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Post by Quick Steel » Tue May 24, 2022 5:19 pm

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Re: SAKs

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue May 24, 2022 6:38 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
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SAKs.....
Nice variety of colors, Garry. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: SAKs

Post by Dan In MI » Tue May 24, 2022 8:25 pm

Very nice variety, Garry! Would like to see the other side of the blue one in the first photo.
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Re: SAKs

Post by Quick Steel » Tue May 24, 2022 8:46 pm

Dan, the reverse side is just blue; no markings on it. Let me know if you still want to see the other side regardless.

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Re: SAKs

Post by kootenay joe » Tue May 24, 2022 9:27 pm

I really like the SAK's with the Alox handles. Only downside is no slide-in pick & tweezers.
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Re: SAKs

Post by edge213 » Tue May 24, 2022 10:14 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
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I really like the SAK's with the Alox handles. Only downside is no slide-in pick & tweezers.
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Re: SAKs

Post by Maddogfl » Tue May 24, 2022 10:27 pm

My only SAK. And the flash was unkind to it.
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Re: SAKs

Post by CluelessNick » Wed May 25, 2022 8:20 pm

I always have a spartan in my right front pocket even though I seldom use it.
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Re: SAKs

Post by marinaio61 » Thu May 26, 2022 12:16 am

I carry a Recruit in the standard red ABS plastic daily. Gets pretty beat up in my pocket so while I appreciate the beauty of those knives they are too fine for my normal carry.

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Re: SAKs

Post by Papa Bones » Thu May 26, 2022 11:45 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 5:19 pm
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Good looking group Gary!! ::tu::
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Re: SAKs

Post by Quick Steel » Fri May 27, 2022 1:37 am

Thanks Smitty.

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Re: SAKs

Post by bestgear » Fri May 27, 2022 2:18 am

Saw this the other day, thought it was appropriate for this thread.
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Re: SAKs

Post by Quick Steel » Fri May 27, 2022 2:23 am

Good one! :lol:

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Re: SAKs

Post by Dan In MI » Fri May 27, 2022 4:41 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 8:46 pm
Dan, the reverse side is just blue; no markings on it.
You occasionally find them with the Swiss cross on the back side, either through error or missing the boat on getting their logo. Nice find!
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I really like the SAK's with the Alox handles. Only downside is no slide-in pick & tweezers.
I usually pair the larger Alox models with a 58mm on a neck lanyard.
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Re: SAKs

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 27, 2022 5:56 pm

Quote Dan: "I usually pair the larger Alox models with a 58mm on a neck lanyard."
Good idea. I'm going to do the same.
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Re: SAKs

Post by Colonel26 » Fri May 27, 2022 7:04 pm

Very good! Every day in my rfp there is either a spartan or a climber (spartan plus scissors).
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Re: SAKs

Post by Quick Steel » Fri May 27, 2022 7:34 pm

Dan, Thanks for the interesting input. I was unaware of the possible error on that model.

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Re: SAKs

Post by Dan In MI » Sat May 28, 2022 6:21 am

You're welcome, Garry. The error is definitely a possibility, but I think it's much more likely it was intended to get a logo and for whatever reason did not. I have one with the reverse Swiss cross, and I'm 99.99% sure it missed out on receiving its intended logo.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 28, 2022 9:41 pm

Here is an orange Alox "Farmer". I know because i bought it new and still have the box.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 28, 2022 9:43 pm

And here is a silver Alox "PioneerX". Have the box for this one as well.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 28, 2022 9:45 pm

Does anyone know the name for this large Alox pattern ? It has 2 'master' spear point blades and a small hawkbill blade.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 28, 2022 10:27 pm

And i have this 'older' ? red Alox Farmer. Looks like it had pocket time but never used. From the style of cross on handle can any dates be given ?
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 29, 2022 5:35 pm

Here are 2 more Alox knives, a "Solo" and my favorite of all SAK's a 3 blade whose model name i don't know. I find a saw and an awl to be the most useful of all the tools. Although it is a 2 spring knife it is quite slender which i like.
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Re: SAKs

Post by Dan In MI » Sun May 29, 2022 6:48 pm

Some incredibly nice SAKs you have there, Roland! I'm not sure if the green was a special run or was modified at some point in its life. Your very favorite SAK is a Bushcrafter, a special run for a distributor known as Swiss Bianco. And the Old Cross Farmer looks to be no newer than 1985.
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Re: SAKs

Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 29, 2022 7:55 pm

Dan In MI wrote:
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Some incredibly nice SAKs you have there, Roland! I'm not sure if the green was a special run or was modified at some point in its life. Your very favorite SAK is a Bushcrafter, a special run for a distributor known as Swiss Bianco. And the Old Cross Farmer looks to be no newer than 1985.
Dan, thanks so much for these answers. I do like my Bushcrafter. Is a Farmer older than 1985 of any special value ? or the same as a recently made Farmer ?
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