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Title: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 10, 2017, 07:09:32 AM
Hey folks, just going through used SAKs in the collection, looking at stamps and stuff.  Thought I'd start a thread about Hoffritz-stamped SAK's.  You guys should post your Hoffritz SAKs too... 

Here we have a Super Tinker and Climber '61-'68 best I can tell, and also a Tinker Small which I place 68-74.

I find the different stamps interesting.

 :salute:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 10, 2017, 07:42:06 PM
 :whistle: dun dun did and and dun and and din dun and and dun and and dun dun and and Hoff Ritz.
 :whistle:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: SAK Guy on June 10, 2017, 08:01:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc

:D
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: twiliter on June 10, 2017, 08:22:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc

:D

Classic!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: SteveC on June 10, 2017, 08:39:33 PM
Pre-saw Camper


(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Multi%20tools%20and%20Knifes/SAK/DSC04073_zpsfzfapo50.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/asc67/media/Multi%20tools%20and%20Knifes/SAK/DSC04073_zpsfzfapo50.jpg.html)


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

(http://i.imgur.com/dPA9YLIh.jpg)


Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 10, 2017, 09:30:19 PM
Pre-saw Camper


(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Multi%20tools%20and%20Knifes/SAK/DSC04073_zpsfzfapo50.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/asc67/media/Multi%20tools%20and%20Knifes/SAK/DSC04073_zpsfzfapo50.jpg.html)


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

(http://i.imgur.com/dPA9YLIh.jpg)

 :like: :like: :like:

The ol' Spamper  :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ColoSwiss on June 10, 2017, 10:27:44 PM
Assorted Hoffritz

Hoffritz Limited Edition

Hoffritz Limited Edition 2



Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 10, 2017, 10:36:13 PM
 :like: :like: :like:

Now the Ritz are rolling in!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 10, 2017, 10:38:16 PM
Ain't it crazy how small the stamp is on that TInker Small (above, far right)?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: clown on June 11, 2017, 04:07:17 AM
I just won this one on the bay (sellers pic).  It will be my first Hoffritz.
(http://i.imgur.com/qfZ7Kxr.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 11, 2017, 06:19:23 AM
I just won this one on the bay (sellers pic).  It will be my first Hoffritz.
(http://i.imgur.com/qfZ7Kxr.jpg)
:like: :tu: :cheers:

Pre-'80 Salesman!  Pretty sweet!   Please follow up w/ blade stamp pics!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: clown on June 11, 2017, 06:40:25 AM
I just won this one on the bay (sellers pic).  It will be my first Hoffritz.
(http://i.imgur.com/qfZ7Kxr.jpg)
:like: :tu: :cheers:

Pre-'80 Salesman!  Pretty sweet!   Please follow up w/ blade stamp pics!

I don't know much about the stamps and dating but here is another pic from the seller.
(http://i.imgur.com/1UWXTxt.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 11, 2017, 08:12:01 AM
I just won this one on the bay (sellers pic).  It will be my first Hoffritz.
(http://i.imgur.com/qfZ7Kxr.jpg)
:like: :tu: :cheers:

Pre-'80 Salesman!  Pretty sweet!   Please follow up w/ blade stamp pics!

I don't know much about the stamps and dating but here is another pic from the seller.
(http://i.imgur.com/1UWXTxt.jpg)

Sweet!  Looks the same as my Tinker Small above... maybe we're seeing an early 70's 84mm trend here...
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 11, 2017, 10:43:37 PM
 :like: Great thread!  My only one, a Super Tinker.  Sorry about the flash!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 11, 2017, 11:55:18 PM


 Great thread!  My only one, a Super Tinker.  Sorry about the flash!
:like:
 :tu:
Thanks, Barry!
Is there a Ritz stamp on the tang?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 12, 2017, 12:45:00 AM
Yes there is.  My primitive pic taker won't focus well enough to grab it though!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ReamerPunch on June 12, 2017, 08:27:38 AM
Pocket Pal.
(http://i.imgur.com/wLXb1ph.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IwiHgwF.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 12, 2017, 08:45:49 AM
Pocket Pal.
(http://i.imgur.com/wLXb1ph.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IwiHgwF.jpg)

Wut up RP??

