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My Special ALOX SAK 583

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My Special ALOX SAK
« on: May 08, 2021, 10:37:24 PM »
I bought this ALOX standard issue SAK  back in 1987 for a Christmas present for my Dad at the L.L. Bean Store in Freeport Maine.. I think it was less than $20.00 at the time.
It has recently came back into my possession and its one I will always cherish.

The blade is stamped 87 and Wenger Delemont on the flip side. Now tht it has come back to me, I really love these little knives, so aside from ebay, where is the best place to purchase vintage Soldiers?

A couple of quick photos, enjoy.









Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,438 Bon Journee!!
Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 10:49:56 PM »
A Soldat with a beautiful story.  Thanks for sharing this!

Barry
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 10:57:21 PM »
A Soldat with a beautiful story.  Thanks for sharing this!
:like: :iagree: +1

They don't like it up 'em!
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 12:21:11 AM »
I wholeheartedly agree. I do love a knife with a story, and I appreciate folks sharing them.
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 05:01:14 AM »
Very nice knife and cool story.

In terms of level of effort, eBay is basically it for finding vintage pieces.  For better prices, more effort is required and spending time at estate sales, garage sales, pawn shops and various auction sites (i.e. TSA, etc).

You might be in luck as people are focusing more on newer Limited Editions and Special Editions, so you might be able to score on vintage soldiers while everyone chases after the next annual Alox color series or some Damascus steel rendition.  Zig when everyone zags.
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My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 05:46:51 AM »
:iagree: great story and very nice mod 61

I’ve also found eBay the easiest but there are a few sellers on Facebook (Marcs Army knives I can recommend) or Reddit SAK forums

You might enjoy this thread for info and inspiration

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=49775

And you can’t go past SAKWIKI and Myron’s blog for the best info

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Soldier+1961


http://www.roverhaven.com/the-rover-haven-blog/2018/12/16/collecting-the-model-1961-swiss-army-knife-part-2-fun-and-affordable-collectibility-meets-swiss-made

:cheers:
« Last Edit: May 09, 2021, 05:54:02 AM by Echotech »
No Life Club Posts: 2,551
Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 10:35:03 AM »
I’ve found Etsy to be a good source for vintage soldiers in the UK, eBay seems slightly more problematic here in my experience over the last year or so.
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2021, 02:08:04 PM »
 :like: :cheers:

All who wander are not lost..

It only take a little bit of sharp..
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 03:31:18 PM »
Nice Wenger, @GT3North!  And I love the story that comes with it.  Did your dad keep the box? 

Here is a picture of the catalog page from the late '80s, back when Bean sold these.  And below that a picture of my LLB Soldat with its box. 

Good luck hunting other Model 1961's!

Myron



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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2021, 03:32:53 PM »
 :like: great story of your SAK as others have said.

Nice addition Myron. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: My Special ALOX SAK
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2021, 03:43:53 PM »
Nice Wenger, @GT3North!  And I love the story that comes with it.  Did your dad keep the box? 

Myron

Myron,

Wow, that’s very cool. Thanks for sharing. I remember the little yellow sticker on the box. The catalog is pretty cool as well. That’s a blast to see.
I didn’t find the original box, but I still have a few boxes of stuff to go through so it may be still around. I hope it is so I can keep it together.

Cheers.



 

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