Quote from: tosh on January 29, 2017, 10:17:17 AMDoes anyone know anything about the original coloured Skeletool releases. Was it just 5 colours? I can add a bit of info from the ones I have that I believe are the original LM issued coloured Skeletools. Like you, I haven't seen any other original colours. These first 3 are in the original LM plastic on cardboard packaging and therefore I'm pretty sure they are an official LM release, rather than an aftermarket mod (eg TTC), but that doesn't mean the handles weren't coloured for LM by an outside supplier. From what I've seen in photos on ebay the coloured coating is easily chipped. (NB the # Id is just my internal identifier for my spreadsheet): #16L: Sticker: "831374 Skeletool Lava Red For USA sale only". Package marked "Exclusively at REI". This is a fairly dark red. #1065: Sticker: "831478 Skeletool Ocean Blue Made in USA". Package marked "Limited Edition Colour". This is a fairly dark blue. #14K: Sticker: "831479 Skeletool Flame Orange Made in USA". Package marked "Limited Edition Colour". The others came loose, so no packaging and no model No. infoI do have two different Dark Green variants, #875 has "1961 Cabela's 2011, 50th ANNIVERSARY" etched on the blade and emboidered on the nylon sheath, the blade on the other one (#787) is not marked.Looking closely at the recently released "new" Skeletool colours I have (#1261 "Sublime" - Light green, and #1262 "Denim" - Dark Grey/Blue) I would venture the opinion they have not been coloured by the same process used by TTC as the coloured finish is quite different to the "ceramic" coating on the Skeletools I have purchased direct from TTC. It looks very similar to the finish on the originals I have.
Does anyone know anything about the original coloured Skeletool releases. Was it just 5 colours?
Ah'. Cheers GregAlthough it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I was really hoping that the original 5 were Genuine LM and not simply a batch that had been outsourced.
Quote from: tosh on January 29, 2017, 12:59:31 PMAh'. Cheers GregAlthough it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I was really hoping that the original 5 were Genuine LM and not simply a batch that had been outsourced. Now you've confused me - I said I believed the original 5 coloured Skeles WERE genuine LM issue I don't know whether the actual colouring of the frames was done in-house or out-sourced, but either way in my eyes they are 100% genuine, un-modified LMs (unlike the Skeles coloured and marketed by TTC which I regard as after-market mods).
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