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Any other Box enthusiasts? 6049

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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #90 on: May 19, 2018, 07:53:03 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #91 on: May 19, 2018, 07:53:59 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2018, 08:59:48 PM »
So wrong
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2018, 09:00:36 PM »
From another thread:


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Now that explains alot... ::)
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #94 on: May 19, 2018, 09:06:47 PM »
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« Reply #95 on: May 19, 2018, 09:12:16 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2018, 09:39:57 PM »
This topic inspired me to put the receipt for my Fieldmaster in it's original box

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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #97 on: May 19, 2018, 09:48:17 PM »
This topic inspired me to put the receipt for my Fieldmaster in it's original box
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2018, 09:49:51 PM »
This topic inspired me to put the receipt for my Fieldmaster in it's original box
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2018, 11:05:04 PM »


That is a rare one CeHo! :like: :tu: :tu:

 :cheers:

I heard ~ 19.000 were made... maybe some more...

It is a very cool set 👍 Unfortunately the packaging is a little damaged
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2018, 11:07:03 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2018, 11:08:22 PM »
This topic inspired me to put the receipt for my Fieldmaster in it's original box

 :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2018, 06:36:52 PM »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2018, 07:51:21 PM »
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I've admired those Ibach scales several times,  :like:
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« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2018, 08:01:56 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
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« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2018, 09:36:12 PM »


Cool handle CeHo! :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks  :tu:

Unfortunately I missed it to buy two of these... (on for the collection and one for EDC tasks...
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2018, 04:38:44 AM »
Here's a cool one I picked up recently.   I happen to be a big LL Bean fan, and have personally been a customer since my high school days. My family has been collectively patronizing Bean since the 1940s.  I don't really collect Wenger SAKs, other than those that LL Bean sold back in the day.   The listing for this one didn't make mention of the packaging, so it didn't trip any of my regular searches; I just stumbled upon it while looking for something else and noticed the LL Bean-labeled box.  Pretty cool when the SAK gods look out for you like that. 

Here are a few pics of the Wenger S.I., which is new and unused as far as I can tell, and the box it came in.  I also found an LL Bean catalog from Xmas 1984, showing the knife and the part number, and the price of $15.50.  I had to spend about 8 times that to land this baby.  Silly money for an otherwise unexceptional S.I., I know, but I just couldn't believe how cool the box was. 

EDIT: Forgot to add that the obverse tang of the main blade dates the knife to 1989.

Myron





« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 04:42:14 AM by Myron »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2018, 04:41:18 AM »
Here's a cool one I picked up recently.   I happen to be a big LL Bean fan, and have personally been a customer since my high school days. My family has been collectively patronizing Bean since the 1940s.  I don't really collect Wenger SAKs, other than those that LL Bean sold back in the day.   The listing for this one didn't make mention of the packaging, so it didn't trip any of my regular searches; I just stumbled upon it while looking for something else and noticed the LL Bean-labeled box.  Pretty cool when the SAK gods look out for you like that. 

Here are a few pics of the Wenger S.I., which is new and unused as far as I can tell, and the box it came in.  I also found an LL Bean catalog from Xmas 1984, showing the knife and the part number, and the price of $15.50.  I had to spend about 8 times that to land this baby.  Silly money for an otherwise unexceptional S.I., I know, but I just couldn't believe how cool the box was. 

Myron

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Thank you for adding your story and photos, very cool!  :like:
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2018, 06:08:44 AM »
I am bonkers for boxes.  :ahhh
I prefer to have boxes with SAKs I purchase, and I'd be over the moon if there was an original receipt too.  :drool:

I thought I would show the oldest part of my collection for which I have boxes.  Since I am not the original owner of these (except the last one, the Camper), I have to trust that the box sold with the knife was original.

Show 'em if you like to share too!












My first SAK, the Camper, lost in a movie theater.


FOLDER,

I'm not sure if this is true of all ages of the slide out boxes, but my darker burgundy one is embossed '84' on the underside of the white slide-out tray.

If that is true of all burgundy boxes, and if it is true of the earlier red ones, and if each box is correct for the knife in it, then those of you with such boxes may be sitting on a treasure trove of information regarding possibly some of the most accurate manufacturing dates for different features of these knives that we have available
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #113 on: May 22, 2018, 06:21:44 AM »
Here's a cool one I picked up recently.   I happen to be a big LL Bean fan, and have personally been a customer since my high school days. My family has been collectively patronizing Bean since the 1940s.  I don't really collect Wenger SAKs, other than those that LL Bean sold back in the day.   The listing for this one didn't make mention of the packaging, so it didn't trip any of my regular searches; I just stumbled upon it while looking for something else and noticed the LL Bean-labeled box.  Pretty cool when the SAK gods look out for you like that. 

