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The Challenge of Champions in 2022!

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #120 on: March 02, 2022, 11:54:26 PM
Champion Challenge Day 2

Yeah,,, I knew it wasn't gonna take long for the tweezers to come out. Lot's of drill shavings involved in my job.

Champion C
1- Large blade                                  13- Small blade
2- Corkscrew                                    14- Can opener
3- Small screwdriver                        15- Cap lifter
4- Screwdriver                                  16- Wire stripper
5- Reamer                                        17- Scissors
6- Phillips screwdriver                      18- Magnifying glass
7- Wood saw                                    19- Fish scaler check
8- Hook disgorger                             20- Ruler
9- Nail file                                          21- Metal file check
10- Nail cleaner                                22- Metal saw
11- Fine screwdriver                         23- Keyring
12- Tweezers check                         24- Toothpick


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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #121 on: March 03, 2022, 12:08:01 AM
The only thing worse than metallic slivers is shards of glass.  Got me an arm full when I had a roll over wreck about 20 years ago. The tiny glass shards were still popping out of my skin several years after the wreck :ahhh.


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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #122 on: March 03, 2022, 12:14:45 AM
I’ve had glass take weeks to come out of my fingers. But that was only twice and and just small pieces each time. I’d only prefer glass because I know it isn’t gonna poison me in some way. Bad part about glass is it’s hard to find with or without flowing blood.

EDIT:
couldn’t fit another pic in the previous post

Plastic Magnifier inspecting mods to one of the Troubleshooters.
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #123 on: March 03, 2022, 01:28:10 AM
DAY 2  Opening some Ritz crackers to go with my soup. 

1. Large blade: check



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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #124 on: March 03, 2022, 03:54:06 AM
Day 2

Used my Champion Plus to open a package. Sadly, no new SAK inside.   :(

At least I think this is an early Champion Plus. It has the backside tools of the Plus version and SAKWiki says that the first versions contained the original magnifying glass, did not have the "Plus" scales (no pen or straight-pin), and had the crossbow and cross on the tang, which matches mine. The article has no reference to a sapphire scale version so I'm guessing the previous owner replaced the original red Cellidor scales at some point with non-Plus sapphires with a pin slot. Too bad he didn't put sapphire Plus scales on it to get the pen; I might do that.

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58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #125 on: March 03, 2022, 04:05:55 AM
Day 2

Using the ruler to measure my car fob. Right around 3 inches, hard to get a good angle with the curve

Tools Used

Pen- Note taking
Ruler- Car fob measurement

Tools Remaining
Tweezers, Toothpick, Pin, Keyring, Large Blade, Small Blade, Metal File, Metal Saw, Nail Cleaner, Wood Saw, Fishscaler, Hook Disgorger, Scissors, Inline Phillips, Mag Glass, Bottle Opener, Flat Driver, Wire Stripper, Can Opener, Small Phillips, Corkscrew, Eyeglass Driver, Reamer, Hook, Technician's Screwdriver, Chisel

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #126 on: March 03, 2022, 05:22:02 AM
Day 2 - Supplemental

Used the can opener to peel an orange this evening for a snack.

Didn't have my phone on me so no photo.
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #127 on: March 03, 2022, 06:23:07 AM
Quote from: SteveP link= topic=87888.msg2322635#msg2322635 date=1646281322
Day 2 - Supplemental

Used the can opener to peel an orange this evening for a snack.

Didn't have my phone on me so no photo.

There you go. You had a ‘Sumo’.   ;)
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #128 on: March 03, 2022, 03:47:34 PM
I'm ready to go! I am also issuing myself a sub-challenge to use all of the Champion features over the course of the challenge. This is just for myself, but please feel free to join in if you'd like!

