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Well it finally happened to the old boy 778

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Well it finally happened to the old boy
« on: May 03, 2020, 10:31:31 AM »
After 16 years of loyal service, the spring on my Classic SD finally gave in. It was my first genuine SAK and it shall live on! So where do you upstanding Knights of the Realm purchase replacement parts in the UK for a decent price and shipping?


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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 10:40:53 AM »
Unfortunately the Victorinox store in London Is closed, but that’s where I’ve taken my Vics in for warranty repair which is free - in my experience they don’t charge, and they come back with new scales and scale tools. When it comes to spare parts like a spring, it depends - if it’s a back spring, then I cannibalise another knife, but if it’s a scissors spring then I get spares from Vic/retailers in Germany/amazon/eBay.  If it is just a scissors spring PM me and I’ll send you one for free. :tu:
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 07:06:42 PM »
Burton McCall in Leicester manages Victorinox's UK servicing and repairs. customer.services@burton-mccall.com

This is bona fide, Victorinox's UK site refers servicing queries to Burton McCall.

I had a Victorinox Angler replaced FoC at the Victorinox store in Bond Street.

I had an Alox 1981 WK Soldier with a broken small screw driver on the tip of the can opener. It went to Burton McCall and then on to the factory in Switzerland. The tool wasn't replaced, but the cutler refashioned a small screwdriver and did a pretty decent job that I'm very happy with. It was a chargeable job, but cost less that £10 including postage from Burton McCall to Switzerland and then back to me.

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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 07:37:02 PM »
Interesting, SAKTaschenmesser, didn’t know that as mine went to Switzerland and took a couple of months. As it was just the scissors spring, I’ve sent one to GearedForwards, so hopefully he’ll have his ClassicSD up and running again soon! :cheers:
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 02:02:40 AM »
16 years on a well used tool is a pretty solid innings, looking forward to it being up and running again  :cheers:

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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 02:53:20 AM »
They really do become old friends.  I carried a Huntsman exclusively for 32 years and know it with my eyes closed.  It's earned its retirement, but I still take it on journeys from time to time.

Barry
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 03:48:23 AM »
They really do become old friends.  I carried a Huntsman exclusively for 32 years and know it with my eyes closed.  It's earned its retirement, but I still take it on journeys from time to time.

That‘s amazing! I have a hard enough time carrying the same tool for a month  :facepalm:
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 03:50:57 AM »
Ever since I found the Forum, I do too! :facepalm:

Barry
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 03:52:06 AM »
Ever since I found the Forum, I do too! :facepalm:

Yeah! Let’s blame it on the forum! That makes me feel much better about my tool urges...  :D
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2020, 04:25:45 AM »
Yeah! Let%u2019s blame it on the forum! That makes me feel much better about my tool urges...  :D
Are we jumping on the "blame train" again!?!?! :rofl:

BOO MTO for making me want to buy all these cool MT's!!! BOO!

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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2020, 04:48:15 AM »
 :rofl:
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2020, 12:34:30 PM »
Are we jumping on the "blame train" again!?!?! :rofl:

BOO MTO for making me want to buy all these cool MT's!!! BOO!

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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2020, 03:15:54 PM »
 :rofl: :iagree:

Barry
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 11:21:06 AM »


BOO MTO for making me want to buy all these cool MT's!!! BOO!

Weeeeeelllll, when the shoe fits like the finest Italian cobbler tailored it..............

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are "
Sr. Member Posts: 480
Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2020, 11:23:42 AM »
That’s useful info thank you. I am new to this forum but have just finished a refurb on my 30 year old Champ. New blade, new scissor spring, keyring, scales, mini- screwdriver and added a pin. I brought a cheap donor knife to replace the blade in this one so consequently have 99% of a Spartan in bits to rebuild now as a second project!
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2020, 03:16:09 PM »
Welcome to MTo, Helvetica Bold  :cheers:
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Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2020, 03:25:41 PM »
Unfortunately the Victorinox store in London Is closed, but that%u2019s where I%u2019ve taken my Vics in for warranty repair which is free - in my experience they don%u2019t charge, and they come back with new scales and scale tools. When it comes to spare parts like a spring, it depends - if it%u2019s a back spring, then I cannibalise another knife, but if it%u2019s a scissors spring then I get spares from Vic/retailers in Germany/amazon/eBay.  If it is just a scissors spring PM me and I%u2019ll send you one for free. :tu:

Aren't all springs on the  Classic the same - Except the one with the keyring loop? ???

It's quite fun fixing it yourself - See this guide.....
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67970.0.html
Pick a donor 58mm up off ebay very cheaply - I hope that can be done in the UK!
Or someone here will have a spare!

Or warranty as folk here have pointed out
No Life Club Posts: 2,421
Re: Well it finally happened to the old boy
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2020, 03:56:29 PM »
Huntsman, it was just a scissor spring and I posted one to GearedForwards - hopefully it’ll turn up soon, the post being a bit behind times in the UK at the moment! :D

 

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