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My 1971 Soldier 1867

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My 1971 Soldier
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:41:19 PM »
I recently nabbed a much wanted '71' Victorinox Soldier from a seller in Canada.The quest for a 71 has been a bit of a saga , bidding on quite a few & getting pipped at the post on a number of occasions  :(. Well the saga is over  :D :D






Neil kindly offered too engrave a '71' on a Pioneer for me & charge a 'reasonable' fee for the privilege ::) :D , I declined his generous offer  :D :D.




I do like the wire stripper on the cap lifter that these old soldiers had  8)


Not sure if my 71's quality & fit n finish is indicative of these older SAKs but it is quite a bit rougher than my modern SAKs. The springs on my 71 are STOUT  :o ,especially on the cap lifter & can opener, not quite Camillus Demo knife league but close  :think:, a strong SNAP on closing too. The cap lifter scrapped on opening , has improved with a lube.Interestingly my 71 also weighs 3 grams more than the 98 & 01 Vic Soldiers I have :think: :think:.

A bit of SAK silliness  :D;



Pat's a lucky chap to have a can opener named after him  :P :D.

Very happy to finally have my birth year SAK  8) 8) & the rough n ready cap lifter had no problems opening a couple of Monteith's ciders for me tonight  8) :D.
Now I just need a 98 Wenger Soldier for my eldest son  :ahhh :D
« Last Edit: September 05, 2012, 06:45:56 PM by MultiMat »


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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 06:51:34 PM »
Brilliant pics :tu:

I quite that rough finish you see on the older ones... like they are asking to be used hard.

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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 07:51:33 PM »
Yes, really great pictures!! 

Congratulations on getting one of your much sought after SAKs.  Always a great feeling.
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 08:00:53 PM »
Nice one  :drool:.

Congrats on finding this beautiful Sak  ;).
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 08:52:14 PM »
Square cut tools :drool:

Great score mate :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 08:58:05 PM »
 :cheers:

You got a nice one. :2tu:  I know you've been after this one for years, and that one looks really good for it's age. A great catch. :salute: Great pictures too :drool:
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 08:58:20 PM »
Congratulations  :tu:
I was in the same quest for a soldier of 1973 and if i remember correctly,i found one two years ago. :)

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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 09:45:38 PM »
Congratulations!!! :cheers: I think find one from 75 won't be an easy task  :(
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 02:33:44 AM »
i think your 98 is out there http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wenger-Soldier-Swiss-Army-Knife-blade-says-1998-/120978733033?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item1c2ae4f7e9

I got SUPER excited when I had a look at it but the seller does not ship outside the US & their account is set up so you can not even send them a question if you are outside the US  :( :(.

Thanks so much for highlighting the sale  :cheers: :cheers:. Now I need to go ask some fellas for a favour  ::) :D :D


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My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 05:36:08 AM »
No need to look any further. I'm right here ;).
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My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 05:37:24 AM »
No need to look any further. I'm right here ;).
Never mind. It's has ended :(. But if you ever need anything I've sent several shipments to australia :)
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Re: My 1971 Soldier
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 07:10:13 AM »
No need to look any further. I'm right here ;).
Never mind. It's has ended :(. But if you ever need anything I've sent several shipments to australia :)

No worries Steve  ;) , it's all sorted  8) 8) :D :D.
Thanks for the offer mate  :cheers: :cheers:


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