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November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood! 2812

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,372 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:27:37 PM »
This one needs a bit of a history lesson- but then, what good is a collection piece without a story behind it?

Years ago on another website I became what was then known as The Grand Toolmaster of an organization called the Secret Order of Swiss Army Knives, or SOSAK for short.   It was in that group that I met a man named Travis Autry who sold promotional goods in his spare time.  He came to me with an idea that he had about making a special model Swiss Army Knife for the group.  Nothing special, just the name of the group printed on the scales.  We made that knife, and it was such a success that we did it again the next year, and the year after.  From the second year (2004) on we also added the year to the scale as well as the Secret Order of Swiss Army Knives.

This was a tradition that we kept on for quite a few years, and we started to call it the Knife of the Year, or KOTY for short.  This program ran from 2003 to 2011 when I left SOSAK after that original website was purchased by F+W Media, owners of BLADE magazine and the BLADE Show.  By then I had my own little project (a little site called Multitool.org, perhaps you have heard of it?) which had started to become quite well established in it's own right, and I wanted to concentrate on that.  This was also when we started what you all know today as The Swiss Army Knights.  Many members of Multitool.org, especially in the early days had come from SOSAK with me, and helped get this little forum off the ground.

What does that have to do with this month's Donation Draw?  Simple. 

I have three of the KOTY knives that are spares (don't worry, I am keeping mine!), and for the next three months I am going to post them as Donation Draw knives.  Each one is a different model from a different year, and I can pretty well guarantee that you will never spot one of these available anywhere ever again.  I don't recall what the production numbers were, especially as Travis handled them all, and those details went with him.

In no particular order, this is the first of three- the 2010 Knife Of The Year Secret Order of Swiss Army Knives Wenger EVOWood 18.



These were some of my favorite KOTY models.  The walnut scales were contoured just like the plastic versions of Wenger's Evolution lineup, but in gorgeous wood, and instead of raised Wenger name, it was carved into it.  The texture of these is indescribable, as I am sure anyone who owns an EVOWood will attest, and this one is even more amazing with the SOSAK logo and 2010 engraved right into it.

If you aren't familiar with the Evolution 18, follow this link to SAKWiki that discusses the model in detail.  You can also read more about this specific knife on the Swiss Army Knights website where all of the old SOSAK articles are kept.



Read more about the KOTY program in general HERE.

The usual rules apply- donate a minimum of $10 to the Forum Operational Fund by clicking the button or by following this link:

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=treasury



If we hit the goal of $275 this beautiful piece of history will find a new home.  If we hit the goal before midnight on the 15th (Forum Offset Time as usual) then I will add another Early Bird Draw prize.

If for some reason we don't manage to make the goal for the month, this one will go back into my collection, and may not see the light of day for another eight years, and you wouldn't want that, right? 



You can't say no to that beautiful wood grain, can you? 

And, I am going to make this one extra special for all the old SOSAK members out there and double your chances of winning by giving you guys two for one on entries to show my appreciation for you sticking with me all these years. 

Any questions?

Def

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 09:56:26 PM »
Love the Evowood  :drool: :drool:

Donated.... :tu:
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 09:58:36 PM »
Beautiful piece :drool:

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 10:08:11 PM »
That is one awesome SAK!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,372 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 10:17:19 PM »
It was an awesome SAK even before we got Wenger to poke holes in it.  Now it's smurftastic.

In fact, I considered asking Micah to turn off the censor in this thread so that people could react to it properly but I was concerned the software would overheat and burn down the server.  :o

Def

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 10:19:39 PM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Don(at)e(d) :D

Cheers!
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 12:43:17 AM »
Nice one boss - It's a beaut - And completely unique !!   :ahhh

Still a it confused about SOSAK,  SA Knights, VSAKCS etc etc - No need to explain  ....... again !!!

