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This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck

Offline victordomingos

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This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
on: August 31, 2023, 12:48:06 AM
Ten years ago, I gave someone this nice black Executive. It has been lost for years. Now we found it but it was in very bad shape. Lots of a brownish gunk (corrosion?) that I tried to clean, but the worst part is that one of the layers has lost spring strength. Not sure if it is broken, misplaced or missing something. The orange peeler opens and closes fully but with no snap. The nail file does not close and does not stay open at the correct 180 angle. The spring seems to be coming out.

Any hope for this little guy? Would Victorinox take care of it?



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Re: This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
Reply #1 on: August 31, 2023, 12:48:52 AM


us Offline smiller43147

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Re: This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
Reply #2 on: August 31, 2023, 01:50:15 AM
Looks busted.  I'd reach out to Vic about fixing it first, seems like they discontinued this model last year.
Too bad (both the condition of this guy, and in general about discontinuing the model)
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Re: This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
Reply #3 on: August 31, 2023, 03:47:16 AM
I’ve been able to get snap back to the tools with a thorough cleaning. I’m sure the experts will see your post and recommend the proper method.

WD-40 works for me for my Alox but not sure with the plastic scales.

Never mind.  Sorry just saw the pic.


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Re: This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
Reply #4 on: August 31, 2023, 05:22:54 AM
Keeping a stock of parts for recently discontinued models would be a prudent thing for Victorinox to do. Definitely send it off to them and see if they can help. If not, a modder or knife mechanic should be able to fix it right up (provided he has the necessary parts).
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us Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: This Victorinox Executive had some bad luck
Reply #5 on: August 31, 2023, 06:07:46 AM
I have one like that and oriented it the same way as your picture and took a look.  It appears that maybe one of the internal springs in yours is dislocated: the metal bar visible inside the liners about 3/4" below the white toothpick.  You appear to have  both the scissor and the nail file opened up so there should not be any tool where that bar is.


 

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