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Best series to collect? 296

No Life Club Posts: 1,930
Best series to collect?
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:13:02 PM »
Hey,

what do you think is the best multitool-series to collect?

There are different perspectives: value development, interests of other collectors, rarity, look and feel, ...
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,094
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 03:18:56 PM »
Do not get started with the PSTs  :whistle:.   

How about the Juice Line?  There are some very hard to get if not impossible to get versions so if completing your series is mandatory  :dunno:

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,930
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 03:51:00 PM »
My favorites are the Wenger (New)Ranger series, the Vic Alox limited edition and the Nespresso edition!

The juice line is also nice, especially with the rare one like the kf4 and the juice pro  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 1,847
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 03:53:20 PM »
Do not get started with the PSTs  :whistle:.   

How about the Juice Line?  There are some very hard to get if not impossible to get versions so if completing your series is mandatory  :dunno:.

Who would have thought that the humble pst have so many variations.. The recent FS thread with wowboro's pst starting by the #3xx scares me..  :pok:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,094
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »
I gave up on the PST and JPST  ;).  I have specimens that I'm happy with and  :hatsoff: to all who forge on. 

As to the Juice line.  The Original SX and Camo versions will be hard to come by as would the Green one. 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 4,260 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 02:14:25 PM »
If expense is a consideration (and it should be ! ) then I suggest you consider collecting something that not many others are into.  This will give you both more opportunities and lower per unit cost.

As an example I several years ago I started to collect the Stanley Watch/Clock tool series (the ones that were promotional items and originally came in the Stanley mini-toolbox).  Because at that time I wasn't competing with many other collectors I manged to find most variants,  and significantly cheaper than the prices I had to pay for more collectible MTs (eg Gerber MP650 Evolution).  Early Gerber Multi-Pliers (Mr Pinchies) used to be less expensive, but they seem to be a bit collectible too, so prices have gone up lately (particularly for the v1.x variants).

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,246 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 02:44:40 PM »
Personally, I get tired at some point, with buying nearly identical tools, even though finishes and tool arrangements are slightly different.
I like variation more than trying to complete any series.
However, that said, a lot of people enjoy having a complete set of a series tool with slight variations and/or brand/advertising stamping/printing.

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Jr. Member Posts: 94 Just a dude with an appreciation for titanium.
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 05:48:23 AM »
The Wenger Titanium series only has 3 knives so it was my first "complete" collection.

One day I hope to find another of the Ueli Steck version at a decent price so I can modify/replace the blade to make it my daily carry.

As other people have pointed out the LM Juice series has had a decent variety of alterations over the years that makes them interesting to collect while not necessarily breaking the bank in the process until you get the rarest of them.

The colored Alox quest is one to be wary of so maybe stick to local company based color variations to keep costs down? In North America DLT has Blue or Black alox; Swiss Bianco has quite a few at a much higher cost.

My current focus is on the 84mm Vic line with attention given to 74mm's if they cross my path at a decent value.

Work EDC: Vic 8GB Jetsetter/Swisscard/Olight I1R EOS/Atwood R25

Weekend EDC: Vic Voyageur or Compact or Pioneer X/Stayglow Rambler/LM Squirt P4/Fenix E01/Atwood R25

Neatest items in collection: Full Wenger Titanium Series, Vic Voyaguer, 84mm Golfer with Long Nailfile, Several Atwoods.

These days I focus on 84mm with Scissors, odd Wenger Knives, and bladeless versions of SAKs so I can carry them at work.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,185
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 09:23:14 AM »
Alox Nespresso line for sure, but getting started now would be too late since prices have gone up really fast since 2016.
You got in that rabbit hole in time though :D

84mm with scissors... just about any model I can find (always on the cheap... I'm just like that ::)   )

And Vintage SAKs. Both officer's and Soldier's knives from the 70's and before.

I'm still missing a bailed SAK with exposed rivets and old awl :drool:

So if someone comes across one of those :pok:

Buy now or regret later
No Life Club Posts: 2,804
Re: Best series to collect?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 05:55:43 PM »
To be brutally honest I think collecting Wenger Rangers now will be pretty hard. The ones that are readily available are the most common versions. In your shoes I would definitely go after the Wenger Evo-Wood series and pick up the matching Rangers as they pop up. Also grab the Three SOG Paladins, how about the 3 versions of the Spyderco spyderench??
The Ranger line runs to around 100 different variations. Have you got the three Vic butane lighters??

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.

 

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