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US Army Knife 1343

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US Army Knife
« on: January 28, 2020, 11:23:16 PM »
Is Victorinox now selling the "US Army Knife" themselves, as opposed to the third party that originally had these commissioned? Because Knife Center now has them for $70, seemingly a lot less than the third party who was selling them to the military was asking.  Still, $16 more than a Swiss M2008 or GAK.

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/VN08461MWUS/victorinox-swiss-army-us-army-one-hand-soldier-combat-utility-multi-tool-od-greenblack-closed
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 12:01:10 AM »
Huh, whaddya know about that?  Private sellers are still asking $150-ish for them on eBay, so 70 bucks sounds pretty good to me.  I might pick one up after all.   

Before looking at the KnifeCenter pictures, I did not realize that the main blade has the year of manufacture on it, like a SAK.  That's pretty cool.   
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 01:17:21 AM »
All tools black annodized :)

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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 02:47:41 AM »
That is nice and I haven’t yet bought a Soldier for May’s challenge.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 05:10:16 AM »
I guess I needed an excuse to buy another new knife!
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 07:05:32 AM »
I'd jump on that in a heartbeat!

Buy now or regret later
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 06:12:48 PM »
Is it just me or does the U.S. on the front scale look upside down?

- Steve
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 06:20:31 PM »
I've never run across this vendor before, but I did find a place selling them for $99. 

https://universalspartan.com/product/demo-knife-the-knife-combat-utility-nsn-1095-01-653-1166-swiss-army-knife-victorinox/

It's my understanding that these SAKs are somewhat controversial for some folks.  While never officially issued to US personnel, they do have an NSN and I have run across a couple references indicating a mass buy by the Defense Logistics Agency.  I'm also of the understanding that Victorinox has one on display in their visitor center in Switzerland.  That's enough for me, and I just ordered mine from KnifeCenter (whereas the $150-ish price tag resellers are asking on eBay was more than the knife was worth to me). 

I'm not trying to inflame the debate about these things here, but just thought I'd share what I know. 
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 07:24:23 PM by Myron »
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 08:03:23 PM »
 :gimme: :climber:

Always ask yourself; if the juice is worth the squeeze.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 10:11:35 PM »
The ones I saw, and the one in my own collection, all have the 2016 dated stamp ('16').
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 09:52:07 PM »
These things are cool! 






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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 10:32:37 PM »
 :like: :cheers: :like:
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 12:31:51 AM »
Sweet  :dd:  :like: :cheers:
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 01:32:27 AM »
It looks cool,congrats to the owners.

Does anyone know who has these in stock?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 02:03:07 AM »
Is the KnifeCenter out?  The original post has a link where I bought mine. 
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 02:46:39 AM »
Is the KnifeCenter out?  The original post has a link where I bought mine.

Thanks Myron,I flew right past that link.

I have it now.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 03:55:13 AM »
Haha, no problem, and for 70 bucks it's a lotta SAK!  FYI, my order took 2 weeks for KnifeCenter to fulfill, but whatever. 
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2020, 04:24:00 AM »
Mine came today.  I only had time to clean it up best I could.  it reminds me of my few black oxide Leatherman tools.  The black was easily rubbing off on my hands and fingers.

I never even looked to see what year is stamped on the blade.  I have been looking for one of these for a few years now, but they always seemed either hard to find or insanely expensive.

I bought mine as a user, not a collector piece.

 :2tu:
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 01:42:44 AM »
Mine came today.  I only had time to clean it up best I could.  it reminds me of my few black oxide Leatherman tools.  The black was easily rubbing off on my hands and fingers.

I never even looked to see what year is stamped on the blade.  I have been looking for one of these for a few years now, but they always seemed either hard to find or insanely expensive.

I bought mine as a user, not a collector piece.

 :2tu:

I'm currently cutting back on a few purchases as to have one by the time we do the Soldier Challenge later this year. I think the BO on it looks awesome!

$70 is a little high, but the black coating adds to the price. But, certainly, better than the $150-200, even $300 some sellers have asked over the past couple years.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 02:06:19 AM »
The ones I saw, and the one in my own collection, all have the 2016 dated stamp ('16').

The blacked out Combat Utility Knife Soldier with a 2016 stamp?  I thought their first year was 2017.  If not... I am now in search of yet another one with the first year's stamp and the one I just received will be put to use :D

The :twak: will continue until morale improves.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2020, 04:20:30 AM »
Mine is stamped "16"....



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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2020, 04:30:35 AM »
Mine is stamped "16"....
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Thanks!  Should have done a little more research.  All I had found at the time was they were awarded the contract in mid 2017, so I made an assumption.  Now this '17 will be among those put to use and I'll be on the hunt for a '16 for the collection.

The :twak: will continue until morale improves.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2020, 12:03:44 PM »
Victorinox code is 0.8461.MWUS

Here's a picture of the one in my collection.

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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2020, 03:03:33 PM »
Very nice  :like: :cheers:
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2020, 03:12:28 AM »
Snatched one up soon as I saw them on sale for a not insane price.

Ordered it about a week and a half ago along with the new Armbar Drive.

Trying to be patient but I want's it almost as badly as Gollum and his ring.

Hurry up post office!

 :ahhh

-Wes


Work EDC: Vic 8GB Jetsetter/Swisscard/Olight I1R EOS/Atwood R25

Weekend EDC: LM Free T4 or Vic Delemont S18 or Vic Pioneer X/Vic Rambler/Olight I1R EOS/ Atwood R37Pry

Neatest items in collection: Full Wenger Titanium Series, Vic Voyaguer, 84mm Golfer with Long Nailfile, Several Atwoods.

These days I focus on 84mm with Scissors, odd Wenger Knives, and bladeless versions of SAKs so I can carry them at work. Oh, and oddball Pharmacy/Medical Ad Classics.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2020, 04:23:30 PM »
Mine took two weeks just to ship from KinfeCenter.  Not sure why, but it is worth the wait.  Such a nice piece.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2020, 07:07:54 PM »
SwissKnifeShop (my main SAK dealer as I back off of Amazon) now carries it as well. I think this further validates my theory that Victorinox is either making them alongside the GAK and Swiss Soldier as civilian variants, or Vic was stuck with a lot of them.

https://www.swissknifeshop.com/products/combat-utility-swiss-army-knife
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2020, 04:37:41 PM »
Good to know Cody. Thanks for the update.
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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2020, 05:17:24 PM »
[...] or Vic was stuck with a lot of them.
Doubt that happens... they would probably re-scale them.
Watch this (around 2:25)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm--wGaqua8

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Re: US Army Knife
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2020, 09:05:57 PM »
I think I’ll carry mine at work tonight. Go from Executive to the mighty 111mm US Soldier!!




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