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If I could start from the beginning again... 2597

Newbie Posts: 19
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2020, 10:20:55 PM »
I'm still too new to the game to really have much to add, but I've enjoyed reading your posts.  I know I had a classic or two as a kid, and I'm pretty sure I had another, larger model but now I'm a bit fuzzy on whether or not it was legit or one of the many fakes you can buy at gift shops in every town.  About 8 years ago I realized I wanted a legitimate Swiss Army Knife so I went to Sportsman's Warehouse and grabbed a Deluxe Tinker.  I've loved that knife and am still only about 6 knives deep into my SAK collection but plan to get many more. 
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2020, 12:41:23 AM »
 :tu:
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2020, 06:29:14 PM »

I originally started out with a Camper, which I got for my birthday around 10 or 11. If I had to do it all over again, I’d tell my younger self to go with the Huntsman; those scissors are indispensable !  The bit of advice I’d give my younger self...Do Not pry with the knife blades and remember that it is a slip-joint knife and aptly named. I had to learn the hard way a few times...    :facepalm:

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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2020, 05:14:51 AM »
Probably Pioneer and Spirit. Would have saved me from buying (and selling them again  :D ) several SAKs that did not fit what I was looking for. Both are awesome tools and I am very happy with them  :tu:
Hero Member Posts: 848 The Yellow One
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2020, 06:50:31 AM »
I wouldn't bother modding all those Cadets, Pioneers etc. and go straight to an Alox Executive with added PTC tools.
It's been my EDC now for 7 years and I never looked back. :angel:


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Newbie Posts: 18
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2020, 07:20:44 AM »
I wouldn't bother modding all those Cadets, Pioneers etc. and go straight to an Alox Executive with added PTC tools.
It's been my EDC now for 7 years and I never looked back. :angel:
Wich mdol is it ? Or is a mod

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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2020, 07:36:40 AM »
^^^ Mod as it has a mix of Wenger (Pocket Tool Chest drivers) and Vic tools in a Vic Executive frame
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2020, 04:16:20 PM »
I didn't get started with SAKs till later in life.  So far the journey has been beneficial.  When I did get started Wenger was still in the game so knowing what we all know now I would have bought more Wengers.  Can't say it hasn't been fun trying a bunch of SAKs. 

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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2020, 04:32:57 PM »
I wouldn't bother modding all those Cadets, Pioneers etc. and go straight to an Alox Executive with added PTC tools.
It's been my EDC now for 7 years and I never looked back. :angel:

I like that mod, but would have kept the orange peeler. It has come in handy lots of times for lots of different uses.

 :cheers: :tu:

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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2020, 05:02:19 PM »
Wow, if I could go back to the beginning again! :o

I'd like to go find the young me, and wack me in thread a good one.  :twak: Tell the young me "What are you doing kid? You don't need all that crap!"

I'd have just got my old Wenger SI that I still have and will to the end, and an executive for just going around in suburbia. Those two SAK's kind of covers all I need. I did so much for so many years with a army issued demo knife and later the Is and a classic that all those other SAK's and pocket knives were a waste of time.

While I was there, I'd have addressed the over doing of the gun thing with myself as well.

Don't get too serious, just enough will do.
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2020, 05:40:43 PM »
Let’s see, if I could go back to the beginning of 12 :think:
I’d definitely have my grandfather get me the same sak(a champion and a leather sheath) the one thing I’d change is belts, and stop wearing sweatpants all the time, because obviously you can’t wear a belt with sweats, and instead of those heavy leather belts that take time to break in, and when your growing up outgrow pretty quick, I’d get a simple military belt that adjusts to any size or even use as a tourniquet, this way I could wear it longer and not lose my sak in the woods for over a year!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
As I sit on my Crapper Throne in the Water Closet and explode in the Commode, I think with my Head, that my flush will always beat John’s or Jerry’s pair! But Jack’s ran for the Reading Room but tripped on a Can and bowed for the Porcelain God!
No Life Club Posts: 2,935
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2020, 09:40:33 PM »
If I could start from the beginning again ......

I’d do it all exactly the same...no regrets.
But I’m glad it’s over  :facepalm:

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.
Hero Member Posts: 543
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2020, 12:31:14 AM »
If I could start from the beginning again ......

I’d do it all exactly the same...no regrets.
But I’m glad it’s over  :facepalm:

What did you finish with?

Rambler
No Life Club Posts: 1,540
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2020, 01:03:04 AM »
If I could start from the beginning again ......

I’d do it all exactly the same...no regrets.
But I’m glad it’s over  :facepalm:

It can't be over.  Have you a Farmer X in your possession?
Hero Member Posts: 874
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2020, 01:42:32 AM »

They don't like it up 'em!
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2020, 01:55:28 AM »
 :facepalm:

the original is only marginally more clear...  "769.............800 &.......... 700................. Listen Properly! ...............769,820....."   :rofl:
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2020, 07:35:42 AM »
What did you finish with?

Way too much...way way too much  :drool:

It can't be over.  Have you a Farmer X in your possession?

No, but there is little chance of those becoming scarce, given  vics track record  :D
I have a few silver alox.
Sadly, not much if anything in the current vic line up (or indeed ANY line up) that appeals these days.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 08:02:22 AM by tosh »

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Hero Member Posts: 848 The Yellow One
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2020, 10:43:11 AM »
I like that mod, but would have kept the orange peeler. It has come in handy lots of times for lots of different uses.

