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Thanks for visiting my blog. Please take a minute to leave some comments. If there are any remarks or questions, you can allways contact me at jeroen_thys@telenet.be. This blog is a result of dedication towards my hobby and it gives me a lot of motivation when I receive the occasional pad on the back. ;) 


69 comments:

  1. Hallo,

    Heel intressante blog! Mooie foto's en goede text!

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    1. Dank je wel! Altijd fijn om zoiets te horen....

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  2. Nice work and great layout! I too am a Swiss Army knife collector and fan.

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  3. Thanks for the blog,,I am a big Sak fan and trying to learn all about them. I have 18 so far and more on the way. What is your favorite Sak?

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  4. My personal favorite is the new Victorinox Soldier. I use it every day at work and it's by far the most practical sak I own... So, you have 18 saks and more on the way... That's dangerous, because every sak-collector knows that this will never end.... Once you've been bitten by the sak-bug, it's hard to stop buying! Be warned! ;) Oh, and thanks for visiting! :)

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  5. Nice set-up, good facts and photos.

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  6. Thanks guys!!! This is the kind of motivation that keeps this blog alive! ;)

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  7. Super toffe blog, echt de moeite waard!! I wish you a KNIFE life....
    Greetz, Catherine

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  8. Hallo Jeroen

    Proficiat met je verzameling en de prachtige blog. Schitterend!

    Hans

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  9. Hi Jeroen, I was on your blog page. Great collection you did.

    greetings from Switzerland.

    Patrick


    My homepage with my collection: http://www.orbit-6.ch/victorinox.htm

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  10. Absolutely love your site, Jeroen. Thanks for the information and inspiration. Greetings from Tennessee

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  11. Hello,

    Very good collection,and great pictures.Thanks.

    If you interest,this the fFrench forum of SAKS :

    http://fansducouteausuisse.lebonforum.com/

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    1. Thanks for the link. I visited the forum a few minutes ago and I must say that there are some die hard SAK collectors out there... Damn, some nice collections! My French isn't what it should be, but I can understand the basics, so I think I'll keep reading the posts. Thanks for the comments!!!

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  12. HI!!
    Thank you for adding my humbe site to your links list! I'm very proud to share my little collection and knowledge about Swiss Army Knives and so on. Your site is a nice place to discover interesting models and custom scales and so on, so... congrats for have this place open to all SAK fans!!

    Best regards from Spain!
    Joan

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  13. Hallo...wow you have a lot of SAK collection...
    Best Regards

    Melvin Sjardinal from Indonesia

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  14. Hi, Thanks a lot, I had been searching for information about a vintage super tinker, and finally thanks your blog, I cant date this about 1968, again thanks a lot. Greetings from El Salvador.

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  15. Great blog jeroen,really enjoyed the part about the soldiers ,amazing pictures,keep it up.

    Regards
    Paul

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  16. Very nice collection. How did you get the large store displays? Regards, JimmyD

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    1. Hi Jimmy,

      I gathered these displays from various sites like Ebay and flea-markets. The large knife display is often for sale at Ebay...

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  17. Hi Jeroen, Excellent blog and I like what seems to be the vast array of your collection. I like saks in general but in particular the different versions of the Soldier knife. Nice bit of information you have found as well. It always seems strange to me that Victorinox and Wenger have such a long history but finding info about things is hard. Cheers.......Al Australia

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  18. Hi Jeroen, I have added your blog to my favs and come back for another look see. I very much enjoyed your story on the factory tour and making your own knife. Cheers from Queensland Australia..............Al

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    1. Hi, I feel honored that you added my blog to your favs. I hope the stories aren't too long... ;) It always seems to surprise me if I reach peoples on the other side of the planet... Greetings from rainy Belgium :)

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    2. Thanks. Your stories are great. After watching your video I have changed my idea that Belgians probably all speak French.You definitely live in the right place for collecting knives and visiting places of interest. My sole source is Ebay and mainly from a handful of sellers in Switzerland.