Here are a few pics of the Wenger S.I., which is new and unused as far as I can tell, and the box it came in.  I also found an LL Bean catalog from Xmas 1984, showing the knife and the part number, and the price of $15.50.  I had to spend about 8 times that to land this baby.  Silly money for an otherwise unexceptional S.I., I know, but I just couldn't believe how cool the box was. 

EDIT: Forgot to add that the obverse tang of the main blade dates the knife to 1989.

Myron

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Nice, Myron. Nice

Ever been to Freeport?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,672
Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #114 on: May 22, 2018, 07:29:46 AM »


If that is true of all burgundy boxes, and if it is true of the earlier red ones, and if each box is correct for the knife in it, then those of you with such boxes may be sitting on a treasure trove of information regarding possibly some of the most accurate manufacturing dates for different features of these knives that we have available

I was about to leave for work when I saw this.
Dropped my keys and ran upstairs.

Sure enough, my burgundy box has a date stamp at the bottom that I didn't notice before!

My Original Traveler with ad
(So a Climber without hook or keyring, with fluted corkscrew) is from 1984.
There is a "5" underneath the "84".
Is that the month?
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #115 on: May 22, 2018, 01:43:45 PM »


If that is true of all burgundy boxes, and if it is true of the earlier red ones, and if each box is correct for the knife in it, then those of you with such boxes may be sitting on a treasure trove of information regarding possibly some of the most accurate manufacturing dates for different features of these knives that we have available

I was about to leave for work when I saw this.
Dropped my keys and ran upstairs.

Sure enough, my burgundy box has a date stamp at the bottom that I didn't notice before!

My Original Traveler with ad
(So a Climber without hook or keyring, with fluted corkscrew) is from 1984.
There is a "5" underneath the "84".
Is that the month?

I don't know the answer to that but it is a reasonable presumption.  Mine simply is impressed with '84'.

Seems like it could be the the month, for those cases where it exists. Perhaps that might further support the idea that there may have been at least two assembly lines at the time - or separate contractors who made the boxes - and  they stamped the bottom dates differently
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,246
Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #116 on: May 22, 2018, 02:42:56 PM »
Here's a cool one I picked up recently.   I happen to be a big LL Bean fan, and have personally been a customer since my high school days. My family has been collectively patronizing Bean since the 1940s.   I just stumbled upon it while looking for something else and noticed the LL Bean-labeled box.  Pretty cool when the SAK gods look out for you like that. 

Here are a few pics of the Wenger S.I., which is new and unused as far as I can tell, and the box it came in.  I also found an LL Bean catalog from Xmas 1984, showing the knife and the part number, and the price of $15.50. 

EDIT: Forgot to add that the obverse tang of the main blade dates the knife to 1989.

Myron



Nice find Myron! :like: :tu: :tu:

Cool pic from the catalogue! :D
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #117 on: May 22, 2018, 02:49:09 PM »


Nice, Myron. Nice

Ever been to Freeport?

Thanks!

No, unfortunately I have never been to the flagship store in Freeport.  I always dreamt of going in my youth, but I confess that now that they have all the retail locations across the country the magic of the Mothership has lost its appeal somewhat.  I'm sure I'll get there someday, though. 
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 02:50:33 PM by Myron »
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Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #118 on: May 22, 2018, 02:51:14 PM »

Nice find Myron! :like: :tu: :tu:

Cool pic from the catalogue! :D

Thanks Vicman!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,969
Re: Any other Box enthusiasts?
« Reply #119 on: May 22, 2018, 03:14:02 PM »
FOLDER,

I'm not sure if this is true of all ages of the slide out boxes, but my darker burgundy one is embossed '84' on the underside of the white slide-out tray.
I just did a quick check, I'll do a more in depth look after coffee, but my initial finding was the darker burgundy did have embossed numbers, my Scientist had 12 and 82.
A couple of the older ones I did find price tags that I didn't know were underneath the tray.  I'll look further and report back.

Edit... :think: according to SakWiki, "The Scientist was produced between 1986 and 1999 according to Victorinox."  So my box being stamped 82 doesn't work.  Maybe the box was made then.
The box is proper to the knife because it has the black stamp on the side saying "Scientist".
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 03:19:09 PM by FolderBeholder »

 

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