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Business Logos... Do you remove them?
on: August 09, 2023, 04:38:41 PM
If you receive a SAK that has a business logo imprinted on the scales, do you leave it or remove it?

If you leave it, why?

If you remove it, what is your favorite technique?
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #1 on: August 09, 2023, 04:55:23 PM
I like advertising knives and collect them. 


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #2 on: August 09, 2023, 05:29:06 PM
      I rather like the advertising logos, especially if they are not just a company name added to a standard SAK.  The ones with full coverage of the scale like LL Bean or Toblerone or something are very pretty.  I think. 
     I have taken off the hot stamp types.  They generally wear off if you carry them anyway.  I use 600 grit carbide paper to sand them off.  You don't want to leave a ripple or divot so you have to use a light touch and blend it some.  Then I use 0000 steel wool to do the whole scale.  That takes out the marks of the paper but doesn't put the gloss back.  I used to use FLITZ to polish with, but don't have any left.  Also SIMICHROME.  Out of that too. 
     I took an imprinted logo off an ABS handled Victorinox the other day.  I used Midway brass polish to restore the gloss, because that was all I had.  Do long even strokes with any polish.  Not all brass polishes are alike so beware.  It came out pretty well.  I have also used toothpaste to polish with.  Variable results.  Best wishes. Gary


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #3 on: August 09, 2023, 05:48:38 PM
Everybody needs a picture.  It was a little dusty.  Didn't notice or I would have huffed and puffed and Blooooown the dust off.  It had a building material business logo hot stamped.  Scales already had damage.  Best wishes. Gary
 
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #4 on: August 09, 2023, 05:58:12 PM
Great feedback, keep it coming.

And beautiful transparent red Vic!

Pics welcome! Bring em on!

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #5 on: August 09, 2023, 06:03:58 PM
That looks great Gary.  :tu:

I only remove silk screening from scales if it's annoying, but usually keep business logos.  I use a similar process, with Simichrome and steel wool of varying coarseness usually starting with #00 and ending with #0000 and then a final polish with only Simichrome and a soft cloth.
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #6 on: August 09, 2023, 07:33:20 PM
I like to collect SAKs with Americana themes so I leave the logos on the knives.
Here is a thread I started about it:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,85904.msg2175630.html#msg2175630
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #7 on: August 09, 2023, 07:48:09 PM
I like to collect SAKs with Americana themes so I leave the logos on the knives.
Here is a thread I started about it:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,85904.msg2175630.html#msg2175630

I like the idea of a purpose-built collection.  :tu:
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #8 on: August 09, 2023, 08:32:22 PM
     Bear in mind, it is really easy to botch the knife up.  I have seen some cellidor knives that had the scales damaged beyond repair.  I think someone used a solvent to remove a logo or name maybe on a couple of them.  If you are in doubt, or the item has some value, don't do it.  Trade it off, sell it, give it to someone who would like it.  Best wishes Gary


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #9 on: August 09, 2023, 09:01:34 PM
I leave all text and logos. Most SAK's with logo's are standard types, not collectibles, so I use them for EDC and so.


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #10 on: August 09, 2023, 09:56:23 PM
Solvents/Chemicals: I totally understand. I've used various "cleaners" in the past (not on SAKs) with terrible consequences on poly materials.

EDC: Makes sence to leave em alone. Personally, I like them clean and without logos, unless the business means something to me. IE... Favorite restaurant, etc. But that's just me.

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #11 on: August 10, 2023, 06:53:47 AM
I won't remove a logo unless it's from a company or organization I dislike or it's in bad shape.
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #12 on: August 10, 2023, 12:51:37 PM
I won't remove a logo unless it's from a company or organization I dislike or it's in bad shape.

Both points make for good reasoning. These make good sense.
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #13 on: August 10, 2023, 01:30:50 PM
I won't remove a logo unless it's from a company or organization I dislike or it's in bad shape.

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #14 on: August 10, 2023, 08:03:40 PM
Really all depends.
I may see one that for some reason appeals to me, keep it.  If I dislike the scales, many logos can be sanded off and the scales polished.

It's easy enough to simply replace them also.
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #15 on: August 12, 2023, 04:12:14 PM
I like to collect SAKs with Americana themes so I leave the logos on the knives.
Here is a thread I started about it:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,85904.msg2175630.html#msg2175630


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #16 on: September 30, 2023, 07:36:10 AM
I have one, a Tinker Small that my dad got as a safety prize at his refinery, some time in the '80s, by the Spam can slot on the Phillips driver. It was still in its factory box, unused. I asked if he remembers what the slogan on back meant, no luck. Here it is next to my late F-i-L's retirement watch, which he didn't use and I found in its presentation box several years back.

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #17 on: September 30, 2023, 04:47:32 PM
I asked if he remembers what the slogan on back meant, no luck.

My guess would be, "I've got what it takes."


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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #18 on: September 30, 2023, 06:16:00 PM
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #19 on: October 01, 2023, 01:50:39 AM
My guess would be, "I've got what it takes."
My guess would be, "I've got women in trouble".

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #20 on: October 01, 2023, 07:28:12 AM
My guess would be, "I've got women in trouble".

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #21 on: October 01, 2023, 02:10:24 PM
My guess would be, "I've got what it takes."

My guess would be, "I've got women in trouble".

To be strictly logical they are not mutually exclusive statements  (ie both could be true at the same time)...   :pok:  :salute:  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Reply #22 on: October 02, 2023, 12:49:48 PM
To be strictly logical they are not mutually exclusive statements  (ie both could be true at the same time)...   :pok:  :salute:  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #23 on: October 06, 2023, 09:41:01 PM
My guess would be, "I've got what it takes."

You're probably right. Weak inner thighs didn't make much sense.
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Re: Business Logos... Do you remove them?
Reply #24 on: October 07, 2023, 03:28:45 PM
You're probably right. Weak inner thighs didn't make much sense.

Maybe in some other (NSFW) context ?   :pok:   :twak:   :think:  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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