Nice pair GLBM! Thanks for the pics. Now I see how the two front scales look together.Might need to reconsider one or more of those too...
Glad I got one to carry. Wiped the excess oil after I unboxed it and straight into the change pocket. #1,19X for this one. Maybe I shoulda ordered later. (Image removed from quote.)
The SKS is striking. I think it is a little bit better graphic for the scales than the official Vic version. But, that said, having the official Vic version makes the SKS feel more legit. Very cool you got one to carry! My money has been slim lately, so I didn't split for a user. Hope the graphics hold up for you! It is definitely a beautiful piece. The Vic scale graphics feel tougher than the SKS version scales. In fact, I wouldn't even keep the SKS version in the box, because the scale finish feels a tiny bit "tacky" to the touch, so I am leaving it out for a few weeks on a piece of paper(and flipping it over periodically).
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I guess the complete set of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary SAKs would also have to include the Swiza. Anybody pick up one of these?(Image removed from quote.)
Thank you for the info, kamakiri! It is satisfying to know at least one of the MOTM LE SAKs is going to voyage out into the unknown(via a pocket).
Ah yes, my signature usually gets attention when the damage is done
Normally you can expect those prices after a couple of years. This time it’s happening really quick. Some peope really wanted it and missed it due to the issues with the Victorinox website.But apart from those website issues Victorinox is also to blame for these insane quick price raise, allowing 3 of these to be ordered per person. I think that’s just an inapprehensible and unfair decision to collectors
Hey,I have the complete Swiza-set inclusive the number 2/100 of a special model limited to 100 pieces. Maybe I can show some pics in the next weeks They are real beauties.
I really wanted one of these, but as mentioned above, the UK site was down... Despite me trying for almost two hours, I just couldn't get on to purchase one.If anyone wishes to relieve themselves of theirs at a reasonable price, please just me know. Thanks
Do you have more than one, Myron?
About 3 per person and about the model choice, I've heard from a friend who spoke directly with someone at Vic that:- the craftsman officially became the cosmonaut's knife in the 80s. SAKs were used before that but not specifically this model and not officially.- the black finish is expensive and using a thicker knife would've made it too expensive. Why "too" expensive? Because they wanted to make a "popular" realease... Just like the event was a popular event.- the 3 per person choice was so that people could share it; because people who witnessed the event all have a story about what they were doing at the time, who they were with etc. and have shared that story just like Vic wanted this knife to be shared.
Sure. Shared at price x2 within a week.Thank you Victorinox I feel as if they really dropped the ball here this time.