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Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« on: April 01, 2013, 08:22:44 AM »
What the title says
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 06:04:02 PM »
It might be a good idea to dig this thread from the dead, isn't it?

So here are some of mine:

starting from the latest, an old publicity smooth green 58mm alox (Heuliez, a car/bus body manufacturing brand):
it might be from the 80-90s? look at the variations with current gen 58mm alox:
oldcurrent
StampVictorinox Switzerland Stainless RostfreiVictorinox Swiss Made Stainless
fileNail cleaner tipScrew driver tip
Scissors pivotScrewBrass pin
Scissors springBlackSilver, more curvy, opening blades larger





here are the ones i currently own (from top to bottom):
- Heuliez smooth green Alox
- Silver Alox
- Red Cellidor (?)
- Black Edition
- Black Edition (two is one, one is none.. right?  :cheers:)
- StayGlow
- On the left: old green Cellidor upgraded to Titanium





I also bought some Fashion series 58mm that i gifted to relatives for various reasons (like 5 of them i think)

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 06:28:45 PM »
Sometimes the smaller things are the most under estimated.  Like 58mm SAK's. I have 91mm's and a few 93mm's, but I can say in all honesty, that my little 58 on the keyring is my most used pocket knife. Period. It's always there on me, and I can't leave home without it. People who know me know that I am a fanatic for the most compact tiny piece of gear that actually works at it's intended task. A bi-product of years of ultra light back packing I suppose. Small monocular instead of binoculars, soda can alcohol stove instead of my old Optimus, peanut size pocket knife instead of a larger stockman or barlow, and a Fenix E01 instead of a AA mini Magalight. I worship at the shrine of maximum minimalism.

I LOVE the 58mm!!

Bottom one is about 15 years old, and has seen a LOT of use.


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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 07:38:12 PM »
Well, the 58mm is a great series, indeed. The Classic lives on my keychain.

And I really like to carry the Rambler as my EDC knife/tool. Loving it. The Classic is not bad, but I really like the extra thickness of the Rambler. Oh... and the blade opens the correct side (oposite to the keyring - what I highly prefer)


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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 07:51:15 PM »
Here a few of my Heuliez:


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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 08:05:42 PM »
 :drool:

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 11:05:41 PM »
5 of my 58mm SAK's


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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 12:12:46 AM »
Here's an assortment of alox MiniChamps and Classics.

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 12:17:48 AM »
Glad this thread was given new life.  I'll have to snap some pics of my 58s soon.  I love these very capable SAKs.  I was obsessed with the minichamp for a while but I've settled on the Manager or Classic.  I've given away most of my minichamps except 2. 

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 06:07:23 AM »
Here are mine

A classic with wood scales I made, another that is a 125th, a Signiture lite, Mini Champ, and naked Wenger thrown in for good measure.




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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 12:32:49 PM »
I've only 3 at the present, but I love them all.  I've always been astonished at how sharp the blades are on these capable little knives.  The left one is an 85 Classic, my first that I got brand new, the middle a Minichamp (one of my favorite SAKs), and the right is a Space Sweeper that I picked up new last year.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 12:34:24 PM by Barry Rowland »

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 12:39:55 PM »
my oldest 58mm

From aprox 1930's /40's (Oh and the nicest 58mm I have :) )

Stamped Elsener Swiss







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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 02:46:17 PM »
Well, the 58mm is a great series, indeed. The Classic lives on my keychain.

And I really like to carry the Rambler as my EDC knife/tool. Loving it. The Classic is not bad, but I really like the extra thickness of the Rambler. Oh... and the blade opens the correct side (oposite to the keyring - what I highly prefer)


Why do the blades open on the 'incorrect' side? Is there a good reason or is it an oversight?

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2016, 02:48:05 PM »
I have a few 58mm knives...

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2016, 04:41:12 PM »
From left to right
Midnight Minichamp, Minichamp, Manager, Classic SD, Companion,

Bottom,
Rogue

My Manager lives on my car keys while my Minichamp now lives on another keychain tool set up I have.  I generally have the Classic SD on me when putting around the house. 

I tend to carry a pry tool to compliment my 58s.  I love having my Shard and 58 together and since I've lost my Shard I now use the pry tool pictured.  They make a great combo. 
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 04:47:01 PM by Aloha007 »

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2016, 05:32:52 PM »
my oldest 58mm

From aprox 1930's /40's (Oh and the nicest 58mm I have :) )

Stamped Elsener Swiss

Jadar:

That is a beauty!   :2tu:

I see that the file is a real file, not that stippled thing that comes on the 58mm today.  What are the scales made of?
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2016, 09:59:06 PM »
my oldest 58mm

From aprox 1930's /40's (Oh and the nicest 58mm I have :) )

Stamped Elsener Swiss

Jadar:

That is a beauty!   :2tu:

I see that the file is a real file, not that stippled thing that comes on the 58mm today.  What are the scales made of?

