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us Offline bren10man

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on: December 06, 2008, 04:46:13 PM
Ahniahsayo from South Korea!!  This is bren10man, I just joined the forum after doing a Google search on a Victorinox I bought earlier tonight.

I am in the US Army stationed in South Korea.  Been in for 14+ years and counting.

I have owned numerous Victorinox SAKs since I bought my first Champion at age 14 in 1986.  I will be able to post some pics later of the ones i have bought since I have been in Korea, however, I left many more back in the states with other toys I have.

Looks like a neat sight!!!

BTW, I also belong to Felinevet's SOSAK website.  I also lurk at several gun forums.  If you want to talk about SAK's, firearms, or 2nd Amendment things, and perhaps even the military, I am your man!!

Kapchi Kapchida!! (we go together).

Here is the "list" of SAK's I own (my wife's are thorwn in as well):

pre-1987 Champion (2 in the USA, 1 purchased here in Korea at a pawn shop for $30)
1884-1984 Champion and Classic set (purchased in Seoul earlier tonight, mint condition)
1988 SwissChamp (black scales), with 1989 SOS kit (Smokey Mountain Knife Works, in the USA).  No hook, no crimper on the pliers.
2006 SwissChamp (red scales), still in clamshell after I bought it last week at BX at Osan AFB.  I won't open it as it has the grey magnifying glass.  Clear glass has just hit.
2006 Super Tinker
Oval hole One Hand Trekker
Swiss Tool (27 function) stainless, not black
Purchased in 1996 in Fairbanks, AK, a non-catalogged Craftsman.  Does not have hook, does not have plier, but has fish scaler!!!  I e-mailed Victorinox in 2006, and they told me it was that, a Craftsman but an older model non-catalogged (in the USA).
US Army Classic (black scales)
Huntsman Light (back in the states)

My wife has: Wenger EVO-16, pink Classic, pink Classic Alox.

I have owned, but lost or stolen, the following:
My first Champion bought NIB in 1986, stolen 1995 in Alaska.  I have the box, papers, etc.  The previous Champions have replaced it.
Small Tinker- lost 1992
Huntsman- bought and lost in 1996 (replaced the stolen Champion, but lost the Huntsman like a week later.  I found a Champion at a gunshow a few weeks later and it replaced both!!).

I bought my wife a Deluxe Tinker in 2002 (first Christmas present for her).  The handles melted, sent it in for repair in 2006, and got a brand new Champion direct from Victorinox instead.  I put it away!!!

I also have various Victorinox sheaths, belt hangers, etc.


« Last Edit: December 06, 2008, 05:45:01 PM by bren10man »
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us Offline donvito

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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 05:01:25 PM
Welcome  :salute:


us Offline Poncho65

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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 06:29:58 PM
Since you seem to have bought from Smoky MT Knife Works did you order online or buy at there store?

Reason I am asking is I am curious to know if you life in or around TN (when your here that is) :)

I am from TN and it's always nice to know ppl from close to where you live

not prying just wondering ;) :D


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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 06:32:46 PM
Welcome  :D its always nice to have another vic fan  :tu:


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us Offline bren10man

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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 06:35:33 PM
Since you seem to have bought from Smoky MT Knife Works did you order online or buy at there store?

Reason I am asking is I am curious to know if you life in or around TN (when your here that is) :)

I am from TN and it's always nice to know ppl from close to where you live

not prying just wondering ;) :D

BOTH.  I have visited there store in: 1987, 1988, and 2006.  This past year, I have bought two knives from them online (2 months ago): OHT for myself, and an Equestrian for my best friend back in Alabama.  I got the OHT in one WEEK!! That was FAST as we have received packages that took 1 month to get from CONUS to Korea. 

I am originally from NW Alabama.  I am stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, in the US Army.

BTW, I used a Champion SAK (1986 and back type) when I was in Iraq with the 3ID back in 2003. That one is permanently retired for obvious reasons.  I have been using SAK's since 1986 when I bought my first Champion.  I have used them without fail in: Alaska, Thailand, Iraq, Kuwait, South Korea, and all over the US...from desert to jungle to temperate forest to arctic...never fails.  
« Last Edit: December 06, 2008, 06:43:53 PM by bren10man »
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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 07:31:00 PM
Welcome to the forum buddy.  :tu:
I'm back!!


