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OOPS! - SAK Production Errors 5064

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OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« on: September 26, 2019, 05:46:01 PM »
If it's not quite right or totally wrong...post it up!



 :facepalm:

...or maybe it's just a ghost 'PAT'?  ::)

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 06:02:38 PM »
Apparently my MiniChamp XL left the factory with the slanted nail file facing the back of the knife when it should have been facing the shield side.
Maybe it's considered an assembly error more than a production error.  :think:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 06:35:22 PM »

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 06:41:09 PM »
When did Vic start sharpening the inside curve of the screw driver? None of my 68 SAKs has the inside of the screw driver sharpened as in the top pic. Or is it just the angle of the pic?
Rich

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
Apparently my MiniChamp XL left the factory with the slanted nail file facing the back of the knife when it should have been facing the shield side.
Maybe it's considered an assembly error more than a production error.  :think:


That makes it "rare" :D

Nice SAK FB! :like: :tu: :tu:

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 06:48:25 PM »
If it's not quite right or totally wrong...post it up!



 :facepalm:

...or maybe it's just a ghost 'PAT'?  ::)

That's interesting kamakiri! :cheers:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 06:59:06 PM »
If collecting SAKs was like collecting stamps these would be worth a fortune.
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 07:34:51 PM »
If collecting SAKs was like collecting stamps these would be worth a fortune.
From the web:


1859 Sicilian Error of Color
Value: $2.6 million

The “Error of Color” is a misprinted Sicilian — printed blue instead of orange — that sold for €1.8 million ($2 million) in 2011. Surprisingly little information about the stamp itself is available, but the stamp is said to be in excellent condition and one of only two known in existence.

Related to this, I have an error of color Pioneer that was supposed to be red, but came out black. Any bidders?

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 08:30:54 PM »



Related to this, I have an error of color Pioneer that was supposed to be red, but came out black. Any bidders?

I'll pay you with money that was supposed to be real, but came out with "Monopoly" printed on it :tu:

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 08:48:56 PM »
When did Vic start sharpening the inside curve of the screw driver? None of my 68 SAKs has the inside of the screw driver sharpened as in the top pic. Or is it just the angle of the pic?
Rich

Rich, per the SAKWiki, it is called a cutting notch and the Soldier 1961 models had them up until 1993 or so.  Im sure someone else here can provide more detailed info.  :hatsoff:

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 08:57:25 PM »

I'll pay you with money that was supposed to be real, but came out with "Monopoly" printed on it :tu:

 :rofl:

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@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 09:11:33 PM »
When did Vic start sharpening the inside curve of the screw driver? None of my 68 SAKs has the inside of the screw driver sharpened as in the top pic. Or is it just the angle of the pic?
Rich

Rich, per the SAKWiki, it is called a cutting notch and the Soldier 1961 models had them up until 1993 or so.  Im sure someone else here can provide more detailed info.  :hatsoff:

If I'm understanding Rich correctly, I think he means on the cellidor knives?  That would be starting in mid '51 with the 'new' US PAT PEND/+PAT can opener.  There is supposed to be a time in the late '60s when the sharpened edge was omitted, perhaps briefly.

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2019, 09:25:37 PM »
If I'm understanding Rich correctly, I think he means on the cellidor knives?  That would be starting in mid '51 with the 'new' US PAT PEND/+PAT can opener.  There is supposed to be a time in the late '60s when the sharpened edge was omitted, perhaps briefly.

Yeah, I misunderstood.  My bad.  :whistle:

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 10:48:11 PM »
A $2 million dollar stamp  :facepalm:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2019, 10:58:08 PM »
US Post Office could use a $2 mil stamp right about now. Not sure if thatd actually help the cause though  :facepalm:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 11:13:51 AM »
Not sure I would call it a production error, but I still find it a bit amusing.
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 02:50:32 PM »
Not sure I would call it a production error, but I still find it a bit amusing.
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There for a long time, Wengers in Vic packaging were quite common--clearing out old Wenger factory stock?
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2019, 02:54:00 PM »
That was my thought  :iagree:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 04:08:23 PM »
There for a long time, Wengers in Vic packaging were quite common--clearing out old Wenger factory stock?

