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Man on the Moon LE 6625

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,156 Bon Journee!!
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2019, 03:05:22 PM »
The blade etching is worth the price of the knife alone.  The part that gets me is how I missed them when they came out in '89.. :facepalm:

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #91 on: July 24, 2019, 06:50:20 PM »
"Wednesday , 7/24/2019 8:38 am, On FedEx vehicle for delivery"

Damn. Like a smurfin' kid on Xmas.   :ahhh


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No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #92 on: July 25, 2019, 12:33:58 AM »
*whew* Just got home before FedEx stopped by.


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,156 Bon Journee!!
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #93 on: July 25, 2019, 02:43:55 AM »
Nice!!

Barry
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #94 on: July 25, 2019, 02:54:01 AM »
Mine and CeHo's MOTM SAKs came today. Pics coming later. :woohoo:

Gotta get CeHo's headed to Germany soon.  :ahhh

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2019, 04:02:30 AM »
Some pics.  :woohoo:

















With the SKS Exclusive. :)




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No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #96 on: July 25, 2019, 04:14:13 AM »
Nice pair GLBM!  :tu:  Thanks for the pics. Now I see how the two front scales look together.

Might need to reconsider one or more of those too... :think:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #97 on: July 25, 2019, 04:26:52 AM »
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. :D


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #98 on: July 25, 2019, 04:33:47 AM »
Nice pair GLBM!  :tu:  Thanks for the pics. Now I see how the two front scales look together.

Might need to reconsider one or more of those too... :think:
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. :D

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. :D

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Very cool you got one to carry! :like:

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. :climber:

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). :ahhh

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No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #99 on: July 25, 2019, 05:18:13 AM »
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. :D
Very cool you got one to carry! :like:

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. :climber:

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). :ahhh

Thanks for your thoughts on the SKS  :tu:...your pictures make me think the same. And thanks for the tip on the finish...I'd do the same if I get one.

I did splurge on the user since I was curious about the PS and I think I'd have regretted only getting a shelf copy when a user PS Spartan cost almost as much.  I've carried the clear-coated type print (not even sure of the process name, but different from the older non-clear printing)...they seem to hold up pretty well and tolerate a bit of polishing. I have bought used knives for parts where the coating was chipped and failing...seems almost/about as thick as automotive clear.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2019, 05:53:49 AM »
Thank you for the info, kamakiri! :cheers:

It is satisfying to know at least one of the MOTM LE SAKs is going to voyage out into the unknown(via a pocket). :like:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,135
No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #102 on: July 25, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »
I guess the complete set of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary SAKs would also have to include the Swiza.  Anybody pick up one of these?

No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2019, 09:58:19 PM »
I guess the complete set of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary SAKs would also have to include the Swiza.  Anybody pick up one of these?

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Not me, but I'd go with the black tools, even though I'd prefer the phillips and openers:

Too bad the D04 isn't finished in black.

And there's the SD for the 58mm fans:


Thank you for the info, kamakiri! :cheers:

It is satisfying to know at least one of the MOTM LE SAKs is going to voyage out into the unknown(via a pocket). :like:

 :cheers:

Only mail call duty today. Cut a few boxes yesterday for recycling.

.....


What's crazy is the copy FB posted earlier actually sold:



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2019, 09:59:09 PM »
:facepalm:
No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2019, 10:09:44 PM »
:facepalm:
"Buy now or regret later"

I *almost* feel sorry for the buyer. Almost.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,135
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »
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.)

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  :cheers:

They are real beauties.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #107 on: July 25, 2019, 10:32:57 PM »
Ah yes, my signature usually gets attention when the damage is done :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,540 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #108 on: July 25, 2019, 10:37:26 PM »
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  :dunno:

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                                ^-- where the cat sits
No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #109 on: July 25, 2019, 10:50:01 PM »
Ah yes, my signature usually gets attention when the damage is done :D

Yeah...caught my attention even when I was lurking since 2016.  Every time I read it, I'd think, "Yup."  :D

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  :dunno:
I'm new to new purchases and the LE releases in general...is 1 per buyer the norm?

Maybe it was an experiment to go to 3 per?

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  :cheers:

They are real beauties.

Cool!  Looking forward to the pics. Glad you have the Vic one inbound already.  :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,549 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #110 on: July 25, 2019, 10:54:39 PM »
As I said before, those scalpers are scumbags.  :rant:

But, that said, nobody should ever let their obsession lead them to pay 4X+ for a knife the same week it was officially sold. That just keeps scalpers doing what they do.

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
Jr. Member Posts: 78 Scotland, UK
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #111 on: July 26, 2019, 07:52:36 AM »
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
No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #112 on: July 26, 2019, 04:08:36 PM »
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

You can have mine if you’re still looking.  I like it but don’t need another SAK.  :)

Looks like you’re in Scotland. Send me a PM or email and we’ll go from there. 

Myron
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,104 \o/
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #113 on: July 26, 2019, 06:21:47 PM »
Do you have more than one, Myron? :pok:

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
No Life Club Posts: 1,687
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #114 on: July 26, 2019, 07:44:02 PM »
Do you have more than one, Myron? :pok:

Haha, no, just the one unfortunately.  :)
No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #115 on: July 26, 2019, 08:31:50 PM »
I noticed some tiny silver spots on the liners on my user copy when I unboxed it. Seems like there are a few more now, and I have to question the durability there. Rest of the knife has been fine with light use and pocket carry.  Still lots of oil coming out of the joints.

I bought this one to use it and I like the PS coating so far, but not a fan of whatever was used for the black liners.

....

One sold this morning at $200 +$7.88 shipping. Looks like he has one more BIN.  Same seller that did not get any bids at $275 and had a BIN price of $357.50...that auction ended last night.

Deleted the picture with the sleeve upside down from the new listing.  :facepalm:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,246
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #116 on: July 26, 2019, 08:55:04 PM »
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.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,648
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #117 on: July 26, 2019, 08:58:16 PM »
Sure. Shared at price x2 within a week.
Thank you Victorinox ::)


I feel as if they really dropped the ball here this time.
No Life Club Posts: 2,358
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #118 on: July 26, 2019, 09:41:09 PM »
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.

Thanks for the insight Syem!  :tu:  Good to know the reasoning behind the move.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,540 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: Man on the Moon LE
« Reply #119 on: July 26, 2019, 09:51:32 PM »
Sure. Shared at price x2 within a week.
Thank you Victorinox ::)


I feel as if they really dropped the ball here this time.

More like x3 or x4 ;)



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