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Found this and had to share!
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:02:09 AM »
I'm sure everyone has seen this but I can't help myself.

 :rofl:
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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 01:29:08 AM »
Haha! Maybe they get bored of doing nothing... And we have very good wines around our parts so might as well...


Anyways, I stumbled upon this yesterday...

It explains some things rather well about the Swiss army.
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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 02:43:33 AM »
I've always wondered  why the GAK was the only official issue knife to have one, and an explanation was given to me that it was traditional for German hunting knives to have a corkscrew, as taking a drink was a means of celebrating a sucessful kill.  I'm guessing that whoever designed the GAK (based their design off of traditional German folding hunting knives, which usually had a blade, saw, and corkscrew, and often a gutting blade.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,739
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »
I was just going to add that NO Swiss Army Knife was ever made with a corkscrew.
Only the officer knives, which were never officialy adapted by the Swiss army.

So even though the pic is meant for fun, there is no truth behind it, only ignorance :D

:cheers:

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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 11:13:17 AM »
Mythbuster!  :D

Phillips drivers only came after 1935, until then officer´s knives had a corkscrew. Cody is right about the corkscrew´s origin; the Phillips on modern soldier´s knives is intended for rifle maintenance.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,819 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 11:29:40 AM »
I was just going to add that NO Swiss Army Knife was ever made with a corkscrew.
Only the officer knives, which were never officialy adapted by the Swiss army.

So even though the pic is meant for fun, there is no truth behind it, only ignorance :D

:cheers:
To clarify, the definition of Swiss Army Knife that Mechy is using here is “a knife based multitool that was issued to the Swiss army “. :think:

So that means the Soldier 1908, its predecessor, and its successor, the Solder 1951, and the Solder 1961, and the Soldier 2008, all count as Swiss Army Knives, nothing else.  :think:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 11:32:20 AM »
Thanks for the outline Pabs! :drink:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,819 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 11:35:06 AM »
I missed the names of some of the soldier SAKs.  :D
What came before and after the Soldier 1908, and between the Soldier 1951 and Soldier 1961?  :think:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,739
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »


I missed the names of some of the soldier SAKs.  :D
What came before and after the Soldier 1908, and between the Soldier 1951 and Soldier 1961?  :think:

Before 1908? The Soldier... it only got adopted as standard in 1908.
From 51 until 61 there was the mod.51 which was a smaller, lighter 93mm platform of the mod.1908.

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Newbie Posts: 48
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2018, 10:02:02 PM »
Wow. This went from a joke to a history lesson very quickly. Lol
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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2018, 11:35:58 PM »
From what I understand there were more bottled items sealed with corks than just wine bottles too.  So it was more of a generic opening tool vs something for alcohol only.

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Newbie Posts: 48
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 04:40:24 AM »
From what I understand there were more bottled items sealed with corks than just wine bottles too.  So it was more of a generic opening tool vs something for alcohol only.

Makes sense giving the time period.
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Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 08:44:04 AM »
I've always wondered  why the GAK was the only official issue knife to have one, and an explanation was given to me that it was traditional for German hunting knives to have a corkscrew, as taking a drink was a means of celebrating a sucessful kill.  I'm guessing that whoever designed the GAK (based their design off of traditional German folding hunting knives, which usually had a blade, saw, and corkscrew, and often a gutting blade.

Germans even seem to party after dangerous rescue operations!  :rofl: 

https://youtu.be/zApUSw0xsRY?t=189

In this video it looks like a soda but I see no reason why that would not be a bottle of some beer  :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,739
Re: Found this and had to share!
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 12:26:39 PM »
I always facepalmed after seeing that video...

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