      This site may interest you. The owner is a French speaking Swiss who has recently made it dual language French/English: http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch/J01/index.php/en/

      cheers..........Al

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    3. If I can help with your search for some special Vics, just let me know... This site you refer to, is known... I ordered their book and must say that it contains good info. Oh, and in Belgium we have three languages... Dutch (flemish), French and German. I normally speak Dutch, but can speak the other two languages good enough, not perfect! ;) German would be the most logic choice in a country like Switzerland, but my English is far better, so.... Not everyone speaks English in Switzerland so that's a bit difficult. We spoke first German, then English and the last day French... It all depends who you run into... Grtz

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    4. Thanks. I am glad you publish your blog in English. Otherwise I would have to resort to Google Translate.

      I emailed Robert Moix last night because I am would like to get a copy of his book. Quite awhile ago,he fixed me up with his own copy of Le Couteau Du Soldat SUISSE when I had trouble arranging payment for a copy directly from Author Thierry Deladoey. A very good man!

      cheers............Al

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  19. Hi Jeroen,
    I am from Tennessee in the US. I enjoyed your factory tour and your pics of the displays for your knives. I found out about your site from one we use here called iknifecollector . Check us out sometime, we have a group on the site that is just for Swiss Army Knives.

    Ricky L McConnell

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  20. This is nice, I've enjoyed your blog and that's a really nice alox collection. I recently started a small collection of saks. Some are really rare and hard to find.

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    1. Thanks! Too bad the "rare" and limited knives are becoming so expensive on Ebay... It's costing me a fortune... ;)

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  21. Hi, do you know where I can buy the box with the self assmbled Spartan? Thank you in advance for your kind reply.

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    1. Please take a look at the text I wrote about the box. I updated it... ;)

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  22. Great job and thanks for sharing the factory tour..just incredible. If you ever have RSS for any of this be happy to publish this and more!

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  23. Dear Jeroen, I'm a user not a colector, could you tell me how a camo finish scale would wear? I'm looking at a cheap camo Huntsman. Thanks! Great info! Julian

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    1. My wife is currently using a pink camo classic on her keychain and after a year it shows some scratches. You could compare it to a decent surface print on the scales. It's never as strong as a standard lucite scale, but stronger as those cheap company prints you can find on Ebay. It all depends on what you're going to do with it. If you use a pouch, the scratches will be kept to a minimum... Sincerely, Jeroen

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  24. Thanks for your reply Jeroen! I just placed an order for it! Don't want to be a nuisance, but under that print, if eventually wears off (I hope not!), is it a black cellidor scale, I wonder? Thank you! Julian

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    1. Julian,

      I have no idea what type of scale they used beneath the print, but the pink one from my wife has the pink translucent scales beneath the print. If it should wear of, you have a normal translucent scales... I hope you enjoy your Huntsman! Sincerely,

      Jeroen

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  25. Hi Jeroen,
    I always come back like on your site. Very interesting. Unfortunately I was never in Düsseldorf store.
    Have fun collecting.
    Greetings from Switzerland.
    Patrick

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    1. Hi Patrick,
      I've been a few times to your website and I love it! You have one awesome display cabinet filled with some very rare knives! About the Dusseldorf store... It's a very cool shop, but the factory shop in Ibach has more knives! I have a question for you... I noticed two red frames on your wall in the collection page. One contains a letter and the other, smaller one has a knife in it... Please do explain... Ever since I saw it, I wanted to know what it is... ;) Thanks,

      Jeroen

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  26. Great site and very informative! Thanks! I buy TSA lots at auction and cull the ones I want to keep, sell the rest on Ebay. Your site has helped me date some of the vintage ones.

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    1. I'm happy to hear that this blog helped you with age-dating! I put a lot effort in maintaining it and messages like these give me the motivation to continue!

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  27. Writing from Canada -- many thanks for your interesting and informative articles! I have never tried disassembling and repairing or modifying a Victorinox knife before, but you've inspired me to experiment a bit this year. I'm hoping that the rivet-peening will be similar to what I've encountered when building Roman and medieval armour. I still have some sheet brass left over from making belt plates, so I think I'll try out some brass scales ... I just bought a couple of used knives with cracked scales (or corporate logos on them) and this will make them a bit different. Thanks again!

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    1. I hope you enjoy your first steps in repairing and maybe customizing Swiss Army knives! I'm glad you like this site! If you have any questions, don't hesitate and ask....

      SIncerely,

      Jeroen

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    2. Thank you, Jeroen!

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  28. Hi! I really enjoyed your blog.
    One question: I never leave home without my Victorinox Spartan. But I really only use the flat screwdriver. Is it possible to have one made that only contains a philips head screwdriver and a flat head (with the bottle opener)? It for example be great for flights with only hand luggage...