Haven't seen you in a while?

I'm reminded of you on an awl-most daily basis.  :D  Nice Ritz!!!  :like: :like: :like: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ReamerPunch on June 12, 2017, 08:50:50 AM
 :waving:
I've been spending time in the Multi-Media sub-forum for a while now.  :pok:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 12, 2017, 09:41:33 AM
:waving:
I've been spending time in the Multi-Media sub-forum for a while now.  :pok:

Link?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ReamerPunch on June 12, 2017, 10:19:22 AM
:waving:
I've been spending time in the Multi-Media sub-forum for a while now.  :pok:

Link?

So people actually do not know where it is?  :think:
That explains a lot.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/board,20.0.html
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Poncho65 on June 12, 2017, 12:29:59 PM
:waving:
I've been spending time in the Multi-Media sub-forum for a while now.  :pok:

Link?

So people actually do not know where it is?  :think:
That explains a lot.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/board,20.0.html

Yes, unfortunately that's not a popular sub forum :-\ but you have been breathing new life into it and if we can direct peeps that way I am sure they would check it out more often :salute: :like: You have been putting some great stuff in there :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Poncho65 on June 12, 2017, 12:31:22 PM
Lots of great Hoffritz SAKs in here as well peeps  :o :like: :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ReamerPunch on June 12, 2017, 01:40:34 PM
Pre-saw Camper


Why is this not a Spartan?  :think:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: SteveC on June 12, 2017, 01:54:37 PM
Pre-saw Camper


Why is this not a Spartan?  :think:


Essentially it is but it is before the Spartan name was used



(http://www.sakwiki.com/show_image.php?id=2078&scalesize=o)


Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 12, 2017, 05:00:10 PM
Pre-saw Camper


Why is this not a Spartan?  :think:


Essentially it is but it is before the Spartan name was used

(http://www.sakwiki.com/show_image.php?id=2078&scalesize=o)
:like: yep, and the Huntsman was a Woodsman (Old Huntsman had inverted scissors placement.), and the Climber a President at one time...  I wonder what the Camper was called in the '60s..  Haven't been able to find it.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Mini on June 13, 2017, 02:08:49 PM
I've this Executive.
The stamp is only on the scale. I bought used, so I don't know if knife or scales was exchanged, or it was made effectively in this way

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv187/Mini_miao/Mobile%20Uploads/pixlr_zpsoqucyei7.jpg) (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Mini_miao/media/Mobile%20Uploads/pixlr_zpsoqucyei7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 13, 2017, 05:36:00 PM
I've this Executive.
The stamp is only on the scale. I bought used, so I don't know if knife or scales was exchanged, or it was made effectively in this way

(http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv187/Mini_miao/Mobile%20Uploads/pixlr_zpsoqucyei7.jpg) (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Mini_miao/media/Mobile%20Uploads/pixlr_zpsoqucyei7.jpg.html)
:like: :cheers:
Thanks Mini!
That's and awesome exec.
Once they got to the late 80's/90's it seems they stopped stamping the tangs.  They sold out to Lifetime Hoan in '95, and as far as I know, no more Hoffritz SAKs after that date.  :salute:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Mini on June 13, 2017, 10:25:45 PM
Thanks for the info!  :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: clown on June 16, 2017, 01:08:33 AM
Salesman showed up today and it's great!  I love my Super Tinker but the 84mm size and lack of the key ring make the Salesman that much more pocket friendly.
Anyone know the best way to straighten that small blade?  Also, all the tools are super stiff.  On MTs I usually do a Dawn bath and a PB Blaster soak but I doubt that would be great for the scales.  Any recommendations on the best way to clean and free up the tools?
 (http://i.imgur.com/tuX4abX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Zc2yYU.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 16, 2017, 01:13:55 AM
Salesman showed up today and it's great!  I love my Super Tinker but the 84mm size and lack of the key ring make the Salesman that much more pocket friendly.
Anyone know the best way to straighten that small blade?  Also, all the tools are super stiff.  On MTs I usually do a Dawn bath and a PB Blaster soak but I doubt that would be great for the scales.  Any recommendations on the best way to clean and free up the tools?
 (http://i.imgur.com/tuX4abX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Zc2yYU.jpg)
That's a beautiful salesman

