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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:
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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.

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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.)
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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After issuing 66,150 knives in 1992, we wanted a replacement for the outdated Pioneer model.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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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:
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“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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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #818 on: August 01, 2023, 03:59:04 PM
Oh man am I lucky  :woohoo:

After YEARS of searching I finally have one!  :ahhh

The blue alox Master Craftsman that was made in very limited numbers for the Dutch Air Force and Navy!  :woohoo:





Obviously and unfortunately the main blade is missing, but still… since I only paid… wait for it…

42 dollars  :ahhh

I can’t really complain about the missing blade :D

Still can’t believe I found this gem!

I am considering sending it in to Victorinox to have a new main blade installed, but I don’t think I will do it. Too afraid this jewel gets lost in the mail or some other doom will befall it… I may not want to tempt my luck on this one.
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #819 on: August 01, 2023, 04:55:08 PM
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Am I correct this one has an awl at one side and a Philips at the other side??


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #820 on: August 01, 2023, 05:02:17 PM
:hatsoff:  :like:
Am I correct this one has an awl at one side and a Philips at the other side??

Uhh.. yes, now that you mention it… I was so happy having found this SAK that I didn’t even realize yet this odd feature  :o
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #821 on: August 01, 2023, 05:57:55 PM
That's a great, rare find there Glenfiddich!  Congrats!  :hatsoff:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #822 on: August 01, 2023, 07:23:34 PM
Congratulations to Fiddy83 and Agamemnon! Great finds!  :cheers:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #823 on: August 01, 2023, 09:51:15 PM
Wow! What a find! Congrats! :like:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #824 on: August 02, 2023, 05:14:57 AM
Now that's a terrific find! :like:
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Culling of the knife and multi herds in progress...

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #825 on: August 03, 2023, 03:17:45 AM
Fantastic!   I have a friend who sent a KM-87 back to Victorinox for main blade replacement.  They told him they had a replacement blade with correct era tang stamps, but when the knife returned it had the most modern tang stampings.  He's still happy, as the knife as a whole looks brand new.  And it's the scale engravings that matter with this knife anyway. 

Congratulations on this amazing find, Glenfiddich!


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #826 on: August 04, 2023, 09:46:00 PM
Oh man am I lucky  :woohoo:

After YEARS of searching I finally have one!  :ahhh

The blue alox Master Craftsman that was made in very limited numbers for the Dutch Air Force and Navy!  :woohoo:

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

Obviously and unfortunately the main blade is missing, but still… since I only paid… wait for it…

42 dollars  :ahhh

I can’t really complain about the missing blade :D

Still can’t believe I found this gem!

I am considering sending it in to Victorinox to have a new main blade installed, but I don’t think I will do it. Too afraid this jewel gets lost in the mail or some other doom will befall it… I may not want to tempt my luck on this one.

That's awesome man.  Huge congrats on getting that particular white whale.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #827 on: August 08, 2023, 04:35:43 AM
Great find!!!  I'd let it be as it is.
Barry


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #828 on: August 28, 2023, 07:13:53 PM
Great find!!!  I'd let it be as it is.

I hope I won’t regret it, but this weekend I decided to accept the quote for the blade replacement I got from Victorinox (€18, which is about $19.50). Today I shipped it, together with two other SAKs that I’m turning in for repair.

I realize that I’ll probably get it back with a modern tang stamped blade, but I’d rather have a complete but modern blade than this snapped off no-blade-at-all, it looks a bit sad this way. I just prey this thing doesn’t get lost in the mail between here and Switzerland  :ahhh

I packed the SAK very well, actually I think I never packed one so well with four crosswise layers of tape and multiple address labels inside the parcel and attached to the SAK as well  :D
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #829 on: August 28, 2023, 07:50:50 PM
Can't wait to see some pictures.  Best wishes.  Gary :popcorn:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #830 on: August 29, 2023, 08:45:47 AM
Fingers very much crossed!  :cheers:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #831 on: August 29, 2023, 01:46:44 PM
Some Dutch defence force promotional items.

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #832 on: August 29, 2023, 01:54:09 PM
Leatherman Wave "Veiligheid & Vakmanschap" (= Security & Craftsmanship). These were given to students during pre-military education ('VeVa').

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #833 on: August 29, 2023, 01:55:17 PM
Fosco KL95 with its original box!

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #834 on: August 29, 2023, 01:58:26 PM
Leatherman Squirt PS4. Issued to the survival kits of Dutch F16's fighter jets training in the US.

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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #835 on: August 29, 2023, 02:25:40 PM
Cool haul of goodies there, EMZ!  :cheers:


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #836 on: August 30, 2023, 06:20:54 AM
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #837 on: August 30, 2023, 04:06:42 PM
Some great photos there.  I never heard of Fosco before.  Always fun to learn something new.  Is that a handcuff key with the F16 survival kit?  Best wishes.  Gary


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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #838 on: August 30, 2023, 08:57:13 PM
Awesome stuff EMZ!  :hatsoff:
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Re: Dutch Army Knives
Reply #839 on: August 30, 2023, 09:51:04 PM
"Is that a handcuff key with the F16 survival kit?"

Yes, it is! It is a genuine item in the "Survival Kit, Escape and Evasion (E&E), NSN 6545-01-534-0894", which is the kits official name.


 

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