Nice Fisherman Ray! This is mine for Hoff Wednesday:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Post +PAT c. '72 Hoffritz Outdoorsman ... Could be one of the non +PAT late '60s, because it has a scissor liner that looks earlier than other knives I have from the c. '72 range. Otherwise, this would indicate when (c. '72) Victorinox stopped stocking this type of liner in the typical fashion that Hoffritz knives often have discontinued parts. It's relatively rare since it is only used with new-style and non-LNF scissors when it is adjacent to the opener layer. I think this liner was created because the 'full' liners made it a bit crowded and took too much clearance away with the new style scissors and openers.Not the best condition and I need to get to the cleaning and light misc. repairs on this one. Missing the right tweezers.
I like that serrated blade! Looks good from here, the liners are nice and clean...not build up or corrosion
Thanks, Ray. It's pretty good, but the serrated blade has a tip bend and the pruner edge has some nasty twisting and missing the tip. And the whole thing hasn't been cleaned at all since I've owned it. I was just side-by-side viewing it with a near-mint Hoffritz Picnicker/Campingmesser so it's gonna seem filthy compared. Everything matches that one and not the other earlier Hoff +PAT / no shackle Picnicker. So I'm pretty sure this one *is* c. '72 and not more than +/- 1 full year.
Yeah, a side by side will find flaws in the cleanest knives. No hiding there!
Now I gotta think about which one to post next week. I should catch up more on the cleaning!
Fixed some of the damage on that Outdoorsman after we were discussing it:Serrated bladeBefore:(Image removed from quote.)After:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Pruner blade'front' Before:(Image removed from quote.)After:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(back) Before:(Image removed from quote.)After(Image removed from quote.)I should have taken some shots facing the edge. Sharp line reflections are more of what I use to evaluate the waviness and where to hammer.Both are pretty sharp despite the nicks. Not planning on sharpening it just yet.
Ugh. I hope that's not too long a trip away from home then.
A classic...the Spartan!
It can’t be both a Classic and a Spartan.....you will have to choose. Nice 👍.........
Older Hoffritz that I know of - c. 1950 Climber:(Image removed from quote.)