Hobie on YouTube has a blade straightening video that's pretty good.  Exercise caution ⚠ for sure, tips break off pretty easily if you're not super careful, and even then they still do. 
Do a quick search on the Swiss Army Knights Forum. And you'll find plenty of information regarding cleaning restoring and oiling :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: clown on June 16, 2017, 02:01:47 AM
Salesman showed up today and it's great!  I love my Super Tinker but the 84mm size and lack of the key ring make the Salesman that much more pocket friendly.
Anyone know the best way to straighten that small blade?  Also, all the tools are super stiff.  On MTs I usually do a Dawn bath and a PB Blaster soak but I doubt that would be great for the scales.  Any recommendations on the best way to clean and free up the tools?
 (http://i.imgur.com/tuX4abX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Zc2yYU.jpg)
That's a beautiful salesman

Hobie on YouTube has a blade straightening video that's pretty good.  Exercise caution ⚠ for sure, tips break off pretty easily if you're not super careful, and even then they still do. 
Do a quick search on the Swiss Army Knights Forum. And you'll find plenty of information regarding cleaning restoring and oiling :cheers:

Thanks for the tips!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 16, 2017, 05:07:42 AM
 :like: :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Boonies on June 18, 2017, 09:36:42 PM
I had forgotten these little goodies were Hoffritz so went looking......
Left...84mm Master Craftsman from the 60's.
Center...91mm Camper with inlaid camping logo.  The Hoffritz is also inlaid.
Right...84mm Master Craftsman from the 70's.              :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 18, 2017, 10:44:16 PM
I had forgotten these little goodies were Hoffritz so went looking......
Left...84mm Master Craftsman from the 60's.
Center...91mm Camper with inlaid camping logo.  The Hoffritz is also inlaid.
Right...84mm Master Craftsman from the 70's.              :tu:

 :like: :like: :like:

I especially dig that Camper! :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on June 19, 2017, 12:15:59 PM
+1!!!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on June 20, 2017, 07:22:07 AM
Just scooped a vintage-ish Executive.  It's pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: clown on September 24, 2017, 05:52:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZHx7fOP.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: TonySal on September 24, 2017, 06:51:08 PM
Pre-saw Camper


Why is this not a Spartan?  :think:


Essentially it is but it is before the Spartan name was used



(http://www.sakwiki.com/show_image.php?id=2078&scalesize=o)
Spartans have scizzors Tinkers have phillips?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Mini on September 24, 2017, 07:25:09 PM
Just scooped a vintage-ish Executive.  It's pretty sweet.

 :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: LeaF on October 02, 2017, 04:56:31 PM

Fieldmaster


 (https://leaf-vics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/593_01-600x400.jpg)  (https://leaf-vics.com/2017/08/593-fieldmaster.html)



Classic


 (https://leaf-vics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/105_03-600x400.jpg)  (https://leaf-vics.com/2014/11/105-classic.html)

Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on October 02, 2017, 06:11:00 PM

Fieldmaster


 (https://leaf-vics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/593_01-600x400.jpg)  (https://leaf-vics.com/2017/08/593-fieldmaster.html)



Classic


 (https://leaf-vics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/105_03-600x400.jpg)  (https://leaf-vics.com/2014/11/105-classic.html)

:tu: :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Mini on January 27, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
Here again my executive, and now the image will rest here
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180127/f6479f98976461da6e7d75ecc5286f39.jpg)

Inviato dal mio H60-L04 utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: VICMAN on January 27, 2018, 03:48:49 PM
Here again my executive, and now the image will rest here


