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The Victorinox 74mm thread 49923

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2012, 11:22:12 AM »
Those are beautiful, Karl! And isn't that a different/unusual bail?

The one in the top center with the bail has custom silver scales with British hallmarks.
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2012, 06:09:05 PM »
Love the little silver bailed one - very classy knife :tu:

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2012, 08:48:41 PM »
Those are beautiful, Karl! And isn't that a different/unusual bail?

The one in the top center with the bail has custom silver scales with British hallmarks.
Nice I believe I have a 58mm model with the same marks, will try to post later.  Mine looks hand riveted, and has a unique tool configuration... not sure if it was posted here before the owner put it on ebay.
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2012, 12:24:56 AM »
Those are beautiful, Karl! And isn't that a different/unusual bail?

The one in the top center with the bail has custom silver scales with British hallmarks.
Nice I believe I have a 58mm model with the same marks, will try to post later.  Mine looks hand riveted, and has a unique tool configuration... not sure if it was posted here before the owner put it on ebay.

Took this image a few days ago, but I'm not really happy with it so I was planning on retaking it... but for comparison with it's 74mm brother I think it is good enough.   I added a crop inset of the hallmarks, but they are not very clear since the image quality was poor to start with.

Update1: added a close up of the hallmarks... still not very good but legible.
Update2: replaced halmarks image with a better one.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 01:09:20 AM by ICanFixThat »
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2012, 02:20:12 AM »
ICFT,

Mine is almost identical to yours. Did some research on British hallmarks. The 'WM' is Willaim Manton, established in 1974. The anchor is for the Birmingham proof house. The lion indicates it is sterling. The final letter is a date code. My 'N' is 1987; your 'I' is 1983.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 02:30:07 AM by ColoSwiss »
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2012, 03:47:37 AM »
ICFT,

Mine is almost identical to yours. Did some research on British hallmarks. The 'WM' is Willaim Manton, established in 1974. The anchor is for the Birmingham proof house. The lion indicates it is sterling. The final letter is a date code. My 'N' is 1987; your 'I' is 1983.
Thanks!  I've been too busy to do much SAK research lately. I think I way over paid for mine I was thinking it was older.
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2012, 04:42:58 AM »
 :tu:
that is so cool!
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2012, 01:45:25 PM »
My latest Executive, but whats interesting about this one is that the stamp is horizontal with the blade,I have only seen this on the 58mm blades and not on the 74mm blades.




BTW does anybody have any idea about the inlay it says "KRONE"

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2012, 07:17:04 PM »
Another RocKnife (Ambassador) arrived today! I thought it was the Pantheon Granite one, but it turned out to be Baltic Brown instead:



Yes, it's a terrible picture.

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2012, 01:04:30 AM »
I only have one (the other two i had, are in the hands of Reinier :P), but IMHO this is the most beautiful of all.



« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 01:06:06 AM by MARIOS7319 »

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2012, 06:11:43 AM »
Reiner and Mario,

A couple of great looking knives, regardless of who currently owns them!  :tu: :tu:
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2012, 07:26:34 AM »
Thanks Karl!

And that horn scaled one is a beauty :)

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2012, 07:47:59 AM »
Thank you Karl !
I am glad that the other two went to Reinier, because he has a amazing collection of 74mm SAK's and now these knives are with their "brothers".  :)

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2012, 07:30:35 AM »
A slight change of pace: Wenger 75mm stainless 3-blade Gentlemen's knives.
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2012, 09:58:01 AM »
A slight change of pace: Wenger 75mm stainless 3-blade Gentlemen's knives.

 :drool: Very nice, I need to get myself one of those.

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2012, 06:31:49 PM »
A slight change of pace: Wenger 75mm stainless 3-blade Gentlemen's knives.

Ooh, shiny. :)
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2012, 10:06:59 PM »
A slight change of pace: Wenger 75mm stainless 3-blade Gentlemen's knives.



Those are very nice Karl. I am guessing they have a blade and nail file? Are any of them gold? Or is it just the flash or lighting making it look that way.

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2012, 12:44:03 AM »
Wayne,

All five are silver-colored and appear to be stainless steel. The middle one, marked Abercrombie & Fitch on the blade, has some staining on the handle (some food acids will do that). All have two pen blades and a long manicure blade. Three are marked Wenger/Tahara; one is Wengerinox, and one is Wenger/Switzerland, so the model appears to have been in production for a considerable time.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 12:46:20 AM by ColoSwiss »
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »
"The Swiss Army Knife was not often seen outside
The Continent before World War II; one of the few sources in the United
States were the New York outfitters Abercrombie & Fitch."
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2012, 07:48:51 PM »
Another crappy pic ;)



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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2012, 07:50:43 PM »
great find mate. :tu:

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2012, 07:58:14 PM »
Thanks :)
Now where is that tarty tools thread :think:

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2012, 08:10:29 PM »
I can't see the pic! :ahhh

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2012, 06:25:03 AM »
Another crappy pic ;)

(Image removed from quote.)

Gold plated Ambassador! High on my wanted list for years. Found one in good condition for a fraction of the list price. I'm happy :)

 :drool: Beautiful

Rest is not idleness,
and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2012, 04:34:39 PM »
Here is my latest addition :)
A NIB mother of pearl Executive:



My wanted list is getting shorter and shorter 8)

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2012, 05:00:11 PM »
Here is my latest addition :)
A NIB mother of pearl Executive:

http://www.vicfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/victorinox-mother-of-pearl-executive.jpg

My wanted list is getting shorter and shorter 8)

Time to make another one then ;)

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2012, 10:15:42 PM »
Gold and mother-of-pearl. Very classy! :tu:
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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2012, 01:35:50 AM »

Some real beauties in here again. 
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The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2012, 04:22:09 AM »
The executive has become a favorite of mine.

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Re: The Victorinox 74mm thread
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2013, 11:51:34 PM »
For those of you who have the Executive, how is the blade lock up on that knife?

I have 58mm Midnite Manager that I use for the scissors, file, and bottle opener, but I'm hesitant to use that razor sharp sliver of a blade - it's just too small and folds too easily.  I normally carry another knife and I always end up using it when I need a blade.

My absolute favorite too on SAK's (vs other knives) is the scissors.  I like the scissors on the full-sized (91mm) knives, but they're not so great for fine work.  On the other hand I find the scissors on the 58mm knives to be great for fine work, but limited in the tasks they can handle.  I think the Executive scissors may be a good balance between the two.

 

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