 :cheers: :tu:

At one point, I had the peeler in the setup with an added caplifter mod.
However, I never found a need for a serrated 'blade'. The normal blades are razor sharp and can handle anything I need to cut.


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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »
Started with a Tinker,and I'd do it again. Love all the others I've had along the way,but if I was to go back,I'd say to my younger self 'this is one of the best choices you will make in your life'

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!
Newbie Posts: 38
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2020, 11:38:28 AM »
My only regret is not buying them sooner.
I was gifted a Handyman (Either late 80s or early 90s) as my first SAK when I lived in Spain. I still have it and it was the first to receive a total refurb this year when i learned how to do it on this forum. Looking back I wish I had started collecting then. I travelled quite a bit in my youth and a SAK would have been the perfect memento from each place I visited. The opportunity lost in Switzerland still haunts me...
So, yeah, if I could start from the beginning - start early, collect more, cherish all the people places and adventures each one represented.

We accept what is offered...
Hero Member Posts: 874
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2020, 04:13:24 PM »
I was gifted a Handyman (Either late 80s or early 90s) as my first SAK when I lived in Spain. I still have it and it was the first to receive a total refurb this year when i learned how to do it on this forum. Looking back I wish I had started collecting then. I travelled quite a bit in my youth and a SAK would have been the perfect memento from each place I visited. The opportunity lost in Switzerland still haunts me...
So, yeah, if I could start from the beginning - start early, collect more, cherish all the people places and adventures each one represented.
:iagree: Hear, hear! Well said  :clap: :clap: :clap:

They don't like it up 'em!
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2020, 06:24:18 PM »
At one point, I had the peeler in the setup with an added caplifter mod.
However, I never found a need for a serrated 'blade'. The normal blades are razor sharp and can handle anything I need to cut.

The "orange peeler" or whatever it is supposed to be is actually a great letter/package opener. I use it that way to keep the large blade clean of tape gunk and the small blade super sharp for detail work.

Also, that mod of yours looks great.

-Wes.

Work EDC: Vic 8GB Jetsetter/Bladeless Pioneer X Mod/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.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,260 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2020, 07:02:10 PM »
At one point, I had the peeler in the setup with an added caplifter mod.
However, I never found a need for a serrated 'blade'. The normal blades are razor sharp and can handle anything I need to cut.

Don't forget the tip, for use as a screw driver or a small prying bar or a scrapper or a stapple remover... I use mine for lots of things. Haven't used it to peel an orange yet, though...

 :think: :think:

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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2020, 07:20:05 PM »
Don't forget the tip, for use as a screw driver or a small prying bar or a scrapper or a stapple remover... I use mine for lots of things. Haven't used it to peel an orange yet, though...

 :think: :think:
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2020, 07:20:26 PM »
sorry

 :facepalm:
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2020, 08:01:53 PM »
I started with a Camper, loved that knife, I carried it a number of years and it did what I needed at that time.
But to answer the question of starting from the beginning, in hindsight, a Huntsman Plus that has scissors and plus scales would have provided more opportunities to pull out the knife, something I took a lot of pride in back then.

But to ramble on a bit:
The other knife I carry, a mod, has a locking blade, I do like it.  If it had a wood saw, it would be ideal as well.  It is 85mm seen below:


I do like the Expedition Lite, has a lot of tools I like, plus a few extra, yet still somewhat slim.

As for 58mm size, I love the Vagabond (seen below), but a MiniChamp is also one I like since it's hard to find Vagabonds.


These were ramblings of what I like to carry, the SAKs I like to collect is a whole other story.

To this day the ideal knife for me hasn't been produced, it is a Yeoman with wood saw.  Modders make them.
Here's one I had made for me:

Wood Saw
Main Blade
Combo Tool
Scissors
Magnifying lens
Corkscrew
mini screwdriver
inline Phillips
parcel hook with nail file
toothpick
tweezers
pen - because of the Plus back scale
all in just 4 layers

« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 09:23:36 PM by FolderBeholder »
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2020, 03:38:57 PM »

But to answer the question of starting from the beginning, in hindsight, a Huntsman Plus that has scissors and plus scales would have provided more opportunities to pull out the knife, something I took a lot of pride in back then.

But to ramble on a bit:
The other knife I carry, a mod, has a locking blade, I do like it.  If it had a wood saw, it would be ideal as well.  It is 85mm seen below:


I do like the Expedition Lite, has a lot of tools I like, plus a few extra, yet still somewhat slim.

As for 58mm size, I love the Vagabond (seen below), but a MiniChamp is also one I like


These were ramblings of what I like to carry, the SAKs I like to collect is a whole other story.

To this day the ideal knife for me hasn't been produced, it is a Yeoman with wood saw.  Modders make them.


Nice choices and pics FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2020, 03:54:26 PM »
I think .... I may have gone with a Pioneer instead of a Soldier.  I'd have liked the keyring.
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Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2020, 04:19:38 PM »
Nice choices and pics FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Thank you Vicman!  :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,260 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: If I could start from the beginning again...
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2020, 07:37:01 PM »

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT


 

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