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Title: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 03:32:00 PM
It's an Explorer WITH A WOODSAW!

What more needs to be said about this awesome SAK except it's so rare I had to make mine from a Champ.

Pics:

(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20150327_002_zpsso5dyufn.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20150327_002_zpsso5dyufn.jpg.html)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20150326_007_zpsrnzzxk1e.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20150326_007_zpsrnzzxk1e.jpg.html)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20150317_015_zpsvnsozxjy.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20150317_015_zpsvnsozxjy.jpg.html)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20150302_014_zps54wakwmq.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20150302_014_zps54wakwmq.jpg.html)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/100_0408_zpsd4cac7e2.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/100_0408_zpsd4cac7e2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ducttapetech on June 02, 2015, 03:35:57 PM
Or a Huntsman with a mag/Phillips layer...
Nice one man!

Nate
That's us mobile

Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 03:41:39 PM
Or a Huntsman with a mag/Phillips layer...
Nice one man!

Nate
That's us mobile

Yep, that too....
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Luna Knife on June 02, 2015, 03:56:44 PM
they should still make those to buy off the shelf
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 04:00:02 PM
they should still make those to buy off the shelf

Agreed - it's a great tool combo.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 02, 2015, 04:12:33 PM
Fantastic Sak I wish I had one :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: eddie1115 on June 02, 2015, 04:31:01 PM
I'm in!  I was going to join with the caveat that I modded mine from a SwissChamp, but you'd mentioned before that yours was also a mod :)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/02/ce707d47b1baddb2fa28f384cd72cd60.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 04:39:35 PM
I'm in!  I was going to join with the caveat that I modded mine from a SwissChamp, but you'd mentioned before that yours was also a mod :)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/02/ce707d47b1baddb2fa28f384cd72cd60.jpg)

Nice one eddie!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on June 02, 2015, 06:50:15 PM
I'm in!!!!! :2tu:


Huntsman/Woodsman variation
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Early%20Woodsman_zps71f9rm6x.jpg)
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Huntsman


Elinox Woodsman
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Elinox%20Woodsman_zpsbazirn2e.jpg)
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Woodsman
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 07:39:42 PM
I'm in!!!!! :2tu:


Huntsman/Woodsman variation
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Early%20Woodsman_zps71f9rm6x.jpg)
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Huntsman


Elinox Woodsman
(http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz256/SAKGuy/Elinox%20Woodsman_zpsbazirn2e.jpg)
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Woodsman
Oh go on then.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on June 02, 2015, 08:02:05 PM
Mags, it just dawned on me that your Woodsman is just a fish scaler away from a Marly Outdoorsman.

That Woodsman has a great toolset!!!  :tu:

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Outdoorsman
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 08:41:10 PM
Mags, it just dawned on me that your Woodsman is just a fish scaler away from a Marly Outdoorsman.

That Woodsman has a great toolset!!!  :tu:

http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Outdoorsman

I gave the fishscaler from the champ I used to mod this from to Hiraethus - he'll do anything for a fish scaler.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 02, 2015, 11:14:48 PM
Can I join with a modeler (woodsmans cousin)metal saw instead of woodsaw? It could be called the urban woodsman for this thread!
A lame attempt I know but there it is. :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 02, 2015, 11:17:19 PM
Can I join with a modeler (woodsmans cousin)metal saw instead of woodsaw? It could be called the urban woodsman for this thread!
A lame attempt I know but there it is. :salute:
Come on in- the water's lovely. Gotta do a pic though. Check out SAK Guys.always a great pic.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on June 03, 2015, 03:05:57 AM
I'm in ....

And I can join this club with two Vic Woodsmen.
Woodsman was the former name for the Huntsman - So this old beauty also qualifies me for this club I hope!!

As a lifelong Huntsman user and a recent convert to the mag/Phillips layer - The modern Woodsman is a great tool for me.
Definitely agree with Luna Knife that these should still be in production.

I think it would also be good with a metal file layer too. Not sure if that is an official model.

Picked this up last year off the bay - almost 'by accident'  :D - for a very reasonable price - so was very chuffed

It also has the very nice Vic piccie on the handles, which I have seen around in a few places
But would really like to know the origin/meaning of the piccie - Can anyone help?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on June 03, 2015, 03:40:06 AM
I'm in!!!!!
Huntsman/Woodsman variation
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Huntsman

Hi SAK Guy
I was going to say this was not a Woodsman - As it was not old enough - Eg look at mine above.  :)
However I checked the wiki and it looks like no tp/tw means it is a Woodsman.

It gets very confusing when Vic re-use names - eh !!  ???
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jazzbass on June 03, 2015, 03:51:43 AM
Here are five of the seven that I have - all real, no mods. Not shown here are one from c. 1981 and a "left-handed" (i.e. scissors and phillips/mag layers switched) model from c. 1985.

(http://i.imgur.com/Rwm3Fd0.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on June 03, 2015, 03:56:42 AM
I'm in!!!!!
Huntsman/Woodsman variation
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Huntsman

Hi SAK Guy
I was going to say this was not a Woodsman - As it was not old enough - Eg look at mine above.  :)
However I checked the wiki and it looks like no tp/tw means it is a Woodsman.

It gets very confusing when Vic re-use names - eh !!  ???

Yes it does!!! :cheers:  Ii had me fooled too early on and it's such a minor thing that it's easy to miss yet it's one of the little things I love about SAKSs!  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on June 03, 2015, 03:59:14 AM
That's really nice JB!!!!!   Great collection!!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 03, 2015, 10:29:38 AM
Can I join with a modeler (woodsmans cousin)metal saw instead of woodsaw? It could be called the urban woodsman for this thread!
A lame attempt I know but there it is. :salute:
Come on in- the water's lovely. Gotta do a pic though. Check out SAK Guys.always a great pic.

I'll post a pic when it arrives from Lowtech, it shouldn't be too long :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 03, 2015, 10:38:50 AM
Can I join with a modeler (woodsmans cousin)metal saw instead of woodsaw? It could be called the urban woodsman for this thread!
A lame attempt I know but there it is. :salute:
Come on in- the water's lovely. Gotta do a pic though. Check out SAK Guys.always a great pic.

I'll post a pic when it arrives from Lowtech, it shouldn't be too long :salute:

The one with the motorbike decal on it? Sweet!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 03, 2015, 10:42:50 AM
Yeah buddy i got for the toolset  mainly not the scales but they are cool ,but don't think it will be a user as them scales seem quite rare


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Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 03, 2015, 10:45:41 AM
Here are five of the seven that I have - all real, no mods. Not shown here are one from c. 1981 and a "left-handed" (i.e. scissors and phillips/mag layers switched) model from c. 1985.

(http://i.imgur.com/Rwm3Fd0.jpg)

Nice pic and info jazzbass - you know what I'm going to ask? Have you got a pic of the lefty?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 03, 2015, 10:59:33 AM
+1 I'd like to see that too


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Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 03, 2015, 02:07:20 PM
I'm in ....

And I can join this club with two Vic Woodsmen.
Woodsman was the former name for the Huntsman - So this old beauty also qualifies me for this club I hope!!

As a lifelong Huntsman user and a recent convert to the mag/Phillips layer - The modern Woodsman is a great tool for me.
Definitely agree with Luna Knife that these should still be in production.

I think it would also be good with a metal file layer too. Not sure if that is an official model.

Picked this up last year off the bay - almost 'by accident'  :D - for a very reasonable price - so was very chuffed

It also has the very nice Vic piccie on the handles, which I have seen around in a few places
But would really like to know the origin/meaning of the piccie - Can anyone help?
Huntsman that top one is lush!

Why is this model so rare? The only original ones so far are jazzbass' and Huntsmans and the rest are mods.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on June 04, 2015, 05:07:23 AM
I only have the Alox Woodsman
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ebarberena on June 04, 2015, 08:06:45 AM
OK guys, I have two brand new Explores with woodsaw for sale. They are being sold in Mexico as Fathers' day specials, complete with pouch.  I can post actual photos on friday. Until then this promo picture is going to have to do. https://www.facebook.com/VictorinoxMx/photos/a.10150116831410921.315966.169740300920/10153502114700921/?type=1

US$55.00 plus shipping each. I'll be in NYC next week so I can post them then from there. I guess shipping would be arround $6.00 but I'm not sure.

Who's interested?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on June 04, 2015, 08:16:46 AM
Huntsman that top one is lush!
Why is this model so rare? The only original ones so far are jazzbass' and Huntsmans and the rest are mods.

Thanks M - It is certainly one of my favourites in my wee collection!!

I came across it almost by accident on the bay, it was local to Oz - so no massive postage costs and was a great price.
One of those ebay purchases that makes up for all the crazy ones I have done  :o

When it arrived it was in excellent condition, just a tiny, tiny dent on the mb which I hammered out a little, it's not really noticeable now.

I dated mine between 92 (Hook, scissors w rivet) and 04 Old mag glass
- But not sure when they stopped making this model - so could be older
Fraid my dating is not as accurate as JBs

I love the logo on the scales

I have used it a bit - But it's tempting not to - to keep it in its pristine condition.

PS. Wow - Just seen Ebareena's post whilst writing this - That sounds like a good deal to me!! Even personal delivery!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jazzbass on June 04, 2015, 08:44:04 AM
OK guys, I have two brand new Explores with woodsaw for sale. They are being sold in Mexico as Fathers' day specials, complete with pouch.  I can post actual photos on friday. Until then this promo picture is going to have to do. https://www.facebook.com/VictorinoxMx/photos/a.10150116831410921.315966.169740300920/10153502114700921/?type=1

US$55.00 plus shipping each. I'll be in NYC next week so I can post them then from there. I guess shipping would be arround $6.00 but I'm not sure.

Who's interested?

I'm interested - need to complete the set. I'll send you a PM with details. Thanks!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 04, 2015, 12:02:20 PM
I only have the Alox Woodsman

Ah, but that's got the hollow rivet and bail. Lovely
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ebarberena on June 04, 2015, 03:19:26 PM
OK guys, I have two brand new Explores with woodsaw for sale. They are being sold in Mexico as Fathers' day specials, complete with pouch.  I can post actual photos on friday. Until then this promo picture is going to have to do. https://www.facebook.com/VictorinoxMx/photos/a.10150116831410921.315966.169740300920/10153502114700921/?type=1

US$55.00 plus shipping each. I'll be in NYC next week so I can post them then from there. I guess shipping would be arround $6.00 but I'm not sure.