Nice Hoffritz! :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 27, 2018, 04:10:49 PM
Nice ones!!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Blackbeard on January 29, 2018, 02:44:40 AM
Not a sak, but I do remember posting something about this years and years ago, and some clown pm'ed me wanting to buy it. I got this about 30 years ago in one of their new York City stores, before there were any bans against them, and I don't even know if they have any Manhattan stores anymore, 1 was in Penn station, the other was Rockefeller center.. Hoffritz branded butterfly knife(some jerk in college tried to sharpen it, hence the scratches, other then that it has held up perfectly, and opens closes smoothly like a Bruce Lee Kung Fu one)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/26083953058_05de22d82b_z.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/39956720041_aeb3792107_m.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/39246552894_04b68e0eee_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: VoetSak on January 29, 2018, 01:56:29 PM
Director. Have also have an old pre hook explorer on the way that looks like it has Hoffritz inlay on the front scale. Pretty cool.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag363/econokey/Mobile%20Uploads/20180129_124759_zpshevnx1qb.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/econokey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20180129_124759_zpshevnx1qb.jpg.html)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag363/econokey/Mobile%20Uploads/20180129_124907_zps31kad0x5.jpg) (http://s1373.photobucket.com/user/econokey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20180129_124907_zps31kad0x5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on January 29, 2018, 04:05:26 PM
Director. Have also have an old pre hook explorer on the way that looks like it has Hoffritz inlay on the front scale. Pretty cool.


Not a sak, but I do remember posting something about this years and years ago, and some clown pm'ed me wanting to buy it. I got this about 30 years ago in one of their new York City stores, before there were any bans against them, and I don't even know if they have any Manhattan stores anymore, 1 was in Penn station, the other was Rockefeller center.. Hoffritz branded butterfly knife(some jerk in college tried to sharpen it, hence the scratches, other then that it has held up perfectly, and opens closes smoothly like a Bruce Lee Kung Fu one)



You guys are blowing my mind!  I didn't even know about these. :like:   :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on January 29, 2018, 07:34:12 PM
Me either but I remember when butterfly knives were all the rage :D
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Reinier on February 07, 2018, 07:25:41 PM
These just came in :)

(http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/victorinox-hoffritz-saks.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: VICMAN on February 07, 2018, 10:10:03 PM
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Reinier on February 07, 2018, 11:06:10 PM
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks! Condition is OK-ish. But the Ranger is cool because it's the oldest one I have (just three back tools).
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Mini on February 08, 2018, 07:02:46 PM
Wow!  :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on February 17, 2018, 09:00:14 PM
These just came in :)
Nice find Reinier!  :like: :tu: :tu:

Lovely Tinker Small, Camper, and Ranger, Reinier!  :like: :like: :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on February 17, 2018, 09:00:44 PM
This Champion C just arrived.  :mail: :D
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on May 23, 2018, 07:51:29 PM
Climber, my first Hoff  :tu:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/981/41582761044_008b0c21fa.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/973/41582730584_129f7afbe2.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 23, 2018, 09:26:29 PM
Climber, my first Hoff  :tu:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/981/41582761044_008b0c21fa.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/973/41582730584_129f7afbe2.jpg)
:like: great score,  Borg!   :tu:

Will be for EDC?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on May 24, 2018, 12:40:21 AM
Thanks  :salute: no plans to edc it as it's the only one i have ever held and i have plenty other Climbers for edc if needed, this one will be cleaned, polished and displayed...maybe an occasional 1 day carry  :D
Just out of curiosity can it be dated by the stamp? Knife has fluted corkscrew, scissor screw, hole-less awl and no hook, would love to know a rough date  :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 26, 2018, 07:47:14 AM
By the  looks of it I'd say early 80's, one way to tell if it's free 80 is if the cross inlay is stainless steel or nickel silver.  If it's got a patina it'll be the older nickel silver.  Scissor and reamer pics please?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on May 26, 2018, 11:17:20 AM
No clue on the inlay as i have made a start at cleaning and polishing the front scale   ::)
Scissors and reamer  :tu:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1739/42360438221_3b3e9095fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 14, 2018, 06:30:14 AM
No clue on the inlay as i have made a start at cleaning and polishing the front scale   ::)
Scissors and reamer  :tu:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1739/42360438221_3b3e9095fb.jpg)
Sorry I never got back to this, Borg!  I need to see the other side of the reamer!  :D  We know it's post 75 and pre 85 so far  :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on August 18, 2018, 06:53:23 PM
No worries  :tu:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1895/30246363768_b370c1b597.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on August 19, 2018, 01:50:32 AM
I believe that beveled tip of the awl will place it '82 before, and the cross looks like it's stainless steel which would place is post '80

