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How To Date Older Victorinox Champion? 2041

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How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« on: March 07, 2008, 10:14:11 PM »
I have a Champ that I bought sometime in the 1980's. Is there a way to tell what year it was manufactured?
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 11:07:01 PM »
You won't be able to get it down to a specific year.  Actually, saying "sometime in the 80's" is probably about as accurate as you're going to get.  The products are not serialized in any way, and many years go by before any recognizable changes are made to specific tools.

This website may help you: http://e-webtechnologies.com/sak/html/victorinox.html

There is a timeline document on there that shows changes throughout the years.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 12:19:58 AM »
That is a great site. Thanks.  :cheers:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,249
Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 01:31:16 AM »
That is a great site. Thanks.  :cheers:

You're welcome.  That was put together by a very active member of SOSAK, James Christian.  He has gathered a wealth of information, as you can see.  That site can keep you busy for hours.

He is also hosting Scibeer's new mod site, here: http://www.knifemods.com/

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 03:12:26 AM »
By the way, welcome to MTorg Gene!   :multi:

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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 03:07:49 PM »
By the way, welcome to MTorg Gene!   :multi:

Oh yeah.  Sorry, I didn't notice.  Welcome aboard!

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 05:27:49 PM »
Neither did I  :oops:.  Welcome buddy.  ;)

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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008, 05:36:44 PM »
Welcome aboard Gene
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 07:13:33 PM »
Glad to have you along mate :)

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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008, 07:16:26 PM »
Looking at that site, it appears that my Swisschamp is pre 1995 as it doesn't have the crimpers on the pliers.  Does anyone know when they replaced the screw in the scissors?

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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2008, 06:27:52 PM »
Thank you gents! :D

NutSAK, the timeline link really helped as this was the largest SAK, (the most tools), you could buy at the time and it doesn't have the ballpoint pen but does have the mini screwdriver so that dates it to 1983-84. It seems tiny now campared to all the mega SAKs available today!

This Champ has a lot of sentimental value to me as I carried it on my belt for years using it on many camping and motorcycle trips. I crashed my motorcycle in the late '80's and it was ripped from my belt pouch and bounced down the asphalt for a long ways and the only damage was scratched scales.

I just recently replaced the scratched, red scales with a set of Stay Glow scales and I love it even more! :)
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2008, 06:33:25 PM »
Looking at your subject line for this thread I thought you were trying to find a date for Def.  He's the Older Victorinox Champion!  :D
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2008, 06:52:24 PM »
Looking at your subject line for this thread I thought you were trying to find a date for Def.  He's the Older Victorinox Champion!  :D

 :D

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,442 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2008, 09:02:42 PM »
Thanks Tom- I've been trying real hard not to make that joke! :D

I'm glad someone else did though!  It was too good to pass up!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 04:16:01 AM »
I'm the oldest joke I know :-[

I
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,442 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: How To Date Older Victorinox Champion?
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 02:18:37 PM »
Yeah, but how many of us younger jokes would look as good in a tutu? :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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