Who's interested?

For those without a FC acount, here is a stock picture:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 10, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
Looks like the Woodsman is still in great demand.

Here's mine with its new scales:
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20150608_002_zpsclkkhihv.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20150608_002_zpsclkkhihv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: oscar on June 15, 2015, 02:31:55 AM

Ihave a limited 50 pieces orange woodman.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ebarberena on June 15, 2015, 06:10:38 AM

Ihave a limited 50 pieces orange woodman.

 :worthless:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jazzbass on June 16, 2015, 12:38:06 AM
Thanks to ebarberena I've added another Woodsman to my collection - a 2015 version made for Victorinox México S.A. de C.V.:

(http://i.imgur.com/X1TfANw.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Weasel on June 16, 2015, 01:01:27 PM
Very nice


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Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 16, 2015, 01:05:13 PM
Thanks for showing that jazzbass. Is there a reason Vic did a special Mexican run? Also, is there anything to denote this on the SAK?
 :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ebarberena on June 16, 2015, 11:18:59 PM
The only thing that denotes this a a spacial run is the model number in the cardboard box: 1.6713P15.

This SAK was made to celebrate Father's Day in Mexico. They did a special BO main blade Hunstsman last year. I don't know if they did something special before that. I'll find out.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 16, 2015, 11:20:10 PM
The only thing that denotes this a a spacial run is the model number in the cardboard box: 1.6713P15.

This SAK was made to celebrate Father's Day in Mexico. They did a special BO main blade Hunstsman last year. I don't know if they did something special before that. I'll find out.

Thanks ebarberena  :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: ebarberena on June 25, 2015, 08:05:46 PM
I am ordering more Woodsman tomorrow. Does anyone want one? I might be able to ship form the US some time in July.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: tosh on June 29, 2015, 06:07:15 PM
Got home from work to find the postie had left me a parcel  :D
 :mail:

Massive thanks to ebarbarena, I'm now a very proud owner of a new Woodsman.
I'm developing a kind of fetish for these Mag layers  :facepalm:

I really like the new style pouch and I'm so tempted to swap the standard scales for Green Plus scales - I think it would compliment the woodmans theme.

Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: VoetSak on September 01, 2015, 05:08:38 PM
Vssr with fine driver on the back.

Are these quite desirable/hard to get?

I would guess so from the number of modded ones that have been made?
Title: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: jalind on February 09, 2016, 09:47:04 PM
My first posting to this forum . . . and know I'm late to the party with this but thought you might find the comparison between an old and new one interesting.

The left one in the photo is about 35-37 years old and the right one is the 2014 Mexico market 130th Anniversary. There are obviously differences between them, with the 2014 130th Anniv. having a few more tools than the one made circa 1977-1980. I'm trying very hard to remember when I bought it. I was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army at the time and an even older SAK had been stolen, so I replaced it with the older Woodsman, and wore it on battle rattle for 20 years.
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/Woodsmen%20800.jpg)

Differences, mostly related to the eras in which they were made:

I believe those are all the differences between them. Had a Zermatt pouch with the old one, but the belt loop finally ripped out of the stitching after 25 years of hard use. I've got another Zermatt for it now. The nylon fabric hard-side pouch that came with new one is quite nice, and has a sharpening steel loop along an outside edge, which, like the straight pin hole, the steel wasn't included (but I have one now in it). The new one is as impressive as the old one was when I first bought it.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on February 10, 2016, 12:38:07 AM
Nice one John - Love these comparison pictures - And the old, well used, and appreciated SAKs !!  :tu:
Thanks for posting
And welcome to the forum - Please stick around - Sounds like you'll fit in well  :D

I have another couple of differences for you!!Then regarding the mag glass
- If you bought the new one in the last couple of years - Which I assume you did - Is this one from Mexico too?
It will be the V3 mag glass with a glass lens not the old plastic one piece
- It's hard to tell the difference - But you could try pinching the lens hard and try and rotate it in the frame, if it moves you have the glass one !

Hope that helps - rather than coming across as anal and picky!!  :o Tool varaiations is my SAK hobby!!    :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on February 10, 2016, 02:04:36 AM
Nice one John - Love these comparison pictures - And the old, well used, and appreciated SAKs !!  :tu:
Thanks for posting
And welcome to the forum - Please stick around - Sounds like you'll fit in well  :D

I have another couple of differences for you!!
  • One potential difference - Can't quite tell from the photee  ??? - But on the older one do you have the 'fluted' corscrew? - ie with the small groove going all round the corkscrew - Quite likely with the eyeless awl!
  • This one is really subtle - The blade thinkness changed in 2005 I believe from 2.4mm to 2mm - So I think that difference will be there.
  • Also the tang stamps will be different on the main blade.
  • Oh just thought of another one - The Phillips on the new one will be shorter to accommodate the new mag glass !!
Then regarding the mag glass
- If you bought the new one in the last couple of years - Which I assume you did - Is this one from Mexico too?
It will be the V3 mag glass with a glass lens not the old plastic one piece
- It's hard to tell the difference - But you could try pinching the lens hard and try and rotate it in the frame, if it moves you have the glass one !

Hope that helps - rather than coming across as anal and picky!!  :o Tool varaiations is my SAK hobby!!    :tu:

Thanks for the warm welcome . . .
Some answers

The old Woodsman was the smallest of three "go-to" knives I carried on the battle rattle. The other two were iconic in their own rights: a Buck 110 lockback and a M7, both of which I have, and still use, albeit the M7 doesn't see as much use now as it did. As a footnote, I'm a little surprised that the Camillus MIL-K-818 is apparently so collectible. IMHO it was pretty much a throw-away and they were never "general issue" to the soldiers, who had plenty of P-38's to get the C-rats open. You could get them through the supply system with an astute company supply sergeant, and you could buy one of your own at the clothing sales store if you wanted one. I suppose they got the job done for those few that had them (and took care of them), but they were quite crude by comparison to a 1961 SAK Soldier, which had all the same blades, or the "old" 108mm slipjoint GAK from that era which was another decent knife. One of the reasons I had the Woodsman. I fixed more "stuff" in the field with the Woodsman's tools than I could ever begin to remember. I wasn't that sad to see the Camillus MIL-K-818 retired completely.

Thanks for pointing out the other details . . . which I probably would not have noticed for some time.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on February 10, 2016, 03:19:40 AM
Homebuilt Woodsman Club  :D Mine have hooks, but no fine drivers.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: DaveBr on February 10, 2016, 03:31:33 AM
Nice one John - Love these comparison pictures - And the old, well used, and appreciated SAKs !!  :tu:
Thanks for posting
And welcome to the forum - Please stick around - Sounds like you'll fit in well  :D

I have another couple of differences for you!!
  • One potential difference - Can't quite tell from the photee  ??? - But on the older one do you have the 'fluted' corscrew? - ie with the small groove going all round the corkscrew - Quite likely with the eyeless awl!
  • This one is really subtle - The blade thinkness changed in 2005 I believe from 2.4mm to 2mm - So I think that difference will be there.
  • Also the tang stamps will be different on the main blade.


  • Oh just thought of another one - The Phillips on the new one will be shorter to accommodate the new mag glass !!
Then regarding the mag glass
- If you bought the new one in the last couple of years - Which I assume you did - Is this one from Mexico too?
It will be the V3 mag glass with a glass lens not the old plastic one piece
- It's hard to tell the difference - But you could try pinching the lens hard and try and rotate it in the frame, if it moves you have the glass one !

Hope that helps - rather than coming across as anal and picky!!  :o Tool varaiations is my SAK hobby!!    :tu:

One more difference:

The scissors were held together with a screw on the older SAK, a rivet on the newer one.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on February 10, 2016, 05:18:01 AM

One more difference:

The scissors were held together with a screw on the older SAK, a rivet on the newer one.

Wow . . . right you are. Just looked and that's one I'd probably never have noticed unless for some wacky reason the scissors blades loosened on it.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on February 17, 2016, 11:59:11 AM
Great posts John  :salute: The Woodsman continues to be a popular model so I'm wondering why it's been discontinued. I haven't been openly EDC'ing mine since xmas as my wife and daughter bought me a Huntsman. I really miss the mag glass and philips so I've secretly been pocket carrying the Greenwood so I don't appear ungrateful. It's still my favourite SAK :facepalm:
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/GWSPirit_zpssypkzyxw.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/GWSPirit_zpssypkzyxw.jpg.html)
 
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: kmanct3 on February 17, 2016, 01:14:02 PM
I'm lucky enough to have 3 , and still always looking for more, if I could only have 1 SAK hands down  this would be it. It's the perfect combination to me and wish it would be in production again. Once I awhile you find them on Ebay.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: kmanct3 on February 17, 2016, 01:14:54 PM
I'll post pics after work  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on February 17, 2016, 02:10:25 PM
I'll post pics after work  :D
:tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Gareth on February 17, 2016, 02:42:56 PM
Oooops, here's a club I missed. :-[  Long time fan and owner though.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/multitools/f75e6dd7-4bf5-4048-9b53-a592c7d1d187_zpsekgtzag0.jpg)

Like Mags I had to make my own but it's well worth it.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on February 17, 2016, 02:47:52 PM
Oooops, here's a club I missed. :-[  Long time fan and owner though.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/multitools/f75e6dd7-4bf5-4048-9b53-a592c7d1d187_zpsekgtzag0.jpg)

Like Mags I had to make my own but it's well worth it.

Great scales too Gareth!

I'm going to mod mine to swap the small blade with an inline awl supplied by Hiraethus. Once my wife is back on her feet and I have some time again.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on February 17, 2016, 04:21:46 PM
I'm lucky enough to have 3 , and still always looking for more, if I could only have 1 SAK hands down  this would be it. It's the perfect combination to me and wish it would be in production again. Once I awhile you find them on Ebay.