    Would have been great!

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  29. I'm writing from the State of Ohio in the U.S.A. to say I greatly enjoyed your blog. It is a very well laid out and detailed blog. Best wishes in your collecting.

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  30. Hi Jeroen,

    I hope all is well with you. Your blog suddenly stopped in January and I have wondered if you are ok? Best wishes.

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  31. Hi Jeroen

    Thank you so much .

    Sak's newbie from Vietnam

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  32. HI Jeroen, i`m from Mexico, you have great collection and blog, can you tell me something about the history of the Victorinox Handyman, i have one since 2004.

    Thank you

    Julio Alvarado

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  33. Good collection, good knowledge, I suggest you to visit our social network group http://vk.com/swissknife and share their knowledge and experience.

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  34. Nice colection. I haven't seen anything of that stuff in my country (well beside the standard Victorinox) being sold.
    I have one Grand Prix Victorinox with one partial and one completely missing decal. I have the box though. That knife is a true veteran. :)
    It could use some clean & polish treatment though.
    Still trying to find replacement decals (if it is even possible) or complete handles with decals on them.

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  35. Hello, Jeroen!

    I too am a collector of Victorinox, Wenger, and many other traditional and tactical knives. Once the knife bug bites you, resistance is futile. I recognize some friends names who have signed your guest book.

    My Victorinox acquisition for today was a 108mm Safari Hunter with the faux stag scales. It's one that I noticed was missing from your excellent collection of 108mm SAK's.

    I also noticed that your blog has been inactive since the first of the year. I hope this message finds you and your beautiful wife doing well and vigorously pursuing more SAK's.

    Cheers and best wishes for California, USA!

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  36. Hello Jeroen !

    Your blog is great! Many retail and beautiful pictures!

    I wanted to ask you if you knew the origin of celidor a Spartan that my grandfather had given me, I posted pictures on Multitool.org, along the link on this post!

    http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,56263.0.html

    Many Thanks !

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  37. Thanks for the time you put into this blog. I find it very useful to use in identifying SAK's.

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  38. Thanks for the great resource for SAKs. I recently came across a SAK Moon Landing Commemorative knife, could you tell me something about this knife? I am interested in what it may be worth, how many were made? If you could direct me to this info I would certainly appreciate it.

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  39. Nice Blog! Lots of interesting information! Thanks!!!!!!!!

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  40. I was given the Victorinox Auto Tool as a gift but the bulb is broken and the battery cover is lost. Any help here? Thanks so much.

    Kevin Collins collinsk62@lycos.com

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  41. is de Victorinox red Alox Seaman te koop ?

    gr sander

    s-kamphuisen@hotmail.com

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  42. Hi,
    I have a Victorinox Swiss Knife with Old Swiss shield LOGO (Pad printed in white color)& big Marlboro Logo on the front. It does have a key ring, a reamer without a sewing awl and NO toothpick-tweezers which got me confused. I assumed that it was an OLD SPARTAN, but it looks like a WEEKENDER with a key ring and with NO toothpick-tweezers. But mine does not have sewing awl on the reamer which Weekender does have(?). I also found out that it might be an old STANDARD. So please help me with this confusion. Thanks

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  43. Hi,
    I'm a newbies for collects Swiss Army Knife, especially for Victorinox. This blog very interesting to me because more information i get from there.

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  44. Great blog. Super collection. What a pity you abandonned the blog

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  45. hello, I have bought several swiss army knives since early 1970's. I have a vitorinox timekeeper that battery will not stay in. I will attempt to send for repair. since my first victorinor and wenger, I have not carried any other knife. I have case and other knives also, but the swiss army knife serves me well. I live in the state of Missouri. I really like your website.
    s

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  46. Simply a fantastic and very valuable collection of information on this website.
    Highly recommended to all SAK collectors and Victorinox fans all over the world.
    Keep it up and many thanks for sharing some great details:)

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  47. Really like the Tools apart. Thanks for sharing knowledge and your personal collection.
    Best regards.

    Jose Erin Ferrel
    Retired Firefighter
    Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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  48. Great blog! Very informative! I collect lots of Victorinox items and appreciate you putting in time to run this great blog!

    Best,
    Cole
    Cleveland, OH USA

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