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Swisschamp owners club 135955

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,936 Bon Journee!!
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1530 on: May 09, 2020, 08:48:47 PM »
I've got an old one like that Max.  Yours looks great!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1531 on: May 09, 2020, 08:51:45 PM »
Thanks Barry.  :hatsoff: After the April SAK Stack Chalenge, I have a new respect and admiration for the Swiss Champ, especially these older ones.  :cheers:

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Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1532 on: May 10, 2020, 05:05:57 PM »
It’s SwissChamp Sunday  :woohoo:


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Jr. Member Posts: 52
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1533 on: May 10, 2020, 10:36:59 PM »
 I have two Swisschamps. A red and a blue transparent one. Both users. I carry the SC vertical in my right front pocket, hanging from a Vic steel belt hanger. The Swisschamp is a very usefull tool and i don't consider it heavy or big. I love SC
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1534 on: May 10, 2020, 11:19:24 PM »
Blue transparent is a nice option.  :like: I also carry off a short belt clip in my front pocket. Don’t even notice it’s there.  :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,723
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1535 on: May 11, 2020, 12:44:32 AM »
After the recent Stack Challenge.... I'm quite sure... When it comes time that I want to EDC a magnifying lens I'll EDC a Swisschamp.  I'd need to find a horizontal belt pouch for it though.

Its not that I use all the tools other that often... But I would want to use it in a way that makes it worth it.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,734
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1536 on: May 11, 2020, 01:00:42 AM »
I have two Swisschamps. A red and a blue transparent one. Both users. I carry the SC vertical in my right front pocket, hanging from a Vic steel belt hanger. The Swisschamp is a very usefull tool and i don't consider it heavy or big. I love SC

I use the belt hanger as well. Great way to carry even heavier tools like SC or Spirit :tu:
Newbie Posts: 8
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1537 on: May 16, 2020, 12:11:51 PM »
I love my SC!

I'm fairly new to SAKs, up to three weeks ago I only had an excelsior (which doesn't really count), and now I have... 7.  :o

The SC was my fourth, and first 91mm. Having bought a 58mm, 84mm and 93mm, I knew I needed a 91mm, but how to choose? Fortunately I stumbled upon a helpful Amazon review (unfortunately I can't find it to credit the author), that essentially said:

"buy a SC so you don't have to worry about which tools you want but don't have, once you have everything you can begin to decide how to downsize"

Of course, I was well on my way to becoming a Knight, so this made perfect sense to me. But I can honestly say I'm glad I followed this suspect logic; the SC exceeded my expectations. I never knew I needed a magnifying glass; the backside tools have been fun to find uses for; and I'm even enjoying the fish scaler! Great for cutting polystyrene foam.



I can tolerate pocketing it when I'm spending the day doing DIY. It fits in the 5th pocket fairly well, and the size when handling it just gives a better grip.



I was surprised that the girth did not affect even the chisel.I've settled on 2 layers of any length to be my upper limit of thickness for daily carry, so I'm glad I didn't spiral down the 91mm rabbit hole of hiker, climber, huntsman, etc.



In short, I would consider the SC a mandatory purchase  :cheers:
Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1538 on: May 16, 2020, 02:03:51 PM »
Welcome to the club uno  :cheers:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,723
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1539 on: May 16, 2020, 04:11:43 PM »
I love my SC!

I'm fairly new to SAKs, up to three weeks ago I only had an excelsior (which doesn't really count), and now I have... 7.  :o

The SC was my fourth, and first 91mm. Having bought a 58mm, 84mm and 93mm, I knew I needed a 91mm, but how to choose? Fortunately I stumbled upon a helpful Amazon review (unfortunately I can't find it to credit the author), that essentially said:

"buy a SC so you don't have to worry about which tools you want but don't have, once you have everything you can begin to decide how to downsize"

Of course, I was well on my way to becoming a Knight, so this made perfect sense to me. But I can honestly say I'm glad I followed this suspect logic; the SC exceeded my expectations. I never knew I needed a magnifying glass; the backside tools have been fun to find uses for; and I'm even enjoying the fish scaler! Great for cutting polystyrene foam.



I can tolerate pocketing it when I'm spending the day doing DIY. It fits in the 5th pocket fairly well, and the size when handling it just gives a better grip.



I was surprised that the girth did not affect even the chisel.I've settled on 2 layers of any length to be my upper limit of thickness for daily carry, so I'm glad I didn't spiral down the 91mm rabbit hole of hiker, climber, huntsman, etc.



In short, I would consider the SC a mandatory purchase  :cheers:

 :like: :cheers:

You really should get the Huntsman though, You could get by without the scaler and pliers, and the 58mm on your keys has a file.  It fits better in a regular pocket in case you arent wearing jeans. 