I feel the same way. Has the perfect set of tools I use most. Closest I've seen currently being made is the Evolution 23, and wish they had an S23 variant with a locking blade. I like the idea of a metal frame on the magnifier. However, its length consumes the entire layer. Move its small driver tip to the fingernail file, shorten the magnifier and make its lens bigger, and put a Phillips in opposite it. Then it would be just about perfect . . . an Evo version of the older Woodsman that didn't have the hook, straight pin or small driver on the bottom.


(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/SAK/New%20Arrivals/2016-02-16-06.jpg)


John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on February 17, 2016, 05:09:57 PM
The Marly Outdoorsman is the same knife with the addition of the multipurpose fishscaler. :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on February 18, 2016, 02:50:37 PM
The only thing that denotes this a a spacial run is the model number in the cardboard box: 1.6713P15.

This SAK was made to celebrate Father's Day in Mexico. They did a special BO main blade Hunstsman last year. I don't know if they did something special before that. I'll find out.

Thanks for this info!!!! I just received one in the mail and was asking about it over in the "latest SAK thread"

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,21658.msg1228862.html#msg1228862
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Gareth on February 18, 2016, 06:55:36 PM
Great posts John  :salute: The Woodsman continues to be a popular model so I'm wondering why it's been discontinued. I haven't been openly EDC'ing mine since xmas as my wife and daughter bought me a Huntsman. I really miss the mag glass and philips so I've secretly been pocket carrying the Greenwood so I don't appear ungrateful. It's still my favourite SAK :facepalm:
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/GWSPirit_zpssypkzyxw.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/GWSPirit_zpssypkzyxw.jpg.html)

Don't forget that the Huntsman Lite (http://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Medium-Pocket-Knives/Huntsman-Lite/p/1.7915.T) is still around and has a nigh identical tool selection.  I'd guess that the feel these two SAKs are too similar to have them both out at the same time. :shrug:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on February 18, 2016, 07:25:22 PM
Don't forget the Mountaineer Lite for the file fans.  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on February 19, 2016, 10:00:56 PM
I put together three more. I put new Plus scales on one because I wanted to use an old pen as a needle case. The pen no longer wrote so I thought it was empty...turns out there was still enough ink inside to make a big mess when I cut the nib off  ::)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: batosai117 on February 19, 2016, 11:53:55 PM

I put together three more. I put new Plus scales on one because I wanted to use an old pen as a needle case. The pen no longer wrote so I thought it was empty...turns out there was still enough ink inside to make a big mess when I cut the nib off  ::)

That looks awesome. And it has my favorite scale color, Ruby


Sent from my electronic multi-tool.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 18, 2016, 05:37:50 AM
An old topic - but this BNIB Woodsman just arrived with beautiful ruby scales (photo also shows BNIB Explorer Plus that just arrived). Has 3rd version of magnifier with full tool set on the back layer.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/SAK/New%20Arrivals/Red%20Explorer%20Plus%20and%20Ruby%20Woodsman.jpg)

A traditional red Woodsman I acquired earlier this year. It's a very functional journeyman color compared to the ruby. Other than scales color, it's identical in tools and proof marks.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/SAK/Miscellaneous/Woodsman%202014.jpg)

My oldest Woodsman that I bought new in Germany circa 1978-1980. Been very difficult to date from available tool data. It has the gray first version magnifier with long Phillips opposite, fluted corkscrew, scissors screw and no groove for scissors spring, "V" on the blade tang same size as the rest of "Victorinox" and back of blade is thicker, key ring in the spacer for small pen blade (versus part of the opener spring), corkscrew and awl without sewing eye on back layer, but no hook or fine screwdriver. Scales are original and do not have the straight pin hole. Getting a micro-driver to fit into the fluted corkscrew was not easy (that tool didn't exist when I bought it). Obviously was not made for one. Pulling the differences between this old one and the ones above from memory. There may be more. I've replaced the scissors spring several times over the first decade or so of ownership, but not that I recall for at least the last two decades. They used to break at the hole where they were press fitted into the scissors handle. Not just this Woodsman but on several 58mm Classic as well. Always used the same method to drift the tiny part of the old spring out and press fit the new one in. I'm concluding Victorinox improved the spring metallurgy to make it more durable, perhaps the shape slightly as well (always had the "folded" U-shape springs). I still keep a few large and small springs.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/SAK/Miscellaneous/Woodsman%201978_1.jpg)

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 18, 2016, 07:47:00 PM
Aaahhh, the mighty Woodsman.  Indeed a very useful model, old or new, and I too don't understand why it is not made anymore.  Of course the modern Huntsman is a old Woodsman with a new name and the old Huntsman is no more.  But the modern Woodsman with the mag and IP is nice.

My collection today:
1.  Top left-my newest....84mm from the later 40's I believe.  Not a drawer queen, this one has been used for right around 70 years and is still going.  No T&T or bail.
2.  Top right-91mm version from the late 40's....again, a user for ~ 70 years but going strong....this one does have a bail and T&T.....tweezers have a nickle-silver head.  Liners on both of the 40's models seem to be nickle-silver also and they are heavy for their size.
3.  Bottom left-84mm from the 60's, very austere, no bail, no T&T, just function.
4.  Bottom right-84mm from the 60's, this one has a bail, but no T&T.
5.  Bottom middle-modern 91mm with magnifier.  Has the sewing eye, but no hook or fine screwdriver.  Does have the rivet in the scissors.  A very handy SAK.

Hopefully they will make these again...... :cheers:

max
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 18, 2016, 07:54:39 PM
Nice collection Boo-Nizzle  :salute:

Here's mine I modded - The Greenwood:
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8452/28623129470_bae10b4b3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf)WP_20160811_008 (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 18, 2016, 08:01:46 PM
Nice collection Boo-Nizzle  :salute:

Here's mine I modded - The Greenwood:
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8452/28623129470_bae10b4b3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf)WP_20160811_008 (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

Arghhhh, not fair.  There are those that have an inline awl on their non-Alox SAKs and those that don't.....guess which group I belong to..........😞

Very nice.......   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 18, 2016, 08:50:29 PM
Nice collection Boo-Nizzle  :salute:

Here's mine I modded - The Greenwood:
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8452/28623129470_bae10b4b3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf)WP_20160811_008 (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

Arghhhh, not fair.  There are those that have an inline awl on their non-Alox SAKs and those that don't.....guess which group I belong to..........😞

Very nice.......   :cheers:
Ta- I Luuuurve it. As mods go it's pretty easy - only one pin to remove and the awl slips in nicely. The original Greenwood mod was my first so I was a bit loath to do it again but it worked out smashingly.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 18, 2016, 09:01:16 PM
This is a great thread guys!  I've had the urge to pick up an Explorer but honestly like this layout even better.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 18, 2016, 09:36:08 PM
This is a great thread guys!  I've had the urge to pick up an Explorer but honestly like this layout even better.
Gonna get one Barry?  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 18, 2016, 09:47:07 PM
Nice collection Boo-Nizzle  :salute:

Here's mine I modded - The Greenwood:
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8452/28623129470_bae10b4b3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf)WP_20160811_008 (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

Arghhhh, not fair.  There are those that have an inline awl on their non-Alox SAKs and those that don't.....guess which group I belong to..........😞

Very nice.......   :cheers:
Ta- I Luuuurve it. As mods go it's pretty easy - only one pin to remove and the awl slips in nicely. The original Greenwood mod was my first so I was a bit loath to do it again but it worked out smashingly.

Well that settles it, my 1st mod will be adding an inline awl to "something".....it's your fault.  😜

Barry.....woodsaw or metal saw (Modeler) doesn't add hardly any thickness to the Explorer, even though it adds a layer.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 18, 2016, 10:00:59 PM
NIce one Boo-Nizzle! Can't wait to see pics  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 18, 2016, 11:08:44 PM
Nice collection Boo-Nizzle  :salute:

Here's mine I modded - The Greenwood:
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8452/28623129470_bae10b4b3c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf)WP_20160811_008 (https://flic.kr/p/KBk2bf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

Arghhhh, not fair.  There are those that have an inline awl on their non-Alox SAKs and those that don't.....guess which group I belong to..........😞

Very nice.......   :cheers:
Ta- I Luuuurve it. As mods go it's pretty easy - only one pin to remove and the awl slips in nicely. The original Greenwood mod was my first so I was a bit loath to do it again but it worked out smashingly.

Well that settles it, my 1st mod will be adding an inline awl to "something".....it's your fault.  😜

Barry.....woodsaw or metal saw (Modeler) doesn't add hardly any thickness to the Explorer, even though it adds a layer.

That awl mod is very, very tempting! Looks great!!


Had been thinking about a Modeler myself; would be a nice Explorer enhancement to put the metal saw and awl in it. Would have to find the organ donors for it.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 18, 2016, 11:18:25 PM
I am, whether it's modding an Explorer or hopefully finding one.  I jumped on the Bay and there was only one up for sale.  I really like that layout...reminds me of everything that would make the Huntsman perfect!  I was on the path to picking up an Explorer yesterday when I found this thread and really took a liking to them! 
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 20, 2016, 05:30:04 AM
Well I just joined the club!  Waiting for mine to arrive....I can hardly wait!! :ahhh :ahhh :mail:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 20, 2016, 05:41:53 AM
Well I just joined the club!  Waiting for mine to arrive....I can hardly wait!! :ahhh :ahhh :mail:
:climber:
^^^^^^^^^^
He hasn't opened all the Woodsman tools yet; just some of them!