Champion C

1- Large blade                                  13- Small blade
2- Corkscrew                                    14- Can opener
3- Small screwdriver                        15- Cap lifter
4- Screwdriver                                  16- Wire stripper
5- Reamer                                        17- Scissors
6- Phillips screwdriver                      18- Magnifying glass
7- Wood saw                                    19- Fish scaler
8- Hook disgorger                             20- Ruler
9- Nail file                                          21- Metal file
10- Nail cleaner                                22- Metal saw
11- Fine screwdriver                         23- Keyring
12- Tweezers                                    24- Toothpick

Here is the Champion I will be using for the challenge.

Great idea, but you could be all OCD about it and use the tools in numerical order.   :pok: ;)


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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #129 on: March 03, 2022, 09:57:23 PM
Great idea, but you could be all OCD about it and use the tools in numerical order.   :pok: ;)

LOL,,,, uh,,, no.

I'd be in trouble already as I didn't copy the tool list in the same numerical order that Victorinox did,,,,, OCD is out the window.

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #130 on: March 04, 2022, 12:28:44 AM
LOL,,,, uh,,, no.

I'd be in trouble already as I didn't copy the tool list in the same numerical order that Victorinox did,,,,, OCD is out the window.

I thought about it, but it's already day 3, and if you really want to be OCD it should have been tool #1 on day #1, and...forget about it.   :rofl:   Life is too short for that much organization.


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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #131 on: March 04, 2022, 12:29:46 AM
DAY 3  Small blade opening something my wife bought.



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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #132 on: March 04, 2022, 01:44:37 AM
Champion Challenge Day 3

Today I decided to see how the reamer would perform at peeling off wire markers. The markers are sleeves that you stick a wire in, and they are attached to a roll via adhesive. I usually use a fine tip terminating screwdriver to remove them from the roll. The reamer worked, but it was not optimal for the task. I was just trying to be creative.

Champion C
1- Large blade                                  13- Small blade
2- Corkscrew                                    14- Can opener
3- Small screwdriver                        15- Cap lifter
4- Screwdriver                                  16- Wire stripper
5- Reamer check                              17- Scissors
6- Phillips screwdriver                      18- Magnifying glass
7- Wood saw                                    19- Fish scaler check
8- Hook disgorger                             20- Ruler
9- Nail file                                          21- Metal file check
10- Nail cleaner                                22- Metal saw
11- Fine screwdriver                         23- Keyring
12- Tweezers check                         24- Toothpick



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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #133 on: March 04, 2022, 02:03:09 AM
Day 03
Opened an envelope containing a check today. :mail: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #134 on: March 04, 2022, 02:15:26 AM
Day 03:
I used the main blade to split a baguette for my sandwich today, but I didn’t get a picture.

I tried my hand at stropping the Champ on my homemade strop with some green compound; not sure if I made the edge any sharper, but it’s definitely more shiny.
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #135 on: March 04, 2022, 02:38:54 AM
Day 3

Several uses of the '83 today:
- Scissors to cut up some scrap paper. (picture)
- Small blade to cut up a box for recycling.
- The can opener "hook" to pull out a hot oven rack, then to push it back in.

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65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #136 on: March 04, 2022, 03:12:52 AM
- The can opener "hook" to pull out a hot oven rack, then to push it back in.
I've done that with the multi-purpose hook...now I'll have to try it with the can opener.

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #137 on: March 04, 2022, 03:26:02 AM
Day 3

Mail call! Small blade liberates a used Executive.

Tools Used

Pen- Note taking
Ruler- Car fob measurement
Small Blade- Mail

Tools Remaining
Tweezers, Toothpick, Pin, Keyring, Large Blade, Metal File, Metal Saw, Nail Cleaner, Wood Saw, Fishscaler, Hook Disgorger, Scissors, Inline Phillips, Mag Glass, Bottle Opener, Flat Driver, Wire Stripper, Can Opener, Small Phillips, Corkscrew, Eyeglass Driver, Reamer, Hook, Technician's Screwdriver, Chisel

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #138 on: March 04, 2022, 04:33:42 AM
kamakiri - Day 3

Changed to a ‘74 Champion today.

