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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #120 on: November 22, 2020, 04:51:29 PM
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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #121 on: November 22, 2020, 05:48:14 PM
Advanced Notice: I'll be joining in here after Christmas, as I just happen to know what Mrs. EMarkM and her little girl are getting for me...     ;)

Sounds like a great Christmas EMarkM! :cheers:


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Reply #122 on: November 22, 2020, 06:06:34 PM
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Looking forward to it!


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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #123 on: February 18, 2021, 03:50:57 PM
I might as well join in...



I've had the slide lock Work Champ since 1999. I will admit to not really looking after it as I should have done over the years, so recently I bought the liner lock model to give the old girl a rest. One of these days I'll clean it up and give it a good sharpen, but for now, the newbie does the job on the occasions it's required. Although it won't see much outdoor action these days due to work/knife regs, so it's stuck with doing the odd job around the house. Still, after all this time, I couldn't be without one and 91mm SAKs seems very strange and small to handle to me.
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Reply #124 on: February 23, 2021, 10:01:44 AM
I might as well join in...

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I've had the slide lock Work Champ since 1999. I will admit to not really looking after it as I should have done over the years, so recently I bought the liner lock model to give the old girl a rest. One of these days I'll clean it up and give it a good sharpen, but for now, the newbie does the job on the occasions it's required. Although it won't see much outdoor action these days due to work/knife regs, so it's stuck with doing the odd job around the house. Still, after all this time, I couldn't be without one and 91mm SAKs seems very strange and small to handle to me.

Same as other posts, here's what you should have seen. :D


I really should go and do some work, now...
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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #125 on: February 23, 2021, 11:06:59 AM
I sold my Workchamp years ago. But a while back I got one in a large batch of SAKs. I had forgotten how nice these are :)
This one is in fairly good condition. Mechanickal would probably complain about the large number of fingerprints on it :facepalm:

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Reply #126 on: February 24, 2021, 01:55:55 PM
Packing mine today!
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Reply #127 on: February 24, 2021, 06:03:08 PM
I sold my Workchamp years ago. But a while back I got one in a large batch of SAKs. I had forgotten how nice these are :)
This one is in fairly good condition. Mechanickal would probably complain about the large number of fingerprints on it :facepalm:

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When the price is right, fingerprints are a non-issue.

However, with the amount present on the last item from you, I think I had enough material to unlock your phone with it :pok:

So, €30 for that one? :angel:


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Reply #128 on: February 24, 2021, 06:05:10 PM
:rofl:
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


us Offline Barry Rowland

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Reply #129 on: February 25, 2021, 01:57:50 AM
 :rofl:
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Reply #130 on: February 25, 2021, 06:25:46 AM
One of my Workchamps in an SOS kit.

In the top picture, it's the Kit on the lower right.



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Reply #131 on: February 25, 2021, 02:02:48 PM
I like that! 
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Reply #132 on: February 25, 2021, 02:20:31 PM
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Reply #133 on: February 25, 2021, 02:39:47 PM
One of my Workchamps in an SOS kit.

In the top picture, it's the Kit on the lower right.

Very nice. :tu:
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Reply #134 on: March 02, 2021, 03:29:26 AM
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**


us Offline Barry Rowland

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Reply #135 on: March 02, 2021, 03:42:30 AM
I like the idea of a Work Champ SOS kit!  I have mine on my belt right now, in the green Vic case, but want to put together a kit like yours.  Was the kit an option for the Workchamp? 

I am a die-hard Swisschamp fan, but the longer I carry this knife, the more I like it.  For me, it carries well and I like the tool set.
Barry


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Reply #136 on: March 02, 2021, 03:52:00 AM
I like the idea of a Work Champ SOS kit!  I have mine on my belt right now, in the green Vic case, but want to put together a kit like yours.  Was the kit an option for the Workchamp? 

I am a die-hard Swisschamp fan, but the longer I carry this knife, the more I like it.  For me, it carries well and I like the tool set.

It wasn't an option Barry.

I bought the dual pouch and assembled the items.Or you can buy an SOS kit with the Swisschamp and substitute your Workchamp.
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Reply #137 on: March 02, 2021, 04:07:44 AM
That's what I thought.  I'm going to pick up a pouch and do just that!
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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #138 on: April 13, 2021, 05:06:47 PM
I've admired these SAKs for a long while.  I bought one over the weekend but mistakenly ( to my delight ) thought it was a Hercules.  After playing with a while I realized my error.  Its a handful and wow that long Phillips snaps like a bear trap.  Now that I have one  :think:, what the heck  :D?  Is it a Swiss Champ on steroids?   
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Reply #139 on: April 13, 2021, 05:55:08 PM
Nice one Aloha! ...even if by accident.  :tu:

I got a slide lock version in new condition...and now I’m thinking I gotta get a couple more. I didn’t realize these were still made with anodized liners, and I really prefer that for users.

I’m thinking this is what I should have gotten instead of the Ranger Grip 71. Workchamp just feels so much more familiar, and has everything I use around the house.

And if Victorinox is listening, they should make some of the horticultural blades for this frame. A few locking hawksbill options would be great.
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Reply #140 on: April 13, 2021, 06:12:09 PM
 :iagree:.  I'm going to carry it today for yard work.  I would love a horticulturist option. 
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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Reply #141 on: April 14, 2021, 05:38:04 AM
I really enjoy carrying mine.  I really don't notice the size, and actually enjoy how it handles.  For a big knife it fits my medium sized hands well, and the tool set works for my needs.  I'd like to see a horticultural spin on this theme!  I actually enjoy carrying mine more than the Swisschamp, and I love that knife.  Nice catch Aloha!
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Reply #142 on: April 14, 2021, 04:04:13 PM
Thanks.  I carried it all day yesterday.  I actually enjoyed it very much.  Used the drivers to help me take apart my drier so I could clean out the lint.  Cut up hose and foam as well as used the scissors.  I carried it in my front pocket which was ok. I think a sheath would be best for me.  I like a lot about this SAK and am happy to finally have one. 
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Reply #143 on: April 14, 2021, 04:26:42 PM
I use the green cloth sheath that Vic sells for the 111s for mine.  It works well and you hardly notice it there. 
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Reply #144 on: April 14, 2021, 09:49:11 PM
 :salute:.  I've got a sheath I think might work.  Its a terrific SAK albeit a biggin'
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Reply #145 on: April 14, 2021, 10:40:25 PM
 :iagree: Oh yeah!!
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Reply #146 on: April 15, 2021, 05:21:28 AM
My slide-lock Workchamp and a Rescue Tool.

I wish I got a slide lock (any) before this. Didn’t know what I was missing out on. Thanks to Barry and others for recommending them in the comparison thread.  :tu: So much nicer to use over liner locks or the push button in the Ranger Grip.
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Re: Workchamp or Workchamp XL owner Club
Reply #147 on: April 15, 2021, 05:28:41 AM
Looks all dressed up in black  8)
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Reply #148 on: April 15, 2021, 06:06:00 AM
 :iagree:  :tu:

I think I also gotta get a red one for heavier use. And maybe a couple for some super-secret-squirrel mods.  :whistle:
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Reply #149 on: April 15, 2021, 06:08:41 AM
 :D  :tu:

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