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EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox 2213

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EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:08:08 AM »
9 whole months... this isn't a baby and we're only 3/4 of the way through. Still, time flies, doesn't it?

More Victorinox knives this month: the iconic 91mm models. I was thinking about doing a "Spartan-only" month but it may get a bit boring and we'll probably see enough Spartans anyway... Also it's better to keep things open so more of you can do the challenge too. There are so many different 91mm knives that this should prove to be a very interesting month if many of you join in  :climber:

The challenge is starting tomorrow, Monday the 4th of September, but you're of course welcome to begin until the 10th.

As far as incentives go for joining me in this month's challenge:
- There's a badge for "EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days" which you could get if you don't have it
- If you only carry thin 91mm knives you could get the Minimalist badge
- You could revel in the fact that you're joining me in this historical event that is "the first person to carry a different SAK every day for a whole year" (and document it?)
- I may decide to do a giveaway if multiple people join me this month (you don't have to do the whole month if you can't)
- I will definitely do a giveaway at the end of the year including everyone that joined in during the year (for at least a whole week) in the draw

I'll keep counting the knives towards my year so 241 to 270.

I'll be once more following the guidelines I set out in month #2 (copy-pasted below). (yada yada yada)

Code: (Some ground rules for the challenges:) [Select]
- Carrying/using multiple SAKs simultaneously is ok but we're counting the days and not the knives.
 - Need to carry at least one "not carried in this challenge yet" knife every day. (if you're not doing the whole year with me, feel free to reset your list after each month)
 - Since this will go on for at least a whole year, breaks are allowed but only due to carry restrictions while travelling or because of hospitalization. Just pick up where you left off once you're back.
 - Exact duplicates are allowed but not twice in a row. (do not count as exact duplicates: variations in generations/tool evolution, scale & crest - type & shape & color, wear/damage, inlays/engravings and the likes. Basically, as long as we can tell them apart, it's ok to post them twice in a row). Posting a pic of the duplicates together before carrying them is strongly suggested.

For the record, here's the list of topics for the previous 7 months:


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 02:45:14 AM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 10:22:58 PM »
:)) :popcorn:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 12:45:49 AM »
Come on people, I'm sure some of you can do this :D

Day 241

Victorinox Climber in translucent turquoise scales. (don't know if they have a specific name)

Bit of a sorry state on the scales but I'm hoping the same spa will replace them.

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 09:01:54 AM »
Come on people, I'm sure some of you can do this :D

Day 241

Victorinox Climber in translucent turquoise scales. (don't know if they have a specific name)

Bit of a sorry state on the scales but I'm hoping the same spa will replace them.



Cool climber  :like:

But why don't you try and polish the scales first, instead of replacing them? Might work out ok if they are not cracked or broken...  :think:

One thing i stopped doing was replacing my scales promptly at every little blemish. Just cause i can get them easily for very cheap at the moment, doesn't mean i can forever. It's always best to save up on your stash....  :ahhh

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 12:15:12 AM »
Come on people, I'm sure some of you can do this :D

Day 241

Victorinox Climber in translucent turquoise scales. (don't know if they have a specific name)

Bit of a sorry state on the scales but I'm hoping the same spa will replace them.


Cool climber  :like:

But why don't you try and polish the scales first, instead of replacing them? Might work out ok if they are not cracked or broken...  :think:

One thing i stopped doing was replacing my scales promptly at every little blemish. Just cause i can get them easily for very cheap at the moment, doesn't mean i can forever. It's always best to save up on your stash....  :ahhh

I agree on many points but I do keep the old scales unless they're just too destroyed so it's not as bad.

Also there are multiple reasons in this case:
-I can't buy new scales of this colour. The Victorinox repair service will replace unusual scales if you send them a knife with unusual scales IF they have them in stock. I don't know what stocks they have for these scales so I figure the sooner I act the more chances I have.
-I always ask them to return old parts (including scales) when I send knives for repairs so unless they break them upon removal I should get then back
-it probably won't cost me a thing and worst case it's like 5 francs.
-they're both worst than they look in the pic I posted:




But if and when I get them back I'll try to bed them back into share and polish them. They're quite rare I think.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 12:16:15 AM by Syem »
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 12:31:18 AM »
Day 242

Victorinox "unknown" pre-1951. Just a blade and an old can opener. With bail, visible rivets and Victoria tang-stamp. If anyone knows what this is supposed to be called...


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 06:26:36 PM »
But if and when I get them back I'll try to bend them back into shape and polish them. They're quite rare I think.
Sorry about that :D
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 08:25:46 PM »
Come on people, I'm sure some of you can do this :D

Day 241

Victorinox Climber in translucent turquoise scales. (don't know if they have a specific name)

Bit of a sorry state on the scales but I'm hoping the same spa will replace them.


Nice pic Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2018, 08:26:40 PM »
Day 242

Victorinox "unknown" pre-1951. Just a blade and an old can opener. With bail, visible rivets and Victoria tang-stamp. If anyone knows what this is supposed to be called...


Cool SAK Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 10:29:16 PM »
Thanks VICMAN!

