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de Offline Storky

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #120 on: March 02, 2016, 01:44:20 PM
In the past I edc an Executive very often. At the moment the CT41 is my main EDC
but I carry something similar in my backpocket for smaller tasks  :whistle:
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #121 on: March 02, 2016, 03:27:26 PM
Has anyone found a solution to the lack of cap lifter? I'm planning on gifting one to my girlfriend but it really needs a cap lifter. I saw Enki_ck had formed one in the file (here). Any other solutions?

For a caplifter I cut a notch at the base of the orange peeler as described in The Swiss Army Knife Owner's Manual
but I find it is easier to open bottles with the tip of the scissors:  set the tip of the fixed blade into a crimp of the cap and pry outward, repeat a couple times on around the cap.  Not fast I can wait a moment for a cold brew.  But yeah I wish it had a dedicated caplifter like Vic's Manager.
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Any pics of that? I'm curious...

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #122 on: March 02, 2016, 05:11:06 PM
I ground a Bottle Opener notch into the base of my Orange Peeler blade. Works fine.
I also made a small sheath for the scraper portion of the blade: don't want that blade closing dangerously when using the screwdriver tip. The sheath fits inside the knife completely when closed, I made it from a piece of electrical shrink tubing, also the cocoon.
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #123 on: March 02, 2016, 08:31:54 PM
I ground a Bottle Opener notch into the base of my Orange Peeler blade. Works fine.
I also made a small sheath for the scraper portion of the blade: don't want that blade closing dangerously when using the screwdriver tip. The sheath fits inside the knife completely when closed, I made it from a piece of electrical shrink tubing, also the cocoon.

That is a very good solution for the people that need a cap lifter :tu: I also like the safety of that sheath you made :salute:


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #124 on: March 04, 2016, 07:33:12 AM
Has anyone found a solution to the lack of cap lifter? I'm planning on gifting one to my girlfriend but it really needs a cap lifter. I saw Enki_ck had formed one in the file (here). Any other solutions?

Easy:
Apart from the Executive in your pocket also have on your keyring a Manager or Rambler - problem solved!
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #125 on: June 22, 2016, 07:39:45 PM
Figured I would add this pic to this thread as well  :cheers:



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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #126 on: July 20, 2016, 12:58:36 PM
Just noticed this thread: another executive lover/EDCer here!
I'll share some pics of mine (it's broken, though, so you won't see any scissors!)









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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #127 on: September 14, 2016, 05:08:04 AM
:think: I believe I am gonna have to get the old Executive back out and carry it some :cheers: It served me for so many years it deserves a little pocket time I believe :tu:


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #128 on: September 14, 2016, 12:55:13 PM
I'm really happy with mine. I got two, one to experiment on and one I'm planning on gifting. Adding a cap-lifter to the orange peeler is a good way to get extra use out of the tool.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #129 on: September 14, 2016, 01:28:00 PM
I like the Executive and I have it permanently in my travel shaving essentials bag (which I use at home too). I use it at least weekly, have used everything save the orange peeler (oranges are among the few things you can't find in our bathroom).
If there was a kind of Executivechamp I would buy that too.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #130 on: September 14, 2016, 02:53:13 PM
I like mine,  but ye scissor spring keeps moving to the side,  and off the scissors which quickly collapses the scissors,  and doesn't let them reopen. Does anyone else have this problem?  This doesn't happen with my money clip which is the same  size. This issue causes enough frustration that I don't carry the knife.

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #131 on: September 14, 2016, 02:58:25 PM
I like mine,  but ye scissor spring keeps moving to the side,  and off the scissors which quickly collapses the scissors,  and doesn't let them reopen. Does anyone else have this problem?  This doesn't happen with my money clip which is the same  size. This issue causes enough frustration that I don't carry the knife.

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Have had this happen some ;) but over the years have used them alot though and not had the problem much :tu:


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #132 on: September 14, 2016, 02:58:49 PM
I like the Executive and I have it permanently in my travel shaving essentials bag (which I use at home too). I use it at least weekly, have used everything save the orange peeler (oranges are among the few things you can't find in our bathroom).
If there was a kind of Executivechamp I would buy that too.

An ExecutiveChamp sounds very nice to me :dd: :like: :like:


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #133 on: September 14, 2016, 11:32:32 PM
Haven't seen the book...how does one grind a cap lifter into the executive? Dremel? Hacksaw?

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #134 on: September 14, 2016, 11:54:45 PM
I love the executive, but don't carry it as often as I'd like.  I did take it to the hospital when my wife was giving birth because I knew it would be hospital friendly, and ended up fixing the delivery tub drain system with it. 


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #135 on: September 15, 2016, 12:26:39 AM
Haven't seen the book...how does one grind a cap lifter into the executive? Dremel? Hacksaw?

