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EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like 1277

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EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:59:41 AM »
A round 10 months or 300 knives; well actually 304 knives. That's what I'll reach at the end of this month.  :ahhh

I've carried soldiers before in my 93mm Alox month but let's mix things up:
- Any soldier is OK (even other countries but only V and W knives)
- Any non-soldier model but with a toolset & structure identical to that of a Swiss Soldier's knife is OK. (Pioneer, Trekker, civilian 1908 or 1951 etc...)
- Only brands that have supplied knives to the Swiss army are authorized (i.e. no 1908 knock-offs but if the maker was an official supplier for the Swiss Army (wasn't just V and W) then it's good; even without a year stamp - refer to the lists on this website for the full brands list... and please someone post one of these uncommon non-W-or-V knives ::) )

The challenge is starting tomorrow, Thursday the 4th of October, but anyone can join until the 11th.

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
- All pre 09 soldiers are 2 layers...you could get the Minimalist badge if you only carried those
- 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 273 to 304.

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 9 months:


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 10:20:39 PM »
Day 273

Elsener '1890' model

My oldest sak, in front of the oldest boat on the lake. "La Neptune" dates from 1904.


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 10:47:36 PM »
Just wow !!! :hatsoff:
Fresh pictures!!!
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 11:21:44 PM »
Beautiful knife!  I'll only be following this one.  I wish I could participate, but I only have about 18 Soldier/like examples, so I'd have to start over at the top mid-way through the month.

Enjoy!   :cheers:

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 11:43:27 PM »
Great photo and a great knife!  :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 01:26:09 AM »
Day 273

Elsener '1890' model

My oldest sak, in front of the oldest boat on the lake. "La Neptune" dates from 1904.



Cool pic and SAK Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 10:05:55 AM »
Just look at the wear, pitting and colour of that mooring eye. The blade and tools also showing their life. Both I think would have some great stories if only they could talk.


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« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 10:07:23 AM by fred2892 »
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 06:44:26 PM »
 :dd: great start  :like:
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EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 06:50:28 PM »
After two months carrying & posting each day a different knife... I withdraw... I don't have so many soldiers yet to complete this challenge :(
And I haven't finished the previous one :think:

I'll post some pics later on this month
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 07:03:58 PM »
I only have 5 or so and a pile of Pioneers but don't have much time again this month, i can't believe how quick this year is going  :(
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EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 07:46:27 PM »
I only have 5 or so and a pile of Pioneers but don't have much time again this month, i can't believe how quick this year is going  :(


Really quick!!!

I'd love to see your pioneers family picture :dd:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 08:28:10 PM »
Thanks for all your replies guys!

And please post your beauties even if it's not 30 (or 31) of thembl and even if it's not every day.

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 08:38:08 PM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 10:11:54 PM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)



Nice Soldier Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2018, 12:51:31 AM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)



Well for a 111 years old, its is still a head turner!  :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2018, 04:41:54 PM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)

Well for a 111 years old, its is still a head turner!  :like:

I wish I looked that good at 111 years old!  :D

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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2018, 11:10:04 PM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)


:ahhh :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2018, 01:30:29 AM »
Day 275

Victorinox Pioneer - Black with red crest

I was thinking of going chronological but figured it'd be a bit funnier to mix things up a bit. This has the last kind of Alox Soldier toolset.


« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 01:33:59 AM by Syem »
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2018, 02:14:22 AM »
Day 275

Victorinox Pioneer - Black with red crest

I was thinking of going chronological but figured it'd be a bit funnier to mix things up a bit. This has the last kind of Alox Soldier toolset.


Nice one.  :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2018, 10:59:38 PM »
Day 276

Wenger Soldier '1961' model - 1963


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2018, 12:11:54 AM »
Day 276

Wenger Soldier '1961' model - 1963



Nice photos of a great looking SAK!
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2018, 07:15:19 PM »
Day 275

Victorinox Pioneer - Black with red crest



Nice Pioneer Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 07:18:09 PM »
Day 276

Wenger Soldier '1961' model - 1963



Nice Wenger Soldier Syem! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2018, 11:37:11 PM »
Cooolllll
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2018, 11:49:46 PM »
Black tools slide lock outrider!!!


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2018, 12:10:25 AM »


Black tools slide lock outrider!!!

Woah! That counts! Awesome! :gimme:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2018, 12:12:58 AM »
Day 277

Wenger Soldier '1961' model - 1983


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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2018, 12:25:49 AM »
Wow Ollie, this never gets old  :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2018, 01:43:08 AM »
Nice photo’s  :iagree: :like:
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Re: EDC a different SAK every day for 31 days #10 - Soldier and Soldier-like
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2018, 07:53:10 AM »
Day 274

Elsener Soldier - 1890 model, 1901 variant

(no year stamp but it has the old circle-less cross army quality control stamp from the 1901-1907 period. This knife is at least 111 years old)




Its a soldier model nr 1908 not 1901. That you can see from the shape of the blade. That means its age is maximun 110 years :-)

That cross stamp was used between 1901 abd 1915, so your knife is between 1908 and 1915.

 

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