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Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!

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What should Farmer X do with his SwissChamp?

Pass it along! Someone will be happy with it.
15 (32.6%)
Take it apart! You know you want to.
31 (67.4%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Voting closed: June 30, 2022, 10:49:36 PM

us Offline Farmer X

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Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
on: June 16, 2022, 10:49:36 PM
I really need to cull my herd. One "victim" of culling will be my SwissChamp. However, I'm not sure what to do with it.

Option one: pass it along to someone else. It's a relatively recent model, so replacing it won't be a problem. I'm sure someone would be happy to have a lightly used SwissChamp at a pretty good discount over a brand-new one.

Option two: take it apart. I've been wanting to make my own Passenger, and possibly a Mechanic, and the SwissChamp could provide needed pieces. The metal saw and scaler would find their way into mods destined for other members (eventually).

The poll runs for two weeks. What say ye?
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Culling of the knife and multi herds in progress...

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nz Offline Sawl Goodman

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #1 on: June 17, 2022, 12:29:48 AM
It it were mine & I had the skills I'd split it in two: say a Spartan/Climber/Camper/whatever plus a set of lesser used tools. I've long wanted to do this as an entire SC is an awkward handful when I use the outside layers of blades & openers. I don't like to be without a SC close at hand but of its toolset the Spartan one is by far my most used & I carry another knife for it simply for carrying and handling comfort.

PS: For casual carry a Spartan or similar goes into a pocket while the SC lives in my bag.
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us Offline Aloha

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 12:32:48 AM
I vote mod it.   :pok:
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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #3 on: June 17, 2022, 01:45:11 AM
I voted to pass it on.  It'll definitely have a good home with me!  :D
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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 01:46:47 AM
Take her apart !


us Offline Buzzbait

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #5 on: June 17, 2022, 02:03:08 AM
Mod! Mod! Mod!
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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 02:43:37 AM
Create a bladeless compliment for your traditional/fixed blades. Keep the tools you want/need the most, trade/donate the ones you don't want.


gb Offline Rizio Il Ghiro

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 08:55:55 AM
Get modding! :D


nz Offline zoidberg

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #8 on: June 17, 2022, 10:03:52 AM
Take it apart!


us Offline Fireman

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #9 on: June 17, 2022, 12:40:29 PM
As an enabler, I should remind you that you probably don't need to cull the herd.

As a greedy SC lover, I say sell it...if not to Barry, to me.  ;)

I've got a couple SAKs sitting around in pieces that I've never finished.  What seemed like a great idea got lost in whatever SAKs I got next. 


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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #10 on: June 17, 2022, 01:06:53 PM
You've already narrowed it down to two very good options.
Now put it into the kitchen drawer until you can narrow it down to one  :pok:

...or pass it along, you don't need another SAK  :D


gb Offline Tasky

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #11 on: June 17, 2022, 01:11:14 PM
Personally I'd mod it, as you can still buy SCs everywhere... but gifting it might still be the nicer thing to do, or selling it if you have no-one sufficiently deserving.

Another option is to mod it to someone else's ideal, and then gift it to that person....!!


us Offline Aloha

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #12 on: June 17, 2022, 03:50:15 PM
@McStitchy/Tasky

 :iagree:

Such really good answers. 
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us Offline Alan K.

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #13 on: June 17, 2022, 04:12:22 PM
I think you should keep it as is.  Stick it in a drawer or in your bag until you need it.  If that absolutely can't happen, then I think you should mod it into the SAK of your dreams.  As long as you are really making something that doesn't already exist.  I see no point or advantage to converting a Swiss Champ into a Ranger, for example, when you can still buy a Ranger.
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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #14 on: June 17, 2022, 04:35:00 PM
I would only tear it apart to add more tools. Smaller SAKs are already available.


us Offline hsherzfeld

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #15 on: June 17, 2022, 04:37:11 PM
Create a bladeless compliment for your traditional/fixed blades. Keep the tools you want/need the most, trade/donate the ones you don't want.
:iagree:
Remove the blade layer, the saw, and maybe the awl, and you’ll create (in theory) a TSA- acceptable Swiss Army Knifeless.
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us Offline Aloha

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #16 on: June 17, 2022, 04:55:44 PM
@ Alan  :iagree:
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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #17 on: June 17, 2022, 04:59:15 PM
Easy! Take it apart, then pass it along. That's the MTo way!

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #18 on: June 17, 2022, 05:16:22 PM
you don't need another SAK  :D

Heretic!  :twak:


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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #19 on: June 17, 2022, 06:08:13 PM
 :iagree: What it McStitchy thinking of??!!  :rofl:


us Offline Farmer X

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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #20 on: June 17, 2022, 07:08:38 PM
I've got a couple SAKs sitting around in pieces that I've never finished.  What seemed like a great idea got lost in whatever SAKs I got next.
The monkey wrench has been thrown! That's a possibility I hadn't considered: that I'd have a disassembled SAK, or parts thereof, laying around for an extended period of time.

You don't need another SAK.
100% correct! I'm overloaded as it is. But I sure did want a green Alox Bantam. Out of pure FOMO, I made that one happen.

As long as you are really making something that doesn't already exist.
I would add to that models that are difficult to find and/or tend to be expensive.

Easy! Take it apart, then pass it along. That's the MTo way!
If I do take it apart, at least two of its components will find their way to MTo members.
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Culling of the knife and multi herds in progress...

If I pay five figures for something, it better have wings or a foundation!


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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #21 on: June 25, 2022, 05:59:38 PM
Take it apart and enjoy!


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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #22 on: June 25, 2022, 07:24:21 PM
I say take it apart! The passenger is one of my grail Saks and I want an original but I have been tempted to do one many times and thought about getting a champ and making one and then do a bladeless tool out of the leftover parts to keep at its side

And if you don't need the pliers I would be happy to buy them from you


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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #23 on: June 26, 2022, 04:45:53 PM
Come on you awl!!
The answer is a simple one...
Take it apart.
Then put it back together exactly the way it was.
Then pass it along  :D




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Re: Decide the fate of my SwissChamp!
Reply #24 on: June 26, 2022, 04:47:25 PM
Easy! Take it apart, then pass it along. That's the MTo way!

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