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Title: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 04:19:58 AM
Guten Tag, people!   In this thread I'd like to highlight the practical, useful, slimline, don't-even-know-it's-in-the-pocket elegance of the Victorinox Waiter.    I feel like the Waiter is one of the most under appreciated SAKs out there.  Talk about usefulness!  If you're sporting a mini screwdriver in the corkscrew and have new scales w/pin hole you're working with 10 functions in a single layer knife...  11 if you count the keyring  :P.  It really puts the "Swiss Army Knife" in "Swiss Army Knife."    This group of members show they have refined, sophisticated, and urbane qualities,  truly understanding the concept of less is more.  Such high caliber members can come here to share, learn, and grow together in this...   Society.

Do we have any other Waiter fans out there?  I know it's all Toolbox this and Super Champ Plus that, but, dang, what a lot of functionality in ONE LAYER!!!

I have pictured below 2 Waiters.  I believe one is the earliest incarnation and the other the most recent (w/out KR) and "Weishaupt" ad.   (Btw, I LOVE German/Swiss/Austrian ads on knives, makes me remember and miss that part of the world.)  Notable differences are the Economy scales on the older one, as well as a slightly more edgy, less-rounded combo tool, fluted corkscrew, no half-stop, old small  "V" stamp.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society.
Post by: theonew on April 10, 2017, 05:46:10 AM
I've been on a minimalist kick lately and have recently rediscovered my love for the Waiter. So small yet so functional and barely noticeable in a pocket. I find the combo tool, though I wish it was just slightly more robust, handles most of my simple screwdriver and light pry bar needs. If I'm on some sort of job, computer or photo related, I will bring my Crunch and maybe another tool or two, but for my day to day urban existence it really fits nicely :tu:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/theonew/waiter_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society.
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 06:01:35 AM
It occurred to me that the Waiter is the smallest SAK to support some must have tools unavailable in alox: corkscrew, tweezers and toothpick.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 07:04:15 AM
I've been on a minimalist kick lately and have recently rediscovered my love for the Waiter. So small yet so functional and barely noticeable in a pocket. I find the combo tool, though I wish it was just slightly more robust, handles most of my simple screwdriver and light pry bar needs. If I'm on some sort of job, computer or photo related, I will bring my Crunch and maybe another tool or two, but for my day to day urban existence it really fits nicely :tu:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/theonew/waiter_1.jpg)



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You're right, it's definitely not as robust, but really, should we be using our >91mm SAKs for prying in the first place?  The Waiter is not my favorite SAK or even my usual first choice to carry but I feel like it punches way above its weight limit... and the snap on a clean, lightly oiled Waiter, like a mouse trap it is. 


It occurred to me that the Waiter is the smallest SAK to support some must have tools unavailable in alox: corkscrew, tweezers and toothpick.

Excellent point, RS!!!   :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on April 10, 2017, 07:18:27 AM
Got to agree about the snap, in fact I just woke up my dog folding the combo tool closed :D 

The combo tool has no problem prying some keys off my keyboard for de-gunking purposes, so I'm good with it.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 07:38:34 AM
Got to agree about the snap, in fact I just woke up my dog folding the combo tool closed :D 

The combo tool has no problem prying some keys off my keyboard for de-gunking purposes, so I'm good with it.

 :rofl:

I'm tryin' ta sleep ova heh!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Padre on April 10, 2017, 10:01:07 AM
I would probably carry Waiter all the time, but I just dont like the combo tool enough.

I can see the charm as I only carry small SAKs anyways. If Tourist wouldnt exist Waiter would be the next to replace it.

Sure Tourist is chunky, it depends from the weather if I am able to carry it, that problem would not be with Waiter.

Good topic!
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on April 10, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
As others said, it just punches way above its weight and size and it's incredible useful in urban life.
That minimalist toolset also sharpens your mind and makes you improvise with what you've got, allowing you to discover new uses for these simple yet effective implements

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM02654_zpsq6ex7llm.jpg)
A true classic SAK and excellent companion

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM02699_zpswvbz7miv.jpg)

Mine has the broken scale but it's a lovely scar of the times we've had together     ::)

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM02698_zpsihzvw9ey.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: shibafu on April 10, 2017, 02:02:26 PM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mizedog on April 10, 2017, 04:22:39 PM
I have one I keep as back up in my lunch cooler for work.  I won't use the corkscrew at the office,  but may use the eye glass driver. Unfortunately,  there is something wrong with the spring for the corkscrew which let's it stand proud of the handle.  That makes pocket carry less than optimal. This will fit in the 5th pocket of my jeans nicely.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/412931afcf7cf977d4fecf6d5f94a753.jpg)
This one is from sometime in the 80s, and has no half stop on the rounded combo tool.

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Padre on April 10, 2017, 04:23:45 PM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Sshhhh! El Corkscrew might not approve.  ;)

 :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on April 10, 2017, 05:30:30 PM
Wow, I knew it was light, but only a few more grams than a Manager :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/theonew/waiter_weight.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 05:36:45 PM
Without the mini screwdriver, and without the keyring, I get 33.9 grams.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 06:57:01 PM
Wow, I knew it was light, but only a few more grams than a Manager :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/theonew/waiter_weight.jpg)

 :like: :like: :like:

Empirical proof of awesomeness!!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 06:59:09 PM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Sshhhh! El Corkscrew might not approve.  ;)

 :whistle:

 :rofl:
The Corkscrew Way is accepting of all beliefs and philosophies.
 :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on April 10, 2017, 07:22:32 PM
This is one of my favourites, too. Like I do whenever possible, I fit it with a mini SD and a pin in the scale hole to make it even more useful.

 :tu: :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 07:37:10 PM
I would probably carry Waiter all the time, but I just dont like the combo tool enough.

I can see the charm as I only carry small SAKs anyways. If Tourist wouldnt exist Waiter would be the next to replace it.

Sure Tourist is chunky, it depends from the weather if I am able to carry it, that problem would not be with Waiter.

Good topic!
 :cheers:


 :like:
 The Tourist is a great SAK!  I have several of them.  I do, however, enjoy the combo tool.  El Compact is still my most ideal EDC but El Waiter makes El Compact look like he needs to improve his diet & exercise routine.   :D

 :cheers:


Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Fast Bill on April 10, 2017, 09:25:08 PM
I would probably carry Waiter all the time, but I just dont like the combo tool enough.

I can see the charm as I only carry small SAKs anyways. If Tourist wouldnt exist Waiter would be the next to replace it.

Sure Tourist is chunky, it depends from the weather if I am able to carry it, that problem would not be with Waiter.

Good topic!
 :cheers:


 :like:
 The Tourist is a great SAK!  I have several of them.  I do, however, enjoy the combo tool.  El Compact is still my most ideal EDC but El Waiter makes El Compact look like he needs to improve his diet & exercise routine.   :D

 :cheers:

I've been carrying my Sportsman lately and though I've always got a Waiter in the car I've never actually carried it ...  :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
I would probably carry Waiter all the time, but I just dont like the combo tool enough.

I can see the charm as I only carry small SAKs anyways. If Tourist wouldnt exist Waiter would be the next to replace it.

Sure Tourist is chunky, it depends from the weather if I am able to carry it, that problem would not be with Waiter.

Good topic!
 :cheers:


 :like:
 The Tourist is a great SAK!  I have several of them.  I do, however, enjoy the combo tool.  El Compact is still my most ideal EDC but El Waiter makes El Compact look like he needs to improve his diet & exercise routine.   :D

 :cheers:

I've been carrying my Sportsman lately and though I've always got a Waiter in the car I've never actually carried it ...  :think:

 :like:
Give that thing some pocket time, Phil! Now that I started this thread, I need to do the same... I've just been sort of an aloxaholic lately. :ahhh
 

It's a great picnic/hike-lunch SAK. And, of course, it serves all your party needs. :drink:

 :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 09:48:11 PM
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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 09:53:25 PM
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 :like:
Indubitably!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 09:58:45 PM
Thanks.

I made the previous pic last summer. A few weeks ago I filed down the keyring nub.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Gareth on April 10, 2017, 10:25:50 PM
I have a huge soft spot for the Waiter.  It was the first SAK I bought as an adult and started my interest in all things Vic and Wenger.*  I agree that it's all too easy to forget just how good a SAK it is, stuffed full of features in a small package that still has a proper sized knife blade.




*Come to think of it, that £10 knife has cost me a LOT of money over the years. >:(
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: gdoolittle on April 10, 2017, 10:35:27 PM
A waiter and a classic sd live on my keychain, when I get to the gym, i seperate the two keychains. The waiter comes with me if needed with my locker key attached and the sd stays with the truck/house keys. It sure is light and it sure is useful if its all you have.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/4ac51c81fae3a013c1d81f895a7010f7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Fast Bill on April 10, 2017, 10:55:14 PM
I would probably carry Waiter all the time, but I just dont like the combo tool enough.

I can see the charm as I only carry small SAKs anyways. If Tourist wouldnt exist Waiter would be the next to replace it.

Sure Tourist is chunky, it depends from the weather if I am able to carry it, that problem would not be with Waiter.

Good topic!
 :cheers:


 :like:
 The Tourist is a great SAK!  I have several of them.  I do, however, enjoy the combo tool.  El Compact is still my most ideal EDC but El Waiter makes El Compact look like he needs to improve his diet & exercise routine.   :D

 :cheers:

I've been carrying my Sportsman lately and though I've always got a Waiter in the car I've never actually carried it ...  :think:

 :like:
Give that thing some pocket time, Phil! Now that I started this thread, I need to do the same... I've just been sort of an aloxaholic lately. :ahhh
 

It's a great picnic/hike-lunch SAK. And, of course, it serves all your party needs. :drink:

 :salute:

Ah yes, the Picnic, a ritual devotion for followers of The Corkscrew Way. Good idea  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 11:02:16 PM
Me and my team "picnic" every day, at lunchtime (but without the wine). That's why I'm carrying at least two SAKs, for food and work.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 10, 2017, 11:50:52 PM
I have a huge soft spot for the Waiter.  It was the first SAK I bought as an adult and started my interest in all things Vic and Wenger.*  I agree that it's all too easy to forget just how good a SAK it is, stuffed full of features in a small package that still has a proper sized knife blade.




*Come to think of it, that £10 knife has cost me a LOT of money over the years. >:(


 :salute:
Blessing/curse situation. :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mactire404 on April 11, 2017, 09:01:46 AM
I had a NIB Waiter laying in my collection. Bought it at a closeout sale once, just for the heck of it.
This thread made me curious and today I have swapped the 108mm Solo for the Waiter.
I'me very curious how it will do today, it's in my watch pocket know and so far it has been used three times already!
I'll rapport back in tonight. :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: shibafu on April 11, 2017, 01:23:58 PM
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Looks like a risky way of pulling a cork :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Sazabi on April 11, 2017, 02:51:59 PM
I like the Waiter over the Bantam for two reasons: The corkscrew allows for an eyeglass screwdriver to be added, and the pin and bushings for the corkscrew itself acts as the middle attachment for the scales, keeping them on the knife better and preventing them from bowing outward in the middle, which is a pet peeve of mine, whether for the Bantam or for my Hardwood Spartan.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 11, 2017, 05:45:56 PM
I like the Waiter over the Bantam for two reasons: The corkscrew allows for an eyeglass screwdriver to be added, and the pin and bushings for the corkscrew itself acts as the middle attachment for the scales, keeping them on the knife better and preventing them from bowing outward in the middle, which is a pet peeve of mine, whether for the Bantam or for my Hardwood Spartan.