Just mail haul duty.  :mail:

Amongst the knives and other tools were a set of Knipex XS in case I get pliers anxiety. :D

Day of Challenge / Knife used:
1. Original Black 1984
2. Champion Plus c. ‘05
3. 1974 Red w/o Nickel Silver Shield




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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #139 on: March 04, 2022, 05:02:55 AM
I've done that with the multi-purpose hook...now I'll have to try it with the can opener.
Ah, no hook on the '83.

I've used the pliers on a Swiss Champ for this, also. I think they might be the safest option.   :)
SAKs:
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65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #140 on: March 04, 2022, 05:04:10 AM
Day 3

Mail call! Small blade liberates a used Executive.
Always exciting using one SAK to unwrap another one.   :tu:
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #141 on: March 04, 2022, 05:06:08 AM
kamakiri - Day 3

Changed to a ‘74 Champion today.
That '74 looks nice. Are those metal-head tweezers?
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #142 on: March 04, 2022, 05:29:21 AM
That '74 looks nice. Are those metal-head tweezers?
  :cheers: Yurp. And thanks…It’s in pretty good shape for being 48 years old! They’re the last style of aluminum tweezer heads. The reverse tang is blank, scissor spring is black oxide double-leaf.
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #143 on: March 04, 2022, 11:40:43 AM
Always exciting using one SAK to unwrap another one.   :tu:

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #144 on: March 04, 2022, 04:30:20 PM
Day 04
Today I used the file to taper the end of an axle so I could thread on a nut.

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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #145 on: March 04, 2022, 05:56:56 PM
Day 04

Using the magnifying glass to view piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) at work. No photos of the P&IDs, because technically they’re confidential documents.
Current SAKs: Explorer, SwissChamp, Handyman (modded), Climber, Super Tinker, Tinker, Woodsman (modded), Electrician, Pioneer, SwissTool
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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #146 on: March 04, 2022, 07:33:44 PM
DAY 4  I dropped something between my truck seat and the console and thought, "Time for SAK pliers to save the day!"  But the Champ is pliers-less.  I tried later with my Handyman, but in the end it took my long Irwin needle nose to reach down into the crevasse.  The Champ did ride along all morning while doing invasive plant removal.



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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #147 on: March 04, 2022, 10:05:47 PM
kamakiri - Day 4

Changed to the ‘67 Hoffritz Champion ‘b’ today. This one sports a ‘TAM’ saw…angled teeth and a machined finish typical of this timeframe, as well as the bail/shackle which weren’t discontinued for some main line knives until about 1970. This gives lots of time between ‘68-‘70 for the last bail equipped champions which have the first ‘TSM’ (symmetrical/machined) saws.

Only mail haul duty so far today :mail:

Just one knife a Hunter XT and more Knipex pliers… that wouldn’t have likely helped Fireman above.  ;)

Day of Challenge / Knife used:
1. Original Black 1984
2. Champion Plus c. ‘05
3. 1974 Red w/o Nickel Silver Shield
4. 1967 Hoffritz Champion B



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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #148 on: March 04, 2022, 10:31:51 PM
Challenge of Champions Day 4

Used the large blade to strip some larger stuff. Didn't figure the official Champion wire stripper would be up to the task.

Champion C
1- Large blade check                       13- Small blade
2- Corkscrew                                    14- Can opener
3- Small screwdriver                        15- Cap lifter
4- Screwdriver                                  16- Wire stripper
5- Reamer check                              17- Scissors
6- Phillips screwdriver                      18- Magnifying glass
7- Wood saw                                    19- Fish scaler check
8- Hook disgorger                             20- Ruler
9- Nail file                                          21- Metal file check
10- Nail cleaner                                22- Metal saw
11- Fine screwdriver                         23- Keyring
12- Tweezers check                         24- Toothpick




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Re: The Challenge of Champions in 2022!
Reply #149 on: March 04, 2022, 10:39:17 PM
Great posts and uses everyone. Loving the variety kamakiri! Really dig the bails!
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