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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Thoughts on the Cadet?
« Last post by GoatDragon on Today at 03:59:47 AM »
I enjoy a Cadet once in a while...

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What is that dark grey hunk of metal attached to the silver alox cadet at the bottom middle of that collection?

I've not seen one on a cadet before, but they did these on soldiers in limited runs. The fire striker knife.

Thus is from the SAKwiki soldier page:
"The Feuerschlagmesser (Fire Striker Knife), was a limited run of knives for renowned knife collector Horst Brunner of Switzerland. The Feuerschlagmesser features a steel striker on a special back spring added to the Soldier’s knife. The striker is used with Flint rock to create sparks for fire starting, and were sold with a piece of flint and firestarter material. The Fish stamp on the striker is the Maker’s Mark of H. Fischlin who designed the striker and special backspring for the knife. Victorinox produced a number of the Feuerschlagmesser for Mr. Brunner who wrote the book “Feuer und Feuerschlagmesser” (ISBN:3-7193-1156-2 / 978-3-7193-1156-8) on the history of the fire starter knives.
The original production numbers for this model made for Mr. Brunner has been reported as 658 knives, from 4 different runs:
1996 August: – 100; 1998 February: – 185; 2000 August: – 173; 2002 July: - 200
In 2008, probably using up old stock of the special strikers, Victorinox assembled a small additional number of these knives, they are reported to have later tangs “Swiss Made” w/o a date."

Correct! That Cadet has a fish stamp on the firesteel and was a limited run from Swiss Bianco.

That's pretty nifty. Does the firesteel come off so you can strike it with one of the Cadet's tools? I would love more pictures showing how it works if you don't mind!
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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Thoughts on the Cadet?
« Last post by philodemus on Today at 03:58:19 AM »
I enjoy a Cadet once in a while...

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

What is that dark grey hunk of metal attached to the silver alox cadet at the bottom middle of that collection?

I've not seen one on a cadet before, but they did these on soldiers in limited runs. The fire striker knife.

Thus is from the SAKwiki soldier page:
"The Feuerschlagmesser (Fire Striker Knife), was a limited run of knives for renowned knife collector Horst Brunner of Switzerland. The Feuerschlagmesser features a steel striker on a special back spring added to the Soldier’s knife. The striker is used with Flint rock to create sparks for fire starting, and were sold with a piece of flint and firestarter material. The Fish stamp on the striker is the Maker’s Mark of H. Fischlin who designed the striker and special backspring for the knife. Victorinox produced a number of the Feuerschlagmesser for Mr. Brunner who wrote the book “Feuer und Feuerschlagmesser” (ISBN:3-7193-1156-2 / 978-3-7193-1156-8) on the history of the fire starter knives.
The original production numbers for this model made for Mr. Brunner has been reported as 658 knives, from 4 different runs:
1996 August: – 100; 1998 February: – 185; 2000 August: – 173; 2002 July: - 200
In 2008, probably using up old stock of the special strikers, Victorinox assembled a small additional number of these knives, they are reported to have later tangs “Swiss Made” w/o a date."

Correct! That Cadet has a fish stamp on the firesteel and was a limited run from Swiss Bianco. 
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Pabs You asked for it...


Front Right Pocket:
Three sets of Keys, Home, Truck, Work, Vic Aqua Trade Cadet, Zebralight SC62, Vic Compact

Custom Leather belt pouch:
Swisstool, Ratchet set, Leatherman Bit Extender, Klien 4401, Leatherman Rebar.

Left Front Pocket:
$0.41, Carmex, Vic Spirit XBS (Dark Spirit)

Rear Left Pocket:
Wallet

And I almost forgot what holds it all Up
SOG Synk II
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The Break Room / Re: Playing Battleship by my self, and loving it
« Last post by ironraven on Today at 03:55:19 AM »
Those look fun, but pricey.

I wonder if anyone has a print your own version. Yes, I'm cheap. I need a shirt or a case sticker that says "shooter carries no cash, spent it all on ammo and knives".  :rofl:
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Edged Tools / Re: Show us your Spyderco
« Last post by Blackbeard on Today at 03:53:41 AM »


rides deeper this way as well
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General Tool Discussion / Re: Disaster strikes!
« Last post by ironraven on Today at 03:48:40 AM »
I always get my work stuff ready the night before because I would forget everything the next morning if I didn't

Its the only way to do it.

In college, I was one of two guys who made it out of the dorm with pants during a fire "drill" (someone's ex added a squirt of lighter fluid and some time to his laundry in the dryer) in sub zero weather. All the other guys had sweats or shorts. (Sub zero american sub zero.) The other guy was my roommate, who'd picked the habit up from my doing it. I might have been pulling them on over my sweats in the parking lot, but I was warm and I had my keys, my knives, my basic tools, flashlight, and my wallet.
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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Thoughts on the Cadet?
« Last post by gustophersmob on Today at 03:43:14 AM »
I enjoy a Cadet once in a while...

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

What is that dark grey hunk of metal attached to the silver alox cadet at the bottom middle of that collection?

I've not seen one on a cadet before, but they did these on soldiers in limited runs. The fire striker knife.

Thus is from the SAKwiki soldier page:
"The Feuerschlagmesser (Fire Striker Knife), was a limited run of knives for renowned knife collector Horst Brunner of Switzerland. The Feuerschlagmesser features a steel striker on a special back spring added to the Soldier’s knife. The striker is used with Flint rock to create sparks for fire starting, and were sold with a piece of flint and firestarter material. The Fish stamp on the striker is the Maker’s Mark of H. Fischlin who designed the striker and special backspring for the knife. Victorinox produced a number of the Feuerschlagmesser for Mr. Brunner who wrote the book “Feuer und Feuerschlagmesser” (ISBN:3-7193-1156-2 / 978-3-7193-1156-8) on the history of the fire starter knives.
The original production numbers for this model made for Mr. Brunner has been reported as 658 knives, from 4 different runs:
1996 August: – 100; 1998 February: – 185; 2000 August: – 173; 2002 July: - 200
In 2008, probably using up old stock of the special strikers, Victorinox assembled a small additional number of these knives, they are reported to have later tangs “Swiss Made” w/o a date."
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Thanks for posting about these, Charles! :cheers:

The Coast line is quite interesting and not well covered(as far as I know). Your work on this is appreciated.  :)

Those Pocket Toolboxes are something a little different and look to be a good idea with lack-luster QC(like many tools of the time and/or genre). :facepalm:
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The Break Room / Re: Putting my Dog down on Monday. Any tips?
« Last post by MadPlumbarian on Today at 03:40:23 AM »
Very nice, our furballs stone just came in today, nothing great but still a little something special..
JR
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