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us Offline Farmer X

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #810 on: November 04, 2022, 01:01:00 AM
A nice find indeed, especially the compass! :tu:
USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #811 on: December 09, 2022, 05:55:18 PM
Like most Dutch males, I was drafted and did 14 months duty in the Dutch army. That was back in 1986….
I knew for sure I should still have my old knife that we had as part of our standard equipment somewhere, and low and behold, today when getting the christmas lights and other junk out for my wife, I found it in a forgotten box on out attic.
My original 1984 DAK, complete with still attached elastic cord we used to keep it tied on our belts.



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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #812 on: December 10, 2022, 01:54:38 PM
Nice find in the attic, Pete!  :cheers:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #813 on: December 11, 2022, 12:00:23 AM
Yes, this is really cool.  I've often wondered if the year of enlistment had little to do with the year on the knife.  Now I know!

Thanks for sharing.

Myron


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #814 on: December 11, 2022, 05:23:48 AM
Very cool, and you're fortunate to have kept it! (The U.S Navy never issued me a knife or multi...I had to pay for them out of pocket.)
USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #815 on: January 08, 2023, 02:47:21 PM
 :hatsoff:

“10-year itch”

After years of searching, I finally found it: DAK M92 test model. This knife was found in the desk drawer of an retired officer.

In the early 1990s, the period of the 2nd and 3rd type alox DAK (1983 – 1992) came to an end and was phased out.
After issuing 66,150 knives in 1992, we wanted a replacement for the outdated Pioneer model.

Thoughts went out to a slightly larger knife (featuring a 111 mm locking blade). A slide-lock model, introduced in the mid-80s met these specifications.

The Netherlands tested the Victorinox Hunter with 'slide-lock'. This model, however, had a wood saw and there was no need for this in the Netherlands.

The Hunter had the well-known green shell, but no 'Interservice logo' yet.

In the end, the choice did not fall on the Hunter; this in contrast to the UK (RAF Hunter) and Germany (BSG Fliegergruppe / GSG9).

Netherlands chose Model 1992 as DAK 1993 and it served until 2006.

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« Last Edit: January 08, 2023, 02:56:40 PM by Agamemnon »
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #816 on: January 08, 2023, 03:15:43 PM
Same with me and the US Army. 
Very cool, and you're fortunate to have kept it! (The U.S Navy never issued me a knife or multi...I had to pay for them out of pocket.)
Barry


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #817 on: January 08, 2023, 03:16:18 PM
 :like: :like:
:hatsoff:

“10-year itch”

After years of searching, I finally found it: DAK M92 test model. This knife was found in the desk drawer of an retired officer.

In the early 1990s, the period of the 2nd and 3rd type alox DAK (1983 – 1992) came to an end and was phased out.
After issuing 66,150 knives in 1992, we wanted a replacement for the outdated Pioneer model.

Thoughts went out to a slightly larger knife (featuring a 111 mm locking blade). A slide-lock model, introduced in the mid-80s met these specifications.

The Netherlands tested the Victorinox Hunter with 'slide-lock'. This model, however, had a wood saw and there was no need for this in the Netherlands.

The Hunter had the well-known green shell, but no 'Interservice logo' yet.

In the end, the choice did not fall on the Hunter; this in contrast to the UK (RAF Hunter) and Germany (BSG Fliegergruppe / GSG9).

Netherlands chose Model 1992 as DAK 1993 and it served until 2006.

 :hatsoff: :hatsoff:
Barry


 

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