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The Heritage Club. 3281

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018, 06:57:49 AM »
Can't seem to find a price on that page?
No Life Club Posts: 1,246
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2018, 07:59:53 AM »
Can't seem to find a price on that page?
Starting price was CHF 1'500.-
It didn't sell...
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2018, 09:17:42 AM »
Strange...
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2020, 02:43:16 PM »
Completely understand Poncho!

I actualy got mine cheaper then what they retailed for back in the days.

On top of that I got a bunch of freebies with it, like 2 display stands, a wooden wall sign, a Victorinox toy truck, a Wenger Bayonet and a Classic SD with inlayed diamond.

Show us your goodies !!!!!

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2020, 02:46:14 PM »
From what I can find online:

By hand, in the original workshop from Carl Elsener...

Don't know if it's true, but I hope it is! :D
No way José. I would say they rigged up a special run with new tooling for the 7500 knives,
with final assembly and inspection by hand by the remaining cutlers they had in the house.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2020, 02:48:31 PM »
Show us your goodies !!!!!
I will when I get home :D

...
Which is in a week or 2.

In the meantime they're protected by laser-alligators.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2020, 02:52:04 PM »
I knew we could count on you! ;)

That makes... 4?
5 if we count the original 1890 one...

There's got to be more members with one! :ahhh

one more here....1865 series III

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2020, 02:52:34 PM »
<3

!! :ahhh
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2020, 03:24:37 PM »
<3

!! :ahhh
Got it relatively cheap because the case went bad over the years due IMHO to poor design, materials, and fabrication (probably a sub-contractor)
Filed a complaint with Vic Ibach, waiting for the outcome.

Meanwhile, the knife itself is brilliant and makes a great EDC.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2020, 03:29:39 PM »


Got it relatively cheap because the case went bad over the years due IMHO to poor design, materials, and fabrication (probably a sub-contractor)
Filed a complaint with Vic Ibach, waiting for the outcome.

Meanwhile, the knife itself is brilliant and makes a great EDC.



My case is deteriorating too...
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2020, 03:54:44 PM »



My case is deteriorating too...
Class action gegen Victorinox ?
Press-fit of the metal hinges into cheapo wood did not work in the long run
Inside lid made a bit too big - rubbed the lining off.
We'll see what Victorinox has to say about that.

Mech, what is the damage on yours ?

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2020, 04:02:10 PM »
Dunno which one to EDC ?

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2020, 04:03:59 PM »
Class action gegen Victorinox ?
Press-fit of the metal hinges into cheapo wood did not work in the long run
Inside lid made a bit too big - rubbed the lining off.
We'll see what Victorinox has to say about that.

Mech, what is the damage on yours ?
:ahhh

I'm just experiencing some of the surface materials letting off little chips out of nowhere. As if the lining is disintegrating in thin air.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2020, 04:04:32 PM »
Dunno which one to EDC ?
I haven't risked carrying mine yet...
:think:
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2020, 04:06:31 PM »
:ahhh

I'm just experiencing some of the surface materials letting off little chips out of nowhere. As if the lining is disintegrating in thin air.
you mean the grey stuff from the lining ?
Go check to the posts about the green lining on the Wenger Heritage.
Same problem I think.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2020, 04:09:43 PM »
you mean the grey stuff from the lining ?
Go check to the posts about the green lining on the Wenger Heritage.
Same problem I think.
Yup!
And I've seen those posts.
Luckily far from that madness! Just a few dots so far.
Jr. Member Posts: 95
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2020, 06:29:25 PM »
£299 original retail in UK, grey leatherette delaminating, weak straps needed glueing.





Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2020, 07:30:13 PM »
Well the only good thing about this is that I'm not alone...
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2020, 07:34:05 PM »
£299 original retail in UK, grey leatherette delaminating, weak straps needed glueing.


The more people reporting defective cases to Victorinox, and making noise on the forums,
the better chance we have to get decent chests for our knives.
Damn, we all paid a hefty price for them, and should not have to settle with poor quality boxes.

Anyone out there in the same situation ?

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2020, 11:26:49 PM »
Another post turned blanc...
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2020, 08:02:00 AM »
Another post turned blanc...
Not quite yet my friend.......
I contacted Victorinox and confronted them with pictures of their presentation box, and they replied.
The jury is still out. Stay tuned.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2020, 04:24:31 PM »
Another post turned blanc...
Not quite yet !  Got a return from Victorinox customer service in Ibach :
A replacement presentation box should be made available shortly, at a cost, so far unknown, through the French distributor, Béligné.

Trouble is, Béligné is not a Victorinox subsidiary, but only a licensee, they distribute many brands, they deal only with retailers,
have next to nothing to accomodate the average local private collector, and farm most of the service work out to Ibach.

I did get to speak to a nice lady, though. I should get a quote shortly. I got confirmation they might still have some boxes on hand,
but I do get the feeling it will not be particularly cheap. Anyway, I will pass on any new information for the benefit of other members.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2020, 04:30:14 PM by Ptisuisse »

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2020, 04:47:49 PM »
So the knife has lifetime warranty, but the box does not?
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2020, 04:52:08 PM »
So the knife has lifetime warranty, but the box does not?
Looks like it. I will point this out to Vic

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2020, 11:54:45 AM »
So the knife has lifetime warranty, but the box does not?
Got this morning a mail from the french Vic distributor.
They confirm that a presentation box could be made available at a reasonable price.
I did point out that IMHO it should come for free, but just between us,
I am more than happy to be able to buy any box in good condition.
And my present box will make an interesting restoration project.

Stay tuned.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
Sr. Member Posts: 307
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2020, 11:57:10 AM »
£299 original retail in UK, grey leatherette delaminating, weak straps needed glueing.

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In your case (pun intended), a couple of dabs of glue on the straps,
and a couple of model paint mixed into the right colour on the leatherette would fix it.

Montblancs are black, swiss army knives are red.
No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2020, 02:06:38 AM »
Didn't know there was a heritage club!  Count me in, please:




Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2020, 06:56:26 AM »
Awesome! :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 1,664
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2020, 03:41:34 PM »
 :iagree: :tu:

All who wander are not lost..

It only take a little bit of sharp..
No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: The Heritage Club.
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2020, 12:47:26 AM »
Thanks guys!

 

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