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New swisschamps? 475

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New swisschamps?
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
Hey guys. I have an older style swisschamp with the gray magnifying glass. I love it. Recently I bought a swisstool spirit x with what I believe to be a newer, more aggressive file on it. Do you know if the newer swisschamps have a similar file? I was never happy with the older style ones except for fingernails. Also, how messed up do the new clear magnifying glasses get in use?


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Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 09:38:16 PM »
I believe that new Swisschamps have a nice large glass magnifier and a stainless steel file.

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Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 10:32:34 PM »
Pabs is right.  The new mag is large and the lens is glass.  The frame doesn't seem as strong as the old grey one.

The newer file is much more aggressive than the old one - quite an improvement.

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Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 11:49:28 PM »
I've had mine for 3 years now, and haven't had any problems yet.

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Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 02:30:54 PM »
Pabs is right.  The new mag is large and the lens is glass.  The frame doesn't seem as strong as the old grey one.

The newer file is much more aggressive than the old one - quite an improvement.
Hmm. I thought the lens was plastic on the one I bought my brother. And if the file is more aggressive I may buy myself a new copy!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,015 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 10:13:47 AM »
They had a plastic lens from 2005 to 2012 or something like that. I’ll see if I can find the numbers.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,015 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
Plastic lens from 2004 to 2012. Glass lens after that, at present.  :cheers:
https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,74378.0.html
Just watch out in case you get a new old stock one and everything should be fine.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 10:20:44 AM by Don Pablo »

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: New swisschamps?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 03:51:28 AM »
Thank you! Interesting. Learned something new. Buying from victorinox will ensure I get the most up to date tool, right,

 

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