For this reason, I have never purchased a Bantam. 

Old Waiter & SI hanging out today
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on April 11, 2017, 06:00:31 PM
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:

Just to tease Poncho...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 11, 2017, 06:08:58 PM
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:

Just to tease Poncho...

Dang, he can moonwalk....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 11, 2017, 06:11:16 PM
I had a NIB Waiter laying in my collection. Bought it at a closeout sale once, just for the heck of it.
This thread made me curious and today I have swapped the 108mm Solo for the Waiter.
I'me very curious how it will do today, it's in my watch pocket know and so far it has been used three times already!
I'll rapport back in tonight. :D


 :like: :tu: :salute:
Let us know how it goes!

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Gareth on April 12, 2017, 12:02:01 AM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on April 12, 2017, 12:38:48 AM
Please do not sully the good name of this society with pics of your brutish Apprentices :twak:

 :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jaya_man on April 12, 2017, 03:22:15 AM
This is the only one I have left that is still intact...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/2db8bb2fd167a0c281228f6a2173fd31.jpg)

It replaced the one in my collection. Needed the scales and blade of this former shelf queen to restore a golfer (same production period).

Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods. Another Waiter unit ended as a base for my custom golfer pictured here
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/9c396e48b0e96127f4258bce78dcdc8c.jpg)

I have another set of complete waiter parts waiting to be used... It might end up as an Apprentice or some other model... Haven't decided yet.


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on April 12, 2017, 04:14:25 AM
Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods.

Apparently there are other diverse ways to appreciate a Waiter :whistle:

 :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jaya_man on April 12, 2017, 04:29:17 AM
Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods.

Apparently there are other diverse ways to appreciate a Waiter :whistle:

 :D
:cheers:


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 12, 2017, 04:37:20 AM
This is the only one I have left that is still intact...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/2db8bb2fd167a0c281228f6a2173fd31.jpg)

It replaced the one in my collection. Needed the scales and blade of this former shelf queen to restore a golfer (same production period).

Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods. Another Waiter unit ended as a base for my custom golfer pictured here
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/9c396e48b0e96127f4258bce78dcdc8c.jpg)

I have another set of complete waiter parts waiting to be used... It might end up as an Apprentice or some other model... Haven't decided yet.


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Great stuff!  Those are tools for furthering SAK education and they are well-shot.  :like:  :tu:

Now back to El Waiter, he performed better than expected today as a keychain SAK.  Never really gave anything bigger than a 58mm an honest chance. I think El Waiter could be a more permanent keychain fixture.  Or maybe as a pool/mail box keychain SAK.  Or take-to-the-beach keychain SAK.   No problemo for 5th pocket carry.  :tu:

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jaya_man on April 12, 2017, 04:39:09 AM
This is the only one I have left that is still intact...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/2db8bb2fd167a0c281228f6a2173fd31.jpg)

It replaced the one in my collection. Needed the scales and blade of this former shelf queen to restore a golfer (same production period).

Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods. Another Waiter unit ended as a base for my custom golfer pictured here
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/9c396e48b0e96127f4258bce78dcdc8c.jpg)

I have another set of complete waiter parts waiting to be used... It might end up as an Apprentice or some other model... Haven't decided yet.


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Great stuff!  Those are tools for furthering SAK education and they are well-shot.  :like:  :tu:

Now back to El Waiter, he performed better than expected today as a keychain SAK.  Never really gave anything bigger than a 58mm an honest chance. I think El Waiter could be a more permanent keychain fixture.  Or maybe as a pool/mail box keychain SAK.  Or take-to-the-beach keychain SAK.   No problemo for 5th pocket carry.  :tu:
Nice pics El CS :like: :like:


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 12, 2017, 04:49:33 AM
This is the only one I have left that is still intact...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/2db8bb2fd167a0c281228f6a2173fd31.jpg)

It replaced the one in my collection. Needed the scales and blade of this former shelf queen to restore a golfer (same production period).

Waiter is a good basis for 84mm mods. Another Waiter unit ended as a base for my custom golfer pictured here
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/9c396e48b0e96127f4258bce78dcdc8c.jpg)

I have another set of complete waiter parts waiting to be used... It might end up as an Apprentice or some other model... Haven't decided yet.


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Great stuff!  Those are tools for furthering SAK education and they are well-shot.  :like:  :tu:

Now back to El Waiter, he performed better than expected today as a keychain SAK.  Never really gave anything bigger than a 58mm an honest chance. I think El Waiter could be a more permanent keychain fixture.  Or maybe as a pool/mail box keychain SAK.  Or take-to-the-beach keychain SAK.   No problemo for 5th pocket carry.  :tu:
Nice pics El CS :like: :like:


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Why thank you Sir Jaya Man  :hatsoff:  Not too shabby yourself.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mactire404 on April 12, 2017, 03:20:43 PM
Yesterday I carried a Waiter alongside my Handyman.
I swapped out my 108mm Solo out for the Waiter and took note of what I used the waiter for.

The moment I arrive at work it's go-time for the Waiter. A lensmeter is not functioning properly and I have to remove the dustcover to clean it out. Easy fix with the combo tool.

(http://i.imgur.com/VPvKeS1t.jpg)
Next I'm in my workspace and I'm all out of alcohol. I can't function properly without alcohol, so I pop the cap of a fresh bottle with the knife.
(http://i.imgur.com/4YCnaeUt.jpg)
Halfway through my consultation hour I felt hungry and peeled an apple.

The rest of the day isn't that exciting,
During lunch break I cut my bread and spread some filet americain.
I expected the blade to be short for the job but it dud very well. I didn't miss my Solo for a moment.

The day crawled on and near the end of the day I peeled another apple.

Back hope I used the blade to cut open some packages during cooking and flipped my meat with the blade.
The Waiter is a solid performer! I can't wait to do a "Cooking with..." experiment with the Waiter.
(It might be fun to shoot some pix and post them here).

At the end of the day it was time to reconcile and evaluate the day.

I loved the red scales on the Waiter. I haven't carried a red-scaled cellidor SAK in a while and since the Waiter was brand new it had that 'new SAK shine' to it. Lovely.
The Waiter is a 84mm which is shorter than the 91mm I usually carry. I tend to forget that. However, It performed very well at the same tasks.
Sure, I like a larger blade when making my lunch. The Solo 108mm is my favourite at the moment. But the large blade of the Waiter does everything it has to.
I'm a fan of the combo tool. A lot of functionality in one tool and it saves one layer on the SAK.

I had all the time to look at the Waiter more closely and noticed that it has the thinner bladestock and the embossed liner. I did not like that. Even though it didn't impair use in anyway. I want thick stock blades!  >:(
It made me wonder when Vic decided it was a good idea to skimp on the blades reduce the tickness. Do any of you know? I had this one laying around for a good couple of years now (7 or 8 years I guess) and thought it was a more recent change.

(http://i.imgur.com/Yygz4Wbl.jpg)
At the end of the day I brushed off the pocket lint and cleaned the blade. I put it back in it's sleeve and back into the collection. To leave it Waiting for another day.

I really liked this experiment and put my StayGlo Climber on my nightstand, ready for service tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 12, 2017, 05:59:30 PM
Yesterday I carried a Waiter alongside my Handyman...


 :like: :like: :like:

Wow, great post!   Really enjoyable read.  As far as thickness on 84mm, I'm not entirely sure, I assume the most recent was in '05 with the new stamp (No rostfrei, crossbow) 
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on April 12, 2017, 06:03:37 PM
(...)
At the end of the day I brushed off the pocket lint and cleaned the blade. I put it back in it's sleeve and back into the collection. To leave it Waiting for another day.

(...)

(http://dailypicksandflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/oh-i-see-what-you-did-there-baby.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 17, 2017, 03:39:31 PM
 I love alox, but alox isn't enough...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Don Pablo on April 17, 2017, 11:12:17 PM
 :drool:  :like:
Wow!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 17, 2017, 11:16:49 PM
:drool:  :like:
Wow!

+1  :cheers:

I'm going to compare Waiter weights tonight...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: mcrib on April 24, 2017, 06:53:20 AM
I just wanted to add myself to the society. I have two Waiters with two more on the way. One of which will have nylon scales. I'm addicted.

I love how simple, light, and thin they are, yet have so many uses. I think they are probably the smallest iteration of the full size SAK where by just glancing at it you know undoubtedly that it is a SAK, probably because it has a blade and the exposed back corkscrew (setting the red cellidor scales aside that is).

I've added stainless steel pins and the mini screwdrivers to mine making them that much better. Now they look like compact Compacts.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mizedog on April 24, 2017, 02:48:41 PM
I used my 84mm nylon scaled Waiter to open a can of beans this weekend. It worked fine. In fact,  smoother than my Wenger Classic 62 did recently.

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Huntsman on April 25, 2017, 08:27:48 AM
If you want probably the best looking Waiter on the planet
Try this....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Knife-custom-Black-Wattle-wood-scales-/172626428892?hash=item28315643dc:g:1Y8AAOSwj25Y8de0
But hurry just under four hours to go on the auction  :pok:

Stunning scales and fabulous filework. And a great price at the mo... $30ish usd?

I think one of our members may have had something to do with this...  ;)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 06, 2017, 03:17:03 AM
If you want probably the best looking Waiter on the planet
Try this....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Knife-custom-Black-Wattle-wood-scales-/172626428892?hash=item28315643dc:g:1Y8AAOSwj25Y8de0
But hurry just under four hours to go on the auction  :pok:

Stunning scales and fabulous filework. And a great price at the mo... $30ish usd?

I think one of our members may have had something to do with this...  ;)
Always miss these things!  Back to the basic Waiter....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 09, 2017, 01:43:54 AM
SAK Waiter 3 days in a row!  This could be serious!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on May 09, 2017, 02:36:06 AM
On rare occasions Amazon reviews can be quite good. This one for the Waiter is excellent and comprehensive. It even references multitool.org :tu:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3C6ECYZMIRY3/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0001P15JY

Quote
Why Does the Best SAK Have the Worst Name?, May 23, 2014
By
Brad Gadberry
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Waiter Swiss Army Knife (Sports)
OK, I won't totally commit to saying the Waiter is the absolute *best* SAK, but it's certainly in the running.

(I don't comment on the quality of SAKs; others cover that; I just talk about what's good -- or not so good -- about particular models)

If the Galactic Overlords decreed we could only have one SAK and had to use it all the time, I could be happy with any of these: Spartan, Compact, Camper, Climber Plus, Huntsman, Farmer, Waiter, Rambler, or Manager.

