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Just got my Grail Knife! 743

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Just got my Grail Knife!
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:26:03 PM »
I just received my grail knife in the mail!  It's a Victorinox Champion B with long file, bail, metal-headed tweezers, and nickel inlay.  It is in excellent condition with almost no signs of sharpening.  It has a small crack in one scale coming from the bail to the top on the side by the tweezers. I'm very excited!

It literally just got here, so I haven't cleaned it at all, but here are pictures.  I totally can't afford this, but I haven't seen this since I began looking last year, so...

[Sammy wanted to say hello first...]







My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
Well done! Cool cat, to!

 :cheers: :tu:

So, since you just got this... what's your new Grail knife?

 :pok: :pok:


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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 10:04:56 PM »
Well done! Cool cat, to!

 :cheers: :tu:

So, since you just got this... what's your NEXT new Grail knife?

 :pok: :pok:


 :D :D

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 10:51:19 PM »
Sweet knife, congrats  :tu:

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 11:01:53 PM »
Bad word, bad word, bad word....   I just broke my grail knife.  The can opener was slightly bent and rubbing on the frame.  My "adjustment" snapped the last 1/4" (8mm) off the pointed part of the opener.  It still has most of th c-shape and the driver, but, d amn!



My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 11:09:22 PM »
BTW, interesting thing.... the scales polished up nicely.  While doing so, there was a distinct pine-like smell.  I've never had that before.  My methods is using micro-mesh sandpaper, and I am certain it was not them.  The knife had already been cleaned, not with a pine-y cleaner.


D.

My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 01:06:19 AM »
Bad word, bad word, bad word....   I just broke my grail knife.  The can opener was slightly bent and rubbing on the frame.  My "adjustment" snapped the last 1/4" (8mm) off the pointed part of the opener.  It still has most of th c-shape and the driver, but, d amn!

 :( :( :(
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 01:10:15 AM »
 :'(

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 04:31:36 AM »
 :'( sorry to hear about the break.

The camphor smell is normal for some scales. Not all, but generally until they were injection moulded, I think.

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 04:51:29 AM »
Wow, sorry you broke it. That's a miserable feeling. Don't ask me how I know.

It has a couple interesting features. I did not realize they made Champions with Tinker drivers. Also, I never saw a SAK before with the scissors pivoting on the small end. Does it have another tool across from the scissors on the same layer?

Guess you need a scissor spring, too, by the looks of it.

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Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 12:26:47 PM »
I just received my grail knife in the mail!  It's a Victorinox Champion B with long file, bail, metal-headed tweezers, and nickel inlay.  It is in excellent condition with almost no signs of sharpening.  It has a small crack in one scale coming from the bail to the top on the side by the tweezers. I'm very excited!

It literally just got here, so I haven't cleaned it at all, but here are pictures.  I totally can't afford this, but I haven't seen this since I began looking last year, so...

[Sammy wanted to say hello first...]







Nice find DavZel ! BTW your knife is not very common with this back side smooth Phillips. Usually for that age Phillips (on Champion)  has file ;)
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 06:31:36 PM »
Nice find DavZel ! BTW your knife is not very common with this back side smooth Phillips. Usually for that age Phillips (on Champion)  has file ;)

...and you don’t mention the can key.  ;)

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2021, 01:21:05 AM »
Wow, sorry you broke it. That's a miserable feeling. Don't ask me how I know.

It has a couple interesting features. I did not realize they made Champions with Tinker drivers. Also, I never saw a SAK before with the scissors pivoting on the small end. Does it have another tool across from the scissors on the same layer?

Guess you need a scissor spring, too, by the looks of it.


The "B" is the screwdriver model.


Nothing opposite the scissors. The file is on the back, though.  I think the spring on the scissors is correct.  It matches the one wiki, also.




My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
Full Member Posts: 176
Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2021, 01:23:04 AM »
Nice find DavZel ! BTW your knife is not very common with this back side smooth Phillips. Usually for that age Phillips (on Champion)  has file ;)


It might be because this has the long file on the back?

My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master
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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2021, 01:34:10 AM »
Nothing opposite the scissors. The file is on the back, though.  I think the spring on the scissors is correct.  It matches the one wiki, also.

I think the spring is a broken double-leaf type. Those go with the ‘new’ (c.’70) style scissors. The single leaf springs arc the opposite way, and have a bend at the tip. I’ve modded broken ones to look and function like a single leaf.

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2021, 01:36:05 AM »
Like this:

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Re: Just got my Grail Knife!
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 06:20:37 PM »
I think the spring is a broken double-leaf type. Those go with the ‘new’ (c.’70) style scissors. The single leaf springs arc the opposite way, and have a bend at the tip. I’ve modded broken ones to look and function like a single leaf.


Thank you.  I see what you're saying, and you are correct.

My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master

 

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