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Hoffritz Wednesday 1854

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,310
Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2019, 09:36:42 PM »
Nice Fisherman Ray! :like:

This is mine for Hoff Wednesday:
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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  :like: :tu:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2019, 11:56:00 PM »
I like that serrated blade! Looks good from here, the liners are nice and clean...not build up or corrosion  :like: :tu:

 :cheers: 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.
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2019, 12:36:27 AM »
:cheers: 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!  :tu:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2019, 04:19:10 AM »
Yeah, a side by side will find flaws in the cleanest knives. No hiding there!  :tu:

 :iagree:  Now I gotta think about which one to post next week.  I should catch up more on the cleaning!  :ahhh
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2019, 05:02:11 PM »
:iagree:  Now I gotta think about which one to post next week.  I should catch up more on the cleaning!  :ahhh
Yes - I have that problem every Wednesday morning  :rofl:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2019, 07:31:18 PM »
Fixed some of the damage on that Outdoorsman after we were discussing it:

Serrated blade
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Pruner blade
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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.
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2019, 02:42:07 AM »
Fixed some of the damage on that Outdoorsman after we were discussing it:

Serrated blade
Before:
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After:
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Pruner blade
'front' Before:
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After:
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(back) Before:
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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.
Wow...very good!  :tu:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2019, 06:54:02 PM »
Wow...very good!  :tu:
:cheers: Thanks, Ray. I'm happy with the work so far. Still needs a good cleaning though.






I think this is a Handy Boy. There's a nice patina on the nickel silver liners.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,310
Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2019, 01:05:40 AM »
I’m a little bummed out...I left Florida to come up to Georgia and forgot my Hoffritz ‘s . The only two SAK is my favorite Woodsman and the OHO!  :facepalm:
Also in the wooden tool chest was my pencils and fly typing stuff! And my pillow  :facepalm:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2019, 03:19:52 AM »
Ugh. I hope that's not too long a trip away from home then.
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2019, 11:52:09 PM »
Ugh. I hope that's not too long a trip away from home then.
I’m thinking 3 or 4 months...might be able to get down on a 3 day holiday weekend! See what happens!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #71 on: March 28, 2019, 05:34:25 PM »
Hoffritz Director:




Could use some polishing on the scales.
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2019, 02:28:43 PM »
Thought I would post this one for today.
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2019, 07:10:12 AM »
Very nice sir!!

Barry
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2019, 07:49:44 PM »
Thanks you  :cheers:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #75 on: August 07, 2019, 01:50:17 PM »
A classic...the Spartan!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #76 on: August 07, 2019, 07:50:37 PM »
A classic...the Spartan!

It can’t be both a Classic and a Spartan.....you will have to choose.   :rofl:

Nice 👍.........
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #77 on: August 07, 2019, 08:32:00 PM »
It can’t be both a Classic and a Spartan.....you will have to choose.   :rofl:

Nice 👍.........
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
That was good!  :tu: :cheers:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2019, 01:52:21 PM »
A nice woods knife today!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2019, 02:00:06 PM »
Happy Hoffritz day!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2019, 08:00:11 PM »
Last Wednesday of the month!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2019, 10:46:15 PM »
Older Hoffritz that I know of - c. 1950 Climber:

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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #82 on: August 28, 2019, 10:54:09 PM »
Older Hoffritz that I know of - c. 1950 Climber:

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Thats a very nice older Hoffritz. A ‘50s Climber - that is pretty cool! :tu: :cheers:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2019, 06:56:33 AM »
Hello, I think this is a --------. The Wiki won't let me sign up... Thought you guys might like it, the sheath is leather and has three flaps total.

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« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 07:05:21 AM by edc yes »

The only reason I'm carrying a "-------" is because the "--------" doesn't have a "-------" on it.   :drink:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,310
Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2019, 01:23:32 PM »
Nice Hoffritz. Thanks for sharing it with us. :tu:
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #85 on: September 11, 2019, 04:12:57 PM »
Happy Hoffritz Wednesday!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #86 on: October 02, 2019, 02:47:41 PM »
Happy Hoffritz Wednesday
A two layer for today!
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Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #87 on: October 02, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
'75 D11061 TRAVELER (Climber):



This is the earliest HOFFRITZ inlay scale that I have. Magnetic inlays, black scissor spring and H/VSSR tang stamps, etc. verify '75 construction.  All Hoffritz tang stamps after this are H/SSR, so knives with both the inlay and these tang stamps are relatively rare.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,310
Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #88 on: October 02, 2019, 06:16:32 PM »
I just checked mine and 4 are H/SSR and only 1 is H/VSSR. Great information!  :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,310
Re: Hoffritz Wednesday
« Reply #89 on: October 09, 2019, 03:49:48 PM »
It’s Wednesday!  My Hoffritz Fieldmaster.


 

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