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AMEFA DAK ? 2147

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,450
AMEFA DAK ?
« on: November 10, 2015, 03:26:12 PM »
What is the deal with the Original Dutch army knife  made by AMEFA. Are these the same quality as the Vic DAK's ?
I see they have a different can opener.



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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 04:30:51 PM »
AMEFA is a Dutch manufacturer that mainly produces kitchen knives. AFAIK they used to make the DAK until 1998, after that they switched to Victorinox. I have one at home and the quality is okay-ish. Mine doesn't have the "snap" that Victorinox usually has.
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 06:30:26 PM »
Thanks shenkie  :cheers:
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 06:42:34 PM »
Second try at this :whistle:

Ok,so there's two models of Alox AMEFA DAK. The first pattern(72-74?) features a blade,awl and a combo tool,rather than a opener layer. The second pattern is based on the M1961. It ran 75-83 if my memory serves. At that point,Victorinox sued AMEFA,and won,and took over the Dutch military contract.

I've got two of the later pattern. They're not bad. Back springs can be a bit hit and miss,but the tools are ok. F and F isn't close to Vic standards. It's not bad if you can get one at the right price.

« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 06:46:06 PM by kirk13 »

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 06:45:52 PM »
Good info, thanks   :tu:
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 06:48:01 PM »

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 07:30:46 PM »
Good stuff Kirky!!!!!! :2tu:

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 08:51:48 PM »
Second try at this :whistle:

Ok,so there's two models of Alox AMEFA DAK. The first pattern(72-74?) features a blade,awl and a combo tool,rather than a opener layer. The second pattern is based on the M1961. It ran 75-83 if my memory serves. At that point,Victorinox sued AMEFA,and won,and took over the Dutch military contract.

I've got two of the later pattern. They're not bad. Back springs can be a bit hit and miss,but the tools are ok. F and F isn't close to Vic standards. It's not bad if you can get one at the right price.



Great info Kirk, thanks! How'd you know Victorinox sued AMEFA? I can't find any sources about this online.
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 09:15:03 PM »
It's either somewhere here,or something I read on the old SOSAK,or I'm having a major brain disturbance ;)

I'll check back in shortly

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 09:26:42 PM »
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,18395.0.html

Makes interesting reading. Reply #39 mentions the legal action,but not a sorce on the info

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2015, 09:37:31 PM »

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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 10:26:51 PM »
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 07:02:38 AM »
Never heard about Victorinox having sued Amefa before. And I doubt it's true.

Fosco made a fake DAK as well by the way (KL 95 I think?).

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 05:30:59 PM »
Fosco made a fake DAK as well by the way (KL 95 I think?).

Here it is:


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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2015, 08:14:08 PM »
Fosco made a fake DAK as well by the way (KL 95 I think?).

Here it is:

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I have a Fosco 95 DAK aswell. The quality is even worse compared to the AMEFA one :think:
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2015, 09:24:10 PM »

Here’s mine, great set of tools, this one has a good snap  :tu:



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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2015, 09:28:41 PM »

Here’s mine, great set of tools, this one has a good snap  :tu:




That's the one I like the most, mostly cause of the unique tool loadout.
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Re: AMEFA DAK ?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2016, 04:41:37 PM »
Amefa vs Victorinox
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