Thinking specifically about the Waiter:

I hate the name. Waiter. I have nothing against waiters (they bring me food and drink for low pay... I wish they got paid more), but such a lousy name for this knife.

It should be called either the Thru-Hiker or the Ultralight.

It's the perfect knife for a long-distance thru-hiker or ultra-light backpacker. Its blade is big enough to do actual work, but it's ultra light. It opens packages, bottles. and cans; it unties knots; it cuts stuff that needs cut; its screwdriver can fix a pack or tune a stove: everything a backpacker or thru-hiker needs. It's also terrific for around town and at the office. It's a great low-key gentleman's folder. Very nonthreatening even for hoplophobiacs.

The corkscrew is very good at untying stubborn knots in paracord. This is important. If you hike, if you camp, you know this. (It also opens wine bottles; easy way to be a hero.)

Can-opener, bottle-opener, wine-bottle-opener... This is important too. At some point -- whether you're a thru-hiker or just a civilian -- you're going to need one of these.

The Waiter (Thru-hiker, Ultra-light) has a screwdriver... it can fix a pack or stove. With attention, the multi-tool blade will handle a Phillips screw.

Of all the umpteen bazillion models of SAKs, the Waiter (or Thru-Hiker, or Ultralight) has the best ratio of tools to layers. Put in a mini-screwdriver and straight pin, and it's 10 tools (not counting lanyard ring) for one layer. Best of any SAK.

The straight pin and and tweezers are what you need for splinters/slivers.

The whole point of carrying a Swiss Army Knife is to carry it all the time (or, as close to all the time as you can get with our new and onerous laws... airports, airplanes, courthouses). Its virtues only shine when you always have it with you. Read any SAK review on Amazon... no matter how thick it is (Explorer, anyone?) someone will say "This SAK has all the tools I need but it's thin enough to carry in my pocket." That's only true if you dress a certain way (the Explorer is way fat... so is the Huntsman, which is one of my favorites). This SAK, the Waiter (Thru-hiker, Ultra-light), truly is slim enough to carry no matter what you're wearing.

The scissors are great... the saw is great... This knife doesn't have either of those.

But, it has way more than a regular slip-joint pocket knife or single blade lock-back, which many people have carried for, like, a century. And it's so slim... and it's so cheap... and it's so good.

In general, I'm not a fan of the 84 mm SAKs... I think the Tinker is better than the Small Tinker, I think the Spartan is better than the Tourist. But... in this case, the 84 mm platform makes sense. The thin (and kinda short) Waiter fits on a key chain just fine. Perfect for EDC aficionados.

FYI: the springs on the Thru-Hiker (aka Waiter) are stiffer than those on the 91 and 58 mm SAKs. This isn't good or bad... just a fact. If you use the knife often, it's a good thing: good solid open and close; the knife "walks and talks." If you toss the knife into a pack or glove compartment and ignore it for months... not so good. I've handled neglected Waiters that I just couldn't get open.

Factoid for Knife Knerds: At one point, Victorinox made a 91 mm Waiter Plus... same knife as we're talking about here, but a little longer, with a ballpoint pen in the handle. Very collectible. If you see one, check the price (multitool.org, bladeforums.com), but be ready to jump on it. (Best tool-to-layer ratio of all SAKs ever made.)

If you need/want the scissors, go with the Climber, Compact, Rambler, or Manager.

If you need the saw, go with the Camper or Farmer.

If you can live without either of those, and you want a versatile and high-value pocket knife you can carry anytime, anywhere, no matter what you're wearing, no matter how liberal the people you hang out with are, go with the Thru-hiker (aka, the Waiter).


Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 09, 2017, 02:51:36 AM
 :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: MacGyver on May 09, 2017, 11:55:02 AM
I'm really not much into the one layer SAK's, i tend to settle on two layer minimum because of comfort and basic functions i need.
But i was just browsing to some used Vic's on the used sites over here and came across this waiter for €18. It looks great, but probably won't carry it, so i'm trying to decide if i buy it or not (don't know if the seller still has it tho, haven't called yet...)  What do you guys think...? :think:

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mechanickal on May 09, 2017, 12:09:31 PM
I'm really not much into the one layer SAK's, i tend to settle on two layer minimum because of comfort and basic functions i need.
But i was just browsing to some used Vic's on the used sites over here and came across this waiter for €18. It looks great, but probably won't carry it, so i'm trying to decide if i buy it or not (don't know if the seller still has it tho, haven't called yet...)  What do you guys think...? :think:
I think those scales look like fun!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on May 09, 2017, 08:45:15 PM
Dropped the Waiter today and replaced it with the Big Wino One. Weight goes up from 34 tot 55 grams. Remember I was only carrying the Waiter for the corkscrew and t&t and as an aside to my alox EDC, I will not miss the combo tool a lot. And now I'm carrying a 111mm blade again.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on May 09, 2017, 08:56:16 PM
I'm really not much into the one layer SAK's, i tend to settle on two layer minimum because of comfort and basic functions i need.
But i was just browsing to some used Vic's on the used sites over here and came across this waiter for €18. It looks great, but probably won't carry it, so i'm trying to decide if i buy it or not (don't know if the seller still has it tho, haven't called yet...)  What do you guys think...? :think:
I think those scales look like fun!
+ 1 !  :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 10, 2017, 01:16:17 AM
I think Ill gift a waiter to my nephew to go along with his Classic.... meaning Ill just have to by a brand new waiter for me!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: kirk13 on May 10, 2017, 08:36:05 AM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)

Thanks for taking the bullet on this one guys! I'm another fan of the Apprentice,having made one up for the first minimalist challenge a year or two ago
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 10, 2017, 05:26:22 PM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)

Thanks for taking the bullet on this one guys! I'm another fan of the Apprentice,having made one up for the first minimalist challenge a year or two ago



We here at the Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society respect our Waiter relatives and the views and opinions of those that have chosen to devote their love and appreciation to those relatives, no matter how wrong, misguided or unorthodox those views and opinions may be.    :D :pok: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Gareth on May 10, 2017, 05:29:09 PM
I think Ill gift a waiter to my nephew to go along with his Classic.... meaning Ill just have to by a brand new waiter for me!

Sound reasoning and logic as far as I'm concerned.  :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Gareth on May 10, 2017, 05:30:19 PM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)

Thanks for taking the bullet on this one guys! I'm another fan of the Apprentice,having made one up for the first minimalist challenge a year or two ago



We here at the Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society respect our Waiter relatives and the views and opinions of those that have chosen to devote their love and appreciation to those relatives, no matter how wrong, misguided or unorthodox those views and opinions may be.    :D :pok: :cheers:

Thank you...I think. :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 11, 2017, 03:05:35 AM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)

Thanks for taking the bullet on this one guys! I'm another fan of the Apprentice,having made one up for the first minimalist challenge a year or two ago



We here at the Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society respect our Waiter relatives and the views and opinions of those that have chosen to devote their love and appreciation to those relatives, no matter how wrong, misguided or unorthodox those views and opinions may be.    :D :pok: :cheers:
...and we can be Really off sometimes !  :ahhh
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 11, 2017, 03:08:08 AM
I'm really not much into the one layer SAK's, i tend to settle on two layer minimum because of comfort and basic functions i need.
But i was just browsing to some used Vic's on the used sites over here and came across this waiter for €18. It looks great, but probably won't carry it, so i'm trying to decide if i buy it or not (don't know if the seller still has it tho, haven't called yet...)  What do you guys think...? :think:

Is that 18 Es or 18 Fs ?  (Sorry) go for it!   :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 11, 2017, 03:09:47 AM
I really like that relative of the Waiter, the Apprentice.  The Phillips gives it a slimmer profile than the Waiter, and for me it's more useful than the corkscrew.

Another fan of the Apprentice here.  Easy enough to mod your Waiter into one as well.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m37/gareth_hunt/DSCF3440.jpg)

Thanks for taking the bullet on this one guys! I'm another fan of the Apprentice,having made one up for the first minimalist challenge a year or two ago
Beautiful! Nice!  Mod a SAK?  I can barely use one  :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Gareth on May 11, 2017, 07:53:07 AM
 :D :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 14, 2017, 12:53:01 AM
Brand new Waiter mail call!  :cheers:
Add mini driver  :ahhh
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on May 24, 2017, 03:20:01 PM
(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-05/20170523_110607_zpsxxg8fmjx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 24, 2017, 05:53:01 PM
(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/ThePeacent/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-05/20170523_110607_zpsxxg8fmjx.jpg)


Is it just me, or this post blank?  Another old version glitch?
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on May 24, 2017, 05:56:13 PM
There should be nice pic of some tomato plants and a handful of tools.  :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 24, 2017, 06:14:08 PM
There should be nice pic of some tomato plants and a handful of tools.  :like:

Weird when I'm not using my Mac I miss all kinds of stuff either browsing with Windows 10 or Google Chrome.

 :salute: Waiters!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: koke on June 03, 2017, 10:27:51 PM
Hi!! A new addition to this Society.
Waiter Black Edition.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170603/4d9118ee2a74a714b09d05f6d3cca78a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 03, 2017, 10:30:23 PM
Hi!! A new addition to this Society.
Waiter Black Edition.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170603/4d9118ee2a74a714b09d05f6d3cca78a.jpg)

 :like: That's awesome!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on June 03, 2017, 11:32:42 PM
Hi!! A new addition to this Society.
Waiter Black Edition.

Very cool :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on June 04, 2017, 03:13:29 AM
Hi!! A new addition to this Society.
Waiter Black Edition.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170603/4d9118ee2a74a714b09d05f6d3cca78a.jpg)

Nice! Unusual....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: JP on June 04, 2017, 03:26:37 AM
I was just looking at my Waiter yesterday thinking about a scale upgrade. It looks nice in black.

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: koke on June 04, 2017, 12:14:24 PM
Thanks guys. I'm happy that you liked it.

This one can also have a pin.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/5378f92c260fb3e0e781c45978f56ead.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on July 05, 2017, 11:53:42 PM
Waiter Weds.  Checking in.
Light weight, light duty for summer...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 02, 2017, 03:20:38 AM
One mo time!  Waiter Wed.!!    :drink:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 02, 2017, 07:13:23 AM
One mo time!  Waiter Wed.!!    :drink:

 :like:

Just when I had decided on a Traveler for tomorrow.  :twak:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 02, 2017, 07:38:33 AM
 :cheers: 

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: JP on August 02, 2017, 04:00:18 PM
Waiter Wednesday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170802/959bee0fbb184ddbcd547b4fb4f1b9ff.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Frailer on August 02, 2017, 10:35:54 PM
I recently noticed that I didn't have a Waiter with nylon scales. The postman remedied this problem today.

(https://i.imgur.com/RsNhk8d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: this_is_nascar on August 02, 2017, 11:45:30 PM
Love those nylon scales.  Are the readily available for swapping into other models?

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Frailer on August 03, 2017, 01:34:02 AM
Love those nylon scales.  Are the readily available for swapping into other models?

I don't know how easy or difficult they are to come by; these scales came with a knife already between them.  :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: strmliner on August 03, 2017, 04:22:34 AM
Love those nylon scales.  Are the readily available for swapping into other models?