Congrats Barry  :2tu:

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 20, 2016, 05:52:42 AM
 :cheers: Thanks John!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on October 20, 2016, 06:28:57 AM
Well I just joined the club!  Waiting for mine to arrive....I can hardly wait!! :ahhh :ahhh :mail:

Congrats!!!   :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 20, 2016, 07:55:35 AM
Well I just joined the club!  Waiting for mine to arrive....I can hardly wait!! :ahhh :ahhh :mail:

Well that is cool......congratulation!!   :tu:  Isn't it weird how slow the clock goes after you buy a SAK you really want???   :ahhh
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 20, 2016, 09:34:04 AM
Congrats Baz - post plenty of pics so we can awl have a drool!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 20, 2016, 03:07:00 PM
 :cheers: Thanks everybody!  You're right about the clock Boonies...I swear it goes backwards postal wise!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 20, 2016, 03:10:36 PM
Medical Bill is in! He has a custom Woodsman like mine (with in-line awl instead of small blade).
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8615/30447037145_fbc5aeeea9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nov2oi)WP_20161020_003 (https://flic.kr/p/Nov2oi) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 20, 2016, 08:05:03 PM
Medical Bill is in! He has a custom Woodsman like mine (with in-line awl instead of small blade).
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8615/30447037145_fbc5aeeea9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nov2oi)WP_20161020_003 (https://flic.kr/p/Nov2oi) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

Dang!!!  I just looked at mine, it's been customized too!!!  Somebody must have done a bunch of those........ :whistle:   😜
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Oxford_Guy on October 20, 2016, 08:18:39 PM
I only have the Alox Woodsman


"only"  :gimme:
Title: Re: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: Oxford_Guy on October 20, 2016, 08:22:24 PM
  • Magnifier: Old one has gray frame around the magnifier lens (nylon ??), and the new one is clear, presumably a one-piece now.


No, I think the new one is a glass lens (which can actually be pushed out from one side if you push hard enough, with a plastic holder
Title: Re: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: jalind on October 20, 2016, 08:51:19 PM
  • Magnifier: Old one has gray frame around the magnifier lens (nylon ??), and the new one is clear, presumably a one-piece now.


No, I think the new one is a glass lens (which can actually be pushed out from one side if you push hard enough, with a plastic holder

That is correct. There are three versions of the magnifier (from the Sakwiki):
v1 had the gray frame with 8x glass lens circa 1973
v2 has clear frame with 5x plastic lens circa 2004, but existing v1 stock was being used as late as 2006
v3 has clear frame with 6x glass lens circa 2012, and I can attest that it can be popped out

John
(who accidentally popped a v3 out when cleaning off a fingerprint smudge)
Title: Re: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: Oxford_Guy on October 20, 2016, 08:53:51 PM
  • Magnifier: Old one has gray frame around the magnifier lens (nylon ??), and the new one is clear, presumably a one-piece now.


No, I think the new one is a glass lens (which can actually be pushed out from one side if you push hard enough, with a plastic holder

That is correct. There are three versions of the magnifier (from the Sakwiki):
v1 had the gray frame with 8x glass lens circa 1973
v2 has clear frame with 5x plastic lens circa 2004, but existing v1 stock was being used as late as 2006
v3 has clear frame with 6x glass lens circa 2012, and I can attest that it can be popped out

John
(who accidentally popped a v3 out when cleaning off a fingerprint smudge)


Were you able to pop it back in?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JamesJ on October 20, 2016, 08:59:57 PM
I'm dreaming up a little something....Basically Compact Woodsman...I think Jaya built one called a Yeoman WS?..

Awl instead of hook on the scissors layer though.

Is there something like a Champion minus scaler? AKA Woodsman add metal file/Ranger add phillips&mag?  Is there a Marlboro one like that?

In any case... I 'need' a Woodsman now,  :assimilate: off to the web...



Title: Re: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: jalind on October 20, 2016, 09:01:26 PM
  • Magnifier: Old one has gray frame around the magnifier lens (nylon ??), and the new one is clear, presumably a one-piece now.

No, I think the new one is a glass lens (which can actually be pushed out from one side if you push hard enough, with a plastic holder

That is correct. There are three versions of the magnifier (from the Sakwiki):
v1 had the gray frame with 8x glass lens circa 1973
v2 has clear frame with 5x plastic lens circa 2004, but existing v1 stock was being used as late as 2006
v3 has clear frame with 6x glass lens circa 2012, and I can attest that it can be popped out

John
(who accidentally popped a v3 out when cleaning off a fingerprint smudge)

Were you able to pop it back in?

Yes . . . no problem . . . did it gently so as not to stress the portion that extends down to the rivet . . . it's how they're assembled at the factory. Was worried I might have cracked the frame but fortunately had not.

I don't recommend popping the lenses out deliberately as it would eventually wear the frame down and it would pop out too easily. I read (don't recall where) that guys were doing this with the v3 to use them hand held and then popping them back in.

John
Title: Re: Late to the Party with Two: Vintage and New
Post by: JamesJ on October 20, 2016, 09:04:10 PM

That is correct. There are three versions of the magnifier (from the Sakwiki):
v1 had the gray frame with 8x glass lens circa 1973
v2 has clear frame with 5x plastic lens circa 2004, but existing v1 stock was being used as late as 2006
v3 has clear frame with 6x glass lens circa 2012, and I can attest that it can be popped out


My 2007 (on the package) SwissChamp has the gray mag, could have been made in 2006 tho, and packaged in 2007.

My Explorer has the pop-out lens. Not sure of the year on it.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on October 20, 2016, 10:37:46 PM
Great thread :cheers: Love all the pics in here :tu:

Mags do you happen to have a fanned pic of the Greenwood :think: I think that it is almost as close to a perect SAK as I would find :dd: I might add one more tool and perhaps take away the opener layer unless I could add a pruner or electrician blade in place of the can opener :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 21, 2016, 12:06:59 AM
I'm dreaming up a little something....Basically Compact Woodsman...I think Jaya built one called a Yeoman WS?..

Awl instead of hook on the scissors layer though.

Is there something like a Champion minus scaler? AKA Woodsman add metal file/Ranger add phillips&mag?  Is there a Marlboro one like that?

In any case... I 'need' a Woodsman now,  :assimilate: off to the web...

Exchange the wood saw blade for a file with hacksaw edge and you have a Modeler, also long discontinued and considered rather rare, but not impossible to find. Takes patience. I also wish there was a six layer - the Woodsman plus the Modeler file (or Modeler plus the Woodsman wood saw).

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on October 21, 2016, 12:30:47 AM
Is there something like a Champion minus scaler? AKA Woodsman add metal file/Ranger add phillips&mag?  Is there a Marlboro one like that?
Exchange the wood saw blade for a file with hacksaw edge and you have a Modeler, also long discontinued and considered rather rare, but not impossible to find. Takes patience. I also wish there was a six layer - the Woodsman plus the Modeler file (or Modeler plus the Woodsman wood saw).

Aha - You guys had this thought too  :tu:  This configuration would be my dream/optimal large SAK and I was planning to make one someday.

I am really surprised that this was never a standard model - As it seems to "have everything you need and nothing you don't need"
- To quote some recent Gerber advertising!!  ;)
 
And no I am pretty sure there is not a Marlborough model like this.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 21, 2016, 10:00:18 AM
Great thread :cheers: Love all the pics in here :tu:

Mags do you happen to have a fanned pic of the Greenwood :think: I think that it is almost as close to a perect SAK as I would find :dd: I might add one more tool and perhaps take away the opener layer unless I could add a pruner or electrician blade in place of the can opener :tu:
So MTo ponch! Perfect but I would add this and remove this - I love it! I thought mine was perfect, then I did the in-line awl, now I'm thinking, 'but it's got 2 awls! Who needs 2 awls (apart from firiki)? It's a never ending quest!

I'm beginning to think an XLT with scaler removed would be my ideal SAK. But then again I don't like some of the back tools - chisel for example.  :facepalm:

Here's the pic as required:
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5541/30347142882_db6392fbd4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NeF3iq)WP_20161021_003 (https://flic.kr/p/NeF3iq) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: firiki on October 21, 2016, 11:18:01 AM
Great thread :cheers: Love all the pics in here :tu:

Mags do you happen to have a fanned pic of the Greenwood :think: I think that it is almost as close to a perect SAK as I would find :dd: I might add one more tool and perhaps take away the opener layer unless I could add a pruner or electrician blade in place of the can opener :tu:
So MTo ponch! Perfect but I would add this and remove this - I love it! I thought mine was perfect, then I did the in-line awl, now I'm thinking, 'but it's got 2 awls! Who needs 2 awls (apart from firiki)? It's a never ending quest!

I'm beginning to think an XLT with scaler removed would be my ideal SAK. But then again I don't like some of the back tools - chisel for example.  :facepalm:

Here's the pic as required:
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5541/30347142882_db6392fbd4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NeF3iq)WP_20161021_003 (https://flic.kr/p/NeF3iq) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

*Cough, cough* Pikachu *cough*

Hey, the two awls can be complementary to eachother and also serve different purposes. One has a threading hole too, remember?  ;)


What's wrong with the chisel?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 21, 2016, 11:25:24 AM
Nothing inherently wrong with it - It's just something I have never used and don't see the point of - bit of an afterthought on Vics part - what can we put there?

I've read elsewhere that some have found a use for it though.