Here's another pic of the first one that I forgot I took. Just saw it in my photos so I figured I'd post it too:


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 10:39:15 PM »
So I was setting up the group pic for month 7 (yeah... I've been busy... Didn't get to it before today) and I noticed I had 31 knives for that month. While checking the thread I noticed I did day 203 twice... So my count has been off since then.
-I will skip day 243 to correct the count
-I also noticed that with month 7 being 31 days long, if I also do 31 this month and the next 3 months I'll end up with a round 365 days to complete the full year. So I'll do that.

I had been wondering about what to do with the final 5 days... Do a 13th challenge that's 5 days long? Well my mistake from month 7 is actually perfect for that gap so this month will be knives 242 to 272 to make that 31 days. Months 10, 11 and 12 will also have 31 knives.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 10:47:00 PM by Syem »
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »
Day 244

Victorinox Spartan - 2014 Damas Limited Edition

I've been inspired by Koke's daredevilishness last month carrying a 84mm Ribbed Alox knife... Decided to pull out a big gun... There are always bigger guns to pull but that's a start

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2018, 11:23:39 PM »
Day 244

Victorinox Spartan - 2014 Damas Limited Edition

I've been inspired by Koke's daredevilishness last month carrying a 84mm Ribbed Alox knife... Decided to pull out a big gun... There are always bigger guns to pull but that's a start



Beautiful Spartan and pic Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 11:37:42 PM »
That’s a nice Damascus blade there!  :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 03:30:31 AM »
 :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2018, 02:05:22 PM »
Day 244

Victorinox Spartan - 2014 Damas Limited Edition

I've been inspired by Koke's daredevilishness last month carrying a 84mm Ribbed Alox knife... Decided to pull out a big gun... There are always bigger guns to pull but that's a start



gorgeous!!  :drool:

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
Day 244

Victorinox Spartan - 2014 Damas Limited Edition

I've been inspired by Koke's daredevilishness last month carrying a 84mm Ribbed Alox knife... Decided to pull out a big gun... There are always bigger guns to pull but that's a start


Anyone mentioned me???    >:D

Wow man what an impressive Picture!!!  :woohoo:  :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2018, 03:06:02 PM »

I agree on many points but I do keep the old scales unless they're just too destroyed so it's not as bad.

Also there are multiple reasons in this case:
-I can't buy new scales of this colour. The Victorinox repair service will replace unusual scales if you send them a knife with unusual scales IF they have them in stock. I don't know what stocks they have for these scales so I figure the sooner I act the more chances I have.
-I always ask them to return old parts (including scales) when I send knives for repairs so unless they break them upon removal I should get then back
-it probably won't cost me a thing and worst case it's like 5 francs.
-they're both worst than they look in the pic I posted:




But if and when I get them back I'll try to bed them back into share and polish them. They're quite rare I think.

I've got also a climber and a Spartan too with those scales, they are a little bit scratched by use but it's a nice colour. :like:

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 03:32:20 PM »
Day 242

Victorinox "unknown" pre-1951. Just a blade and an old can opener. With bail, visible rivets and Victoria tang-stamp. If anyone knows what this is supposed to be called...


A pretty rare bird !!!  :like: :gimme: :D :whistle:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2018, 03:55:39 PM »
 :iagree: :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2018, 01:39:18 AM »
Thanks guys :D
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 01:43:08 AM »
Day 245

Victorinox Spartan - 2017 Unspunnen festival - 3d Rock effect scales





To those of you wondering :
- I own 3 of these and can attest that the 3d pattern is identical (one of the first things I checked when I got them :P)
- There's no 3d effect whatsoever on the vic shield nor in the back. They're in fact the only flat spots on the scales.
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2018, 01:05:52 PM »
Day 245

Victorinox Spartan - 2017 Unspunnen festival - 3d Rock effect scales



Nice pics and cool Spartan Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2018, 01:36:39 PM »
 :iagree: :like: those look nice for sure
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
Of all the 91mm's i own there is only one that has the scales lifting and coming away, yup the turquoisey bluish one..a Spartan in this case

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2018, 10:11:31 PM »
Day 245

Victorinox Spartan - 2017 Unspunnen festival - 3d Rock effect scales


To those of you wondering :
- I own 3 of these and can attest that the 3d pattern is identical (one of the first things I checked when I got them :P)
- There's no 3d effect whatsoever on the vic shield nor in the back. They're in fact the only flat spots on the scales.

Love it. It looks great !!
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2018, 10:15:18 PM »
Let's give a try to this challenge. Here I go !!!

Day #1

Huntsman with partially serrated blade. Rainier it's called.

I feel some sympathy about serrated blades :D




:cheers:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2018, 11:00:01 PM »
Of all the 91mm's i own there is only one that has the scales lifting and coming away, yup the turquoisey bluish one..a Spartan in this case


Nice pic Borg! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 30 days #9 - 91mm Victorinox
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2018, 11:01:06 PM »
Let's give a try to this challenge. Here I go !!!

Day #1

Huntsman with partially serrated blade. Rainier it's called.

I feel some sympathy about serrated blades :D



Nice Huntsman koke! :like: :tu: :tu:

 

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