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Unknown Old Timey VIC 961

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Unknown Old Timey VIC
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:02:55 AM »
I recently picked up this old timey SAK which seems to be a VIC.  Does anyone have any insight on this old codger?  She seems worse for wear, but maybe some TLC can fix her up.  Would it be a good idea to send her in to Vic to for a tune up?  Is it worthwhile?  What are some safe steps I can take at home to get her back up and running?



Better pics in a few weeks as I am in transit and so is she.

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 10:47:49 AM »
After looking at it more carefully, it seems that the logo is slighly different that a vic one.  Hmmm, a antique counterfeit perhaps?  That is kinda neat actually!

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 11:40:45 AM »
Yeah I was going to say that.. the shield doesn't look "right". Still neat though! :tu:
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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 02:41:18 PM »
Any tang stamps?

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 02:48:49 PM »
http://www.e-webtechnologies.com/sak/html/victorinox.html

Check the sixth page link there...that looks like yours. Looks like you found a real deal vintage Vic there.

You know, on second thought...it's a fake. Definitely a fake. Knock-off fake, worth pennies if that. Send it to me for proper disposal.  >:D

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »
I love these random old knives... not unlike the Vic "junk" I found in my dad's garden rubbish!

So, are you going to try and restore it yourself? :)

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 03:55:06 PM »
It would be interesting to see the tang stamp on this one, for me it has more of a German look and feel to it.

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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 03:56:46 PM »
Unfortunately this is not an actual Victorinox knife but an older clone. You see these pop up on eBay pretty regularly. I think they're from either from Italy or Spain, but I'm not sure on that at all.

The key is the can opener - Victorinox never made one in that style. Check out this page: http://victorinox.saam007.com/91mmtools.php and scroll down to can openers and you should be able to see what I mean.
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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 04:04:06 PM »
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I'm no specialist but it really doesn't look like a Vic...never saw this kind of small blade replacing the can opener and from what I remember, this style of cap lifter/flat driver combo was made by Vic only in stainless... rivets and shield not standard too.

Pretty old looking knife, I wonder in what years those were made?
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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 04:11:25 PM »
Any tang stamps?

"Amefa" perhaps? It shows some resemblance. Looks like from the 60's.
I think the swiss shield is home carved?

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=18395.0
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 04:17:54 PM by Wootz »
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Re: Unknown Old Timey VIC
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 04:17:50 PM »
Below is the full listing.  The vendor never claimed it was a Vic, but the "shadow" over the tang is very suspicious.  All in all though, I am only out $10 for the three knives, so no big loss.  Might even be salvageable.  Soak em in coke, wd40, or molasses for a spell. 

When I get the knives and am back stateside (early next month) I'll try to get some better pics up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-3-Vintage-Pocket-Knives-SWISS-ARMY-KAMP-KING-KENT-/380548043787?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&nma=true&si=%2BaNOn4fNYgxCHoNCxEd5kACnd%2BA%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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