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New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro 4454

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New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:49:48 AM »
I read about this new model, the Skipper Pro. It's a Skipper with a big fat marlin spike:





Available in mid june this year!

http://www.schweizer-messer-store.de/epages/64660911.mobile/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64660911/Products/085032mw&ClassicView=1
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 08:50:56 AM by glenfiddich1983 »



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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »
Finally a rounded, usable marlin spike! I'm tempted!
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 09:31:16 AM »
Why is it curved like that? Every marlin spike I have ever seen has been straight. Granted I know next to nothing about marlin spikes or what they are used for, so seeing something new isn't shocking, but it does make me curious.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:50 AM »
The were gonna call it the Nipple-Piercer Pro but the marketing department talked them out of it.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 10:34:38 AM »
The were gonna call it the Nipple-Piercer Pro but the marketing department talked them out of it.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 11:13:35 AM »
The were gonna call it the Nipple-Piercer Pro but the marketing department talked them out of it.
I thought that's what the straight pin was for?
I guess I've been using it the wrong way then.  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 11:14:40 AM by Don Pablo »

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 11:24:14 AM »
Did you mentioned that there no back-tool: no corkscrew either Phillips screwdriver..
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
Since they never brought the CT carbon into production, I'm trying to contain my excitement. Especially, since that is only a photoshop image (see red circles, and the pivot region of the spike looks odd too). Anyway, what do you reckon is in the green circle? Photoshop error? Something new?
On the up side, it looks like its going to have 2 eyelets :tu:.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 11:55:36 AM »
Wow This is exciting i
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 11:57:47 AM »
Curse you Victorinox
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 12:08:21 PM »
Why is it curved like that? Every marlin spike I have ever seen has been straight. Granted I know next to nothing about marlin spikes or what they are used for, so seeing something new isn't shocking, but it does make me curious.

dozens of marlin spikes are curved (most Camillus knives, Spyderco TUSK, Colonial brand, the famous AG Russell Skorpion, all the BUND German Navy Knives, the Boye marine knives, the majority of British Navy Knives and modern versions of it, and dozens others have curved spikes  :salute:)

It's mainly used for untying knots and working with ropes, so it's more common and obvious in marine/boatmen environments and jobs  :tu:

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 12:18:12 PM »
I read about this new model, the Skipper Pro. It's a Skipper with a big fat marlin spike:
Available in mid june this year!

I like the looks of that...thanks for posting glen! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 12:25:13 PM »
Since they never brought the CT carbon into production, I'm trying to contain my excitement. Especially, since that is only a photoshop image (see red circles, and the pivot region of the spike looks odd too). Anyway, what do you reckon is in the green circle? Photoshop error? Something new?
On the up side, it looks like its going to have 2 eyelets :tu:.

Hey, Etherealicer, there is a demo video from Victorinox working with the knife. and CT Carbon Could appear as a Limited Ed.   :ahhh

LEAF it can be seen phillips and awl as back tools and important it has Locked Spike in open position.

Check it out ....

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cunmqhpjf9mywd6/AAAl3v1KmsQMxpy9t05TtVOla?dl=0

Regards
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 12:31:03 PM »
I will be buying one :salute:
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 12:57:00 PM »

LEAF it can be seen phillips and awl as back tools and important it has Locked Spike in open position.

Check it out ....

https://www.dropbox.com/s...v1KmsQMxpy9t05TtVOla?dl=0

Regards


Thanks for sharing!
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 12:59:33 PM »
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
Aren't those "eyelets' too small for any kind of rope a nautical person might use?
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 01:38:34 PM »
What's this ”CT carbon”?

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 01:40:52 PM »
What's this ”CT carbon”?

CyberTool with carbon fiber scales which were announced first time last year.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,70550.0.html


« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 02:17:38 PM by koke »
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 01:51:41 PM »
The were gonna call it the Nipple-Piercer Pro but the marketing department talked them out of it.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 01:53:28 PM »
Since they never brought the CT carbon into production, I'm trying to contain my excitement. Especially, since that is only a photoshop image (see red circles, and the pivot region of the spike looks odd too). Anyway, what do you reckon is in the green circle? Photoshop error? Something new?
On the up side, it looks like its going to have 2 eyelets :tu:.

The green circle looks like the normal liner lock to me.

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 03:04:16 PM »
What's this ”CT carbon”?

CyberTool with carbon fiber scales which were announced first time last year.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,70550.0.html
Oh, thanks.  :cheers:
That reminds me... What happened to the Hunter Pro alox?

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 03:07:08 PM »
I remember reading some where on here about the Indian Navy's Victorinox prototype. If I recall correctly it was very similar to this knife.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 03:12:02 PM »

Oh, thanks.  :cheers:
That reminds me... What happened to the Hunter Pro alox?

coming ....  :whistle:
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 03:20:38 PM »

Oh, thanks.  :cheers:
That reminds me... What happened to the Hunter Pro alox?

coming ....  :whistle:
Never..
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 03:29:51 PM »
Good to see Vic coming out with a neat new tool.   :like:

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 03:34:50 PM »
This looks like an actually usable marlin spike, and the OHO blade and liner lock are a great upgrade in my opinion.
Some of the pics show the knife with some without the compass print on the scales. I'd prefer without.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2018, 03:59:45 PM »
I was hoping they would release a civilian version after it was announced for the Indian Navy--and now they have. I wish it had the wood saw and PE blade like the prototypes, now that would be a usable farm tool. Price seems a bit steep, especially when I can get a British pattern for around $30.

What's weird is the lack of a Phillips or corkscrew--seriously, is this the only SAK to have a backside awl, but nothing else? I guess it's perhaps due to the fact that there's no wood saw, whose spring the Phillips bears on in many models, including the Trekker.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2018, 10:04:44 PM »
Oh very nice, I will be buying that I can think of loads of uses for the spike. One thing that kinda sucks is I wish the awl wasnt on the back.

 

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