I don't really mind too much about the two awls - and you're right about the slightly different uses.  :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: firiki on October 21, 2016, 11:39:04 AM
I think of the chisel as a 'why not' addition: it can come in handy sometimes and it doesn't take up much space. Although, I do think the tools on the back cause the respective tools on the front to have a lesser snap :think:

I've used the chisel on my beater Ranger to sharpen a pencil and also to scrape off some gooey substance off a chair. Don't use it as an fine screwdriver though :dwts:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 21, 2016, 12:10:37 PM
Yes, I think I'd rather them not bother than half arse it - the extra snap would outway the advantage of a half arsed too IMO.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JamesJ on October 21, 2016, 02:25:20 PM
I'd much prefer an inline chisel.  We've seen the backside chisel modded onto a 58mm frame, as well as the backside awl and even backside phillips. The chisel especially is a tool that seems awkward as a back tool. But I dont mind it being there. Haven't used it but I do like to look at it once in a while.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 21, 2016, 02:52:17 PM
The in line chisel on the Spirit is an excellent tool - I use it quite a lot. I guess as a back tool there isn't enough clearance to make it truly practical, whereas Vic are usually eminantly practical.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Thunderpants on October 21, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
One of the reasons I often use my Craftsman is the long thin screwdriver on the back.
Whenever you're trying to wire a light or a light switch - or do anything to do with household electricity - you need a much finer tool than that ridiculous thing on the can opener. For some reason only the fattest Saks have the narrow screwdriver, a truly indispensible tool (and one I value more than the inline Phillips.)
I'd agree with you about the tiny chisel, however. The times you need one of those are few and far between when you have the rest of the SAK at your disposal.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 22, 2016, 02:41:07 AM
I like it Mags!!   :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: gw8433 on October 22, 2016, 06:33:21 AM
I have these two items~~
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 22, 2016, 08:05:01 AM
I have these two items~~

Woodsman in the foreground and Modeler in the back.....very nice..... :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 24, 2016, 09:55:04 PM
It came today and I love it!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 24, 2016, 09:57:22 PM
It came today and I love it!!
:like:

Thought you would . . . the icing on the cake is the belt case it comes in. I wish we could buy those!
 :2tu:

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 25, 2016, 07:11:31 PM
 :like: I agree sir!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 31, 2016, 02:07:32 AM
 :mail:  A couple of older Woodsmen yesterday, both are before they added the magnifier and inline Philips.  The 1st is from the early 70's I believe and is brand new in the box.  Clip small blade and 5 loop, grooved corkscrew.  No T&T or keyring.  Number on box is 1. 37 10.  I could not find this is SAKWiki but the Huntsman is 1. 37 13.  Anybody have a reference that shows this number??  Knife also has an interesting blade etch.

2nd is post '85 and has the Ecoline shield I think.  Also a nice knife.  No T&T but this one has a key ring.

Added to the collection........😛
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on October 31, 2016, 02:37:08 AM
Awesome snags , Boonie Max  8) 8)

I got this one in the other day........  :2tu:
The Nature Store LE black scales w/ Rabbit inlay  8)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on October 31, 2016, 03:08:27 AM
Awesome snags , Boonie Max  8) 8)

I got this one in the other day........  :2tu:
The Nature Store LE black scales w/ Rabbit inlay  8)

A Woodsman and black scales to boot....not too bad,,,,, :tu:    Watch out, they grow on you!!!!  😜
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on October 31, 2016, 10:43:05 AM
:mail:  A couple of older Woodsmen yesterday, both are before they added the magnifier and inline Philips.  The 1st is from the early 70's I believe and is brand new in the box.  Clip small blade and 5 loop, grooved corkscrew.  No T&T or keyring.  Number on box is 1. 37 10.  I could not find this is SAKWiki but the Huntsman is 1. 37 13.  Anybody have a reference that shows this number??  Knife also has an interesting blade etch.

2nd is post '85 and has the Ecoline shield I think.  Also a nice knife.  No T&T but this one has a key ring.

Added to the collection........😛

Nice very vintage find on the first one!

I'm wondering about dating the second one which has no fluting on the corkscrew and an eye in the awl. The eye was added in 1985, but the fluted corkscrew continued into the early 1990's. The imprint on the ecoline scales is consistent with the early 1990's as well and they're prior to the introduction of nylon in 1994. I'd date it as a 1991-1994 Huntsman as the pre-magnifier/Phillips layer "Woodsman" was before the 1985 sewing eye according to SAKWiki. Was bouncing between the SAKWiki and sakhome.com looking at the back layer tools and scales. The initial "tell" for me was the non-fluted corkscrew, followed by the sewing eye.

They both look to be in great condition for their age.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 31, 2016, 10:56:21 AM
Awesome snags , Boonie Max  8) 8)

I got this one in the other day........  :2tu:
The Nature Store LE black scales w/ Rabbit inlay  8)
Nice one Cali! Love the rabbit inlay  :salute:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on October 31, 2016, 10:59:25 AM
Thanks , Boonie & Mags  :cheers: :cheers:  8)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 31, 2016, 12:44:10 PM
 :like: :like: !!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on October 31, 2016, 02:49:31 PM
WOODSMEN HO!
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5463/30056596794_b00fb560fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MMZV57)WP_20161031_007 (https://flic.kr/p/MMZV57) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Oxford_Guy on November 01, 2016, 12:47:59 AM
Is there something similar to the Woodsman (with Phillips driver and magnifier), but with the metal file/saw instead of the wood saw?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 01, 2016, 01:02:00 AM
Is there something similar to the Woodsman (with Phillips driver and magnifier), but with the metal file/saw instead of the wood saw?

Absolutely! The Modeler (also long discontinued).
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Modeler

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Oxford_Guy on November 01, 2016, 01:49:51 AM
Is there something similar to the Woodsman (with Phillips driver and magnifier), but with the metal file/saw instead of the wood saw?

Absolutely! The Modeler (also long discontinued).
http://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Modeler

John


 :tu:



Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JNOXID on November 01, 2016, 02:39:10 PM
Woodsman's brother - Modeler.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on November 01, 2016, 08:02:58 PM
:mail:  A couple of older Woodsmen yesterday, both are before they added the magnifier and inline Philips.  The 1st is from the early 70's I believe and is brand new in the box.  Clip small blade and 5 loop, grooved corkscrew.  No T&T or keyring.  Number on box is 1. 37 10.  I could not find this is SAKWiki but the Huntsman is 1. 37 13.  Anybody have a reference that shows this number??  Knife also has an interesting blade etch.

2nd is post '85 and has the Ecoline shield I think.  Also a nice knife.  No T&T but this one has a key ring.

Added to the collection........😛

Nice very vintage find on the first one!

I'm wondering about dating the second one which has no fluting on the corkscrew and an eye in the awl. The eye was added in 1985, but the fluted corkscrew continued into the early 1990's. The imprint on the ecoline scales is consistent with the early 1990's as well and they're prior to the introduction of nylon in 1994. I'd date it as a 1991-1994 Huntsman as the pre-magnifier/Phillips layer "Woodsman" was before the 1985 sewing eye according to SAKWiki. Was bouncing between the SAKWiki and sakhome.com looking at the back layer tools and scales. The initial "tell" for me was the non-fluted corkscrew, followed by the sewing eye.

They both look to be in great condition for their age.

John

You might be right on the 2nd one, it is a bit of a jumble.  I was going by the listing and because it had no T&T and normally the Huntsman would.  Maybe that has something to do with the Ecoline?  The '91-'94 might be a problem because there also is no hook.  Ecoline again?  I don't know enough about the Ecoline models.

In any event, it is going in with the Woodsman/Huntsman group and will eventually sort itself out.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 01, 2016, 08:24:39 PM
:mail:  A couple of older Woodsmen yesterday, both are before they added the magnifier and inline Philips.  The 1st is from the early 70's I believe and is brand new in the box.  Clip small blade and 5 loop, grooved corkscrew.  No T&T or keyring.  Number on box is 1. 37 10.  I could not find this is SAKWiki but the Huntsman is 1. 37 13.  Anybody have a reference that shows this number??  Knife also has an interesting blade etch.

2nd is post '85 and has the Ecoline shield I think.  Also a nice knife.  No T&T but this one has a key ring.

Added to the collection........😛

Nice very vintage find on the first one!

I'm wondering about dating the second one which has no fluting on the corkscrew and an eye in the awl. The eye was added in 1985, but the fluted corkscrew continued into the early 1990's. The imprint on the ecoline scales is consistent with the early 1990's as well and they're prior to the introduction of nylon in 1994. I'd date it as a 1991-1994 Huntsman as the pre-magnifier/Phillips layer "Woodsman" was before the 1985 sewing eye according to SAKWiki. Was bouncing between the SAKWiki and sakhome.com looking at the back layer tools and scales. The initial "tell" for me was the non-fluted corkscrew, followed by the sewing eye.

They both look to be in great condition for their age.

John

You might be right on the 2nd one, it is a bit of a jumble.  I was going by the listing and because it had no T&T and normally the Huntsman would.  Maybe that has something to do with the Ecoline?  The '91-'94 might be a problem because there also is no hook.  Ecoline again?  I don't know enough about the Ecoline models.

In any event, it is going in with the Woodsman/Huntsman group and will eventually sort itself out.   :cheers:

Supposedly the sewing eye in the awl, smooth corkscrew (no fluting), and hook on back layer under scissors were all implemented in 1991, along with moving the keyring from the blade layer to the opener layer. All four should be observed together unless the implementation was staggered to use existing parts stocks, including the scissors layer spring which would have to change add the hook. That wouldn't surprise me as I dealt with product manufacturing for two decades. It's called a "running change". The other thing I couldn't tell from your photo is the location of the keyring. It was also moved in 1991 from the spacer next to the small blade in the blade layer to the spring in the opener layer. No hook has me puzzled some.

BTW, the keyring move from blade spacer to opener spring can be used to categorize a knife that has both full layers as pre-1991 or post-1991. At least in all the older ones I have it's been a reliable benchmark.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on November 01, 2016, 09:30:24 PM
Keyring is on the blade layer......another piece of the puzzle....... :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 01, 2016, 10:34:58 PM
Now I'm wondering if my Huntsman is actually an old pre-Mag Woodsman(?).  My Dad got it for me in the fall of '83, with the grooved corkscrew and the pre-eye awl.  There are no other tools on the backside except the awl and the corkscrew.  I hate to admit it, but I was so excited to have a SAK that I didn't even pay attention to what the box said!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Oxford_Guy on November 01, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
Woodsman's brother - Modeler.


Oh, I like that! Pity it's also a discontinued model :-(


Might have to try to get one of these made up for me one day...
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 02, 2016, 03:48:07 AM
Now I'm wondering if my Huntsman is actually an old pre-Mag Woodsman(?).  My Dad got it for me in the fall of '83, with the grooved corkscrew and the pre-eye awl.  There are no other tools on the backside except the awl and the corkscrew.  I hate to admit it, but I was so excited to have a SAK that I didn't even pay attention to what the box said!

The smooth corkscrew, sewing eye, hook and keyring move were all in 1991, well after the five-layer Woodsman with magnifier had been made. My comment was intended to mean these things in general benchmark whether a particular knife was made before or after 1991, but not as a break point between the four and five layer Woodsman.