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Nylon scales are pretty hard to find these days, at least IMO.  +B used to sell them as did FelineVet, but last time I checked (last month) I didn't see any.
My best bet has been to purchase on used SAKs,  The last Waiter I bought used had really clean Blue Nylon scales with the Vic emblem...but it's now an Apprentice.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: koke on August 03, 2017, 10:14:23 AM
I know one store in Spain who sells regular red nylon scales 84 with and without place for back tool (Phillips or corkscrew)  the same for 91.
6€ both front and back scales.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/e6952af034bdbefe10ee0c8b2265d3f2.jpg)

They are a little bit expensive, in my opinion, adding shipping costs will make them not worthy.

Anyway if anyone is interested, I can try to get and ship them. Just PM

Cheers
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 09, 2017, 04:54:51 PM
Decided to just keep a Waiter in the silverware drawer since I'm always running to my room to grab a SAK while cooking/opening wine at home. It's already getting a lot more use than it used to  Galileo approves. :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mechanickal on August 09, 2017, 05:05:16 PM
Decided to just keep a Waiter in the silverware drawer since I'm always running to my room to grab a SAK while cooking/opening wine at home. It's already getting a lot more use than it used to  Galileo approves. :tu:
Usualy I just grab the one that's in my pockets :pok:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 09, 2017, 05:08:13 PM
Decided to just keep a Waiter in the silverware drawer since I'm always running to my room to grab a SAK while cooking/opening wine at home. It's already getting a lot more use than it used to  Galileo approves. :tu:
Usualy I just grab the one that's in my pockets :pok:

Thank you for your comment.  :cheers:
Me too, unless of course, I left it sitting in the other room.  Sometimes I sport pocketless trousers around the house.  Also, believe it or not, I don't awlways have a corkscrew in the pocket... especially on alox days...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mechanickal on August 09, 2017, 05:12:53 PM
Decided to just keep a Waiter in the silverware drawer since I'm always running to my room to grab a SAK while cooking/opening wine at home. It's already getting a lot more use than it used to  Galileo approves. :tu:
Usualy I just grab the one that's in my pockets :pok:

Thank you for your comment.  :cheers:
Me too, unless of course, I left it sitting in the other room.  Sometimes I sport pocketless trousers around the house.
Why don't you just admit you don't wear trousers around the house? :think:
:rofl:

I often thought about placing my SAKs here and there but then I think of how nice they're sitting next to each other in my display and just leave it at that :/
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jaydar on August 10, 2017, 12:20:20 PM
An older 91mm waiter (Sharpened and without the cap lifter but you cant have everything :)  )

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DWcAAOSw3IdZh5xF/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CsEAAOSwp1RZh5wd/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SakAAOSwfDhZh5wu/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: strmliner on August 10, 2017, 04:38:11 PM
An older 91mm waiter (Sharpened and without the cap lifter but you cant have everything :)  )

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DWcAAOSw3IdZh5xF/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CsEAAOSwp1RZh5wd/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SakAAOSwfDhZh5wu/s-l1600.jpg)

Very nice! I hadn't seen one that old before.   :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on August 10, 2017, 05:57:14 PM
An older 91mm waiter (Sharpened and without the cap lifter but you cant have everything :)  )

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DWcAAOSw3IdZh5xF/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CsEAAOSwp1RZh5wd/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SakAAOSwfDhZh5wu/s-l1600.jpg)

91mm, you say?...
 :think: :think:

If it were an 84mm, it would make it a Gourmet. Never saw/heard of a 91mm like that...
 :think: :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: strmliner on August 10, 2017, 08:13:11 PM
An older 91mm waiter (Sharpened and without the cap lifter but you cant have everything :)  )

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DWcAAOSw3IdZh5xF/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CsEAAOSwp1RZh5wd/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SakAAOSwfDhZh5wu/s-l1600.jpg)

91mm, you say?...
 :think: :think:

If it were an 84mm, it would make it a Gourmet. Never saw/heard of a 91mm like that...
 :think: :think:

I seem to remember a discussion from a few years ago where Jazzbass mentioned a 91mm Gourmet.  This one seems to fit that discussion/description, but I would defer to Jaydar.  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: koke on August 10, 2017, 08:38:49 PM
An older 91mm waiter (Sharpened and without the cap lifter but you cant have everything :)  )

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DWcAAOSw3IdZh5xF/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CsEAAOSwp1RZh5wd/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SakAAOSwfDhZh5wu/s-l1600.jpg)

Lovely!!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 11, 2017, 12:26:34 AM
Checked the Wiki and I believe I read about a 91mm SAK , long discontinued. ... :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jaydar on August 11, 2017, 12:12:09 PM
The two old waiter / gourmets 84mm and 91mm actually in my collection are both of which seem to have sneaked in without a proper clean :(

I do love a set of matching logos :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/j8fj3LpoXF43guLH4NIdcUxE4YQdXF2Yf6oS9-v7uO09aQ5EgQW2mS__T8lBARbY3g_iiE0B0Mq2f25wf9BLjDho29YWBE5HNG4IKkhZMW7WZla89lTzczU2mZ99D7_0N-pbxh6-cIpHgPfHxcJMDsUMpL8Fxrn0fylz9UThNW8y7e9Dp54IDsXtYmPzxxxXLJ7zkwbs1j1X00kMv4jNMfiskEaGpv6yhqa7pv2piuAELf94CV8IgCHGyPxFOtcqqdk2ZWvdQICBg1704OVVxEie9oqFLk-VqcPlmHIDZmEpN96kVQrEejg_KyMdITjN8I71_n8oGW2kTAZWQfthrMGtzwyv6O5l68enNoIhG2Mc5TcISCNFfdMcNAW4C777ah3xX84KLSRJbqjYjDAr25ZYHqDI6tZhdMIdC4h-vGaKU96dErrio48URnVyk-iz0SASUNTEUzGwrJsME3fmrVSjGUql5NiVQrqmMtm69YjN6moTAxJmtYV1iIE0im7rvZ26yMEGtEPvBM0T3NVa6FIDOMnsSxKOErw-pBhj5LI7tueEtyGIem9hfCq3yWup56io9CTEG7WqjeGx27NNVAICXVHaf8Ha8ya68em0oITi56oOQyxZtDPffHGVpzdDAIL0rlpWW2zV7GDSM71n5qWU-MvYD-RiF5AzfHLVylQyJqs=w1122-h842-no-tmp.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on August 11, 2017, 12:39:45 PM
Wow! Those are  :drool: :drool:

The exposed rivets and the cut-out scales and the threaded corkscrew...
 :gimme: :gimme:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: strmliner on August 11, 2017, 05:11:43 PM
The two old waiter / gourmets 84mm and 91mm actually in my collection are both of which seem to have sneaked in without a proper clean :(

I do love a set of matching logos :)

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Very nice, Jaydar!   :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jnoxyd on August 11, 2017, 06:40:39 PM
Can I show my mod.247 here?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170811/136c2fabc0fde9daf5e9e54cbc8c6262.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on August 11, 2017, 07:50:42 PM
Can I show my mod.247 here?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170811/136c2fabc0fde9daf5e9e54cbc8c6262.jpg)


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Huh... you just did!
 :pok: :pok:

Pretty cool!
 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 27, 2017, 02:19:15 AM
The two old waiter / gourmets 84mm and 91mm actually in my collection are both of which seem to have sneaked in without a proper clean :(

I do love a set of matching logos :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/j8fj3LpoXF43guLH4NIdcUxE4YQdXF2Yf6oS9-v7uO09aQ5EgQW2mS__T8lBARbY3g_iiE0B0Mq2f25wf9BLjDho29YWBE5HNG4IKkhZMW7WZla89lTzczU2mZ99D7_0N-pbxh6-cIpHgPfHxcJMDsUMpL8Fxrn0fylz9UThNW8y7e9Dp54IDsXtYmPzxxxXLJ7zkwbs1j1X00kMv4jNMfiskEaGpv6yhqa7pv2piuAELf94CV8IgCHGyPxFOtcqqdk2ZWvdQICBg1704OVVxEie9oqFLk-VqcPlmHIDZmEpN96kVQrEejg_KyMdITjN8I71_n8oGW2kTAZWQfthrMGtzwyv6O5l68enNoIhG2Mc5TcISCNFfdMcNAW4C777ah3xX84KLSRJbqjYjDAr25ZYHqDI6tZhdMIdC4h-vGaKU96dErrio48URnVyk-iz0SASUNTEUzGwrJsME3fmrVSjGUql5NiVQrqmMtm69YjN6moTAxJmtYV1iIE0im7rvZ26yMEGtEPvBM0T3NVa6FIDOMnsSxKOErw-pBhj5LI7tueEtyGIem9hfCq3yWup56io9CTEG7WqjeGx27NNVAICXVHaf8Ha8ya68em0oITi56oOQyxZtDPffHGVpzdDAIL0rlpWW2zV7GDSM71n5qWU-MvYD-RiF5AzfHLVylQyJqs=w1122-h842-no-tmp.jpg)

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Very nice- on the hunt for a 91mm !
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on August 27, 2017, 02:36:20 AM
Grooved corkscrews are so much more elegant looking. I wish they hadn't changed them :(
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 30, 2017, 03:35:52 AM
Grooved corkscrews are so much more elegant looking. I wish they hadn't changed them :(
I know.... :rant:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 30, 2017, 04:22:52 AM
Thing is, they're still cheaper than new ones and easily found in good condition if you look through online-bidding sites.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on August 30, 2017, 04:44:34 AM
That is true :tu:   I went out my way to get one for a modded Scientist I created and have a couple of donors with them laying around for future mods :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ironraven on August 30, 2017, 04:46:41 AM
They look cool, but the groove was hard to clean if actually floating in your pocket then used for wine.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Zhenchok on August 30, 2017, 06:15:05 AM
I just ran into this post, wanted to say that the waiter is one of my favorite knives.  I do feel like it needs an awl to be complete, but overall this is a great size knife.


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Zhenchok on August 30, 2017, 06:19:09 AM
Decided to just keep a Waiter in the silverware drawer since I'm always running to my room to grab a SAK while cooking/opening wine at home. It's already getting a lot more use than it used to  Galileo approves. :tu:

I've need doing the same. For that occasional bottle of wine.


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: MacGyver on August 30, 2017, 01:08:59 PM
Grooved corkscrews are so much more elegant looking. I wish they hadn't changed them :(

It's funny... The one thing i really "hated" on my first Spartan back in the 80's was that deep grooved corkscrew...  :-\ While it looked good i hated the rasp edges from the groove on my hand and the way it always picked up tons of pocket lint.
I prefer the new ones by a mile...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Zhenchok on August 30, 2017, 08:24:21 PM
I just learned that the Tourist is a smaller version of the Spartan, I really want one now :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on September 05, 2017, 05:03:25 AM
Just had a Waiter Wed!  Will try some more....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on September 05, 2017, 05:42:13 AM
Just had a Waiter Wed!  Will try some more....