I think you could date this one 80-82.. ish  :)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on August 20, 2018, 02:32:04 PM
 :like: Nice one Borg!!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on August 20, 2018, 07:53:57 PM
Sounds good, thanks El C and cheers Barry  :salute:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ThePeacent on October 01, 2018, 03:19:48 PM
got a few SAKs from the Mt.org store today,

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

and among them...my first Hoffritz  :woohoo: :D

(https://i.imgur.com/tiMByZ8.jpg?1)

and other two brandings/engravings  :dunno:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Barry Rowland on October 01, 2018, 04:22:01 PM
Nice!!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on October 01, 2018, 07:35:50 PM
Nice find on the Hoffritz
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Borg on October 01, 2018, 10:36:49 PM
Welcome to the club TP   :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on October 02, 2018, 02:52:52 AM
Welcome to the club TP   :cheers:

+1  :like: :salute:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ThePeacent on October 21, 2018, 07:03:07 PM
behind the safety of two Spydeholes, and a body of plastic
and a big chunk of old Hoffriz scales, which look fantastic,
both LEGO minifigures approach the Spyderco sticker,
that just arrived and is aggressive, no doubt it's a critter!

(https://i.imgur.com/6uzY6vr.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: toolguy on October 21, 2018, 10:08:25 PM
There are some very nice Hoffritz models displayed.  Congrats to the owners.

This is the only one I own.I believe it's a Champ.There wasn't much attention paid to this when it was up for auction,so I took a chance and bid on it.I believe I bought it below its true value but that's just a guess.

Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on October 22, 2018, 01:34:45 AM
Nice Toolguy!  :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on October 22, 2018, 05:32:38 AM
There are some very nice Hoffritz models displayed.  Congrats to the owners.

This is the only one I own.I believe it's a Champ.There wasn't much attention paid to this when it was up for auction,so I took a chance and bid on it.I believe I bought it below its true value but that's just a guess.

That's a very nice Champion!  Looks like it's in excellent condition!  :tu: :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: toolguy on October 22, 2018, 05:55:16 AM
There are some very nice Hoffritz models displayed.  Congrats to the owners.

This is the only one I own.I believe it's a Champ.There wasn't much attention paid to this when it was up for auction,so I took a chance and bid on it.I believe I bought it below its true value but that's just a guess.

That's a very nice Champion!  Looks like it's in excellent condition!  :tu: :like:
Thank you.

Yes it is a Champion.Sorry about the mistake and improper abbreviation.

It is in new condition.The scales are perfect.I added that screwdriver but I believe I will replace it with an older and appropriate round mini-driver.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on October 23, 2018, 06:16:17 AM
There are some very nice Hoffritz models displayed.  Congrats to the owners.

This is the only one I own.I believe it's a Champ.There wasn't much attention paid to this when it was up for auction,so I took a chance and bid on it.I believe I bought it below its true value but that's just a guess.

That's a very nice Champion!  Looks like it's in excellent condition!  :tu: :like:
Thank you.

Yes it is a Champion.Sorry about the mistake and improper abbreviation.

It is in new condition.The scales are perfect.I added that screwdriver but I believe I will replace it with an older and appropriate round mini-driver.

Love the old Champions,  I've never been a big fan of the Victorinox pliers, I kind of feel like they had too much bulk for the usefulness of the tool.

I've noticed that the older round mini screwdrivers will often fit a lot looser in the corkscrews. It seems like the newer version fits more snuggly and most corkscrews, especially Wenger corkscrews.  But up do understand wanting to put the older version in there for historical accuracy sake.

I think if you paid less than $50 for it, then you got a great deal.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ThePeacent on October 30, 2018, 08:15:03 PM
Against the Hoffritz, in futility, fought the brave Pumpkin
but both in taste and in utility, the two were top ranking
 :climber:

(https://i.imgur.com/o0BXntT.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 01, 2018, 05:06:52 PM
Hummm...Hoffritz...like these ones?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 03, 2018, 06:37:37 PM
Hummm...Hoffritz...like these ones?