I just looked at some pages of a 1982 catalog, and the 84-85 extended catalog on SAKWiki. The 84/85 only has a Huntsman, no Woodsman in four or five layers. The interesting thing in the 82 catalog was having both a four layer Woodsman and a Huntsman. The only difference between them was T&T. The Woodsman didn't have them and the Huntsman did. All the other catalogs in the 1980's only show a Huntsman. They don't show any four or five layer Woodsman, which is only further puzzling.

This five-layer was made just prior to 1980 about 1978-1979 as that's when I bought it in Europe.
It did not come with a mini-driver. I added it just this year. It's obvious the hex shaped driver was not made to fit this corkscrew. Finally found an old round one that fits better, but even it wasn't designed for this corkscrew.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l290/j_a_lind/Other/Knives/SAK/Discontinued%20Challenge/Victorinox%20Woodsman%201978%20Red.jpg)

If yours doesn't have T&T and has other design aspects from the early 1980's it could have been marketed and sold as a Woodsman. If it has T&T it's a Huntsman. It's apparent that during a very short time in the early 1980's a non-T&T Huntsman was sold in some markets as a Woodsman. This does not mean that any four layer "Huntsman" configuration without T&T is a Woodsman. It would have to have all the tool and tang characteristics of an early 1980's Victorinox SAK, circa 1982. IOW, it if has a sewing eye in the awl, it's nearly a decade too new.

At the same time, I don't find a five-layer Woodsman in any of the SAKWiki catalogs from 1976 through 1990. After that, all the awls have sewing eyes. It makes my five-layer an enigma. Either the five layer came and went and then returned, or it wasn't marketed in all regions (i.e. not in North America). Mine is certainly not older than 1977 or 1978, not from when I bought it, but from the 1976 catalog and some features the knives in it have.

This has had me going back through the on-line vintage catalogs in some great detail! It's been a very poignant reminder that Victorinox has not been consistent in knife name usage, nor have they been consistent in name usage for the exact same model of knife in different marketing and distributor regions. Further confounding matters is Victorinox at least occasionally marketing some of their knives in limited regions, not globally.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 02, 2016, 10:59:18 AM
Thanks John!  It has T/T so it's a Huntsman.  Fascinating how the lines run so closely together for awhile.
Now I'm wondering if my Huntsman is actually an old pre-Mag Woodsman(?).  My Dad got it for me in the fall of '83, with the grooved corkscrew and the pre-eye awl.  There are no other tools on the backside except the awl and the corkscrew.  I hate to admit it, but I was so excited to have a SAK that I didn't even pay attention to what the box said

Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jaya_man on November 08, 2016, 12:32:33 PM
I'm dreaming up a little something....Basically Compact Woodsman...I think Jaya built one called a Yeoman WS?..

Awl instead of hook on the scissors layer though.

Is there something like a Champion minus scaler? AKA Woodsman add metal file/Ranger add phillips&mag?  Is there a Marlboro one like that?

In any case... I 'need' a Woodsman now,  :assimilate: off to the web...
Hey was just browsing and didn't realize somebody mentioned me... Yes I modded a Yeoman WS... the good thing about it is I can put the awl beneath the wood saw...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/88d532a71ca64c4907afa6c1178027de.jpg)

I also modded me own woodsman from a swisschamp not long before the Yeoman WS mod ...
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161108/71a56a07daca45dd4d9d08ce3cf5acb8.jpg)


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Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 08, 2016, 11:01:35 PM
 :like: :like:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 17, 2016, 08:38:58 PM
Putting mine to work today...I really like this knife!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 17, 2016, 08:47:12 PM
Another pic in the sun...these Mexican special editions are gorgeous knives!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 17, 2016, 08:52:49 PM
Another pic.  If anyone wants some American Walnut for scales pm me.  I have a bit!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 18, 2016, 01:26:12 AM
Another pic.  If anyone wants some American Walnut for scales pm me.  I have a bit!!

 :tu:

In addition to the old vintage Woodsman I've accumulated four of the Mexico, two with red scales and two with ruby (like yours). The red scales are beautiful, but you're right that the ruby are outright gorgeous. A note about the last two I got (Mexico): Found that a straight pin would not stay in the hole and discovered the scales weren't completely pressed on down to the outer liners by just a hair. It was just enough to lose the friction fit for the straight pin and you wouldn't notice it without examining the knife very closely using a flashlight looking for a gap. Used a small vise with heavily padded jaws (very dense closed cell foam) and pressed them completely.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 18, 2016, 02:07:04 PM
Same with this one John.  It was just a fraction of a millimeter but enough that you could detect it with a light.  I'll apply Operation Vice to it and we'll be in good shape.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 18, 2016, 06:37:05 PM
Same with this one John.  It was just a fraction of a millimeter but enough that you could detect it with a light.  I'll apply Operation Vice to it and we'll be in good shape.   :cheers:

Have you done this before? If not, then look at some videos (YouTube has numerous) and ensure the corkscrew is open and the T&T are out. I use very dense closed cell foam pads that are soft enough on the surface not to mar the scales. Slow application of pressure and letting it set for a while does the job . . . using a flashlight from under it to see if it has closed up. I was fooled a couple of times seeing the gap between a spring and the outer liner on the inside of it until I learned to look more carefully.

If the scales are flush to the liners the pin will have sufficient friction fit to prevent it from falling out and the friction fit of the pin is quite sensitive to that.

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on November 18, 2016, 07:25:10 PM
I haven't John, but I'll jump on Youtube.  I have to make a trip to the hardware store and get some foam pads.  Thanks for the heads up sir!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: jalind on November 18, 2016, 07:37:34 PM
I haven't John, but I'll jump on Youtube.  I have to make a trip to the hardware store and get some foam pads.  Thanks for the heads up sir!

See how I used the vise on Day 21 in the "Discontinued challenge" thread - using the vise part near the end and note that it's a small vise. Also see how I did it during the Minimalist Challenge here, putting some scales onto a Waiter I'd modified into an Apprentice:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,68346.msg1361428.html#msg1361428

John
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on December 18, 2016, 09:49:16 PM
Been carrying the Greenwood for the last couple of days. Here it is doing what a Woodsman does best; sawing and awling:
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/445/31728315195_f0652b0050_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QkHUHa)WP_20161218_004 (https://flic.kr/p/QkHUHa) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on December 18, 2016, 10:10:14 PM
 :like:  :like:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 19, 2016, 03:11:11 AM
I'd like to eventually buy a more modern Woodsman, but until then I have this approximately 1961 (thereabouts) version:


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/513/31360511400_950081cda0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PMdPsq)
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/481/31459051276_009377d0eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRVN)
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/725/31459051386_0f9d8966d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRXG)
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/631/31733736315_a659687afb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QmcGdK)
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/337/30923772253_337b08fa1c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7Cq88)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on December 19, 2016, 09:48:20 AM
I'd like to eventually buy a more modern Woodsman, but until then I have this approximately 1961 (thereabouts) version:


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/513/31360511400_950081cda0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PMdPsq)
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/481/31459051276_009377d0eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRVN)
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/725/31459051386_0f9d8966d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRXG)
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/631/31733736315_a659687afb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QmcGdK)
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/337/30923772253_337b08fa1c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7Cq88)
That's gorgeous - I love the old style bail with cellidor scales and wish Vic had continued them.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 19, 2016, 02:26:53 PM
I'd like to eventually buy a more modern Woodsman, but until then I have this approximately 1961 (thereabouts) version:

That's gorgeous - I love the old style bail with cellidor scales and wish Vic had continued them.
Thank you magentus, I treasure this old gal.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Gareth on December 19, 2016, 06:29:07 PM
That's a real beauty FB. :drool:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 19, 2016, 09:31:33 PM
That's a real beauty FB. :drool:
Thank you.  :tu:  It's essentially the centerpiece of my small, yet growing, collection.
Title: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 31, 2016, 03:11:43 PM
I currently have 3 variations of the Woodsman.  I don't know how many more there are.  :think: Most likely a lot!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161231/b0cdee95d8fa0145c7daadceea01730c.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on December 31, 2016, 03:29:56 PM
 :drool: :drool: :drool: :tu: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JNOXID on December 31, 2016, 09:27:17 PM
I'd like to eventually buy a more modern Woodsman, but until then I have this approximately 1961 (thereabouts) version:


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/513/31360511400_950081cda0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PMdPsq)
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/481/31459051276_009377d0eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRVN)
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/725/31459051386_0f9d8966d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PVVRXG)
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/631/31733736315_a659687afb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QmcGdK)
[img]https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/337/30923772253_337b08fa1c_z.jpg[/imago] (https://flic.kr/p/P7Cq88)w
That's gorgeous - I love the old style bail with cellidor scales and wish Vic had continued them.
Really great find!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 31, 2016, 11:17:44 PM
I'd like to eventually buy a more modern Woodsman, but until then I have this approximately 1961 (thereabouts) version:

That's gorgeous - I love the old style bail with cellidor scales and wish Vic had continued them.
Really great find!
Thank you!  It is the centerpiece of my collection at this time.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Poncho65 on December 31, 2016, 11:26:43 PM
This is a great thread and I love a saw on anything I carry so one of these would and should be on my list of SAKs to get :tu: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 01, 2017, 12:18:54 AM
They are great knives Poncho.  I only wish Vic would bring them back to the US!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Forklift on January 15, 2017, 04:42:18 AM
I know the spirit of this thread is the 5 layer Woodsman, but I just came across this thread the same day I found a 4 layer Woodsman at an antique mall I check every few months.  I thought that I was buying an early-mid 1980's Huntsman (no hole in reamer) that was in great condition for $12.00 but when I got home I realized there was no toothpick or tweezers.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 15, 2017, 05:38:56 AM
 :like: :like: All Woodsman are selcome and great find!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Daark on January 16, 2017, 12:13:25 PM
My "Woodsmen"
latest Factory edition and a Woodsman before it became the Huntsman.

(http://abload.de/img/sak00204kev.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/sak012chjxh.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: FolderBeholder on January 16, 2017, 02:28:43 PM
My "Woodsmen"
latest Factory edition and a Woodsman before it became the Huntsman.

