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The Awl new CDNCHAMP 1606

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The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:03:54 PM »
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 06:07:26 PM »
 :D

Nice!
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 06:08:32 PM »
I figured, I too, could have a hang out. A place to chat about SAKs or any other SAK related activities. No gimmick, prizes or empty Jaffa cake promises...  :P
just plain ol’SAK fun.

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 06:09:13 PM »
:D

Nice!

Thanks Ron, coming from you it means a lot.

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 06:13:31 PM »
I'll hop threads. Just for you! :dd:

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 06:14:54 PM »
Thanks Mechy!
Have you got a SwissChamp?

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
:D

Nice!

Thanks Ron, coming from you it means a lot.

You do know I´m a fruitcake do you?
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 06:16:09 PM »
:D

Nice!

Thanks Ron, coming from you it means a lot.

You do know I´m a fruitcake do you?

Aren’t we all?...just by being here!


PS the wife calls me fruit loop...

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 06:24:03 PM »
The SwissChamp depicted above is my first one. Wow, what a toolset. It was monogrammed, gifted years ago and never taken out of the fancy leather sheath. Some $40.00 Cdn dollars. I though it would be cool to, of course, abolish the monogram; then sitting at my desk the first scale I found was a red one...the rest is history...a bi-colour CDNCHAMP was born...
You can all thank me later. I just hope to find a tiny stainless steel maple leaf to affix to this beast. Anyone ever done that before?

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 06:41:41 PM »
Thanks Mechy!
Have you got a SwissChamp?
2 actualy.

One was gifted by my girlfriend when I just started the hobby.
She bought it for me at a yard sale from a TSA-lot-buying-guy.

My second one I bought myself last may because it was offered as "Victorinox Swisschamp" on a local second hand site for €50. It turned out to be a 15min drive from my place. I placed a bid of €45 after seeing it had the full SOS set and got a message that I could go and get it.
Good deal! :tu:

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »
Awesome deal!


Now that I have one, I am thinking of joining the ranks of the “never going back” crowd. What a beast (in a good way)

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 06:55:00 PM »
Here´s my black one, and its predecessor the Champion. That one is about 35 years old.
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 07:54:20 PM »
Nice, Marc!

The Champ has awlways seemed too big (or not big enough) for me. But I do admire them.  :tu:
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 08:04:32 PM »
There's my first and currently only one. I had the scales swapped as the representative at Warsaw Showroom just on Wednesday last week.



They asked for 13 PLN (circa €3.25 for putting on new scales, an engraving (my name) and a new toothpick and the pin my old scales didn't have. Most importantly the representative spoke great English, was extremely respectful and even interested in my stories, even as we didn't end up buying anything else, though I guess at an official store that should be expected.

Today I figured to also give it the well deserved and overdue bath, it's been EDC without exceptions since the day I acquired it, so it gets a bit dirty, so I definitely get "never going back" the SwissChamp just feels like a companion for life.
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
Here´s my black one, and its predecessor the Champion. That one is about 35 years old.

Nice looking samples, I have the three Champions, a, b, and c... according to wiki. The “b” model is currently awaiting new scales. I’ll post pics when it is repaired.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 10:18:56 PM by Marc_in_NS »

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No Life Club Posts: 2,360 Another day on the green side of the grass
Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2018, 10:16:10 PM »
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2018, 10:16:45 PM »
Nice, Marc!

The Champ has awlways seemed too big (or not big enough) for me. But I do admire them.  :tu:

They are easy to love...

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 10:18:12 PM »
There's my first and currently only one. I had the scales swapped as the representative at Warsaw Showroom just on Wednesday last week.

They asked for 13 PLN (circa €3.25 for putting on new scales, an engraving (my name) and a new toothpick and the pin my old scales didn't have. Most importantly the representative spoke great English, was extremely respectful and even interested in my stories, even as we didn't end up buying anything else, though I guess at an official store that should be expected.

Today I figured to also give it the well deserved and overdue bath, it's been EDC without exceptions since the day I acquired it, so it gets a bit dirty, so I definitely get "never going back" the SwissChamp just feels like a companion for life.

Looks very nice with the new scales.

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 11:42:12 PM »
These are my Champions a and c. Both were mint when I bought them, very nice examples of swiss craftsmanship.




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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 11:44:42 PM »
My “b” sample is also near mint, the tools are. The scales were cracked though, kinda like they were shrunk due to heat exposure! So i’ve Now a set of old solid scales coming from the UK, one of our Mods was very kind to me... :)

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2018, 08:29:15 AM »
That bailed one with long nail file made me pick up my jaw...

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 09:46:53 AM »
The SwissChamp depicted above is my first one. Wow, what a toolset. It was monogrammed, gifted years ago and never taken out of the fancy leather sheath. Some $40.00 Cdn dollars. I though it would be cool to, of course, abolish the monogram; then sitting at my desk the first scale I found was a red one...the rest is history...a bi-colour CDNCHAMP was born...
You can all thank me later. I just hope to find a tiny stainless steel maple leaf to affix to this beast. Anyone ever done that before?

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I had a SwissChamp once... good times  :D


My Swiss Army Knife collection website: http://sak.s70.nl/ (still work in progress)
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 11:06:01 AM »
Way to spoil the roll Fiddy...
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
 :like: the red and white scales :tu:
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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2018, 02:03:30 PM »
:like: the red and white scales :tu:

I know hey! So simple :)

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2018, 02:09:09 PM »


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I had a SwissChamp once... good times  :D


Glennfiddich;
What did you do? Drop it? Haha

Boing! Darn springs. Seriously though, taking them apart and re-assembly is a lot of fun. I do a lot of pocket watch strip down, cleaning, oiling, adjustments and timing...SAK are more fun. HEHE

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 02:10:25 PM »
That bailed one with long nail file made me pick up my jaw...

It’s a beauty...i really hope it did not hurt too much... :B:

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 03:38:59 PM »
Did someone mention swisschamp?


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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2018, 03:50:01 PM »
That bailed one with long nail file made me pick up my jaw...

It’s a beauty...i really hope it did not hurt too much... :B:
Nah, they bolted it back together :facepalm:

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Re: The Awl new CDNCHAMP
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2018, 04:40:37 PM »
Poor kid

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