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What do you collect? 1980

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
What do you collect?
« on: June 27, 2018, 02:54:31 PM »
What do you collect?

Asking this in the Swiss Army Knights Forum, the Obvious answer is: "Swiss Army Knives!". So obviously that's not the answer i'm looking for. I know that a lot of collectors have certain "themes" or preferences in what they collect. Some collect alox, some collect discontinued models, others collect military issued models and some collect SAKs with their original boxes.

So, what do you collect?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 02:55:00 PM »
To answer my own question, I do have a couple of themes in my collection.

First of all there's the 108mm collection, which is nearing completion, with just a few (but rare) models to go (the genuine stag hunter and NATO trooper will complete the main 108mm collection, but there are also still a couple of "unofficial" obscure models made by SwissBianco). A Fireman is on the way as we speak.



Then there's the collection of SAKs with US government/military/presidential emblems. Still growing as there are still a lot of different models I don't have.





As a Dutchman I also need to have the different models of Dutch Army issued knives. I once had a complete collection of all the Victorinox DAK soldiers (1983-1992) but I sold those and kept only 1 of each type (only KL83 and KM87).



Last but not least I collect models that were issued to the Swiss Army (mainly 111mm).



In the past I used to collect the 111mm military issued models from all over the world, but that became too expensive. So I decided to focus on Swiss issues only, sold most the others and used the money to focus on the other parts of the collection.

Also in the past I used to collect the old Wenger models (like the Director, PocketGrip, Matterhorn Plus etc etc), but I quit collecting those as well.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,029
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 04:58:11 PM »
some collect SAKs with their original boxes.
That's me right there, my preferred way to purchase!


I also like the MiniChamp:

I love the Vagabond (once called a Manager):

I'll even buy non-boxed SAKs as shown below:
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Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will not be forgotten.
Hero Member Posts: 859
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 05:09:25 PM »
some collect SAKs with their original boxes.
That's me right there, my preferred way to purchase!
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I also like the MiniChamp:
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I love the Vagabond (once called a Manager):
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I'll even buy non-boxed SAKs as shown below:
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First picture looks fantastic! :drool: :drool: :drool:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,029
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 05:11:17 PM »
First picture looks fantastic! :drool: :drool: :drool:
Thank you jnoxyd!  :cheers:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will not be forgotten.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,673
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 05:43:44 PM »
I prefer to collect:

- discontinued or at least highly desireable
- any SAKs offered to me for a bargain.

I try to combine those 2 and I think I've done that pretty good so far.

An 84mm Gourmet from 1938 is waiting for me for pickup right now for the price of €50
(Exposed rivet SAK, which will finaly be me first one like it)
Even though this isn't cheap, it's still well below the market value.

And FB, your last pick... :drool:
Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,946 I brake for cake
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 05:45:11 PM »
Guilt and disapproval.  :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,029
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 05:45:53 PM »
And FB, your last pick... :drool:
Thank you Mechanickal!  :cheers:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will not be forgotten.
Hero Member Posts: 696
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 06:07:09 PM »
Like most collectors, I “collect what I like.” More specifically, I focus on knives with tool combinations that I find to be especially efficient, useful, or unique:

All of the VSAKCS knives that were never made as standard production models.



Orange versions of my favorite Alox models.



Silver 93mm Alox with modern shields (still need a First Mate).



A smattering of Soldiers and OCs.



And my current interest, minimalist models w/ combo tools. I *need* a 91mm Waiter, and I’m still trying to decide whether the Scientist belongs in this group or not.




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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,410
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 06:34:11 PM »
some collect SAKs with their original boxes.
That's me right there, my preferred way to purchase!

I also like the MiniChamp:

I love the Vagabond (once called a Manager):

I'll even buy non-boxed SAKs as shown below:


Great pics FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,029
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 06:36:37 PM »
some collect SAKs with their original boxes.
That's me right there, my preferred way to purchase!

I also like the MiniChamp:

I love the Vagabond (once called a Manager):

I'll even buy non-boxed SAKs as shown below:


Great pics FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
:hatsoff:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will not be forgotten.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,410
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 06:38:12 PM »
Like most collectors, I “collect what I like.” More specifically, I focus on knives with tool combinations that I find to be especially efficient, useful, or unique:

All of the VSAKCS knives that were never made as standard production models.

Orange versions of my favorite Alox models.

A smattering of Soldiers and OCs.

And my current interest, minimalist models w/ combo tools. I *need* a 91mm Waiter, and I’m still trying to decide whether the Scientist belongs in this group or not.