The scales appear to be some early plastic / ivory replacement maybe celluloid

The inlay is very neatly done it a very nice little knife.

I picked up another yesterday of a similar age but the scales have been given a nice wood grain effect ... i will post some pics when I clean it up
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2016, 10:22:48 PM »

That inlay is spectacular.   :cheers:  I've never seen an inlay like it on a SAK.

Is the blade steel stainless or carbon?

Look forward to pics of the new one.


my oldest 58mm

From aprox 1930's /40's (Oh and the nicest 58mm I have :) )

Stamped Elsener Swiss

Jadar:

That is a beauty!   :2tu:

I see that the file is a real file, not that stippled thing that comes on the 58mm today.  What are the scales made of?

The scales appear to be some early plastic / ivory replacement maybe celluloid

The inlay is very neatly done it a very nice little knife.

I picked up another yesterday of a similar age but the scales have been given a nice wood grain effect ... i will post some pics when I clean it up
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 09:46:13 PM »
Four Victorinox Classics, an Escort and a Victorinox Original Minichamp. I keep a handful of Classics on hand to use as gifts for friends and family members. These are all mine  :D


« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 10:38:34 PM by DaveBr »

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2016, 11:24:21 AM »
Well, the 58mm is a great series, indeed. The Classic lives on my keychain.

And I really like to carry the Rambler as my EDC knife/tool. Loving it. The Classic is not bad, but I really like the extra thickness of the Rambler. Oh... and the blade opens the correct side (oposite to the keyring - what I highly prefer)


Why do the blades open on the 'incorrect' side? Is there a good reason or is it an oversight?

Oh... sorry. I didn´t read your replie. Well, IMO the 58s are great for keychain carry. Or with an added lanyard on the keyring. The Classic knife blades opens on the side of keyring. The wrong side for me. Most of the time something is in the way or needs be kept back from the blade.

The Rambler opens on the right side - opposite to the keyring. So the extension with the lanyard even provides a better grip and nothing is in its way.

That´s why the Rambler opens correctly while the Classic opens incorrect.

But that´s just my point of view.


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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2016, 12:49:04 PM »
I'm in. The red trans Manager always on my belt hanger, one yellow Classic SD and one Classic Indonesian flag as a shelf queen.






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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2016, 01:02:16 PM »
Sometimes the smaller things are the most under estimated.  Like 58mm SAK's. I have 91mm's and a few 93mm's, but I can say in all honesty, that my little 58 on the keyring is my most used pocket knife. Period. It's always there on me, and I can't leave home without it. People who know me know that I am a fanatic for the most compact tiny piece of gear that actually works at it's intended task. A bi-product of years of ultra light back packing I suppose. Small monocular instead of binoculars, soda can alcohol stove instead of my old Optimus, peanut size pocket knife instead of a larger stockman or barlow, and a Fenix E01 instead of a AA mini Magalight. I worship at the shrine of maximum minimalism.

I LOVE the 58mm!!

Bottom one is about 15 years old, and has seen a LOT of use.

(Image removed from quote.)

Love to see how the blade in the red one is worn out. Reminds me of my grandfather's pocket knife.

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2016, 03:40:03 PM »
I have 4 of these.
If I show my knives to others (family, friends,...)  they look first at those little ones, they do have appeal.
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2016, 04:02:23 PM »
The Victoria Princess repost:

As for me it's a vintage model for sure all with Victoria tang stamp, exposed rivets construction and older cross-cut nail file.

Actually I'm pretty amazed how they peening down those tiny little rivets in this thin 58mm one layer model...it's for respect.

I'm not a huge 58mm frame size fan but I like any riveted SAK, if you know what I mean.  ;)

So it's a 620 model or...? I appreciate if somebody can help with exact identification... :tu:
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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2016, 04:58:26 PM »
The Victoria Princess repost:

As for me it's a vintage model for sure all with Victoria tang stamp, exposed rivets construction and older cross-cut nail file.

Actually I'm pretty amazed how they peening down those tiny little rivets in this thin 58mm one layer model...it's for respect.

