right, you know? Tried to get some from the portuguese representative and they told me as much. Also that stay-glow scales are no longer produced and can't even be ordered from Victorinox (from left over stocks or the like).

 :'( :'(

They also told me the same about nylon scales when i asked them for some, but they said i could give them a Sak i wanted to put some on and they could send to the Vic factory to put some nylon's on it for a small fee. Better than nothing  :D

However i never really bothered to ask about other Cellidor scales colors availability or plus ones as i always buy red  :facepalm:
I have a Super Tinker that went to Vic for repairs i have to pick up, i'll ask them next time i go there  :cheers:

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 05:40:36 AM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 03:13:08 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 10:34:37 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Really,  you're only losing the awl functionality by going to the Compact. Right?

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 12:30:41 AM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Interesting!  Never seen one!

The Compact/Climber Plus .. both a force to be reckoned with.. I was just comment on this in the Compact Appreciated thread.   :cheers:

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 01:05:43 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Really,  you're only losing the awl functionality by going to the Compact. Right?

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You lose the awl and secondary small blade.  I'm one of those in the minority that prefer having the 2nd smaller blade on my SAK.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2017, 06:16:56 PM »
Also forgot to mention golfers before 1980 or so will have a small blade. I've seen a few from the 60s with the bail. Small blade. Large blade. Scissors. And corkscrew.

Maybe a little rare and expensive, but it would be cool. I'll bet you could score one for less than the price of a new compact if you really tried.😎👍

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2017, 09:28:43 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

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I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Really,  you're only losing the awl functionality by going to the Compact. Right?

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No...the pre-1990 Golfers have both the Awl and Corkscrew as backside tools. The Compact (post-1990) lose the Awl and get the Hook (worthless in my opinion).
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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2017, 10:04:16 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


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Really,  you're only losing the awl functionality by going to the Compact. Right?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk


No...the pre-1990 Golfers have both the Awl and Corkscrew as backside tools. The Compact (post-1990) lose the Awl and get the Hook (worthless in my opinion).

I've never seen a factory Golfer w/ awl.  :think:   I've got 2 91mm & 2 84mm both corkscrew only on back layer.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 01:00:43 AM »
There is a reason the "never used an awl" club was founded... Awls are not so useful to lots of people.
(Never mind the fact that that thread degenerated into a bunch of awlful puns.  :facepalm: )

The inline awl is awesome in my opinion, light years better than the back side awl, and almost as desirable as the hook. :dd: :dd:
But thats just crazy me.
:shrug:
The only reason my bladeless woodsman has no hook is because Mags sent me a too old explorer.  :twak: :twak: (Joking.  ;) )
I would have included the hook if I had happened to get a more recent explorer(but not too recent... The grey mag is :dd: , like Mags. But I digress )

Oh, and keep in mind that my bladeless woodsman has no awl either... Its supposed to be bladeless.  :)

Hooked, like everyone else. :D

Small knives do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 08:41:57 PM »
Isn't the Climber Plus still available?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
I was able to get a Climber Plus from a major seller on eBay.  He said it's now called the Climber Pen model.

I should have it in a few days.  I also ordered a Compact from Amazon.  I figure the only way to really decide is to hold them both.


Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
Really,  you're only losing the awl functionality by going to the Compact. Right?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk


No...the pre-1990 Golfers have both the Awl and Corkscrew as backside tools. The Compact (post-1990) lose the Awl and get the Hook (worthless in my opinion).

I've never seen a factory Golfer w/ awl.  :think:   I've got 2 91mm & 2 84mm both corkscrew only on back layer.

  :oops: I take it back...I forgot that I modded two Compacts a few years back, replacing the CS w/Phillips and Hook w/Awl...talk about a brain-fart.  As I looked through my other original 91mmGolfers, none of them have hooks or awls.  :facepalm:

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Re: Victorinox Compact with Small Blade?
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 09:01:47 PM »
 :cheers: 

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