I'd say so, but it does appeal to me in some weird way
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 07:40:11 PM »
Re: my earlier post this thread:

I finally got around to looking through my SAK collection and I did find an Alox Soldier (curses-forgot to check the year) that does have a sharpened inside curve on the screwdriver.  Amazing what you find out on the board. :)
Rich

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2019, 07:53:15 PM »
Re: my earlier post this thread:

I finally got around to looking through my SAK collection and I did find an Alox Soldier (curses-forgot to check the year) that does have a sharpened inside curve on the screwdriver.  Amazing what you find out on the board. :)
Rich
Oh cool, one of the older ones then!  :tu:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2019, 11:45:41 PM »
Re: my earlier post this thread:

I finally got around to looking through my SAK collection and I did find an Alox Soldier (curses-forgot to check the year) that does have a sharpened inside curve on the screwdriver.  Amazing what you find out on the board. :)
Rich

Hey Rich,

Some of my Pioneers have this too.   This early one has both the ground edge and the wire bender/stripper:




And as you note, some earlier Model 1961's.  These are both '65's:




And I also have an 84 mm cellidor SAK (Salesman, I think?) that has both the ground stripper edge, and the wire stripping notch (lower right in picture):




I wish Vx still did this to the cap lifter tool.  It's a useful feature.

Myron
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2019, 01:11:47 AM »
Hey Rich,

Some of my Pioneers have this too.   This early one has both the ground edge and the wire bender/stripper:

(Image removed from quote.)


And as you note, some earlier Model 1961's.  These are both '65's:

(Image removed from quote.)


And I also have an 84 mm cellidor SAK (Salesman, I think?) that has both the ground stripper edge, and the wire stripping notch (lower right in picture):

(Image removed from quote.)


I wish Vx still did this to the cap lifter tool.  It's a useful feature.

Myron
Very nice SAK’s  :tu:
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2019, 01:12:05 AM »
Not sure I would call it a production error, but I still find it a bit amusing.
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It took me a minute to get this

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2019, 04:06:19 AM »
'72 246fmaU Champion 'A':





I don't normally chase models with boxes, but how often does one come NIB/MIB with an unsharpened awl? It does have the concave grind, but no edge and no tip grind.  And to my knowledge, it wasn't a display model...and everything else is sharp.

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2019, 08:35:04 PM »
If collecting SAKs was like collecting stamps these would be worth a fortune.

Kinda works for the rare functionally defective models like SwissFlame or Autotool.
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2019, 03:50:14 AM »
Rediscovered this today on an early '80s Ranger:



And if it's not clear in the pic, the pair of cuts toward the tip aren't as deep, and the tip is deeper than a wood saw should be of this era (post '79 with the bump in the backspring tip) and is 'in line' with the bulk of the saw teeth tips. Minor error, but I think it might have come loose from the jig or perhaps the cutting wheel shattered on that last pair of cuts.

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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »
Rediscovered this today on an early '80s Ranger:

(Image removed from quote.)

And if it's not clear in the pic, the pair of cuts toward the tip aren't as deep, and the tip is deeper than a wood saw should be of this era (post '79 with the bump in the backspring tip) and is 'in line' with the bulk of the saw teeth tips. Minor error, but I think it might have come loose from the jig or perhaps the cutting wheel shattered on that last pair of cuts.
expert eyes  :tu: doubt I'd catch that  :think:

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OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2019, 04:41:26 PM »
Not sure if it’s really an error.
I’m guessing it’s just worn tools on the production line that couldn’t cut quite close enough and it left a bit of excess material on there.
They were only small flakes so just lightly scraped them off with some ceramic tweezers.
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Re: OOPS! - SAK Production Errors
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2019, 05:15:43 PM »
Not sure if it’s really an error.
I’m guessing it’s just worn tools on the production line that couldn’t cut quite close enough and it left a bit of excess material on there.
They were only small flakes so just lightly scraped them off with some ceramic tweezers.
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