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Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed 1181

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Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:39:36 PM »
Victorinox and Wenger both made too many of a specific year's blades and have had to repurpose them once the year ended and soldiers knives had to be made with another stamp.

I've had a few and recently got more and I'm wondering if you guys and gals have other models with year-stamped blades? Has anyone made any mods with year-stamped blades?

Let's see them!

(apologies if a thread like this already exists... I searched a bit and didn't find any)


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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 11:49:53 PM »
I'll start with a few...

4 Wenger Profesional with 1981, 1987 and 1988 blades.




Victorinox Pioneer Rancher with a 2000 blade



Not sure if it counts but a Soldier 91 which came back from the Victorinox spa with a brand new 27 years old blade they apparently had "lying around"...

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 12:04:50 AM »
Interesting, I have heard of Vic putting them in Pioneers, wondered what Wenger did with them.  I assumed that they put them in SI's for sale to the public.
Nice pictures (and SAKs).

Are those professional series smooth alox?

- Steve
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 12:14:56 AM »


Interesting, I have heard of Vic putting them in Pioneers, wondered what Wenger did with them.  I assumed that they put them in SI's for sale to the public.
Nice pictures (and SAKs).

Are those professional series smooth alox?

Nah, just plastic... They're basic professional series from Wenger... And I have yet to see one with a blade without a year-stamp :D
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:52:02 AM »
Onlt recently I came across a Farmer with a 07 stamp on the tang.

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 04:37:08 AM »
Apprentice.
https://leaf-vics.com/201.../551-apprentice-alox.html

Very cool Apprentice! Love that 07 blade! (I have a particular affection for 7s tho :D )


So? Nobody else? No modded knives with year-stamped blades?
« Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 04:39:09 AM by Syem »
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 04:38:41 AM »
Onlt recently I came across a Farmer with a 07 stamp on the tang.
I'm going to have to request for a picture of that piece :D

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 09:10:39 AM »
Onlt recently I came across a Farmer with a 07 stamp on the tang.
I'm going to have to request for a picture of that piece :D

 :worthless:
It's not in my posession! :ahhh

I'll buy it next time I go there.
I'll justify it with "peer-pressure" :rofl:

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 10:52:54 AM »
Onlt recently I came across a Farmer with a 07 stamp on the tang.
I'm going to have to request for a picture of that piece :D

 :worthless:
It's not in my posession! :ahhh

I'll buy it next time I go there.
I'll justify it with "peer-pressure" :rofl:
Well you could take a picture without buying it :D
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 12:23:49 PM »
€20...

I can spend that on a mint Farmer.

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 04:00:57 PM »
€20...

I can spend that on a mint Farmer.

If you fly, I'll buy!  Twenty Euro sounds pretty fair, so if you pick it up and don't like or need it, I'll take it off your hands.  Like your signature says, "buy now or regret later...."   :)

Myron
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 05:19:59 PM »
€20...

I can spend that on a mint Farmer.

If you fly, I'll buy!  Twenty Euro sounds pretty fair, so if you pick it up and don't like or need it, I'll take it off your hands.  Like your signature says, "buy now or regret later...."   :)

Myron
Ok ok, I'll see if I'll buy 2 :D

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 02:20:57 PM »
guys ...

 :worthless:

:D
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 04:21:39 AM »
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 11:14:37 AM »
guys ...

 :worthless:

:D

Apologies.

(Image removed from quote.)
Really cool! Thanks for the pic!

I'm truly wondering if anyone ever made a mod using a BY-blade...

Anyone aware of such a thing having been made?
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »
Update!!

Went to pick up the Farmer with 07 stamp.

It's even an ad knife!!


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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
My sisters BY!  :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2018, 05:45:50 PM »
Lol

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2018, 06:40:15 PM »
My sisters BY!  :D

Well, there's no reason to be ashamed. After awl, this is the XXI century and everyone is free to choose their way of life.

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2018, 07:00:15 PM »
My sisters BY!  :D

Well, there's no reason to be ashamed. After awl, this is the XXI century and everyone is free to choose their way of life.

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::)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 07:14:03 PM »
I have a '97 OC keyringless Pioneer with Soldier blade.  1997 was a common year for the overrun blades.  I can't locate a picture of that one right now, but I'll try to add one later.

I do have pictures of an '05 Soldier mod though.  Nickel silver frame & bolsters, stag scales:




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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
You might relate to this one Syem.....’85 OC Farmer, NIB.  Notice the price tag on the box, no more of that I’m afraid.......😢
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2018, 07:25:02 PM »
Move the decimal over one spot to the right and you're in the ballpark...

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2018, 01:58:00 PM »
I do have pictures of an '05 Soldier mod though.  Nickel silver frame & bolsters, stag scales:

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2018, 02:47:12 PM »
I have a '97 OC keyringless Pioneer with Soldier blade.  1997 was a common year for the overrun blades.  I can't locate a picture of that one right now, but I'll try to add one later.

I do have pictures of an '05 Soldier mod though.  Nickel silver frame & bolsters, stag scales:

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

Gosh, that's nice.  Who did the mod?
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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
The mod was done by a gentleman called Scott that was a SOSAK member with the username Knifecoop.  He had a website back in those days dedicated to this art.

Here is the detailed documentation that accompanied the mod: https://www.dropbox.com/s...ctorinox_Soldier.pdf?dl=0

Here is a snapshot of his website from  the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/w...p://knifecooperative.com/
« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 05:42:24 PM by NutSAK »

- Terry

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2018, 06:10:09 PM »
Below are a couple of pics of my '97 Pioneer w/o keyring.  I remember also having a silver Farmer at one point that had a dated blade, but I gifted that one.





- Terry

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Re: Soldier's blades in other knives or repurposed
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2018, 08:51:05 PM »
Excellent photos! And even better examples of repurposed knives.

 

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