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The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #30 on: January 01, 2013, 09:11:40 AM
The horn blanks I ordered arrived. Turns out that the red ones have been dyed, but the dye is only on the surface. As soon as you start sanding it disappears and you are left with brown. (not that that's a bad thing)

I did the Sportsman as a practice run and then the Recruit to go with my "Scales materials" collection.

There is a crack next to the caplifter on the Sportsman. It is fixed with superglue but the line still shows.

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #31 on: January 01, 2013, 09:04:46 PM
Think that Recruit needs to be promoted to Private First Class. :D :tu:


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #32 on: January 02, 2013, 12:45:23 AM
I am a sucker for natural scale material, especially good horn. No SAKs, but I have a GEC Barlow and fixed blade skinner, both with jet black buffalo horn that I adore. The GEC I purchased; the fixed blade I won in a contest six months later, and the scales just happened to match.

Man, would I love to get my hands on one of those Cavaliers.


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #33 on: January 08, 2013, 07:15:36 AM
Off-cuts from the above Sportsman and Recruit glued together and used to dress up a Rogue (eBay "throw in" Rover with the addition of scissors from a Beater classic.

I have several Rallys that I plan on turning into Blinged up Ramblers. This one was a practice run.



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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #34 on: January 08, 2013, 11:41:29 AM
By the time I had got the glued together pieces sanded flat there wasn't enough thickness left to fit T&T in.

But when I'm making scales from stock rather than scrap there will be room for the slots. 


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #35 on: January 08, 2013, 04:40:31 PM
You're turning into quite a master modder. :tu:


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Reply #36 on: January 08, 2013, 07:57:50 PM
You're turning into quite a master modder. :tu:

 :-[  nah, just an enthusiastic hacker.  I'll probably get bored with it all as soon as the next shiny thing comes along. (usually happens)


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #37 on: January 13, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
The smurf love-child from an unholy union of a Rally, a Rover and a Classic.

With both the flat and Philips combo tools it has two bottle openers so I'm calling it the "Aussie Mini-Champ".

The cut&pick blade/orange peeler is custom made from one of the left-over nail-files. Unfortunately this means the nail nick is on the wrong side, but I can live with that.

This one has scales from some nice translucent honey-coloured horn and I made them thick enough to fit T&T.







Guess I'm not bored with it yet... :)



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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #38 on: January 13, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
Interesting tool selection. :tu: I prefer this nail file to the SD one.


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #39 on: January 13, 2013, 02:00:34 PM
Yes, me too. The SD nail-file is no good at digging gunk from under my nails (ewww).

I even go as far as "sharpening" the gunk remover.  well, squaring up the edges at least.  Just removing the rounded edge resulting from the polishing of the tools makes it far more effective.


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Reply #40 on: January 13, 2013, 03:25:42 PM
The smurf love-child from an unholy union of a Rally, a Rover and a Classic.

With both the flat and Philips combo tools it has two bottle openers so I'm calling it the "Aussie Mini-Champ".

(Image removed from quote.)

The Aussie Mini-Champ is just to  :drool: and  :drool: ... and  :drool:

Now I know I need a MiniChamp in translucent horn handles..

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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #41 on: January 13, 2013, 08:37:31 PM
Off-cuts from the above Sportsman and Recruit glued together and used to dress up a Rogue (eBay "throw in" Rover with the addition of scissors from a Beater classic.

I have several Rallys that I plan on turning into Blinged up Ramblers. This one was a practice run.

(Image removed from quote.)
I love the look of that one, and I prefer it without the T&T.  :drool:


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #42 on: January 14, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
Off-cuts from the above Sportsman and Recruit glued together and used to dress up a Rogue (eBay "throw in" Rover with the addition of scissors from a Beater classic.

I have several Rallys that I plan on turning into Blinged up Ramblers. This one was a practice run.

(Image removed from quote.)

That's perfect  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:
I love it.  :gimme:


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #43 on: January 14, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
The smurf love-child from an unholy union of a Rally, a Rover and a Classic.

With both the flat and Philips combo tools it has two bottle openers so I'm calling it the "Aussie Mini-Champ".

The cut&pick blade/orange peeler is custom made from one of the left-over nail-files. Unfortunately this means the nail nick is on the wrong side, but I can live with that.

This one has scales from some nice translucent honey-coloured horn and I made them thick enough to fit T&T.
(Image removed from quote.)
Guess I'm not bored with it yet... :)

Definitely you have become a master on the horn scales.
Excellent job!  :tu:


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #44 on: January 14, 2013, 10:13:29 PM
nice job mate! to avoid lamination in the pin area try to leave the hole in the scale a little bit bigger, ando do not expand a lot the pin on the center, try to make just the exterior of the pin to expand... hope i dont sound confusing   :think:  i really like the rambler
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #45 on: January 15, 2013, 04:05:00 AM
Yes, I understand what you are saying, on the Cadet I drilled the holes oversize in the horn and superglued a copper tube bushing in. The pin then expands in the bushing and does not split or de-laminate the horn. I must try and find some tube the right size for these pins.


