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Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet 1639

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Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:29:48 PM »
Some gourmets... One of my favorite sak.

fiber scales



fiber scales, inlay-cross, on the wrong side of the knife.



tortoise-shell with toothpick (no tweezers!) from the same material as the scales.





with bail



horn scales



alox



I hope you have also some gourmets to share...
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 02:48:46 PM »
The elusive back tool alox!
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 02:56:05 PM »
Those are nice  :D  Thanks for sharing  :tu:

SAW
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 04:20:36 PM »
yes they are.

Nate

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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 05:26:22 PM »
Not nearly as vintage as yours, but here is my one:


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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 11:29:24 PM »
Very nice the black gourmet!

Has also the shield on the "wrong" side of the scale. Does anybody know why? Is this a speciality of the gourmets?
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 12:07:44 AM »
I always assumed mine was an advertising knife that had never had anything printed on the 'front' scales.

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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 12:16:35 AM »
That is a real Gourmet sampling.    :drool:   :salute: :cheers:
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 12:20:32 AM »
Ulli, do you happen to know if there were any other ALOX Gourmets made except the Fina ones? They are a bit of a rare beast and all the ones I've seen so far have been the ones with Fina advertising. If I remember correctly Jazzbass has a Fina one, and Peter who gave me permission to use pictures of his for the wiki has the same advertising too.

http://www.sakwiki.com/ti...se_image.php?imageId=2921
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 11:31:49 AM »
enki_ck: I know only the fina alox gourmet, but would not be surprised if they are alox gourmets with different scales. I think that as a company, you could order any specific tool and scale combination you want as long as its a good deal for victorinox. Fina as a big company ordered at least hundreds if not thousands of alox gourmets for promotion use, so they appear more than the knives from smaler companies.

I don`t really understand the hype for alox knives. In my opinion, alox is not really a good scale material for knives if you are really interested in using your knife. As you can see on the picture, the corkscrew left some ugly scrapes on the surface.



Its almost impossible to find some vintage alox knives with good looking scales. But you can find many vintage knives in great shape with scales made of horn or stag. Also the haptic feeling is much better if the scales are out of a natural material. Maybe thats why not many other companies produce alox scales, so that means its special, rare, and collectible... even if its not a really usefull.
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 05:47:19 PM »
Surprisingly my favorite one is the roughest one. Love the exposed pins on cellidor.

The corkscrew leaves indents/impression on cellidor and the aluminum liners on all my SAKs as well.
I'd much prefer cellidor scales for the added tools and as you mentioned other materials age better.
50 year old used cellidor looks fine heavily used Alox can look really hurt. Some say it gives it character, but to me it makes it look kind of junky. I like my things looking new as long as possible. Plus cellidor can be replaced once it's past it's prime and you have so many more options.
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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 03:01:55 PM »
I know its an old one but added to this thread as it seemed to belong  .... plus there are some pretty pics

Found this today its a standard FINA alox gourmet but interesting logo ..... few dings but the steel is mint





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Re: Victorinox 84 mm Gourmet
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 04:31:07 PM »
Saw the pic and then it was gone. Looked like a neat Fina gourmet variant.

 

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