Woah, watch your step!
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1540 on: June 07, 2020, 09:01:42 PM »
New for me old SC. Unusual because it has the new pliers with crimper, stud scissors but no hook, grooved CS and lanyard on CS side.  :think:
Traded with original owner who had it from new and it’s unused. Must be a ‘transitional’ version from Victorinox, probably early 1990s.  :dunno:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,936 Bon Journee!!
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1541 on: June 07, 2020, 09:11:29 PM »
Looks great Max!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1542 on: June 07, 2020, 09:21:26 PM »
Thanks Barry. Love these older SCs...  :hatsoff:

Education is a journey that starts when you realize that knowing a little about something opens the door to the universe.
Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1543 on: June 07, 2020, 11:10:10 PM »
Nice one Max  :like: :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1544 on: June 07, 2020, 11:27:08 PM »
 :hatsoff:

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No Life Club Posts: 3,953
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1545 on: June 16, 2020, 09:18:44 AM »
Presenting my first SwissChamp which I found a few days ago after having misplaced and not found it for about 8-10 years or so  :facepalm: :ahhh

I think I remember buying it new around 1990-91. It has no hook and the wider pliers with no crimper as well as the grey magnifier, which places it in the 1988-91 bracket (I think), so that would confirm my flagging memory  :whistle:

Still in pretty good shape, which is no surprise :D

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,936 Bon Journee!!
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1546 on: June 16, 2020, 09:31:52 AM »
Very nice!!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,485
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1547 on: June 16, 2020, 10:45:58 PM »
You must have been delighted to find that after so many years DT.  :tu:
I like the older SCs without the hook, the keyring on the SC side and the grey mag/long Phillips.
Yours look in good condition too. Now put it somewhere safe...but not too difficult to find again.  :cheers:

Education is a journey that starts when you realize that knowing a little about something opens the door to the universe.
No Life Club Posts: 3,953
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1548 on: June 16, 2020, 11:11:09 PM »
Thanks Max, well yes, it's in my pocket on this trip so I'm not too likely to lose it again :D
I was very very happy to find it  :cheers: :hatsoff:

Cheers!
Dutch_Tooler

Location: Southern Germany, most of the time
Sr. Member Posts: 374
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1549 on: July 22, 2020, 04:17:51 AM »
Posted this in the latest acquisition thread but thought I'd toss it in here for anyone browsing the biggy mac champ  :D



I have an idea for a very useful mod for this one. I'm still planning to see if I'd be able to get it right as it'll be a bit tricky -- have never seen it done before. Nice thing is the mod wouldn't remove any of the existing functions, only add.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,936 Bon Journee!!
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1550 on: July 22, 2020, 05:12:27 AM »
 :like: :tu:

Barry
Sr. Member Posts: 459
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1551 on: July 22, 2020, 09:42:48 AM »
Posted this in the latest acquisition thread but thought I'd toss it in here for anyone browsing the biggy mac champ  :D



I have an idea for a very useful mod for this one. I'm still planning to see if I'd be able to get it right as it'll be a bit tricky -- have never seen it done before. Nice thing is the mod wouldn't remove any of the existing functions, only add.

Okay, interested....
Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1552 on: July 22, 2020, 09:46:15 PM »
 :iagree: :like: :tu:

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Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1553 on: August 02, 2020, 06:47:34 PM »

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No Life Club Posts: 1,654
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1554 on: August 03, 2020, 01:57:24 PM »
 :like: :cheers:

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Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1555 on: August 03, 2020, 02:02:07 PM »
Thanks hotrod  :cheers: :tu:

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Hero Member Posts: 681
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1556 on: August 04, 2020, 12:20:12 AM »
I’ve owned this SwissChamp for almost 35 years; as soon as this model was released I *had* to have one.

It rode in my bag for many years, coming out only when the Huntsman (and later Compact) in my pocket was faced with a task it couldn’t handle. A few years ago I decided it had earned retirement, but I still take it out and fondle it on occasion.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,936 Bon Journee!!
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1557 on: August 04, 2020, 03:43:15 AM »
That's a beautiful knife and a great history :tu:

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 1,654
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1558 on: August 04, 2020, 01:12:17 PM »
 :iagree: :tu:

All who wander are not lost..

It only take a little bit of sharp..
Just Bananas Posts: 76,220
Re: Swisschamp owners club
« Reply #1559 on: August 04, 2020, 02:05:25 PM »
Nice one Frailer :like:
I have had my one for 25 years now
and it was my first SAK as well  :tu:

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