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #46 on: January 23, 2013, 05:33:01 AM
Pulled that Rogue apart and made it into a Rambler. (the dark scales) it's very slim and I made it up without a Keyring.

The other two are in the light horn like the "Aussie-Champ" and are a Rambler and a "Left-Handed Rambler" with the tools in a slightly different configuration.





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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #47 on: January 26, 2013, 08:42:49 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #48 on: January 26, 2013, 10:43:41 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?

None of mine have it. Definitely uncommon.  :tu:


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #49 on: January 26, 2013, 11:16:52 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?

None of mine have it. Definitely uncommon.  :tu:

Thank you, Karl!


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #50 on: January 27, 2013, 12:15:53 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?
That's a rare one, also my first time that i see a horn handle with shield. :o
I wonder where did you find it, Rodrigo?
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #51 on: January 27, 2013, 02:08:14 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?
That's a rare one, also my first time that i see a horn handle with shield. :o
I wonder where did you find it, Rodrigo?
Hi Marios! I think you guys saw a seller in ebay with a few sales, but with 100% rating, and selling very interesting SAKs (horn, mother of pearl, rosewood, etc...)his name is royaltyknives, I could get this from him, his name is Matt and is a really nice guy, the only problem is that he did not ship to Brazil, so I have to ask to a friend of mine receive in US, and just received them last Friday.



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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #52 on: January 27, 2013, 09:03:16 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?
That's a rare one, also my first time that i see a horn handle with shield. :o
I wonder where did you find it, Rodrigo?
Hi Marios! I think you guys saw a seller in ebay with a few sales, but with 100% rating, and selling very interesting SAKs (horn, mother of pearl, rosewood, etc...)his name is royaltyknives, I could get this from him, his name is Matt and is a really nice guy, the only problem is that he did not ship to Brazil, so I have to ask to a friend of mine receive in US, and just received them last Friday.

Thanks for the info, yes i have seen him in the past, he sells very nice SAKs.
By the way, soon i will start to sell in ebay, you may have to keep an eye on my blog for more info, because some SAK's will start in low price. ;)


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #53 on: January 27, 2013, 10:55:12 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?
That's a rare one, also my first time that i see a horn handle with shield. :o
I wonder where did you find it, Rodrigo?
Hi Marios! I think you guys saw a seller in ebay with a few sales, but with 100% rating, and selling very interesting SAKs (horn, mother of pearl, rosewood, etc...)his name is royaltyknives, I could get this from him, his name is Matt and is a really nice guy, the only problem is that he did not ship to Brazil, so I have to ask to a friend of mine receive in US, and just received them last Friday.

Thanks for the info, yes i have seen him in the past, he sells very nice SAKs.
By the way, soon i will start to sell in ebay, you may have to keep an eye on my blog for more info, because some SAK's will start in low price. ;)

What is your user name in ebay, Ill monitor it! 


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #54 on: January 28, 2013, 01:29:19 PM
My user name is marios7319marios, and soon i will start selling.
And if it goes well, i will have the oportunity to buy some nice stuff for donations prizes for MultiTool.org.
A friend of mine is working for Victorinox in Greece and i have "access" to the warehouse, so sometimes you will never know what you can find.
I have a lot of ideas for the future, will see how it will go. ;)

Now let's go  :b2t:
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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #55 on: February 07, 2013, 01:41:33 PM
Hi guys, I have just received this one, is the first time that I see a horn SAK with the shield and cross on it. Is it common?

None of mine have it. Definitely uncommon.  :tu:

Here's a 74mm horn scaled SAK with shield & cross. Very nice!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221184785649
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Re: The Victorinox-Wenger Horn Handles thread
Reply #56 on: February 07, 2013, 02:07:53 PM
A friend of mine is working for Victorinox in Greece and i have "access" to the warehouse,

Hey Marios

Don't suppose this  friend of yours can locate me a SwissFlame   :pok: :pok:  ;)

Tosh  :tu:
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Reply #57 on: February 07, 2013, 02:12:33 PM
There's a CampFlame for €100 on eBay right now :)
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Reply #58 on: February 07, 2013, 03:53:09 PM
There's a CampFlame for €100 on eBay right now :)

Hi Reinier

I got the CampFlame along with it's bigger sibling the XXLT, hence my  N E E D  for the SwissFlame.  :facepalm:
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Reply #59 on: February 07, 2013, 04:18:04 PM
I see. I will look around for one for you. I have already bought and sold several SwissFlames and CampFlames so maybe I will find one for you :)
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


 

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