(http://abload.de/img/sak00204kev.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/sak012chjxh.jpg)

 :like: :drool: :like:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 16, 2017, 02:31:31 PM
 :like: :like: !!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on January 17, 2017, 08:57:28 AM
 8) :like:


Got a dangler pocket clip , an toted ma Woodsman on Sunday...... These things really do work, and make the large 5 layers pocketable!  :woohoo: :woohoo:
Soooo glad I snagged 2 up. :D ......   :think: May have to order more!  :facepalm: :D

I call thisn' ..... "Conejo"  :multi:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JamesJ on January 17, 2017, 09:46:33 AM
 :tu: love that inlay and don't wanna jump the gun and say the Woodsman is my new favorite until I officially join the club tomorrow, according to usps tracking...
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on January 17, 2017, 09:54:36 AM
Thanks & Congrats , James!

Was too large to pocket for me personally....... I usually stay 4 layers and under  :tu: . But the "Dangler/Pocket Clips" thang, makes a HUGE difference.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on January 17, 2017, 10:00:04 AM
Beautiful inlay!

The Woodsman is an unsung hero in the SAK world I think. Those who have one seem to love them. I know I love mine.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5450/30906664812_9f2cf7c5b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf)WP_20161117_005 (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on January 17, 2017, 10:06:46 AM
Thanks , Mags  8) .............. Dig that Green!  :like: :cheers:  :gimme:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JamesJ on January 17, 2017, 10:27:45 AM
Beautiful inlay!

The Woodsman is an unsung hero in the SAK world I think. Those who have one seem to love them. I know I love mine.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5450/30906664812_9f2cf7c5b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf)WP_20161117_005 (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

For actual camping in the woods, Explorer is lacking a saw. Ranger on the other hand is great, but if it's post 2005 the file is no good for fingernails, and I'm not sure if I'd ever use a metal file "in the bush" (I can think of uses, but haven't used it so far). Woodsman provides a means to start emergency fires from sunlight as well as to inspect bugs. And the IL phillips is handy for bicycle derailleurs and certain camping equipment, like the screw that holds on the arms to my MSR Superfly stove. So Woodsman might end up being a great camping SAK. If only it had a LNF on back.....

By the way, Magentus, I've seen your green one (or was it another green one?) In pics before and it looked like there was a mysterious liquid behind the scales...wondering what that is...emergency water rations? I mean I know on a boat everything is gonna get wet...
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on January 17, 2017, 11:34:04 AM
Beautiful inlay!

The Woodsman is an unsung hero in the SAK world I think. Those who have one seem to love them. I know I love mine.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5450/30906664812_9f2cf7c5b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf)WP_20161117_005 (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

For actual camping in the woods, Explorer is lacking a saw. Ranger on the other hand is great, but if it's post 2005 the file is no good for fingernails, and I'm not sure if I'd ever use a metal file "in the bush" (I can think of uses, but haven't used it so far). Woodsman provides a means to start emergency fires from sunlight as well as to inspect bugs. And the IL phillips is handy for bicycle derailleurs and certain camping equipment, like the screw that holds on the arms to my MSR Superfly stove. So Woodsman might end up being a great camping SAK. If only it had a LNF on back.....

By the way, Magentus, I've seen your green one (or was it another green one?) In pics before and it looked like there was a mysterious liquid behind the scales...wondering what that is...emergency water rations? I mean I know on a boat everything is gonna get wet...
Very good points JJ.

The bubbles are floatation aids - don't want to lose my Greenwood to Poseidon. OR they could be bubbles in the glue I used to fix the scales on solidly. Can't remember.  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: JamesJ on January 17, 2017, 08:33:03 PM
Beautiful inlay!

The Woodsman is an unsung hero in the SAK world I think. Those who have one seem to love them. I know I love mine.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5450/30906664812_9f2cf7c5b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf)WP_20161117_005 (https://flic.kr/p/P67JFf) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

For actual camping in the woods, Explorer is lacking a saw. Ranger on the other hand is great, but if it's post 2005 the file is no good for fingernails, and I'm not sure if I'd ever use a metal file "in the bush" (I can think of uses, but haven't used it so far). Woodsman provides a means to start emergency fires from sunlight as well as to inspect bugs. And the IL phillips is handy for bicycle derailleurs and certain camping equipment, like the screw that holds on the arms to my MSR Superfly stove. So Woodsman might end up being a great camping SAK. If only it had a LNF on back.....

By the way, Magentus, I've seen your green one (or was it another green one?) In pics before and it looked like there was a mysterious liquid behind the scales...wondering what that is...emergency water rations? I mean I know on a boat everything is gonna get wet...
Very good points JJ.

The bubbles are floatation aids - don't want to lose my Greenwood to Poseidon. OR they could be bubbles in the glue I used to fix the scales on solidly. Can't remember.  :D

I like them. Though a bit of glitter in the glue next time would be pretty eye-catching....Poseidon would probably spout that back up at you unless one of the mermaids wants it.

My Woodsman came today. Dirty and freshly over-oiled as they often are. Blades all need attention but nothing was taken too far and they will all clean up. The only 2 issues that may result in a replacement operation are the can opener tip and the phillips. The can opener has the twist I often see in used SAKs. I have 2 other knives waiting to have theirs replaced. Luckily it's a common part. What's not so convenient is the phillips tip. I do have an Explorer in the parts bin with a cracked mag glass frame but I'm not sure the phillips is much better on it.  And old style phillips drivers aren't the cheapest parts to get.

But still. I didn't pay too much and the other tools will be fine.  The 2 "bad" tools are next to each other on the same pin so the repair would be less involved than a full rebuild.

Edit: donor phillips looks pretty good! "We can rebuild him"
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 18, 2017, 12:22:10 AM
 :like: :like:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 27, 2017, 03:46:54 PM
James thread on restoring his Woodsman made me think of this one.  It's a great day for an Explorer with a saw!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 24, 2017, 02:04:05 PM
In the mood to pack my Woodsman today!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on March 24, 2017, 02:10:00 PM
Nice one Barry  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 24, 2017, 02:55:56 PM
 :cheers: Thanks Mags!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on March 24, 2017, 02:59:14 PM
Here's some company for yours Bazzer:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3720/32789492203_50015ac6f9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RXuHEt)WP_20170323_018 (https://flic.kr/p/RXuHEt) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on March 24, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
 :salute: Love those scales my friend!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: NorCalJim on March 24, 2017, 03:25:39 PM
Here's some company for yours Bazzer:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3720/32789492203_50015ac6f9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RXuHEt)WP_20170323_018 (https://flic.kr/p/RXuHEt) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

 :like:

+1
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 21, 2017, 03:06:20 PM
Woodsman day today. Coupled with the Spirit, ratchet and spanner I have all bases covered. Unless I have to help deliver a baby. But I'll deal with that if it happens.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/33792240810_c62ca10485_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tu74Ty)WP_20170421_002 (https://flic.kr/p/Tu74Ty) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 21, 2017, 03:10:24 PM
Outstanding Mags!!  I need to break mine out when the challenge is over.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Gareth on April 21, 2017, 03:13:02 PM
Nice combo mate.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: SAK Guy on April 21, 2017, 07:08:13 PM
Woodsman day today. Coupled with the Spirit, ratchet and spanner I have all bases covered. Unless I have to help deliver a baby. But I'll deal with that if it happens.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2834/33792240810_c62ca10485_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tu74Ty)WP_20170421_002 (https://flic.kr/p/Tu74Ty) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr

 :like: :like: :cheers:   :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 24, 2017, 04:32:52 PM
Here's the Greenwood out for a trek:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2879/34085238332_46a6a7ba90_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TVZKQY)WP_20170423_004 (https://flic.kr/p/TVZKQY) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4161/34085214932_66d1a1c34f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TVZCTw)WP_20170423_007 (https://flic.kr/p/TVZCTw) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2907/34085152752_fd992132df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TVZjps)WP_20170423_013 (https://flic.kr/p/TVZjps) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 24, 2017, 04:49:59 PM
Mags, those pics are awesome!!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 24, 2017, 04:52:27 PM
Mags, those pics are awesome!!!
Thanks Bazman! It's all down to the model  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 24, 2017, 04:54:06 PM
 :cheers: She's a beauty!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on April 25, 2017, 09:14:45 AM
Nice pics of the English country side Mags - Homesick again  :(

However - Pic 2 - Are those scales full of water/bubbles or something  ???
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 25, 2017, 09:58:21 AM
Nice pics of the English country side Mags - Homesick again  :(

However - Pic 2 - Are those scales full of water/bubbles or something  ???
Flotation aids my friend.  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 29, 2017, 07:20:22 PM
Greenwood out for a hike today:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2877/34183868482_2140192aa8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5Hg9N)WP_20170429_013 (https://flic.kr/p/U5Hg9N) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2879/34341871155_c775ff7f92_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UjF4QP)WP_20170429_012 (https://flic.kr/p/UjF4QP) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2857/34341884345_8686de972d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UjF8Le)WP_20170429_009 (https://flic.kr/p/UjF8Le) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Saw a Heron. Always nice to see a Heron! I took this shot through my Russian Monocular:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2848/33500384524_fcaf8981b1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T3jebC)WP_20170429_029 (https://flic.kr/p/T3jebC) by magpie2112 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/145157638@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 29, 2017, 09:13:05 PM
Aren't they awesome birds Mags?  Great pics sir!  I shot this pic with my hikers, probably the most comfortable boots I own.  The Woodsman really means outdoor walks to me!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 29, 2017, 09:14:12 PM
Is that a railroad tunnel Mags?
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 29, 2017, 09:14:50 PM
Aren't they awesome birds Mags?  Great pics sir!  I shot this pic with my hikers, probably the most comfortable boots I own.  The Woodsman really means outdoor walks to me!
They are Bazzer  :salute: Cool boots and I love the scales on that Sweet sweet Woodsman.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on April 29, 2017, 09:16:36 PM
Is that a railroad tunnel Mags?
It's a tunnel under a railway Bazzer - we had the railway about twenty feet above us on the left and the river (Avon) a few feet below us on the right. Great seeing the trains going past every half hour.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 30, 2017, 01:48:28 PM
 :cheers: Thanks Mags!  I love watching the trains too!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: george1 on May 20, 2017, 01:47:37 AM
Can someone confirm what the thickness of a Woodsman is?

