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1975 Soldier in excellent shape 495

Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« on: February 27, 2020, 06:58:39 PM »
Mail call!   :woohoo:
I was able to get my hands on my birth year (1975) '61 model Soldier.  Doesn't look as though it ever saw any use, and it won't now that it is in my collection!   I had my first two ALOX's show up today and this was one of them.  I love the feel of this knife and I am now on the hunt for a Farmer to put to use in my EDC rotation.   It is really cool to hold something that is the same age as you and think about where it may have spent all that time while you made your way through life's journeys.... 

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 07:05:31 PM »
Congrats, Craftsman! Looks like a really nice copy!  :tu:

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Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 07:14:04 PM »
Congrats, Craftsman! Looks like a really nice copy!  :tu:
A copy?  Not the real deal?  ah man... I hope I wasn't schnookered on this one!

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 07:56:34 PM »
A copy?  Not the real deal?  ah man... I hope I wasn't schnookered on this one!

Don't know if you're being serious or just kidding, but I'm going to answer anyway... :D

That Soldier looks like the real deal to me  :tu:.

And I agree that it's a great feeling to own your Birth Year SAK, holding my '77 Soldier in my hands for the first time was a very memorable moment  :SAKnight:.
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 07:58:03 PM »
Nice looking soldier!

[It's not failure if you learn something from it]

Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:01 PM »
Don't know if you're being serious or just kidding, but I'm going to answer anyway... :D

That Soldier looks like the real deal to me  :tu:.

And I agree that it's a great feeling to own your Birth Year SAK, holding my '77 Soldier in my hands for the first time was a very memorable moment  :SAKnight:.
Thanks!  I read into that too much I guess.   I saw the word 'copy' and thought "oh man, I bought a knockoff?!  What am I missing here?"  LOL

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:23 PM »
Congrats, Craftsman! Looks like a really nice copy!  :tu:
:hatsoff:  Thank you!

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 08:51:59 PM »
Nice looking soldier!

[It's not failure if you learn something from it]
Many thanks!

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 08:55:30 PM »
Very nice...and it’s a birthyear Soldier makes it even nicer!  :woohoo:
 :cheers:
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2020, 09:05:33 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2020, 09:23:59 PM »
Congratulations on finding your Birthyear SAK CraftsmanSAK  :drink:

Very nice and clean specimen there  :like:
It must be one of the very first with the VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI tang stamp. Cool  :tu:

From here I get that in...
1976 Victorinox changed the tang stamp from ELSENER SCHWYZ VICTORIA to VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI

https://swissknives.info/soldier-model-1961/

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No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2020, 10:17:38 PM »
Congratulations Craftsman!  Be sure and put in for the BYSAK merit badge.  :)
No Life Club Posts: 1,394
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2020, 10:54:31 PM »
 :o :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 2,348
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2020, 11:17:14 PM »
Thanks!  I read into that too much I guess.   I saw the word 'copy' and thought "oh man, I bought a knockoff?!  What am I missing here?"  LOL

Didn’t mean to scare you with the ambiguity there!

It’s the real deal.  :tu:


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Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2020, 11:41:16 PM »
Congratulations Craftsman!


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Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2020, 01:12:53 AM »
Congratulations on finding your Birthyear SAK CraftsmanSAK  :drink:

Very nice and clean specimen there  :like:
It must be one of the very first with the VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI tang stamp. Cool  :tu:

From here I get that in...
1976 Victorinox changed the tang stamp from ELSENER SCHWYZ VICTORIA to VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI

https://swissknives.info/soldier-model-1961/
Would be so much cooler yet.  I shot the author a question regarding this to see what he thinks.  Thanks for the link McStitchy!   :cheers:

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2020, 01:15:15 AM »
Didn’t mean to scare you with the ambiguity there!

It’s the real deal.  :tu:
HAHA!  no worries..  Now I'm just really hoping I may have a rarity with a VSSR tang stamp for 1975.   :cheers:

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,910
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2020, 01:22:00 AM »
Badge awarded, congrats !   :cheers:
Sr. Member Posts: 479 Bought a Trekker for work and the collection began
Re: 1975 Soldier in excellent shape
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2020, 01:29:52 AM »
Badge awarded, congrats !   :cheers:
Thank you, SteveC!   :cheers:

They say the pen is mightier than the sword.   However... there is a dead guy here with a Bic in his hand and a Samurai walking away.

 

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