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Victorinox warranty question

us Offline Kraken

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Victorinox warranty question
on: September 25, 2022, 04:40:30 AM
   I've read enough posts and watched enough videos to know how good the Victorinox warranty is, but I'm wondering if I should take advantage of it. I have a pre-85 Camper that I carried with me every where when I was a kid. At some point I made the mistake of trying to pry something with the tip of the main blade and broke the tip off. After I rediscovered the knife again a few years ago, I decided to reprofile the blade and carry it again. Now it looks more like a sheepsfoot instead of the usual spear point.
   I'm toying with the idea of sending it in to have the main blade replaced, but I'm not sure if I should. I like the idea of having the Camper restored to it's former glory and fully functional. But seeing it as it is now reminds me of all the good times from the past, all the adventures I had with it. Also, if I had never broken the blade, I never would've searched for how to reprofile the blade and probably never would've found this forum. (Probably wouldn't have bought so many additional SAKs either).
   What would you do? Keep it with all of it's scratches, modified blade & faded Camping stamp on the scales? Or send it back for repair/refurbishment, restored to a near original state?  :think: :popcorn:
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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 08:53:19 AM
Let it remain as it is.  8)


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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 09:41:16 AM
Let it remain as it is.  8)

:iagree: sounds like it has too many memories to me



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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #3 on: September 25, 2022, 09:41:27 AM
If it was me I would keep it as it is, every mark, scratch, blemish and knock is a memory for its use and maybe sometimes abuse :)


Everyone is different but for me I like to have knives that I use and don't mind if they get scratched and worn and even beat up from use then have other knives that are collectible, or collectible to me anyway and kept mint in their little houses (boxes)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2022, 09:48:28 AM by XAVT »


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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #4 on: September 25, 2022, 10:20:46 AM
I have to agree with the comments above.  Keep it as is.
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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 10:36:47 AM
:iagree: sounds like it has too many memories to me
:iagree: :tu:


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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 03:30:55 PM
Leave it as it is and let it wear its scars with pride  :tu:
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us Offline dimledger

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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 03:39:07 PM
I think I'd just keep it as is, but I'm one of those sentimental types.

If you want a pre-85 Camper to use, you can probably find one for a decent price on eBay.


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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #8 on: September 25, 2022, 03:46:59 PM
 :iagree:
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Re: Victorinox warranty question
Reply #9 on: September 25, 2022, 10:59:52 PM
I'd leave it as it is and make it an occasional carrier. Sending it in for a new blade would take away a significant part of its history (even though you'd get the original blade back). A little patience and luck could indeed get you a good user Camper for a small amount of money.
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