I'm trying to decide if l can EDC a 5 layer SAK.

Cheers
George
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on May 20, 2017, 02:59:24 AM
Can someone confirm what the thickness of a Woodsman is?

I'm trying to decide if l can EDC a 5 layer SAK.

Cheers
George

Roughly .910" over the scales.......they carry well with a suspension clip.  Good luck........ :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: george1 on May 20, 2017, 03:23:42 AM
Thanks for the measurement.
I had seen somewhere that mentioned that it was 1", but l couldn't see how adding a saw and a liner could add that much over the thickness of an Explorer.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on June 10, 2017, 11:28:26 PM
My ideal edc, a bladeless woodsman.  8)
I hope it fits in here.
(No scales on yet)
Thanks to mags for the donor knife.  :salute:

And yet, with my bad modding skilz...  :-\
The tools have good snap, and the SAK looks fine from a distance...
But when you look at the mag end, the opener/corkscrew layer is all wonky.  :facepalm:
Maybe I over preened some rivets, or they were bent?  :shrug:
In anycase, I wont be fixing this until I get some 2.2 and 2.5 mm pin stock locally, all this sanding for an uneven rivet is killing me.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 10, 2017, 11:34:23 PM
 :like: keep the pics coming Pablo!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on June 10, 2017, 11:43:33 PM
Soon as I glue my red scales on!  :D
Thanks :drink:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on June 12, 2017, 12:26:30 AM
Bladeless woodsman was with me when I went bashing rocks looking for fossils.    :)
He helped me split fractured rocks apart. (I made sure that I did not try splitting too tough rocks with him)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 12, 2017, 12:37:48 AM
 :like: :like: Nice job Pablo!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on June 15, 2017, 06:20:47 PM
Oh, I forgot. :facepalm:
Bladeless Woodsman, mk 2.
Fixed all the problems of mk 1!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 15, 2017, 06:22:41 PM
Fantastic mod Mr O'Brien! Particularly good considering your ahem, 'diminished circumstances'.

Did you find any brains fossils?  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on June 15, 2017, 06:44:49 PM
Fantastic mod Mr O'Brien! Particularly good considering your ahem, 'diminished circumstances'.

Did you find any brains fossils?  :D
One of those graptolite fellows.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on June 15, 2017, 07:32:37 PM
Nice! All this and brains too!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 12:53:24 PM
My bladeless version is still being EDC'd.  :)

Since the only back tool on it at the moment is a corkscrew, I'm planning on adding the hook to the scissors which are at the opposite side of the SAK, as compared to the corkscrew layer. It should balance the aesthetics of the backside nicely.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 12:55:52 PM
Finally got around to rescaling a factory Woodsman I picked up a while back. Now I need to get out to the woods more often! Noticed that most of them have the small driver on the back, but this one has a chisel, complete with liner cutout, and I'm sure it's not a mod. Is this odd or did they come both ways? Should be good for whittling and other woodsy type stuff anyway. All the tools indicate mid to late 90's production.  :salute:
I like the chisel and round eye glasses driver.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on August 16, 2017, 12:56:49 PM
My bladeless version is still being EDC'd.  :)

Since the only back tool on it at the moment is a corkscrew, I'm planning on adding the hook to the scissors which are at the opposite side of the SAK, as compared to the corkscrew layer. It should balance the aesthetics of the backside nicely.  :cheers:
Heehee, you said backside.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 01:13:38 PM
My bladeless version is still being EDC'd.  :)

Since the only back tool on it at the moment is a corkscrew, I'm planning on adding the hook to the scissors which are at the opposite side of the SAK, as compared to the corkscrew layer. It should balance the aesthetics of the backside nicely.  :cheers:
Heehee, you said backside.
Heehee you said heehee
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on August 16, 2017, 01:39:08 PM
Heehee, your backside is aesthetically balanced.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on August 16, 2017, 02:05:46 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 02:18:27 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on August 16, 2017, 02:23:12 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Prosthetically balanced thankyou for asking.  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 02:26:00 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Prosthetically balanced thankyou for asking.  :D
If you had used a few staples, you wouldn't have lost it and then you wouldn't have had to get a prosthetic backside. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on August 16, 2017, 02:34:27 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Prosthetically balanced thankyou for asking.  :D
If you had used a few staples, you wouldn't have lost it and then you wouldn't have had to get a prosthetic backside. :facepalm:
Lost it? It was stolen from me. It was so beautiful. I was out for a drink with some nice people I'd never met before. Next thing I knew, I awoke in a hotel bath full of ice and my glorious backside had been surgically removed.

Let me serve as a lesson to everyone out there with an aesthetically balanced backside. Look after it, and in the words of the great Ronnie James Dio, Don't Talk To Strangers.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on August 16, 2017, 03:26:34 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Prosthetically balanced thankyou for asking.  :D
If you had used a few staples, you wouldn't have lost it and then you wouldn't have had to get a prosthetic backside. :facepalm:
Lost it? It was stolen from me. It was so beautiful. I was out for a drink with some nice people I'd never met before. Next thing I knew, I awoke in a hotel bath full of ice and my glorious backside had been surgically removed.

Let me serve as a lesson to everyone out there with an aesthetically balance backside. Look after it, and in the words of the great Ronnie James Dio, Don't Talk To Strangers.
That sucks... I fear for my backside now.... :-\
Noticed anyone who's backside is suddenly much nicer? :shrug:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: magentus on August 16, 2017, 04:02:12 PM
My backside is fine, hows yours now??  >:D(http://forums.eog.com/images/smilies/whip.gif)
Prosthetically balanced thankyou for asking.  :D
If you had used a few staples, you wouldn't have lost it and then you wouldn't have had to get a prosthetic backside. :facepalm:
Lost it? It was stolen from me. It was so beautiful. I was out for a drink with some nice people I'd never met before. Next thing I knew, I awoke in a hotel bath full of ice and my glorious backside had been surgically removed.

Let me serve as a lesson to everyone out there with an aesthetically balance backside. Look after it, and in the words of the great Ronnie James Dio, Don't Talk To Strangers.
That sucks... I fear for my backside now.... :-\
Noticed anyone who's backside is suddenly much nicer? :shrug:
I'll keep an eye out.
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 21, 2017, 02:52:40 AM
Another nice old 91mm Woodsman from the 60's joins the family.  Pre-magnifier/Phillips and all that good stuff......

Top two (both 84mm and 91mm) are from the 40's/50's, next two from the 60's, next two from the 70's and the bottom (91mm only) from the 80's with the magnifier/Phillips.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on September 21, 2017, 02:57:03 AM
Nice lineup!!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 21, 2017, 03:32:01 AM
Thanks Barry, they weren't the fanciest SAK made but I kind of like them.  Most don't even have T&T and even that's kind of nice.  This one fell into my lap with a more modern Explorer for $25 so I'm not whining.  😛      :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on September 21, 2017, 04:08:32 AM
You definitely can't beat the price!  A lot of people get the early Woodsman confused with the Huntsman.  Almost identical except the T/T on the Huntsman and not the Woodsman. 
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 21, 2017, 06:29:15 AM
And no LNF either.  Kind of a poor man's Huntsman. 😜
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on September 21, 2017, 07:25:56 AM
Another nice old 91mm Woodsman from the 60's joins the family.  Pre-magnifier/Phillips and all that good stuff......
Top two (both 84mm and 91mm) are from the 40's/50's, next two from the 60's, next two from the 70's and the bottom (91mm only) from the 80's with the magnifier/Phillips.   :cheers:

Nice line-up indeed!!!
That really is impressive - All Woodsmen - Correct ???
First the older 'Huntsman' version - Then the new Explorer plus saw version

Very nice and lots of the old ones which I love!

.... You need to get one of those Alox Woodsmen to complete the set !!

PS. I think Vic need to make a 111mm and 58mm Woodsman etc etc - Then we can have a Woodsman for each frame size !!  ;)
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 22, 2017, 07:19:07 PM
Huntsman....yes, all Woodsmen.  The only one that doesn't completely fit the "profile" is the 40's/50's 91mm because of the T&T, but it doesn't have the LNF so I'm calling it a Woodsman.  Probably wouldn't be able to prove one way or the other so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  😛

58mm Woodsman......I like it!!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on September 22, 2017, 08:45:45 PM
I'd love a 58mm  Woodsman!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on September 22, 2017, 09:09:30 PM
Saw and mag would be pretty small.  :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Barry Rowland on September 22, 2017, 09:20:29 PM
Yes but it sure would be a great companion for my Minichamp!!
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 22, 2017, 10:17:45 PM
Saw and mag would be pretty small.  :D

Yep, tough to keep the campfire going with that saw, but that's logic and just doesn't apply......😜       :rofl:
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Huntsman on September 22, 2017, 10:39:46 PM
I really like the idea....
I think it would win the 'cutest SAK' prize  :tu:

Yep, tough to keep the campfire going with that saw, but that's logic and just doesn't apply.....

Yup ;)  :o

The saw would have about three teeth  :rofl:
I guess they'd have to make them smalller
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on September 22, 2017, 10:48:36 PM
I really like the idea....
I think it would win the 'cutest SAK' prize  :tu:

Yep, tough to keep the campfire going with that saw, but that's logic and just doesn't apply.....

 Yup ;)  :o
The saw would have about three teeth  :rofl:
I guess they'd have to make them smalller
An awesome saw to use on toothpicks.  :o :D
Title: Re: Woodsmans Owners Club
Post by: Boonies on September 23, 2017, 12:14:19 AM
I really like the idea....
I think it would win the 'cutest SAK' prize  :tu:

Yep, tough to keep the campfire going with that saw, but that's logic and just doesn't apply.....

 Yup ;)  :o
The saw would have about three teeth  :rofl:
I guess they'd have to make them smalller
An awesome saw to use on toothpicks.  :o :D

Well, we have justification now so Vic can start production immediately..... :rofl: