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.
If it's not quite right or totally wrong...post it up! ...or maybe it's just a ghost 'PAT'?
If collecting SAKs was like collecting stamps these would be worth a fortune.
Related to this, I have an error of color Pioneer that was supposed to be red, but came out black. Any bidders?
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
I'll pay you with money that was supposed to be real, but came out with "Monopoly" printed on it
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.
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.
Not sure I would call it a production error, but I still find it a bit amusing.(Image removed from quote.)
There for a long time, Wengers in Vic packaging were quite common--clearing out old Wenger factory stock?
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:(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
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.
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.Before:(Image removed from quote.)After:(Image removed from quote.)