I'm not a huge 58mm frame size fan but I like any riveted SAK, if you know what I mean.  ;)

So it's a 620 model or...? I appreciate if somebody can help with exact identification... :tu:

I don't know a thing about that Princess, but it's a real beauty :tu: :tu:

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 06:09:22 PM »
+1....a real beauty!! :tu:

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2016, 06:32:35 PM »
Sometimes the smaller things are the most under estimated.  Like 58mm SAK's. I have 91mm's and a few 93mm's, but I can say in all honesty, that my little 58 on the keyring is my most used pocket knife. Period. It's always there on me, and I can't leave home without it. People who know me know that I am a fanatic for the most compact tiny piece of gear that actually works at it's intended task. A bi-product of years of ultra light back packing I suppose. Small monocular instead of binoculars, soda can alcohol stove instead of my old Optimus, peanut size pocket knife instead of a larger stockman or barlow, and a Fenix E01 instead of a AA mini Magalight. I worship at the shrine of maximum minimalism.

I LOVE the 58mm!!

Bottom one is about 15 years old, and has seen a LOT of use.

(Image removed from quote.)

Love to see how the blade in the red one is worn out. Reminds me of my grandfather's pocket knife.

 :tu: :tu:

You would not believe some of the stuff that little knife has cut down! It's broken down a LOT of cardboard boxes for recycle bin, and other cutting that I would have thought too much of fit. I've used it like I stole it, and it keeps on working.

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2016, 06:35:18 PM »
Sometimes the smaller things are the most under estimated.  Like 58mm SAK's. I have 91mm's and a few 93mm's, but I can say in all honesty, that my little 58 on the keyring is my most used pocket knife. Period. It's always there on me, and I can't leave home without it. People who know me know that I am a fanatic for the most compact tiny piece of gear that actually works at it's intended task. A bi-product of years of ultra light back packing I suppose. Small monocular instead of binoculars, soda can alcohol stove instead of my old Optimus, peanut size pocket knife instead of a larger stockman or barlow, and a Fenix E01 instead of a AA mini Magalight. I worship at the shrine of maximum minimalism.

I LOVE the 58mm!!

Bottom one is about 15 years old, and has seen a LOT of use.

(Image removed from quote.)

Love to see how the blade in the red one is worn out. Reminds me of my grandfather's pocket knife.

 :tu: :tu:

You would not believe some of the stuff that little knife has cut down! It's broken down a LOT of cardboard boxes for recycle bin, and other cutting that I would have thought too much of fit. I've used it like I stole it, and it keeps on working.

I seem to recall hearing that a SOSAK member fielddressed a deer with one.  I agree they are quite useful little knives.



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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2016, 07:26:50 PM »
Sometimes the smaller things are the most under estimated.  Like 58mm SAK's. I have 91mm's and a few 93mm's, but I can say in all honesty, that my little 58 on the keyring is my most used pocket knife. Period. It's always there on me, and I can't leave home without it. People who know me know that I am a fanatic for the most compact tiny piece of gear that actually works at it's intended task. A bi-product of years of ultra light back packing I suppose. Small monocular instead of binoculars, soda can alcohol stove instead of my old Optimus, peanut size pocket knife instead of a larger stockman or barlow, and a Fenix E01 instead of a AA mini Magalight. I worship at the shrine of maximum minimalism.

I LOVE the 58mm!!

Bottom one is about 15 years old, and has seen a LOT of use.

(Image removed from quote.)

Love to see how the blade in the red one is worn out. Reminds me of my grandfather's pocket knife.

 :tu: :tu:

You would not believe some of the stuff that little knife has cut down! It's broken down a LOT of cardboard boxes for recycle bin, and other cutting that I would have thought too much of fit. I've used it like I stole it, and it keeps on working.

I seem to recall hearing that a SOSAK member fielddressed a deer with one.  I agree they are quite useful little knives.

That would have been Sgt. Mike. He came across a road kill deer where the accident had just happened. Since he was a LEO, and he knew the officers on the scene, he did a sort of asset on the accident scene. He was on the way home with his better half from a semi formal function ,and just had the little classic with him. He field dressed the deer for transport to a meat processing facility for feeding the homeless shelter folks. He said the classic was a little slow going, but it did get the job done in the end.

Years ago, I was at Mesa Verde National park, and a park ranger did a demo on how well the old stone tools of the cliff dwelling indians worked. He had a rear haunch of a roadkill antelope on a table, and he took a single flake off an obsidian nodule. The flake was a finger size piece of black obsidian the size of maybe the main blade of a 74mm executive. That flake of stone sliced right through the antelope hide and meat like a sharp paring knife. He skinned and sliced up the haunch with very little effort. That demonstration was one of the first eye opening events that influenced me to smaller knives like the 58mm's and the Case peanut like my dad carried.

Most times just a little piece of sharp is all that's needed.  :)

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Re: Victorinox 58mm Owner's Club
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2016, 07:34:32 PM »
Only 1,minichamp  :salute:

 

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