It can be a difficult choice to make among the myriad
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Frailer on September 06, 2017, 03:10:06 AM
They look cool, but the groove was hard to clean if actually floating in your pocket then used for wine.

If the corkscrew touches your wine, you're doing it wrong.  :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on September 08, 2017, 05:32:19 AM
If....the... lint hits your wine, on your corkscrew at night... clean your Waiter....    :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on September 08, 2017, 01:52:52 PM
Just had a Waiter Wed!  Will try some more....

Oh... That's nice!

Show content
I bet the bride was beautiful, huh?

 :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on October 03, 2017, 03:30:29 AM
 :like: !!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on October 31, 2017, 01:24:51 AM
...and... another Wednesday coming up, let's here it people!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: BradGad on November 03, 2017, 03:50:16 PM
On rare occasions Amazon reviews can be quite good. This one for the Waiter is excellent and comprehensive. It even references multitool.org :tu:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3C6ECYZMIRY3/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0001P15JY

Hey man... thanks!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on November 03, 2017, 06:08:24 PM
 :salute:  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 04, 2017, 01:58:40 AM
Thanks for the link,  I agrre!   :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Mactire404 on November 06, 2017, 11:44:02 AM
My brothers Waiter.
He told me this is his first SAK. It has seen a lot of action playing in the woods.
And I could tell. The blade's tip was bent, the combo tool was bent. And the edge... was as good as gone. The straight part of the edge had a slight convex curve to it. As far as I know Victorinox has no recurve blades on the Waiter... :facepalm:

(https://i.imgur.com/HkW8c8x.jpg)
Victorinox Waiter

I like how he kept the box and booklet. He now keeps it in his desk drawer, but still uses it.
I think he got this SAK in 1995/96. These things are really lifetime tools.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on November 06, 2017, 04:08:02 PM
My brothers Waiter.
He told me this is his first SAK. It has seen a lot of action playing in the woods.
And I could tell. The blade's tip was bent, the combo tool was bent. And the edge... was as good as gone. The straight part of the edge had a slight convex curve to it. As far as I know Victorinox has no recurve blades on the Waiter... :facepalm:

(https://i.imgur.com/HkW8c8x.jpg)
Victorinox Waiter

I like how he kept the box and booklet. He now keeps it in his desk drawer, but still uses it.
I think he got this SAK in 1995/96. These things are really lifetime tools.

Thanks for sharing, Mac!  :cheers:  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on November 19, 2017, 11:30:45 PM
Now that it is winter and I'm wearing a coat when I leave, I've been regularly carrying a KF4 in a jacket pocket, which means that I really only need a SAK for the SAKish items like the thin blade, corkscrew, bottle/can opener, tweezers and toothpick, which means that the Waiter is the perfect fit. So now I'm re-appreciating the Waiter :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 20, 2017, 12:21:10 AM
My thoughts exactly! Winter Waiter time....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on November 20, 2017, 12:25:51 AM
Also during the holiday season I am quite likely to need the corkscrew to open a bottle of wine and will definitely be using the cap lifter to open a beer or two :drink:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 20, 2017, 12:34:45 AM
Also during the holiday season I am quite likely to need the corkscrew to open a bottle of wine and will definitely be using the cap lifter to open a beer or two :drink:
No.....  :drink:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on November 20, 2017, 01:22:55 PM
winter equals Waiter to me, as it's when more beverages, wine and drinks fill the rooms and there's always one of these SAKs in the table for everyone to use          :salute:


(https://i.imgur.com/7wKbxr6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 21, 2017, 02:33:31 AM
winter equals Waiter to me, as it's when more beverages, wine and drinks fill the rooms and there's always one of these SAKs in the table for everyone to use          :salute:


(https://i.imgur.com/7wKbxr6.jpg)
Interesting pocket dangle?  Homemade?
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on November 21, 2017, 10:51:53 PM
winter equals Waiter to me, as it's when more beverages, wine and drinks fill the rooms and there's always one of these SAKs in the table for everyone to use          :salute:


(https://i.imgur.com/7wKbxr6.jpg)
Interesting pocket dangle?  Homemade?

yup, homemade.
I often use them instead of the P7 clips on smaller, thinner SAKs, as they keep them closer to the edge (seam) of the pocket
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 22, 2017, 02:05:37 AM
winter equals Waiter to me, as it's when more beverages, wine and drinks fill the rooms and there's always one of these SAKs in the table for everyone to use          :salute:


(https://i.imgur.com/7wKbxr6.jpg)
Interesting pocket dangle?  Homemade?

yup, homemade.
I often use them instead of the P7 clips on smaller, thinner SAKs, as they keep them closer to the edge (seam) of the pocket
Very cool. You should market them? Call them the..... oh I don't knkw
...:)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 14, 2017, 01:25:21 AM
Come on gang, missed Waiter Wed! Spartan Saturday making us look bad....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 14, 2017, 02:45:40 AM
I got so mixed up with Wenger Wednesday... I'm so ashamed  :facepalm:

I did come home and open up my 1st gen, early 80's Waiter a few times, and used the newer one I have in the kitchen drawer to help me cut up some garlic..

 :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 14, 2017, 03:18:04 AM
I got so mixed up with Wenger Wednesday... I'm so ashamed  :facepalm:

I did come home and open up my 1st gen, early 80's Waiter a few times, and used the newer one I have in the kitchen drawer to help me cut up some garlic..

 :salute:
Ha! I saw Wenger Wed too, but not being a colector, I figured I give you guys a hard time about the Waiter...  :whistle:
I might gift my spare to my nephew if he's good, which would be a miracle. ...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 28, 2017, 01:53:43 AM
Trying our little friend again for awhile...... :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 28, 2017, 04:25:42 AM
I'm gonna start a search for an older 91mm Waiter, hopefully not in too bad shape! Lets see what happens...... :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on December 28, 2017, 01:55:12 PM
today with me

(https://i.imgur.com/ftBHIIH.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: T14 on January 07, 2018, 02:26:22 PM
Economy waiters in red and white.
One or both might become apprentices later :pok:
-Tom
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 07, 2018, 03:28:36 PM
Economy waiters in red and white.
One or both might become apprentices later :pok:
-Tom
... adding a philips?
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: T14 on January 07, 2018, 04:10:05 PM
Economy waiters in red and white.
One or both might become apprentices later :pok:o9n
-Tom
... adding a philips?

Yup. My favorite SAK mod so far has been my waiter->apprentice conversion... the white economy scales would look stunning with a contoured can-key phillips driver apprentice.
-Tom
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 07, 2018, 04:29:11 PM
Economy waiters in red and white.
One or both might become apprentices later :pok:o9n
-Tom
... adding a philips?

Yup. My favorite SAK mod so far has been my waiter->apprentice conversion... the white economy scales would look stunning with a contoured can-key phillips driver apprentice.
-Tom
Would like to see a pic or two if you do it... :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Lynn LeFey on January 08, 2018, 09:17:39 PM
Wohoo!

I won a lot of vics from ebay which included a Waiter. It's my first, and MAN do I like it. So incredibly light and such a slim package. I figured it was about $3.75 worth of a $15 lot. Worth every cent. :D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4738/39582114321_1aed1f4f24_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23iJFyV)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on January 08, 2018, 09:29:06 PM
Congrats on the Waiter. There is something really appealing about the size/functionality ratio. I carry mine regularly, especially when I don't expect to be doing much more than cutting something and opening beer, which is frankly most of the time these days :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 09, 2018, 02:59:17 AM
Congrats on the Waiter. There is something really appealing about the size/functionality ratio. I carry mine regularly, especially when I don't expect to be doing much more than cutting something and opening beer, which is frankly most of the time these days :)
:cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Lynn LeFey on January 09, 2018, 03:02:18 AM
Congrats on the Waiter. There is something really appealing about the size/functionality ratio. I carry mine regularly, especially when I don't expect to be doing much more than cutting something and opening beer, which is frankly most of the time these days :)

If I'm dead honest, I'm the same. Friday nights, I go to a freind's house and drink beers that need to be popped open. It's not like they don't HAVE bottle openers in their kitchen, but it's more... 'fun' I guess... to use a SAK.

And most of the cutting I do is cutting open mail... which is usually packages with other multitools. :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on January 09, 2018, 12:26:36 PM
Wohoo!

I won a lot of vics from ebay which included a Waiter. It's my first, and MAN do I like it. So incredibly light and such a slim package. I figured it was about $3.75 worth of a $15 lot. Worth every cent. :D


funnily enough, I had a Waiter with the "MAN" branding on its scales. I guess it must've been a popular gift from that company since I've stumbled upon six or seven "MAN" branded SAKs throughout the years

I read your post quickly and though you had purchased a "MAN" Waiter too, but then read it again  :rofl:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 11, 2018, 01:29:02 AM
Uh....Wednesday,  Sounds like "wait"...
Lets here/see it!! :rant:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on January 11, 2018, 03:35:04 AM
If I'm dead honest, I'm the same. Friday nights, I go to a freind's house and drink beers that need to be popped open. It's not like they don't HAVE bottle openers in their kitchen, but it's more... 'fun' I guess... to use a SAK.

And most of the cutting I do is cutting open mail... which is usually packages with other multitools. :D

For me it's beer and mostly cutting up all of the amazon boxes that come with my wife's orders. I have no idea what she is ordering as we sort of have an unofficial 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding impulsive online purchases, but they often arrive in pairs and sometimes twice a day :ahhh

I'm in for Waiter Wednesday :D

(https://i.imgur.com/WUx5sre.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 11, 2018, 03:37:59 AM
If I'm dead honest, I'm the same. Friday nights, I go to a freind's house and drink beers that need to be popped open. It's not like they don't HAVE bottle openers in their kitchen, but it's more... 'fun' I guess... to use a SAK.

And most of the cutting I do is cutting open mail... which is usually packages with other multitools. :D

For me it's beer and mostly cutting up all of the amazon boxes that come with my wife's orders. I have no idea what she is ordering as we sort of have an unofficial 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding impulsive online purchases, but they often arrive in pairs and sometimes twice a day :ahhh

I'm in for Waiter Wednesday :D

(https://i.imgur.com/WUx5sre.jpg)

 :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on January 22, 2018, 10:27:49 PM
It's been a while
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 23, 2018, 01:43:06 AM
It's been a while
I usually come back to it too.....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 31, 2018, 02:38:50 AM
If I'm dead honest, I'm the same. Friday nights, I go to a freind's house and drink beers that need to be popped open. It's not like they don't HAVE bottle openers in their kitchen, but it's more... 'fun' I guess... to use a SAK.