Very nice,  Rr!  I really dig the one with el camping inlay! :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 03, 2018, 07:20:04 PM
Thanks - that was a bonus!  :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 19, 2018, 01:39:24 AM
Carried this one today...but what to carry tomorrow...
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 19, 2018, 04:53:38 AM
Carried this one today...but what to carry tomorrow...
  :like: :drool:
Spartan??
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 19, 2018, 01:41:06 PM
Carried this one today...but what to carry tomorrow...
  :like: :drool:
Spartan??
Yes Sir! That one is a Spartan!  :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 30, 2018, 10:08:48 PM
A Special Delivery on Sunday...my newest Hoffritz is the Fisherman. Hoffritz scale and blade stamped. The nicest little surprises were the metal head tweezers and the sea horse inlaid is the complete eye and more detailed body.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 30, 2018, 11:21:20 PM
A Special Delivery on Sunday...my newest Hoffritz is the Fisherman. Hoffritz scale and blade stamped. The nicest little surprises were the metal head tweezers and the sea horse inlaid is the complete eye and more detailed body.

 :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 30, 2018, 11:46:16 PM
Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on December 30, 2018, 11:50:33 PM
Thanks  :cheers:

Indubitably!  The coi inlay is more detailed on the Ritz!
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 31, 2018, 12:36:11 AM
Thanks  :cheers:

Indubitably!  The coi inlay is more detailed on the Ritz!
Yes it is, that’s when I jumped off the fence and hit the buy now button! I don’t know the history of it but I like the Ritz way better.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: FolderBeholder on December 31, 2018, 01:14:24 AM
Thanks  :cheers:

Indubitably!  The coi inlay is more detailed on the Ritz!
Wow, I had never noticed that before!  :like:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on December 31, 2018, 01:34:14 AM
Thanks  :cheers:

Indubitably!  The coi inlay is more detailed on the Ritz!
Wow, I had never noticed that before!  :like:
There is a third type of eye on the newer ones. Don’t have one yet. And thanks!  :cheers:

Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on January 02, 2019, 03:32:45 AM
A Special Delivery on Sunday...my newest Hoffritz is the Fisherman. Hoffritz scale and blade stamped. The nicest little surprises were the metal head tweezers and the sea horse inlaid is the complete eye and more detailed body.

 :like: Great catch on this one Ray! :tu:  Gotta admit I was eyeballing it before it was re-listed as 'resotred'.

It'd fit in with the fish/anglers I have...
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/46563270801_2bcb4c2286_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/46511272962_38f794308f_c.jpg)

I was going to ask for pictures from the top, as I suspect it may have a 'thin' center liner. I did think that it should have the 'gray' spring and would likely be from c. '78 if it didn't.

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Now there's another Hoffritz addict in the ranks!  >:D
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on January 02, 2019, 03:38:57 PM
The restored was the polishing of the scales. He did a great job on it. Looks great. I was thinking of the Hoffritz SwissChamp but went with the Fisherman in the end. Had the SwissChamp had Hoffritz tang stamp I would have gone with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your Hoffritz’s.  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on January 02, 2019, 04:18:25 PM
The restored was the polishing of the scales. He did a great job on it. Looks great.
:iagree:  :tu: That's why I was still looking at it! I was being too cheap and hoping for a price drop. I'll just have to try harder on the next one!

Could you post a pic of the top of the knife? I was really curious about the liner types.

I was thinking of the Hoffritz SwissChamp but went with the Fisherman in the end. Had the SwissChamp had Hoffritz tang stamp I would have gone with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your Hoffritz’s.  :like: :tu:
:cheers:
One of the main reasons I had to start posting...to photograph/document/organize my collection! Even saving auction pics and data gets to be a chore.  :'(

c. 1972 Picnicker:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/46519297362_38723b7315.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4881/44753452960_876bc274ba.jpg)

c. 1977 (Master) Craftsman:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/32690660648_cf2e5fc758.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/45840223454_ef65d90fba.jpg)

The above is why it's often hard to date Hoffritz knives...they're often getting parts discontinued from main line production. I have one of these that I believe is earlier, but has the numbered scaler and two thin/full spacers/liners, unlike this one with the thick/thin protocol.

Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on January 02, 2019, 04:27:16 PM
Here is a photo of the top...if its not...post a photo of what you want to see and then I can get you one!  :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on January 02, 2019, 04:46:27 PM
Here is a photo of the top...if its not...post a photo of what you want to see and then I can get you one!  :tu:

Thanks much! :salute: That's perfect, Ray! Helps confirm that mine (Hoffirtz Fish) are both probably just after yours and might be c. '79 and c. '80 for the one w/o fish...and that the non-Hoffritz SS inlay Fish with the black scissor spring should be say c.'76 +/- a year.

I've been trying to find the earliest date for the Hoffritz SS inlay as well as the related Camping variations since they can be found together.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ThePeacent on January 02, 2019, 05:28:06 PM
even if you have only one,
Hoffritz always means fun!  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/rD2qANo.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on January 02, 2019, 06:03:49 PM
even if you have only one,
Hoffritz always means fun!  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/rD2qANo.jpg)
One was all it took with me!  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on January 03, 2019, 07:07:18 AM
Forgot I had this Hoffritz Fish when I pulled out those others.  :-[  This is the oldest complete Hoffritz I own. NS tweezers and still a lot of original Hoffritz extra polish, but this one has a 'broken back' or split liners, but everything still has decent snap. Good enough for my shelf queen status as is. Might fix it one day unless I find a better one first.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/45666538755_b661f5d8fd.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/45666539215_fd281a0009.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on January 10, 2019, 07:43:07 PM
My latest:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4894/46639101002_25a75f4d44.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7802/46639101502_99bd344283.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on January 10, 2019, 10:34:48 PM
Nice  :like: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on February 18, 2019, 10:33:41 PM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on February 19, 2019, 01:52:35 AM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on February 19, 2019, 02:12:45 AM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
I was hoping you would chime in  :cheers:
Thanks. I am thinking they didn’t - if they had you would have one I thought!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on February 19, 2019, 02:29:19 AM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?

Not me! One more thing to look out for! I may have seen one for auction a while back...can't say for certain though.  :think:  :dunno:

Closest thing I have would be a Director and its stainless scales.
I was hoping you would chime in  :cheers:
Thanks. I am thinking they didn’t - if they had you would have one I thought!  :rofl:

 :rofl:  :D That would be a safe guess...but I'm relatively new to Alox knives. All of mine are users and I don't really want to collect them. There are several that have my interest, but I figure I can always do that later.
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on February 22, 2019, 07:18:27 AM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
I used to have an alox Hoffritz Popular but ended up selling it.  I've never seen a 93mm ritz...
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: Rapidray on February 22, 2019, 03:26:34 PM
Ok, quick question! Does anyone have a Alox Hoffritz??? I haven’t seen one now that I’m thinking about it. Did they ever make one? Just wondering!  :dunno:
And if you have one, can you post a photo?
I used to have an alox Hoffritz Popular but ended up selling it.  I've never seen a 93mm ritz...
Oh boy that’s great news then! Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on April 10, 2019, 06:35:41 PM
136kmaU - 84mm 'Master Craftsman' c. '72 with smooth phillips and no can key

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7867/33703207048_4c65439003.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7858/40614053913_5a3a2e0cb0_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on April 10, 2019, 06:42:47 PM
Pre-saw Camper 234U:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7915/32637670877_73544c80a6_n.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7847/32637671067_53da74516f_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on April 10, 2019, 06:59:11 PM
Hoffritz-Elinox Camper c. '77/'78
Liners are not anodized, back of tang is blank.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7814/40614229253_26ab7c5338_n.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7913/40614229303_e7bb5139d0_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on April 10, 2019, 07:52:22 PM
Oh, and stuff Hoffritz Fans can re-learn.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: ThePeacent on April 11, 2019, 06:45:21 PM
Hoffritz FTW!! :climber:

(https://i.imgur.com/eMJ8XxL.jpg)
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: El Corkscrew on April 20, 2019, 01:50:46 AM
Hoffritz FTW!! :climber:

(https://i.imgur.com/eMJ8XxL.jpg)
:like: :tu:
Title: Re: Puttin' on the Hoffritz
Post by: kamakiri on May 03, 2019, 03:24:24 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7907/40614229123_c0f9cdf818_n.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7809/40614229153_7aa45945c1_n.jpg)