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Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #60 on: September 05, 2022, 08:55:42 PM
Carrying this yellow Climber since the first of September.

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #61 on: September 05, 2022, 09:23:03 PM
SAKtember Day 5
Keeping with the necklace theme, I decided to go with the Pharmaceutical Rambler.
https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Rambler
It's on the linked page above under #2 of the Variations.
Here is the copied info from the link:
"The Pharmaceutical Rambler substitutes the emergency blade for the pen blade and a cut & picker tool for the nailfile. This variation is usually found as an advertising SAK, and does not have an official name. The substituted tools are favorites of the pharmaceutical industry, which was a big user of SAKs for marketing and Premiums."



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Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #62 on: September 05, 2022, 10:14:02 PM
Very nice Lisa!
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #63 on: September 06, 2022, 01:14:54 AM
Those are my favorite kind Barry!

If I only I knew what any of them are!

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #64 on: September 06, 2022, 03:12:44 AM
Apparently I posted a ‘September 4, Day 4’ title twice. The SwissTool should be for Day 5.


Anyway,

September 6, Day 6


Here’s one from the bargain bin again. I believe this is a Handyman based on the Wiki:
https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Victorinox+Handyman

It’s got screws on the scissor pivot, no groove for the scissor spring as well. I’m not sure if the metal end tweezers is also worth mentioning. Going by the Wiki, this is probably the nearest I can get to with regards to a ‘birth year’ SAK since there’s no actual date stamp on Vic tools.

….and yes, I changed the toothpick for a newer one lol


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #65 on: September 06, 2022, 03:19:46 AM
A Tool Chest!  not one you see every day!

I have a nice one that I also bought before the prices went absolutely absurd.  Unfortunately the customs agents slashed the scale pretty bad when they opened the package.  I took it to the local Wenger dealer who was only too happy to replace what they called "the skin" but they did it with a painted shield scale instead of an inlaid shield scale, which was what was damaged.

In the end I am okay with it- I am not that much of a purist (I keep having to tell myself that, so maybe I am!) but it does seem neat to me on some level to have a different version than everyone else!

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Mine has a chip on the scale near the tweezers. The local distributor is practically clueless regarding maintenance (what more warranty) of their SAKs.  Somehow I don’t think changing scales of an old Wenger is as simple as that of a SAK.

The old owner must have dropped it hard as the liner where the tips of the saw and file were bend, preventing the tool from properly snapping closed. I had to gently twist the ends with a long nose as I have no way of taking apart and reassembling a SAK.

At the end of everything, it’s a great and useable tool that snaps perfectly.


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #66 on: September 06, 2022, 04:02:29 AM
An early Day 3 for me as I'm not sure when I'll be able to get on tomorrow.  My EDC, an Alox Minichamp. 

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #67 on: September 06, 2022, 04:06:12 AM
September 6, Day 6

The Pioneer came in handy today as I needed to pop a small lock using the Awl


 
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #68 on: September 06, 2022, 04:30:56 AM
Here’s one from the bargain bin again. I believe this is a Handyman based on the Wiki:

It’s got screws on the scissor pivot, no groove for the scissor spring as well. I’m not sure if the metal end tweezers is also worth mentioning. Going by the Wiki, this is probably the nearest I can get to with regards to a ‘birth year’ SAK since there’s no actual date stamp on Vic tools.

Looks like it is a Handyman from the 75 (double spring scissors start) to 78 (metal tipped tweezers end) period

And note: There are date stamps on Vic Soldier model blades - I'm sure you know that!!   ;)

Not sure if you have seen this - But it helps with dating SAKs
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,51872.0.html
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #69 on: September 06, 2022, 04:43:02 AM
Apparently I posted a ‘September 4, Day 4’ title twice. The SwissTool should be for Day 5.


Anyway,

September 6, Day 6


Here’s one from the bargain bin again. I believe this is a Handyman based on the Wiki:
https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Victorinox+Handyman

It’s got screws on the scissor pivot, no groove for the scissor spring as well. I’m not sure if the metal end tweezers is also worth mentioning. Going by the Wiki, this is probably the nearest I can get to with regards to a ‘birth year’ SAK since there’s no actual date stamp on Vic tools.

….and yes, I changed the toothpick for a newer one lol

I got lucky with an old Hunstman in an ebay lot recently. Moved the metal tweezers into the Explorer I'm currently carrying. They're a nice little touch.


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #70 on: September 06, 2022, 05:57:03 AM
Some superb SAKs. I like awl the variety.

Day 5

After putting a new fob on the WWP Tinker, I dropped it in my pocket.

 
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Culling of the knife and multi herds in progress...

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #71 on: September 06, 2022, 01:28:22 PM
Day 6

SMKW has this nice blue (and also a green) Farmer X for $10 less than MSRP on a regular silver one. That was a good enough deal for me, since I didn't have a Farmer X yet. Haven't carried it much yet, but looking forward to taking it for a spin.

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #72 on: September 06, 2022, 01:37:37 PM
The Victorinox SwissCard (SwissCard Classic) was quite revolutionary when released back in 1997, and is a great choice for this, the 6th day of SAKtember!

Packing a number of functions such as nail file, screwdriver and a pen to the usual Swiss Army Knife functions like scissors, knife blade, toothpick and tweezers, the original SwissCard pictured here is an exceptional, low key toolset in a form factor that can be carried almost anywhere.