And most of the cutting I do is cutting open mail... which is usually packages with other multitools. :D

For me it's beer and mostly cutting up all of the amazon boxes that come with my wife's orders. I have no idea what she is ordering as we sort of have an unofficial 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding impulsive online purchases, but they often arrive in pairs and sometimes twice a day :ahhh

I'm in for Waiter Wednesday :D

(https://i.imgur.com/WUx5sre.jpg)

 :like:
Agree, actually to open beers, helped once when the ladies forgot the corkscrew.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: shark_za on February 15, 2018, 06:27:08 AM
I flew in to a cool town for work and the rush meant I had no checked baggage. I needed a pocket tool to cover the basics with the least outlay (likely to lose it again) so I grabbed a Waiter at the local outdoor shop.
It’s opened more boxes in the last two days than I have probably opened in the last 6 months; I don’t feel bare.
Beers after hours too!  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180215/29fc43d7da824ab00a0d98c86d1dd0ed.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on February 15, 2018, 01:34:50 PM
I flew in to a cool town for work and the rush meant I had no checked baggage. I needed a pocket tool to cover the basics with the least outlay (likely to lose it again) so I grabbed a Waiter at the local outdoor shop.
It’s opened more boxes in the last two days than I have probably opened in the last 6 months; I don’t feel bare.
Beers after hours too!  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180215/29fc43d7da824ab00a0d98c86d1dd0ed.jpg)


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Cool combo!

 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 16, 2018, 04:09:04 AM
I flew in to a cool town for work and the rush meant I had no checked baggage. I needed a pocket tool to cover the basics with the least outlay (likely to lose it again) so I grabbed a Waiter at the local outdoor shop.
It’s opened more boxes in the last two days than I have probably opened in the last 6 months; I don’t feel bare.
Beers after hours too!  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180215/29fc43d7da824ab00a0d98c86d1dd0ed.jpg)


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I agree shark. Nice light duty little knife.   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 17, 2018, 03:14:07 AM
...and if I do Waiter Weekend,  does that cancel out a Spartan Saturday, maybe a combination! !
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on February 18, 2018, 01:55:24 AM
...and if I do Waiter Weekend,  does that cancel out a Spartan Saturday, maybe a combination! !

Carry them both!   The waiter will hide in the 5th pocket  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 18, 2018, 01:58:07 AM
...and if I do Waiter Weekend,  does that cancel out a Spartan Saturday, maybe a combination! !

Carry them both!   The waiter will hide in the 5th pocket  :cheers:
Ah Ha! That's why you have the esteemed title El Corkscrew!!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on February 19, 2018, 03:01:29 AM
I've been traveling a lot for work this last month, with nothing but carry-on luggage and a Style PS. So it is such a pleasure to be home now with a Waiter in my pocket :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/AZ4qsQS.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 20, 2018, 01:49:42 AM
I've been traveling a lot for work this last month, with nothing but carry-on luggage and a Style PS. So it is such a pleasure to be home now with a Waiter in my pocket :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/AZ4qsQS.jpg)
...and its just enough for EDC...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on February 20, 2018, 02:22:47 AM
...and its just enough for EDC...

Indeed it is :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on February 20, 2018, 04:49:37 PM
for the same size, you get a Corkscrew, screwdriver, bottle opener and pry tool  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/vKLtBKv.jpg)

it's not the king of slim, finger sized knives for nothin'!  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 20, 2018, 05:42:50 PM
for the same size, you get a Corkscrew, screwdriver, bottle opener and pry tool  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/vKLtBKv.jpg)

it's not the king of slim, finger sized knives for nothin'!  :salute:
Agree!   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on February 20, 2018, 07:04:37 PM
And if you don't mind the added weight, you get a mini-screwdriver, pin, toothpick and tweezers :D

(https://i.imgur.com/F3ypaDG.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 20, 2018, 07:56:07 PM
And if you don't mind the added weight, you get a mini-screwdriver, pin, toothpick and tweezers :D

(https://i.imgur.com/F3ypaDG.jpg)
Thanks, new someone would beat me to it...  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 03, 2018, 02:10:50 PM
Waiter Wednesday at work worked out well...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Exeter on March 03, 2018, 09:47:57 PM
Oh yes, the Waiter! A good two weeks ago I bougth two 84 mm Vic's off ebay dirt cheap, just to get a feel for that size, one Waiter and one Sportsman. I like them both, but the Waiter was a true relevation! So ligthweight and small yet so capable. I fell in love with it instantly and it made me to reconsider what you need and don't need on a SAK. Truly a gem.

I only miss the scissors a bit. Victorinox really should make a 84 mm Compact or even "Golfer", the hook is not that important for me.

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: smiller43147 on March 03, 2018, 10:07:20 PM
Quote
Oh yes, the Waiter! A good two weeks ago I bougth two 84 mm Vic's off ebay dirt cheap, just to get a feel for that size, one Waiter and one Sportsman. I like them both, but the Waiter was a true relevation! So ligthweight and small yet so capable. I fell in love with it instantly and it made me to reconsider what you need and don't need on a SAK. Truly a gem.

I only miss the scissors a bit. Victorinox really should make a 84 mm Compact or even "Golfer", the hook is not that important for me.


+1 for the 84mm idea.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 04, 2018, 04:37:49 PM
I must admit, I do miss the hook if I carry a Golfer.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 05, 2018, 01:37:34 AM
I would like to see a return of a larger size Waiter!
Probably won't happen again....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on March 05, 2018, 01:57:45 AM
I want a Waiter with a pen. Seriously, how can a Waiter write down an order without a pen :ahhh

Back from another week of carry-on only traveling and so happy to have a Waiter in my pocket again :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Lynn LeFey on March 05, 2018, 01:59:53 AM
I recently got an Alox Bantam.

Now I'm torn between the two. When you talk about ultimate slim and lightweight carry, that Bantam is a miracle. But the other tools on the Waiter are legitimately useful.

ThePeacent, try setting all those knives you have pictured on a scale. My mind is blown how lightweight the Waiter is compared to most other knives. AND it gets you more functions. The Opi MIGHT beat it, but I'm not even sure of that.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 05, 2018, 02:24:41 AM
I want a Waiter with a pen. Seriously, how can a Waiter write down an order without a pen :ahhh

Back from another week of carry-on only traveling and so happy to have a Waiter in my pocket again :)
I believe there was one w/pen, the larger size I spoke about from years past, might find one somewhere on the webs ...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on March 05, 2018, 12:46:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/0jNGump.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 05, 2018, 02:07:14 PM
 :salute: on a knight's quest to find s 91mm one!
Not much hope but pressing onward...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 05, 2018, 03:30:48 PM
:salute: on a knight's quest to find s 91mm one!
Not much hope but pressing onward...

t'would be a nice addition....  :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on March 05, 2018, 04:01:36 PM
Might be easier to just buy a Scientist and remove a layer :whistle:

Though a Compact might be cheaper :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on March 05, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
And if you don't mind the added weight, you get a mini-screwdriver, pin, toothpick and tweezers :D

(https://i.imgur.com/F3ypaDG.jpg)

Well, I can see the advantage of adding the small SD, despite the weight increase, but the pin?!

(https://media.bookbub.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cant-happen-gif.gif)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on March 05, 2018, 04:20:03 PM
Oh yes, the Waiter! A good two weeks ago I bougth two 84 mm Vic's off ebay dirt cheap, just to get a feel for that size, one Waiter and one Sportsman. I like them both, but the Waiter was a true relevation! So ligthweight and small yet so capable. I fell in love with it instantly and it made me to reconsider what you need and don't need on a SAK. Truly a gem.

I only miss the scissors a bit. Victorinox really should make a 84 mm Compact or even "Golfer", the hook is not that important for me.

(https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.DDzRlE7PhEtRuA4BmrCIdgHaD8&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 05, 2018, 05:53:49 PM
Might be easier to just buy a Scientist and remove a layer :whistle:

Though a Compact might be cheaper :D

True true
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 14, 2018, 11:29:39 PM
Yo, Waiter Wednesday people!!   :rant:
Where arrrrrrrr uuuuuu!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 15, 2018, 03:50:43 AM
I'm just Waiting for the right time...   :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 17, 2018, 10:57:22 PM
I'm just Waiting for the right time...   :D
[/quote
Did a Waiter Wednesday this week, was Ok for work...  :cheers:]
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TennTexan on March 19, 2018, 09:27:42 PM
Here’s my Waiter-wannabe Evo 63...   :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 19, 2018, 09:29:56 PM
Here’s my Waiter-wannabe Evo 63...   :whistle:

El Evo 63 is a welcomed addition to our fine society.  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TennTexan on March 19, 2018, 09:32:14 PM
Here’s my Waiter-wannabe Evo 63...   :whistle:

El Evo 63 is a welcomed addition to our fine society.  :salute:
Thanks, El C!  :cheers:

I'm kinda digging the Wenger combo tool that locks when you apply pressure.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 19, 2018, 09:48:14 PM
Here’s my Waiter-wannabe Evo 63...   :whistle:

El Evo 63 is a welcomed addition to our fine society.  :salute:
Thanks, El C!  :cheers:

I'm kinda digging the Wenger combo tool that locks when you apply pressure.

They done good with that feature!  :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on March 21, 2018, 09:04:53 PM
I'm in for Waiter Wednesday :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/54xnj2a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 22, 2018, 12:03:34 AM
I'm in for Waiter Wednesday :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/54xnj2a.jpg)
:salute: yahoo, same here, though only at home, snow day...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Myron on March 22, 2018, 03:04:57 AM
Hello Waiter Wednesday Members!

I have two VSAKs to share today, one rarer Bartender (which has no club of its own apparently) and a very modern Waiter. 

Here's my Bartender, which I think is just a Waiter minus the corkscrew.  I'm not sure how it differs from a Cellidor scaled Bantam; perhaps someone who knows can clarify this.  I am the original owner of this knife, having bought it on December 10, 1983.  Although I don't really have any memories of the purchase itself, based on the date I am sure I should have been studying for finals instead of knife shopping at Cutlery World.  The receipt shows I paid $11.50 for this knife brand new.

(https://i.imgur.com/FB9hmDc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/77s7VYm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8RDlEzG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/znPoLYS.jpg)


Fast forward in time to 2014 and I bought this very handy camping kitchen kit for my son for his 13th birthday.  It includes a Waiter, two Victorinox kitchen knives, and a combo fork/spoon utensil.  I can't remember how much I paid for this, but I'm thinking in the neighborhood of $25.  Does anyone else remember this kit?

(https://i.imgur.com/GJ06t6Q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VbYCpEj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WJP8laj.jpg)


Kind regards to all,

Myron
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on March 22, 2018, 12:38:36 PM
Hello Waiter Wednesday Members!

I have two VSAKs to share today, one rarer Bartender (which has no club of its own apparently) and a very modern Waiter. 

Here's my Bartender, which I think is just a Waiter minus the corkscrew.  I'm not sure how it differs from a Cellidor scaled Bantam; perhaps someone who knows can clarify this.  I am the original owner of this knife, having bought it on December 10, 1983.  Although I don't really have any memories of the purchase itself, based on the date I am sure I should have been studying for finals instead of knife shopping at Cutlery World.  The receipt shows I paid $11.50 for this knife brand new.

(https://i.imgur.com/77s7VYm.jpg)

(...)

Kind regards to all,

Myron

Well, the first is a Bantam. Never heard of the Bartender (SAKWiki doesn't know anything about it, either). Maybe it's just a name they used in the US and A, to make it more "relatable"?