Although I did discover a link to a missing SOSAK month in the Wiki  Hunter page recently - June 2008
It contained an article on the Victorinox RAF Hunter
http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?%20option=com_content&task=view&id=330&Itemid=35

I could not find that month in the migrated databases in SAKnights

Any chance of finding it ? ???  Thanks
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 12:44:33 AM by Huntsman »
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,186 I am geek, hear me code
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 02:06:30 AM »
I should have a backup somewhere, but it might take some time to resurrect and find

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 02:41:49 AM »
Thanks Whoey - That would be great if its not too much trouble

 The whole month (June 2008) is missing if you search on SAKnights
 
All the others around it are there eg May, July - So it's a bit weird -  It looks like there were no articles that month

But then there is the reference to it in the Wiki - I also searched on RAF and Hunter etc in SAKnights - And nothing came up  - So the article at least  is almost certainly not there
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,372 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 03:14:48 AM »
If I recall, Dunc may have written that one.  I will send him a message to see if he can stop in.  Whether he wrote it or not, he probably knows more about that particular knife than anyone else I know.

Def

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 08:04:32 AM »
Hi everyone , I’m not sure if I wrote the article or not ( I probably did thinking about it.) they were kept in the survival packs under the seats I believe of RAF jet aircraft. Im now off to work but I’ll see what info I can find. I also wrote a fair bit about the RAF J knife that strapped to the pilots leg upside down in a metal sheath.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,372 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 12:12:30 PM »
Thanks for popping by Dunc!   :tu:

When it comes to the RAF knives, yours is always the first name that pops into my mind!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,186 I am geek, hear me code
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 03:23:30 PM »
Thanks Whoey - That would be great if its not too much trouble

 The whole month (June 2008) is missing if you search on SAKnights
 
All the others around it are there eg May, July - So it's a bit weird -  It looks like there were no articles that month

But then there is the reference to it in the Wiki - I also searched on RAF and Hunter etc in SAKnights - And nothing came up  - So the article at least  is almost certainly not there
don't get too excited yet, although I have a backup it might take some fiddling to get the right server setup to run it as it's all old long discontinued software. And there's a long list for me to get to first... wonder if maybe it's on the wayback machine somewhere?

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 03:39:21 PM »
In a way, this is a historical piece even outside of the SOSAK, as it is the first model from the "Delémont Collection" to carry the Vic shield ;)

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 08:00:19 PM »
wow,  :o
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 06:52:54 PM »
Just bumping this because the donations have slowed down. Come on people!  :pok:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,372 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 01:02:21 PM »
In a way, this is a historical piece even outside of the SOSAK, as it is the first model from the "Delémont Collection" to carry the Vic shield ;)

Close!

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2007- Wenger EvoGrip 16: The first Knife Of The Year from Wenger, the EvoGrip 16 also featured the SOSAK logo laser etched into the black rubber grip panels. It came housed in a classy hinged metal, velvet lined presentation box.

2009- Wenger RangerGrip 78: The second Knife Of The Year from Wenger, the NewRanger RangerGrip 78 features the SOSAK logo, and year laser etched into the black rubber grip panels. It came in a hinged silver metal presentation case with velvet lining.

It was actually the third.  :D

Def

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2018, 09:01:22 PM »
BUMP !!

Come on folks - This site costs money to run - Please donate
And this is an amazing prize!!

Which I want a chance of winning !!    :)
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 10:45:46 AM »
BUMP !!

Come on folks - This site costs money to run - Please donate
And this is an amazing prize!!

Which I want a chance of winning !!    :)
I have fondled one of these, they really are nice!

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2018, 01:56:47 PM »
 :D
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
Hi MTo-ers

Just over 3 days to go and we need $60 - Two donations per day and it's cracked

Come on folks !
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 12:28:49 AM »
 :iagree:
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2018, 02:42:23 PM »
 :iagree: we need a few more donations  :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2018, 03:15:42 AM »
Looks like Grant will get to keep this one, too bad he didn't  collect what he needs to run the site though.  :rant:  :oops:

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2018, 11:47:28 AM »
there's still time! :pok:

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2018, 11:24:18 PM »
OK, I'm gonna do another $10.00. Who is with me? Grant should not have to pay our way. :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme:

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2018, 05:02:13 AM »
Great idea Butchy Baby

I'm in    :tu:
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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2018, 06:45:35 AM »
Great idea Butchy Baby

I'm in    :tu:

 :2tu: 

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Re: November Donation Draw- Wood you like to win? You know you Wood!
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2018, 10:40:29 AM »
it's so close...  :ahhh

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