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Dremel would be my guess :tu: Mark it with a Sharpie and cut slowly :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #136 on: September 15, 2016, 01:36:56 AM
Haven't seen the book...how does one grind a cap lifter into the executive? Dremel? Hacksaw?

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I did it with cut-off disks in a Dremel. I had the cutout from a 58mm for guide (printed from the Internet) but it was also really helpful to have a scrap sheet of steel to try it on (it's abit too expensive to mess up) as well as a few bottles to check that it fits and works (just remember that too many tries might impare your motor skills :cheers:).


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #137 on: September 15, 2016, 04:45:27 AM
I like the Executive and I have it permanently in my travel shaving essentials bag (which I use at home too). I use it at least weekly, have used everything save the orange peeler (oranges are among the few things you can't find in our bathroom).
If there was a kind of Executivechamp I would buy that too.
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #138 on: September 15, 2016, 04:56:38 AM
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #139 on: September 15, 2016, 05:06:16 AM
Thanks, Fortytwo. Might try that with a set of tiny files I have and a beater alox Exec.

That's pretty awesome, PTRSak. Be nice of that were production, not custom.

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #140 on: September 15, 2016, 10:40:30 AM
I like mine,  but ye scissor spring keeps moving to the side,  and off the scissors which quickly collapses the scissors,  and doesn't let them reopen. Does anyone else have this problem?  This doesn't happen with my money clip which is the same  size. This issue causes enough frustration that I don't carry the knife.

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I had the same scissors problem



never got to fix it, but with the years I've just learned to love the executive as the "little problematic one" in that regard.
Carried yesterday and today, in fact. I like it so much it is carried almost as much as my Salt, which is every darn day!  :like:



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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #141 on: September 15, 2016, 12:05:13 PM

That's pretty awesome, PTRSak. Be nice of that were production, not custom.

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And a pretty expensive custom at that.

Admitidly there were a lot of parts left over but the donors for this build included an Executive, a Money Clip, a Wenger Pocket Tool Chest, a Rambler, a Spartan and a Rover with Emergency Blade.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #142 on: September 15, 2016, 12:50:17 PM
Thanks, Fortytwo. Might try that with a set of tiny files I have and a beater alox Exec.

That's pretty awesome, PTRSak. Be nice of that were production, not custom.

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This is my topic on the question over in the mod squad subforum. It might not be super helpful but there some info on the mod and some links.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #143 on: September 15, 2016, 01:12:16 PM
I like the Executive and I have it permanently in my travel shaving essentials bag (which I use at home too). I use it at least weekly, have used everything save the orange peeler (oranges are among the few things you can't find in our bathroom).
If there was a kind of Executivechamp I would buy that too.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #144 on: September 15, 2016, 07:48:43 PM
One thing to note, before everyone goes cutting a bottle opener into the peeler: That is the part of the shank that handles the torque load for the screwdriver tip. So if you ever want to use the screwdriver to apply any decent amount of torque, forget this mod.
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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #145 on: September 23, 2016, 02:58:18 AM
Here's a trip down memory lane.... Browsing through the guestbook on SAKcollector.com I found my own entry of more than ten years ago:

"Two pieces of fruit every day are essential for a good health. Enter the Executive. Its two long and slender blades are ideally shaped for slicing apples and peeling oranges. This little gem is THE fruitknife for SAK fruitcakes."

Things have changed. Between then and now I worked three years for a large multinational company trading mostly citrus fruit and banananas (I know how to spell it, just not when to stop) where I learned eating oranges the farmer's way: simply quartering them and gnawing the flesh out of the peel. Not exactly good manners, but it works. No need for peeling. Anyhow, these days I don't do either. Squeezing oranges for their juice is my preferred method now.

At the time I liked the Executive very much. Still do, I have three of them and although I do not carry one there's always one within reach on my desk.


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #146 on: September 23, 2016, 03:27:29 PM
Things have changed. Between then and now I worked three years for a large multinational company trading mostly citrus fruit and banananas (I know how to spell it, just not when to stop) where I learned eating oranges the farmer's way: simply quartering them and gnawing the flesh out of the peel. Not exactly good manners, but it works. No need for peeling.

Also the traditional method of eating your half-time orange for football (soccer) players!


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #147 on: September 23, 2016, 04:49:46 PM
I believe I will carry my Executive cause of this thread this weekend :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #148 on: September 23, 2016, 06:05:04 PM
I believe I will carry my Executive cause of this thread this weekend :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Mine just lives on my keys. :)
There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D


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Re: Victorinox Executive?
Reply #149 on: September 23, 2016, 08:30:26 PM
I believe I will carry my Executive cause of this thread this weekend :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Mine just lives on my keys. :)

Hahah mine too  :cheers:





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