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No love for the Centurion?? 673

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No love for the Centurion??
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:53:25 PM »
Can’t find a single YouTube video, in English, for the Centurion. Was it just not a popular SAK?

I really like mine. Has never let me down. Just wonder why we don’t hear much about it here in the States?




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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 09:04:27 PM »
I'm sure I'd like the Centurion - I really like its slide-lock counterpart, the Adventurer. (Actually I was looking for a Centurion and ended up with the other one cos it was 5 euros cheaper...)
I guess it all comes down to the age-old corkscrew vs phillips argument. At the end of the day I prefer to have the corkscrew, which is why I have 2 Nomads, a Farmer (or two) and an Alpineer.
But for someone who doesn't need a corkscrew, the Centurion is a perfect lightweight and massively capable SAK. I may get one yet! Those 2 layer 111mms are just the best.
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No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 09:15:53 PM »
The only thing, for me, that would make it better would be if it had a one handed blade. I’m thinking about swapping in a blade from a OHO Sentinel.

I’m just nervous about tearing two SAKs apart.




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« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 09:16:55 PM by zrxoa1 »
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 09:44:07 PM »
It is a mystery why Victorinox is so shy about the OH plain blade... They really should stick one on a Centurion or a Nomad, I don't care which!
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 10:03:15 PM »
Here is my Centurion,,,that series of knives came out when I was a Victorinox dealer and I used to have all the models, but the only one I have left is the Centurion.

It offers a good size blade with some tools in a relatively light package.

Click on picture for best picture.
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 10:06:41 PM »
Great minds think alike!! 


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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 12:37:20 AM »
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 02:14:18 AM »
What? Eh?  :o
Try this one with dual density OD scales. Probably don't see that every day.  ;)



John

John
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 03:08:30 AM »
What? Eh?  :o
Try this one with dual density OD scales. Probably don't see that every day.  ;)

(Image removed from quote.)

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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 04:21:47 AM »
Certainly no love for the Centurion from Victorinox - It's been withdrawn    :(

Although in practice it is still available under a new name - .....  The Adventurer
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 06:17:20 AM »
The only thing, for me, that would make it better would be if it had a one handed blade. I’m thinking about swapping in a blade from a OHO Sentinel.

I’m just nervous about tearing two SAKs apart.




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Swapping for on OHO blade will also require swapping the backspring since their a little different (the part where the backspring touches the blade pivot)... Just a heads up


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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 06:28:19 AM »
The only thing, for me, that would make it better would be if it had a one handed blade. I’m thinking about swapping in a blade from a OHO Sentinel.

I’m just nervous about tearing two SAKs apart.




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Swapping for on OHO blade will also require swapping the backspring since their a little different (the part where the backspring touches the blade pivot)... Just a heads up


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Oh.... that means tearing it down all the way. Not sure I’m up to that. Ugh....

Thanks for the heads up!!




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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 07:03:29 AM »
The only thing, for me, that would make it better would be if it had a one handed blade. I’m thinking about swapping in a blade from a OHO Sentinel.

I’m just nervous about tearing two SAKs apart.




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Swapping for on OHO blade will also require swapping the backspring since their a little different (the part where the backspring touches the blade pivot)... Just a heads up


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Oh.... that means tearing it down all the way. Not sure I’m up to that. Ugh....

Thanks for the heads up!!




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At least on my fireman yes... initially tried swapping just the OHO blade from a sentinel... and it wouldn’t close completely... the tip was left exposed...


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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 12:57:29 PM »
What? Eh?  :o
Try this one with dual density OD scales. Probably don't see that every day.  ;)

John

Nice SAK John! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 01:18:04 PM »
Certainly no love for the Centurion from Victorinox - It's been withdrawn    :(

Although in practice it is still available under a new name - .....  The Adventurer

In the Wiki, where it reads:
"The Adventurer is a slim 2-layer Victorinox 111mm knife with a liner-locking plain edge blade."

shouldn't it be:
"The Adventurer is a slim 2-layer Victorinox 111mm knife with a slide-locking plain edge blade."


Disregard. Just read the full description.

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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 01:22:24 PM »
Certainly no love for the Centurion from Victorinox - It's been withdrawn    :(

Although in practice it is still available under a new name - .....  The Adventurer

The differences between these two are just the scale colour and the reamer vs. awl/reamer, right?


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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2018, 01:46:26 PM »
Certainly no love for the Centurion from Victorinox - It's been withdrawn    :(

Although in practice it is still available under a new name - .....  The Adventurer

The differences between these two are just the scale colour and the reamer vs. awl/reamer, right?


Yes, I believe so. The original Adventurer was the slide lock blade and smaller cap lifter/screwdriver.  The new Adventurer is just a red Centurion with the sewing eye in the awl.

Best I can tell anyway...





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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2018, 01:55:55 PM »
Crossed posts....

Not quite .......

So the Centurion was black and the new (and old) Adventurer is red - Correct

Re the awl: It's the liner lock awl vs the slide lock awl - So this means:
- Liner lock awl (Centurion/New Adventurer) - 2.5 mm / no sewing eye
- Slide lock awl (Old Adventurer) - 2.0 mm / with sewing eye
Both have the normal sharpened edge.

