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The 85mm Appreciation Society 1546

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The 85mm Appreciation Society
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:26:47 PM »
I like 84mm SAKs.

But I've spent the day with my jelly red 85mm Delemont Evolution and to be honest it's also a size that works for me. I'm not ready to ask myself what it is I like about 91mm (that'll be peering down a very deep rabbit hole). And it isn't just about the jelly red scales although they just ooze right for me.

So I looked for a thread to reflect the happy day I've had with my Evolution 10 and nothing seemed quite right.

Now Victorinox have muddied the water here with the Delemont Collection but I'm not going to stand on ceremony. Wenger or Vic 85mm is as 85mm does.


 



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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »
Great idea Bill!!  Here's my S111 for the first run if 85mm Appreciation!

Barry
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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 09:32:48 PM »
Great idea Bill!!  Here's my S111 for the first run if 85mm Appreciation!
Nice one Barry - this is my second thread in a week I need to go for a lie down ! :cheers:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 10:00:23 PM »
 :like:I saw that Bill.... better take it easy!!  :rofl:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 10:01:58 PM »
Thread insanity! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 05:32:24 AM »
Count me in as a big fan of the 85mm's

My 3 14's

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 12:03:34 PM »
My most carried 85s, all Traveller variations:

Part serrated Traveller
Evowood 14
Metal 50
Brushed stainless Traveller
Soft Touch 14 (clipped main blade)
SwissBuck Sidekick (clipped main blade)
"Brian" - a modded Classic 14 with added Phillips/Clip


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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 12:30:00 PM »
My first Wengers I bought in 2011. :D

Red EvoGrip 16
Yellow EvoGrip S18 (Patagonia Race Edition)
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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 05:41:08 PM »
I really like my EvoWood 10. Quite reminiscent of my wood scaled Spartan, another favorite.
The shape is fun to fondle, and the knife sits well in a pocket. But for some reason, maybe because I'm a bit of a traditionalist, I haven't fallen in love with it. And it needs T&T.

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 08:06:14 PM »
I've only recently become an 85mm appreciator and as such only have two. An S13 and a (slightly modified by me) Commander



But there are more on the way :facepalm:
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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2017, 08:38:39 AM »
My first Wengers I bought in 2011. :D

Red EvoGrip 16
Yellow EvoGrip S18 (Patagonia Race Edition)

 :like:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 08:17:21 PM »
Jelly Red Monday  :salute:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 09:25:09 PM »
 :tu: :like:
Will report back with pics  :salute:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 10:12:06 PM »

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 10:33:43 PM »
Three 85mm reporting here :
B62, B07 and S13

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 11:12:58 PM »
Three 85mm reporting here :
B62, B07 and S13

I like that translucent blue :like: :like:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 11:27:29 PM »
Three 85mm reporting here :
B62, B07 and S13

I like that translucent blue :like: :like:

+1 

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 11:33:27 PM »
Highlander

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 05:27:07 AM »
Serrated backpacker
Ski Loper
Travelers
Highlanders

 :salute:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 01:33:48 PM »
 :like: :like: !!

Barry
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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 10:06:54 PM »
Delemont Monday

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2018, 10:22:14 PM »
 :tu: :like:

Just got my first Victorinox 85mm an Evo 10

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2018, 11:16:58 PM »
:tu: :like:

Just got my first Victorinox 85mm an Evo 10

 :popcorn: :woohoo:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 01:40:34 AM »
I love those scales Bill!  85mm is my favorite sized SAK...it carries nicely and just looks terrific!

Barry
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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
I love those scales Bill!  85mm is my favorite sized SAK...it carries nicely and just looks terrific!

Exactly Barry  :cheers:

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2018, 01:55:15 PM »
Time to bump this thread! 

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2018, 04:25:58 PM »
I really like the 85mm series, both Wenger and the Vic Delémont ones.

Here are some pics of the "Mike Horn Souvenir Evolution 17" I found at a newspaper shop during my vacation in Switzerland back in 2015.












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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2018, 04:30:41 PM »
 :like: :like: Nice knife!

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2018, 07:33:56 PM »

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Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2018, 07:54:13 PM »
Delemont Evolution 10 today.

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