Nice pics Frailer! :like: :tu: :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,741 Bon Journee!!
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 06:41:31 PM »
 :drool: :drool: I absolutely love all your collections!  I wound up collecting the Mini's by default I guess.  The longer I go the more I love these guys! 
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Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,029
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 06:43:27 PM »
:drool: :drool: I absolutely love all your collections!  I wound up collecting the Mini's by default I guess.  The longer I go the more I love these guys!
Nice Barry!  Pass the Jolly Ranchers!  I'll take Apple or Watermelon  :D

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will not be forgotten.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,410
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2018, 06:44:36 PM »
:drool: :drool: I absolutely love all your collections!  I wound up collecting the Mini's by default I guess.  The longer I go the more I love these guys!

Nice collection Barry! :like: :tu: :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,741 Bon Journee!!
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2018, 06:46:04 PM »
You got it Lisa and that's my favorite too!  :D
Thanks Vicman!!

Barry
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Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 08:43:52 PM »
Here is my Collector's Core Business (CCB): DAK's!!!
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No Life Club Posts: 2,135
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2018, 09:38:50 PM »
I collect the following stuff:
- tools I like
- tools that are rare
- If I can get a good deal

I collect Vic, Wenger, LM, Gerber, Sog, Schrade etc.
I like Wenger the most - especially the blackout series, the titanium line, the left handed knives and the softtouch series.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,608 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 01:08:09 AM »
I am a generalist.

A little Leatherman information.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,707 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 04:02:40 AM »
Nice pics and collections gents!

I collect none of them. I have a couple I rarely use or carry anymore.

Nate

SEND IT!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,826
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 04:38:34 AM »
I collect all kinds of SAKs. However a major subset is Boy Scout SAKs from around the world. Have about 80 of them.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,62135.0.html
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 09:24:11 AM »
some collect SAKs with their original boxes.
That's me right there, my preferred way to purchase!
(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)
I also like the MiniChamp:
(Image removed from quote.)
I love the Vagabond (once called a Manager):
(Image removed from quote.)
I'll even buy non-boxed SAKs as shown below:
(Image removed from quote.)

That's just awesome. I totally get why you prefer to collect them this way. Those old SAKs look really nice next to the old original boxes!

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2018, 09:25:06 AM »
...

- any SAKs offered to me for a bargain.

...

Those I collect too  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2018, 09:26:05 AM »
Guilt and disapproval.  :D

 :rofl:

But no worries, you won't collect any disapproval here on MTo  :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2018, 09:27:33 AM »
Like most collectors, I “collect what I like.” More specifically, I focus on knives with tool combinations that I find to be especially efficient, useful, or unique:

All of the VSAKCS knives that were never made as standard production models.

(Image removed from quote.)

Orange versions of my favorite Alox models.

(Image removed from quote.)

Silver 93mm Alox with modern shields (still need a First Mate).

(Image removed from quote.)

A smattering of Soldiers and OCs.

(Image removed from quote.)

And my current interest, minimalist models w/ combo tools. I *need* a 91mm Waiter, and I’m still trying to decide whether the Scientist belongs in this group or not.

(Image removed from quote.)


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Very neat collection you got there!  :tu:

Quote
and I’m still trying to decide whether the Scientist belongs in this group or not.

It does  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 09:28:08 AM »
:drool: :drool: I absolutely love all your collections!  I wound up collecting the Mini's by default I guess.  The longer I go the more I love these guys!

 :like: :2tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2018, 09:29:11 AM »
Here is my Collector's Core Business (CCB): DAK's!!!

Impressive!  :salute:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2018, 09:30:36 AM »
I collect the following stuff:
- tools I like
- tools that are rare
- If I can get a good deal

I collect Vic, Wenger, LM, Gerber, Sog, Schrade etc.
I like Wenger the most - especially the blackout series, the titanium line, the left handed knives and the softtouch series.

 :like:

And the Wenger Blackout and Titanium lines are really cool!

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2018, 09:31:57 AM »
I am a generalist.

We know!  :D

You're probably the biggest generalist here on MTo
When you start posting pictures you blow all of us away, and internet connection speeds plummet worldwide! :hatsoff:
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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,613 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: What do you collect?
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2018, 09:33:11 AM »
I collect all kinds of SAKs. However a major subset is Boy Scout SAKs from around the world. Have about 80 of them.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,62135.0.html

Very impressive!  :cheers: :cheers:

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