Capito?  ???

Is the Wiki clear enough ?  What Vic did was a bit contorted !!!

Vic website entry:
https://www.victorinox.co...nives/Adventurer/p/0.8453
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 02:18:03 PM by Huntsman »
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 10:58:30 AM »
I bought a used Centurion a week or so ago and wow, I have nothing but love for it! 

:like: :like: :like: :like:

Long, locking blade, a pry bar of a flat screwdriver, the pleasing smoothness of a back Phillips. Supremely comfortable to hold and use. I like the liner lock. By the end of day one it had replaced my alox Soldier as my primary work knife. :o  It fits my needs awlmost perfectly.

"Awlmost"? Two things. I really miss the 93mm awl. The cumbersome 111mm awl works and I'll keep on with it, but the 93mm is in a different league. It's the best tool I have for making holes in plastic irrigation pipes. Better than the tool made for the job. :salute:  The other day I used it to make drain holes in a gutter scoop. So easy and a neater job than a drill would do.

Awlso, I need a saw. I ummm'd and ahhh'd over buying either a pocket folding saw or another knife with a saw (whether 111mm or 130mm). Two dedicated tools versus a single less specialized but more versatile one. :think:  For better or worse, I ordered a two handed Trailmaster on Sunday.

In reading about the OHT I see owners who love it, but have no need for the saw. I feel these users might be well served by the Centurion/new Adventurer. After all, the 91mm Tinker is hugely popular, and the Centurion/new Adventurer has awlmost the same toolset in a larger frame. Two handed opening is far, far from crippling! (And it makes the knife look sleeker and tidier, too!) :D
« Last Edit: September 12, 2018, 12:00:16 PM by Sawl Goodman »

Between this and that.
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 12:33:39 PM »
Nice thread.

I keep returning to the OHT non-serrated as an EDC because I have an irrational obsession with the one handed opening mechanism... for some reason a lot of the time I want to use a sak one hand is otherwise occupied or filthy! Like others, I do not have much use for the saw... particularly now, I have little use at all for it. For those few moments where I do need a saw, I have a Huntsman Lite in rotation anyway (the more recent light in these is great; by the way).

So a Centurion sits in the collection, and I would never part with it as it is a great model, but I tried it as an EDC for a few days and missed the one handed operation too much. I dream not for a single one handed Centurion/modern Adventurer... but two... :)
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 01:32:22 PM »
@ SG     ...............   :like:

.........
Two handed opening is far, far from crippling! (And it makes the knife look sleeker and tidier, too!) :D
..
And also a non one-handed SAK is much, much  more comfortable to use when using the saw ....... if you have a SAK with a saw
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2018, 08:18:19 PM »
Well, today I have opted to carry my Centurion, but it’s in disguise...




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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2018, 09:05:53 PM »
Nice thread.

I keep returning to the OHT non-serrated as an EDC because I have an irrational obsession with the one handed opening mechanism... for some reason a lot of the time I want to use a sak one hand is otherwise occupied or filthy! Like others, I do not have much use for the saw... particularly now, I have little use at all for it. For those few moments where I do need a saw, I have a Huntsman Lite in rotation anyway (the more recent light in these is great; by the way).

So a Centurion sits in the collection, and I would never part with it as it is a great model, but I tried it as an EDC for a few days and missed the one handed operation too much. I dream not for a single one handed Centurion/modern Adventurer... but two... :)

To be clearer, I was thinking of OHT plain edge owners. And I do agree that it would be to great have a OHO new Adventurer (given the Centurion is history now).

@ SG     ...............   :like:

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Two handed opening is far, far from crippling! (And it makes the knife look sleeker and tidier, too!) :D
..
And also a non one-handed SAK is much, much  more comfortable to use when using the saw ....... if you have a SAK with a saw

I've read this. It was a huge influence in my decision to buy the two handed Trailmaster.

Between this and that.
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »
Well, today I have opted to carry my Centurion, but it’s in disguise...


Nice pic zrxoa1! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 04:03:29 AM »
My GAK skinned Centurion helping cut up dinner tonight at work...





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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2018, 04:37:52 AM »
I find the lack of love for the knife odd given that it's really just a Large Tinker.

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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2018, 06:38:21 PM »
My GAK skinned Centurion helping cut up dinner tonight at work...


Good use of the Centurion zrxoa1! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 06:55:58 PM »
My GAK skinned Centurion helping cut up dinner tonight at work...

My only Centurion is DAK skinned, and that´s why I got it. I don´t carry it because it lacks a saw.
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No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2018, 08:13:38 PM »
My GAK skinned Centurion helping cut up dinner tonight at work...

My only Centurion is DAK skinned, and that´s why I got it. I don´t carry it because it lacks a saw.


Funny....  my Centurion scales are on my GAK since they have the Swiss Bianco pocket clip installed.





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« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 08:18:16 PM by zrxoa1 »
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Re: No love for the Centurion??
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2018, 08:19:18 PM »
Funny. With those scales it looks just like the original OHT. I do have one of those as well, albeit without pocket clip. For 111mm I prefer belt sheath carry.

 

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