I still have CeHo's MOTM, but haven't opened the shipping carton. I'm assuming it is close to the one I have, but we'll find out when CeHo gets it.
I'd assume the same unless he says otherwise! Now, would you have looked if yours was #1,968?
It would have certainly led to a question to check and see, respecting an answer either way.It helps I have never been strongly motivated by money or prestige, to my own detriment many times.
Then you are a better man than I! Only a sense of honor would compel me to leave it be. I've been strongly motivated by money...used to care about prestige. Perhaps just less so now....19 of these sold on * bay so far...so just less than 1%. I wonder when the scalper/speculator copies will run out....Not liking the wear that's visible on the backside of the small blade. Makes light contact with the main blade when opening and it put in some fine arced swipe marks.
You are the best
I'm sure given the actual choice, you'd do it right.
I'm also curious to know how many are left with the scalpers. The three per customer thing really did set up a precarious situation for actual collectors who missed out on the selling.
I'd love to put those scales on my early 80s Master Craftsman!
Interesting question, Kamakiri - I should imagine #1969 stayed in the factory! #1537 came to the UK - when the e-mail arrived on Saturday, I tried the link, and as many here have reported, it didn’t work, so I tried again early on Sunday morning and had success (6a.m.) - I tried again 30 mins later, and they were sold out, so I was very lucky....
Now there’s an idea!! sadly, I’m sure I’d botch it up and have snapped scales, scratched tools etc!! Pity Victorinox didn’t go for a PS master craftsman/astronaut with special scales....
Wouldn't be an expensive set of scales at all. Would look good though! Have you looked into the SwissKnifeShop MOTM Tinker scales?
I found another special edition:https://www.schweizermesser-shop.de/victorinox-deluxe-tinker-lunarLooks cool...
Originally, this shop offered three SAKs with those scales, Super Tinker, Huntsman and Deluxe Tinker. The first two, which were cheaper obviously, sold out faster. Being still in my compulsive phase, I had to amass them all Can confirm the scales are VERY nice. The moon surface is not printed, but apparently laser engraved, so the scales feel like very fine sandpaper. Swell.