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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 08:55:01 PM
welcome and Its great to have another vic fan!


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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 09:49:04 PM
Welcome to the forum bren10man! You will fit right in here lots of SAK fans here  :D
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us Offline EZ822

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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 02:50:54 PM
WELCOME! :cheers:
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Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 03:19:29 PM
Howdy bren10man, and welcome to the forums! :multi:


Interesting name you got there. I'm more of a S&W1006man myself, as I prefer to have spare magazines available at all times :D
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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 07:53:24 PM
Felinevet's SOSAK website?  Sounds interesting, please tell us more....

Def
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Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 08:14:42 PM
Felinevet's SOSAK website?  Sounds interesting, please tell us more....

Def

I was waiting for that.  :D
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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 10:26:57 PM
Felinevet's SOSAK website?  Sounds interesting, please tell us more....

Def

I was waiting for that.  :D
Yeah I was waiting for the penny to drop too :D :D
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Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 12:12:56 AM
Howdy!
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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 12:51:54 AM
Since you seem to have bought from Smoky MT Knife Works did you order online or buy at there store?

Reason I am asking is I am curious to know if you life in or around TN (when your here that is) :)

I am from TN and it's always nice to know ppl from close to where you live

not prying just wondering ;) :D

You mentioned Smokey MTN Knife Works I go there every year we stay down there for a few days every year and go to the Bristol day race.


Hello Bren10man!!!!
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Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 07:13:47 AM
Welcome to the forums Bren10man,and thanks for your service,I retired after 32yrs,my youngest son was an Army Scout out of Ft Carson CO.,and my nephew is a Airborne Ranger Scout E7 W/19 1/2yrs,just got sent back 3mo's early from Iraq with a Purple Heart,after his third road side bomb,he is still at Ft Hood TX under hospital care till they retire him,and my oldest brother his dad,is retired Army E8,and my next brother is retired Navy 20yrs,and we just had a funeral for my Dad this year,he was a WW11 veteran,Pacific Theater.

The Bren 10 is a pretty nice pistol,I shot 2nd place at All Army,Ft Benning GA.,1980 with an issue grade 45 Colt 1911, do you do much shooting,or competition shooting?
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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 07:40:00 AM
Welcome aboard bren10man!


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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #17 on: December 08, 2008, 05:19:25 PM
Felinevet's SOSAK website?  Sounds interesting, please tell us more....

Def

geez, nobody tells me anything! :P and Welcome to the MT forum! :cheers:


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Reply #18 on: December 08, 2008, 06:44:48 PM
Welcome aboard.
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us Offline bren10man

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Re: Hello, new here...
Reply #19 on: December 09, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
Here is where I get my namesake from...because you asked, and yes, this one is MINE and not EVER for sale:





Yes, I had my Bren Ten's slide chromed back in 2001.  The other two pictured belong to a friend of mine back home.  How does it shoot?  VERY NICE!!!! 

I have competed before.  Can't do that now while in Korea because my toys are safe and sound in the U.S. (until when/if B.O. desides otherwise.... :twak: while I am over here).  The top rifle is what I competed with, Springfield Armory M1A (minus the scope):



I have LOTS more.......I also like BIG guns, too.  Here I am shooting my best friend's Barrett M82A1 .50 cal BMG rifle.  The kick is not bad at all (like a 12 gauge), however, if the area you shoot it at is dusty/dirty, the blast kicked back from the muzzle break is excessive.

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Reply #20 on: December 09, 2008, 04:37:47 PM
Welcome to the forum.  We'll soon have these Leatherman types on the run.  ;)
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Reply #21 on: December 10, 2008, 05:02:30 AM
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Wow man, looking at your i.d. you bare a striking resemblence to a guy from Miami I once knew.  :D
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Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 06:54:33 AM
I like what you did to your Bren 10,looks real nice,to bad the average person couldn't handle it,and they went to the 40 cal.,are the M-14's yours,or gov. issue? :salute:
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Reply #23 on: December 11, 2008, 03:04:56 AM
Very nice weapons! I am a .45 guy! Especially my SW 1911 PD!
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