 :think: :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Myron on March 22, 2018, 05:19:35 PM
Well, the first is a Bantam. Never heard of the Bartender (SAKWiki doesn't know anything about it, either). Maybe it's just a name they used in the US and A, to make it more "relatable"?

 :think: :think:

Well, the SAKWiki says this (quoting) about the Waiter:

"The Victorinox Waiter is an 84mm Swiss Army Knife.
Although this model has one of the more minimal tool sets of the Victorinox knives, with only a single layer of tools, it is still quite popular as a very practical configuration for a minimalist pocket knife, and for travel.
This model was also known as the Victorinox Bartender in some markets."

But it's weird that my "Bartender" doesn't have a corkscrew.  What I suspect happened is somebody sold me a Bantam in a Bartender box.  We shall probably never know....

Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 23, 2018, 12:36:23 AM
 :cheers: wow thanks all! Interesting variations and info....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on March 31, 2018, 09:27:41 PM
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/jobs/waiter-smiley-emoticon.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 25, 2018, 08:26:32 PM
Forgot it was Wsiter Wednesday,  home sick no worries......ahchoooo!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: jalind on April 25, 2018, 08:47:30 PM
Since it's also Wenger Wednesday, the Evo 63 deserves recognition. Wenger's non-Evo models were called the Entree, Basic 63 (no T&T), and Classic 63.


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/876/40304890355_a545ac2ce7_b.jpg)

along with the Victorinox Waiter

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/820/41422142351_61f3a1328a_b.jpg)

John
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 25, 2018, 10:06:24 PM
 :like:

Love the Entree...  Especially when it's steak :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 01, 2018, 11:52:25 PM
...and again it shall be Waiter Wednesday!    :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 02, 2018, 12:01:21 AM
...and again it shall be Waiter Wednesday!    :salute:

 :like:  :tu:

Awlready had a commitment to sport a Wenger tomorrow but will return Monday...  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on May 20, 2018, 09:33:53 AM
Waiter and Beer Waiter
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 20, 2018, 02:50:06 PM
Waiter and Beer Waiter
Works for me  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Borg on May 20, 2018, 10:13:35 PM
Works for me too  :like:

Here are my two  :tu:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/976/42238780251_3cd79a4188.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on May 20, 2018, 10:36:48 PM
 :like:

My other Waiter is a Wenger Evo63.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 20, 2018, 10:53:40 PM
:like:

My other Waiter is a Wenger Evo63.
:cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 20, 2018, 11:39:36 PM
Works for me too  :like:

Here are my two  :tu:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/976/42238780251_3cd79a4188.jpg)
:cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on May 28, 2018, 01:30:17 PM
BUMP! :D

(https://i.imgur.com/sfDzrQJ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 29, 2018, 02:47:49 AM
BUMP! :D

(https://i.imgur.com/sfDzrQJ.jpg)
Difficult to carry my 110, so Waiter it is for a while.....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on May 29, 2018, 12:37:39 PM
BUMP! :D

Difficult to carry my 110, so Waiter it is for a while.....

Waiter while waiting  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 31, 2018, 12:00:00 AM
Drum roll please!  :salute:
Its almost Waiter Wednesday    :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on June 06, 2018, 11:38:49 AM
Cheap Chinese Waiter alternative
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on June 06, 2018, 02:19:35 PM
Cheap Chinese Waiter alternative

cheap it looks  :rofl:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on June 07, 2018, 05:22:15 PM
Cheap Chinese Waiter alternative

cheap it looks  :rofl:

Wow! That blade near the corkscrew looks angry!!

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 08, 2018, 04:39:50 AM
I just don't know what to think  ???
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Fast Bill on June 08, 2018, 07:34:49 AM
I just don't know what to think  ???

How about "Makes you appreciate the awlsomeness of the Vic Waiter" ? :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on June 08, 2018, 02:17:49 PM
Cheap Chinese Waiter alternative
Shaped likeva wine bottle? Or is that a pen  :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on June 08, 2018, 05:35:10 PM
Yes, shaped like a bottle. Or rather half a bottle, the back side is flat. There are no tools on the neck end.

I don´t remember how or when I got it, I just found it again the other day and thought to show it.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on June 08, 2018, 10:03:20 PM
Yes, shaped like a bottle. Or rather half a bottle, the back side is flat. There are no tools on the neck end.

I don´t remember how or when I got it, I just found it again the other day and thought to show it.

Thanks - did you see my fake give-away Classic! 
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on June 08, 2018, 10:29:09 PM
Yes, shaped like a bottle. Or rather half a bottle, the back side is flat. There are no tools on the neck end.

I don´t remember how or when I got it, I just found it again the other day and thought to show it.

Thanks - did you see my fake give-away Classic!
I don´t think I did. When and where was that?
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on June 09, 2018, 02:26:46 PM
Yes, shaped like a bottle. Or rather half a bottle, the back side is flat. There are no tools on the neck end.

I don´t remember how or when I got it, I just found it again the other day and thought to show it.

Thanks - did you see my fake give-away Classic!
I don´t think I did. When and where was that?
Oh, my The Little Knives on an EDC site....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on June 10, 2018, 04:37:49 PM
Yes, shaped like a bottle. Or rather half a bottle, the back side is flat. There are no tools on the neck end.

I don´t remember how or when I got it, I just found it again the other day and thought to show it.

Thanks - did you see my fake give-away Classic!
I don´t think I did. When and where was that?
Oh, my The Little Knives on an EDC site....

bah, that was a dead Give Away!  :ahhh  :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Fast Bill on June 11, 2018, 07:30:00 PM
Now with added Hat
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on July 25, 2018, 05:00:13 AM
Tomorrow is Wednesday,  so.....
Waiter Wednesday!   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on July 31, 2018, 09:38:07 PM
.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on July 31, 2018, 11:36:33 PM
Tomorrow is Wednesday,  so.....
Waiter Wednesday!   :cheers:
Si el Corkscrew!    :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 01, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
 :rofl:

I'll be waiting awhile to carry el waiter again, about to join some other knights for this "CYCY2K" or something like that.    :salute: :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 01, 2018, 02:15:23 PM
:rofl:

I'll be waiting awhile to carry el waiter again, about to join some other knights for this "CYCY2K" or something like that.    :salute: :cheers:
Is this a challenge you speak of or another missed pun on my part?  :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Stormdrane on August 01, 2018, 02:19:37 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1519/26061212380_497ee16db2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FGWwtW)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on August 01, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
when the Waiter at the restaurant gives you bad looks for using your Espada XL to cut your steak  :ahhh
you realise that you're lucky you brought your Waiter too to cut it with a smaller, people friendly blade  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/iNkf1JI.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: ThePeacent on August 02, 2018, 01:06:42 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PmZUjel.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 02, 2018, 01:29:41 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PmZUjel.jpg)
:like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: lanier816 on August 05, 2018, 05:06:15 PM
Yeah man! I’ve got three.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 05, 2018, 05:25:31 PM
Yeah man! I’ve got three.
:tu: it's a great little blade.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: dkop1 on August 14, 2018, 03:38:34 PM
Missing my waiter today  :( Sent it off with a buddy who couldn't find his pocket knife when packing to head to college. I know it's serving faithfully, and I certainly have a few other single layers to choose from to fill it's spot in my pocket if I wanted. But it's not the same. Especially doing the minimalist challenge, the waiter has been a favorite of mine for some time. Maybe I'll hunt out an Alox bantam to fill it's place. I've been having a craving for alox lately :gimme: and until they make alox models with back-layer tools...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 15, 2018, 01:36:16 AM
...and I will be observing Waiter Wednesday.  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 15, 2018, 06:48:33 AM
Missing my waiter today  :( Sent it off with a buddy who couldn't find his pocket knife when packing to head to college. I know it's serving faithfully, and I certainly have a few other single layers to choose from to fill it's spot in my pocket if I wanted. But it's not the same. Especially doing the minimalist challenge, the waiter has been a favorite of mine for some time. Maybe I'll hunt out an Alox bantam to fill it's place. I've been having a craving for alox lately :gimme: and until they make alox models with back-layer tools...
I got my first alox bantam a couple months back,  it's astonishingly thin and easy to carry.   I'm a big alox fan and own several but I always feel a bit more prepared with those awlsome backlayer tools and T&T. I use the corkscrew mini SD often and when it's alox + 58mm I'm just praying my glasses don't become too loose. No worries with a Waiter + 58mm.  Especially if the 58mm is a manager or Minichamp... then you have a ton of bases covered with a very minimal combo
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Fast Bill on August 15, 2018, 10:33:52 PM
Missing my waiter today  :( Sent it off with a buddy who couldn't find his pocket knife when packing to head to college. I know it's serving faithfully, and I certainly have a few other single layers to choose from to fill it's spot in my pocket if I wanted. But it's not the same. Especially doing the minimalist challenge, the waiter has been a favorite of mine for some time. Maybe I'll hunt out an Alox bantam to fill it's place. I've been having a craving for alox lately :gimme: and until they make alox models with back-layer tools...
I got my first alox bantam a couple months back,  it's astonishingly thin and easy to carry.   I'm a big alox fan and own several but I always feel a bit more prepared with those awlsome backlayer tools and T&T. I use the corkscrew mini SD often and when it's alox + 58mm I'm just praying my glasses don't become too loose. No worries with a Waiter + 58mm.  Especially if the 58mm is a manager or Minichamp... then you have a ton of bases covered with a very minimal combo

Spot on Dan. I have one Bantam and no need for another but I'd go for the Waiter everytime for it's sheer utility  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 15, 2018, 10:47:54 PM
Missing my waiter today  :( Sent it off with a buddy who couldn't find his pocket knife when packing to head to college. I know it's serving faithfully, and I certainly have a few other single layers to choose from to fill it's spot in my pocket if I wanted. But it's not the same. Especially doing the minimalist challenge, the waiter has been a favorite of mine for some time. Maybe I'll hunt out an Alox bantam to fill it's place. I've been having a craving for alox lately :gimme: and until they make alox models with back-layer tools...
I got my first alox bantam a couple months back,  it's astonishingly thin and easy to carry.   I'm a big alox fan and own several but I always feel a bit more prepared with those awlsome backlayer tools and T&T. I use the corkscrew mini SD often and when it's alox + 58mm I'm just praying my glasses don't become too loose. No worries with a Waiter + 58mm.  Especially if the 58mm is a manager or Minichamp... then you have a ton of bases covered with a very minimal combo

Spot on Dan. I have one Bantam and no need for another but I'd go for the Waiter everytime for it's sheer utility  :cheers:
Agree FBill   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on October 25, 2018, 01:03:51 AM
I cheated on Waiter Wednesday for a nail file!  (Executive)  :ahhh
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: NutSAK on November 12, 2018, 04:06:41 PM
One from the archives...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/44932394575_f1fc76418a_k.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on November 12, 2018, 04:56:22 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rapidray on November 12, 2018, 05:14:53 PM
 :iagree: very nice
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: NutSAK on November 12, 2018, 09:45:55 PM
Thanks guys.  I forgot to show the reverse-side shield.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/45125455054_e8da362f2f_k.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on November 12, 2018, 09:49:44 PM
Huntsman challenge but Waiter is next up, unless its Spartan Saturday.... :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on November 13, 2018, 05:45:15 AM
One from the archives...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/44932394575_f1fc76418a_k.jpg)
:tu: :like:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Reinier on December 02, 2018, 12:58:14 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 02, 2018, 04:49:12 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Fantastic, interesting! Been surfing around looking for a 91!
 :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rapidray on December 02, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Nice 3 pin!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Reinier on December 02, 2018, 09:34:33 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Fantastic, interesting! Been surfing around looking for a 91!
 :salute:

:salute:

I don't remember ever seeing another one :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Reinier on December 02, 2018, 09:35:29 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Nice 3 pin!  :like: :tu:

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rapidray on December 02, 2018, 10:04:38 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)
Nice 3 pin!  :like: :tu:

Thanks!
I also like the 5 twist corkscrew!  :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Reinier on December 02, 2018, 10:07:15 PM
Me too :)
I think it's from the late 1940s.
I should take some better pictures.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rapidray on December 02, 2018, 10:46:39 PM
 :iagree:
I would say you have narrowed it down pretty good on time!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 11, 2018, 01:32:36 AM
Me too :)
I think it's from the late 1940s.
I should take some better pictures.
  :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Reinier on December 11, 2018, 08:19:50 AM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)

I said cap lifter, but I meant can opener :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 11, 2018, 01:44:10 PM
Does this old one count? It's 91mm though.
And it has an old cap lifter. With nail nick on the wrong side.