The Swiss Army Knights have compiled all the info stored at SAKWiki.com:  https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=SwissCard

@victorinoxitalia @victorinox @victorinoxnorthamerica @victorinoxvzla @victorinox_turkiye @victorinox_dach @victorinox_india @victorinoxbr @victorinoxmx #victorinox #victorinoxswisscard #victorinoxswisscardclassic #swisscard #swisscardclassic #swissarmyknives #swissarmyknife #swissarmyknights #sakwiki #saktember #swissarmyseptember #tooloftheday

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #73 on: September 06, 2022, 02:39:36 PM
Nice one boss - I really like the SwissCard - But sadly don't seem to find the need to carry it or store it somewhere for use these days
Need to work on that   :pok:   I always used to keep one in my car.

SAKtember has been a great trigger to check out the Wiki pages - Several of the SAKtembers have had a bit of a refresh thanks to this.
Not the SwissCard though - It had a complete revamp about five years ago - I am very happy with it now.
But as always any comments, errors, suggestions gratefully received.   
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember! Day 5
Reply #74 on: September 06, 2022, 02:47:53 PM
DAY 5

I was at a friends yesterday helping with some removals etc.. so didn't have time to post (also the signal is awful  ::))
I carried the Alox MiniChamp for pub duties  :cheers: + a pliers based option (MXBS) for non pub duties  :multi:

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #75 on: September 06, 2022, 02:51:14 PM


DAY 04 & 05
I've been out on my boat doing some watercolor painting used my two favorite paint knives
The Ambassador and MFV
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #76 on: September 06, 2022, 03:18:33 PM
Nice one boss - I really like the SwissCard - But sadly don't seem to find the need to carry it or store it somewhere for use these days
Need to work on that   :pok:   I always used to keep one in my car.

SAKtember has been a great trigger to check out the Wiki pages - Several of the SAKtembers have had a bit of a refresh thanks to this.
Not the SwissCard though - It had a complete revamp about five years ago - I am very happy with it now.
But as always any comments, errors, suggestions gratefully received.

Some of those phone cases have a slot for cards built into them, and that is a great way to carry the SwissCard.  At least, that's what I used to do in the good old days of Palm Pilots.   :D

Now I feel old and I think i need to lay down....  :facepalm:

As for SAKWiki, it is a great resource and needs to be seen to be appreciated!  I'll do anything I can to encourage more people to visit!

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #77 on: September 06, 2022, 05:26:30 PM
SAKtember Day 6
I'm going to carry this 84mm Waiter today.  I like the texture of the nylon handles.

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Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember! Day 6
Reply #78 on: September 06, 2022, 06:20:57 PM
DAY 6

In response to Grant's comment (below) about phone case carry I dug out my only SwissCard (20+ years old  :think:)

As you can see - it's an option but, unless I install a screen protector, not one that I could use (as an EDC anyway)

Some of those phone cases have a slot for cards built into them, and that is a great way to carry the SwissCard.  At least, that's what I used to do in the good old days of Palm Pilots.   :D

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #79 on: September 06, 2022, 07:02:49 PM
Looks like we haven't had a PDA discussion since about 2007, so now I feel really old.   :facepalm:

Sadly, no pictures of the setup have survived from that era apparently.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,196.msg1813.html#msg1813

I don't recall the SwissCard Quattro ever scratching the screen of any of my PDAs though.

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #80 on: September 06, 2022, 07:54:34 PM
Clearly we all need to get 74mm Moneyclips, then clip our Swisscards into them.


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #81 on: September 06, 2022, 08:33:04 PM
See, now THERE'S a challenge!  :D

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #82 on: September 06, 2022, 10:58:47 PM
oooooh Surgey - A gen 2 SwissCard I think - Has it got the protractor? 


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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #83 on: September 07, 2022, 05:08:12 AM
Day 7, September 7



Here’s one of my favorites —- it’s not a knife but it’s a great support piece for your knife, especially for beginners! It’s a Vic alright so I guess this qualifies, right? 



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Reply #84 on: September 07, 2022, 05:21:42 AM
DAY 06
Carried one of my favorite models today
The Outdoorsman- it's got everything ya need  :dd:

Except those darn pliers!  :twak:



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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #85 on: September 07, 2022, 05:36:37 AM
Day 6

Another day, another Tinker. This one is red and most likely between 1992 and 2005.

 
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #86 on: September 07, 2022, 05:45:22 AM
Hi FX - You could narrow date down further by checking for the locking nub on the large SD -
It is a small bump on the end of the SD which disappears inside when opened and locates into corresponding hollow in the spring

SAK > 99 if present!!


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Reply #87 on: September 07, 2022, 05:54:33 AM
SAKtember Day 5

Another Pioneer Alox day today, always a great letter and package opener with the large blade. I have always appreciated the fact that Victorinox knives always come quite sharp from the factory, it seems to be a growing trend with other manufacturers to sell dull bladed knives.

 
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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #88 on: September 07, 2022, 12:39:02 PM
While it may not have been one of the more exciting models, the Backpacker II from Wenger was extremely popular.

Featuring the can and bottle opener, main blade, small blade, wood saw, awl and corkscrew there are many different versions and variations including a serrated blade, a locking blade, Phillips driver in place of the corkscrew and a nail file in place of the small blade.

See all the variations on SAKWiki.com!  https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Backpacker+II

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Re: Remember, remember the FIRST of SAKtember!
Reply #89 on: September 07, 2022, 01:41:26 PM
DAY 06
Carried one of my favorite models today
The Outdoorsman- it's got everything ya need  :dd:

Except those darn pliers!  :twak:


It's funny, that's exactly why I have an Outdoorsman. I feel like the pliers take up a lot of space/weight for a tool I don't use that much.


 

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