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New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro 1476

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2018, 10:29:51 PM »
Goat, when bearing down on a hard knot or trying to separate a braid with a marlin spike, you may be directing force towards the hand holding the rope.  With a straight spike you are more likely to stab your hand if you slip, while a curved spike is more likely to miss your hand as it will swoop or dip when you slip rather than go directly forward.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2018, 10:39:42 PM »
Very nice, and a decent marlin too, will definitely put it on my want list..puts me in mind of my oldie here :tu:

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2018, 10:42:48 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.

I've never seen a  knife equipped with a straight marlin spike.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2018, 10:49:54 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.

I've never seen a  knife equipped with a straight marlin spike.

What about the regular Skipper?
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 10:50:56 PM by GoatDragon »

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 11:35:58 PM »
LOL.  That's not a proper marlin spike.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2018, 12:18:15 PM »
I will be getting this as mod fodder.

For me, the perfect outdoors SAK would be a locksmith with marlinspike added. Now THAT is a proper working tool!  :drink:

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 12:46:29 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.


This.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2018, 12:47:35 PM »

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

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2018, 12:49:05 PM »
Goat, when bearing down on a hard knot or trying to separate a braid with a marlin spike, you may be directing force towards the hand holding the rope.  With a straight spike you are more likely to stab your hand if you slip, while a curved spike is more likely to miss your hand as it will swoop or dip when you slip rather than go directly forward.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2018, 03:39:57 PM »
Aren't those "eyelets' too small for any kind of rope a nautical person might use?
In the video it has no eyelets... so either they dropped that idea or this is an unfinished tool (proof of concept, testing).

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2018, 03:58:23 PM »
LOL.  That's not a proper marlin spike.
The alox models (First-mate/Midshipman/Sailor and Seaman) also have a smallish, straight marlin spike.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2018, 04:00:51 PM »
Which is a re-purposed sacking needle which is not a proper marlin-spike either. The sharp edge in the inside is really A Bad Thing in ropework, IMHO.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2018, 04:07:14 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2018, 04:17:50 PM »
Which is a re-purposed sacking needle which is not a proper marlin-spike either. The sharp edge in the inside is really A Bad Thing in ropework, IMHO.
There are several models, some are fairly round. they are however small, but I use mine often from time to time with string.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2018, 04:18:23 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2018, 04:50:28 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.
Please do!

Any thought on price?

Feel free to pm me :salute:

Buy now or regret later
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2018, 05:15:15 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.
Please do!

Any thought on price?

Feel free to pm me :salute:
somewhere around 35$ ish... IIRC

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2018, 05:58:22 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.
Please do!

Any thought on price?

Feel free to pm me :salute:
somewhere around 35$ ish... IIRC
No more?! :ahhh

In that case I'd like 2, if possible...

Just to be sure: not the Skipper eh?
But like an actual Alox knife? :drool:

Buy now or regret later
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:19 PM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.
Please do!

Any thought on price?

Feel free to pm me :salute:
somewhere around 35$ ish... IIRC
No more?! :ahhh

In that case I'd like 2, if possible...

Just to be sure: not the Skipper eh?
But like an actual Alox knife? :drool:
Nah, its the one I posted above, 3-layers alox.
I have to remind you that I could be off about the price. I know they are not expensive, but its been a while since I bought them. I also have no idea if they still have some.

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2018, 09:43:04 PM »
I'll be biting my nails in the meantime! :ahhh
:drool:

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2018, 04:14:07 AM »
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.

This is my first post on here, so please disregard if this is in considered poor form or blatantly against the rules for this forum.

I frequent Bladeforums and I have been trying to track down a particular Wenger (Professional 4 layer) for over 5 years now with no luck. Due to this, I am just going to make it... tThe model you show above and are referencing in the quote I tagged has it all except the awl... A pic of the professional is posted below.

If you could be so kind to shoot me an email with any pertinent information regarding the pictured knife, I would be greatly appreciative.

As thanks, I will do a walk through on the modification and rebuild, for those interested in working on SAKs.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2018, 02:56:57 PM »
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.

This is my first post on here, so please disregard if this is in considered poor form or blatantly against the rules for this forum.

I frequent Bladeforums and I have been trying to track down a particular Wenger (Professional 4 layer) for over 5 years now with no luck. Due to this, I am just going to make it... tThe model you show above and are referencing in the quote I tagged has it all except the awl... A pic of the professional is posted below.

If you could be so kind to shoot me an email with any pertinent information regarding the pictured knife, I would be greatly appreciative.

As thanks, I will do a walk through on the modification and rebuild, for those interested in working on SAKs.

Thank you in advance.

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I saw you on BF talking about this Wenger for years in many different threads (like "I wish Victorinox made... :D") and always wished that you found it  ;) and I even wanted to encourage you to join this place to search for it or have it made

We have very good searchers and capable makers here, this is your best bet  :cheers:  Good luck  and welcome again!!

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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2018, 06:07:32 PM »
welcome!  :MTO: is a great forum even if you are not a fanatic of all multitools and pocket knives

I saw you on BF talking about this Wenger for years in many different threads (like "I wish Victorinox made... :D") and always wished that you found it  ;) and I even wanted to encourage you to join this place to search for it or have it made

We have very good searchers and capable makers here, this is your best bet  :cheers:  Good luck  and welcome again!!
Thank you for the welcoming, I do recognize your name from there.

I appreciate the heads up regarding the capable makers, but this will be an easy modification. I am just trying to decide between a bolted or pinned construction...
I know the bolted can be cleaned and maintained easier, but the pins just feel and look "right"...

I am basically just looking for an inexpensive model with a sacking needle, as I need that slab due to the machining. I also need the sacking needle, but that shiild have gone without saying.  :D

Thanks again.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2018, 06:07:44 PM »
Two pics from Victorinox latest military brochure.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2018, 08:34:45 PM »
Two pics from Victorinox latest military brochure.
Nice, I like the new marlin spike.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 08:35:49 PM by NJBillK »
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2018, 09:29:26 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.

Actually most knife borne marlin spikes and many stand alone spokes do tend to have a marked curve.  Wooden handled marlin spikes tend to straight.  I don't know but I guess it's something to do with leverage, but I'm sure tradition plays a part in it

Checkout the Marlin Spikes thread to see many curved examples  :)
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2018, 02:13:00 AM »
I want one of those aloxes badly though!
Even if I don't work with ropes...
Last I checked they were still for sale at the factory store, I can check for you, next time if I'm there.
Please do!

Any thought on price?

Feel free to pm me :salute:
somewhere around 35$ ish... IIRC
No more?! :ahhh

In that case I'd like 2, if possible...

Just to be sure: not the Skipper eh?
But like an actual Alox knife? :drool:
Nah, its the one I posted above, 3-layers alox.
I have to remind you that I could be off about the price. I know they are not expensive, but its been a while since I bought them. I also have no idea if they still have some.

If they do still have them, I feel confident you could unload them quickly here. This is the only regular-production “new shield” 93mm alox knife that I don’t own, and I’d love to have one.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
Get in line! :twak:


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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2018, 03:42:34 PM »
At a recent arms exhibition I took a couple of snapshots of some nice that were on display at the Victorinox booth. Because there also was an experimental multitool, the Vic salesman kindly requested me not to publish a picture of that particular tool, which I agreed.

However, I can show this picture to you, where you can spot the Indian Navy knife. It has many layers, but I don't know which tools it has.
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Re: New model: Victorinox Skipper Pro
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2018, 03:46:39 PM »
I almost forgot to mention this Australian Navy knife!

 

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