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/91mmwaiter1.jpg)

I said cap lifter, but I meant can opener :facepalm:
I guess you 'could' open a cap with it....  :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 19, 2018, 01:32:42 AM
Guess I'll try Waiter Wed!   :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 19, 2018, 04:55:35 AM
Guess I'll try Waiter Wed!   :think:
  :like: :like:

Yesterday I used El Waiter to prep some limes then later it was cutting down cardboard boxes in a very matter-of-fact way.   :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 19, 2018, 01:33:28 PM
Guess I'll try Waiter Wed!   :think:
  :like: :like:

Yesterday I used El Waiter to prep some limes then later it was cutting down cardboard boxes in a very matter-of-fact way.   :salute:
:cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on December 20, 2018, 02:21:46 AM
Opened one envelope, tightened one screw...nothing exciting... :dunno:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 02, 2019, 01:11:19 AM
In fact, going for the Executive when going smaller...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on January 02, 2019, 03:55:59 AM
In fact, going for the Executive when going smaller...

I keep an executive in el jacket pocket and a Waiter in the kitchen drawer.   The Waiter sees a lot of action in the kitchen and I kind of neglect el Executive because I'll usually have pants on if I'm wearing a jacket... and if I have pants on then you can bet there will be a SAK in the pocket. In summary, the Waiter has earned a special place as my no-pants SAK.  :rofl:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 02, 2019, 03:59:35 AM
In fact, going for the Executive when going smaller...

I keep an executive in el jacket pocket and a Waiter in the kitchen drawer.   The Waiter sees a lot of action in the kitchen and I kind of neglect el Executive because I'll usually have pants on if I'm wearing a jacket... and if I have pants on then you can bet there will be a SAK in the pocket. In summary, the Waiter has earned a special place as my no-pants SAK.  :rofl:
:ahhh ...so if you have your Waiter with you, the police may have a few questions for ya...
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 06, 2019, 03:15:15 AM
... and I do the opposite I guess: neglect El Waiter at home but Executive goes to work with me daily now...  :think:

(Used to be Waiter Wednesday! )
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 12, 2019, 03:42:27 AM
My Waiter does have a hole for el pin, I'll have to try to add to the Wiki which says no, if I read it correctly?
Of course, no pen, that would be 91mm and the micro sd is an add on anyway.  :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Frailer on January 12, 2019, 09:49:49 PM
Most days are Waiter days.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190112/24645638fd8d4598e30326e91c075006.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on January 18, 2019, 04:22:46 AM
Celebration coming up, so cap lift and corkscrew may be needed.
EL Waiter gets a road trip!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rapidray on January 18, 2019, 05:16:38 AM
Most days are Waiter days.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190112/24645638fd8d4598e30326e91c075006.jpg)
Nice looking  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on February 02, 2019, 04:07:24 AM
...no leads on the 91mm Waiter or one of youse guyz would have grabbed it?   :whistle:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on March 09, 2019, 08:18:00 PM
3/10 will be our local St Patrick's Day parade and after party (ies)!
No stereotypes but El Waiter may be needed   :think:   :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 01, 2019, 03:59:19 AM
Great weekend and yes! Waiter!
Not needed but standing by....
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 18, 2019, 12:20:10 AM
...had to try the Timker for awhile...maybe next Wednesday... :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 19, 2019, 06:09:44 AM
Used El Waiter to liberate a nice German Pils today :cheers: . El waiter stays in el kitchen drawer and talks trash to the silverware.  Calling them "simple" and "one dimensional"

Let's go Spartan Fri-Sunday, Tony!

You in??
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 20, 2019, 12:17:21 AM
Used El Waiter to liberate a nice German Pils today :cheers: . El waiter stays in el kitchen drawer and talks trash to the silverware.  Calling them "simple" and "one dimensional"

Let's go Spartan Fri-Sunday, Tony!

You in??
Ok, in, usually do Saturday and Sunday anyway.
Still looking at a Climber Challenge in May..... :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 20, 2019, 01:54:24 AM
Ok, in, usually do Saturday and Sunday anyway.
Still looking at a Climber Challenge in May..... :think:

Awl this non-Waiter talk in the Waiter thread and I'm the perpetrator.  :ahhh

Since it's a long weekend and awl here in the states I'm going for the Spartan weekend trifecta and bout it bout it for the May Climber challenge. :salute:


P.S.  Waiters are great.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 20, 2019, 02:34:17 AM
yes...I gifted a Waiter to my nephew. Now, back to Spartan Tri
- just opened a Sam Adams  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 21, 2019, 10:25:36 PM
 :)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 21, 2019, 10:44:34 PM
:)
:facepalm:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on April 21, 2019, 10:47:49 PM
:facepalm:

I know, I saw the Wonder Woman pic in a magazine today and just couldn´t resist.  :D
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 21, 2019, 11:20:56 PM
I know, I saw the Wonder Woman pic in a magazine today and just couldn´t resist.  :D
:rofl:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: theonew on April 21, 2019, 11:34:49 PM
I've been in Tennessee for the last couple of months and my Waiter is in New York :'(, otherwise I would have at least a pic or two to contribute.
Hmmm, may need to pick up another one :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on April 22, 2019, 12:49:47 AM
I've been in Tennessee for the last couple of months and my Waiter is in New York :'(, otherwise I would have at least a pic or two to contribute.
Hmmm, may need to pick up another one :think:

 :tu: that's a given buddy!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 04, 2019, 06:54:43 PM
...club season starting now around here! Had 12 around the Bronx water front for the mostly German folks escaping the big city. Now about 7 left. the rest are condos, so I will probably bring a......Waiter with me +firefly- although we are quite good at BBQ flames   :ahhh
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Stefano on May 23, 2019, 10:46:32 PM
My last purchase, Waiter together with an old Zebralight SC600 II
I like this Vic, I like the 85 mm format but maybe I would like the same also in the 91 mm version.
It was the last available, I paid only 13.61 euros.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/9ps5lt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 24, 2019, 12:26:43 AM
My last purchase, Waiter together with an old Zebralight SC600 II
I like this Vic, I like the 85 mm format but maybe I would like the same also in the 91 mm version.
It was the last available, I paid only 13.61 euros.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/9ps5lt.jpg)
nice! good choice and nice torch- I agree but I believe a 91 was available but now discontinued -click the SAK WIKI above
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: pfrsantos on May 24, 2019, 12:33:50 PM
My last purchase, Waiter together with an old Zebralight SC600 II
I like this Vic, I like the 85 mm format but maybe I would like the same also in the 91 mm version.
It was the last available, I paid only 13.61 euros.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/9ps5lt.jpg)

Nice combo!

 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Stefano on May 24, 2019, 07:37:50 PM
@pfrsantos - Thanks

@TonySal - Thanks, I knew the site but I had not read the page of "Waiter Plus"
https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Waiter+Plus

Sorry that it is no longer in production :-(

I'd like a Waiter with a saw (Walker) I'm following the price on Amazon to try to take it to the bottom.
But I have read comments from some customers who say that the saw on 84 mm models is impractical, I don't know if this is true.
Have an idea about this? (functionality of the saw on a model of only 84 mm)
Thank you for every opinion
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 24, 2019, 08:09:37 PM
well...Vic saws are amazing! Maybe an 84 could be used on small items?  :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on May 31, 2019, 02:36:20 AM
Climber Challenge 2019 over tomorrow, can do Waiter Wednesday again.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on June 13, 2019, 03:39:36 AM
...just missed Waiter Wednesday!
Forgot WT heck day it was lol.
Maybe I can run downstairs and open a beer or something....  :think:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on July 17, 2019, 02:06:42 AM
... :think: anyone for a Waiter Wednesday?   :salute:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 02, 2019, 03:26:50 AM
I know, I know. Keep missing special days!   :facepalm:
Might try the Waiter down the club this weekend, although I'm really likin' my Weekender/Spartan!
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Ron Who on August 11, 2019, 08:34:12 PM
Vic Waiter with Wenger Evo 63 and Wenger Blackout 63 ST
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 11, 2019, 11:47:31 PM
Vic Waiter with Wenger Evo 63 and Wenger Blackout 63 ST
Interesting  Waiter......
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on August 16, 2019, 11:45:41 PM
Was going to do a Waiter weekend or other Little SAK but will probably go back to Spartan Saturday.. :cheers:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: Rich S on August 17, 2019, 12:48:03 AM
Not a wine guy, so not big on the waiter. I do wish Vic would reintroduce the Apprentice (waiter but with phillips instead of corkscrew.).
Rich
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on September 06, 2019, 03:47:30 AM
Yes, I get it rich but I like the larger blade...
And it's not big in-pocket  :think:
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: r1nzler on September 06, 2019, 06:20:13 PM
I really like the form factor on my waiter. But there is one thing that annoys me about the blade.
So much so i have been carrying my spartan more now.

As a lefty, almost every time i try to onehand close the bottle opener, i end up catching it on the main blade. A few times it has even rolled the edge slightly.

Anyone run into this?

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Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: PitCarver on September 07, 2019, 01:30:28 AM
Always carry a waiter and my rebuilt MiniChamp in my EDC bag.
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: TonySal on September 07, 2019, 01:47:30 AM
Always carry a waiter and my rebuilt MiniChamp in my EDC bag.
Do I have a lanyards & fobs thread here someplace, those are nice, the red and the "homemade" ?
Title: Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
Post by: El Corkscrew on September 09, 2019, 07:28:33 AM
Always carry a waiter and my rebuilt MiniChamp in my EDC bag.

 :like: :like:
Did you rebuild the mini champ yourself send it to the factory?