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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2010, 12:04:19 AM »
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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2010, 12:15:25 AM »


Remember that this is the soldier.  The trekkers are black (not OD green) and they don't have the tacticool grippy thingies.  But the trekkers DO have a pair of tweezers and a toothpick, which the soldier does not have.  That's why we sent our contact TW's personal trekker, to get it engraved to make sure that the engraving looks just as awesome on the trekker as it does on the soldier.  :)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2010, 12:20:37 AM »
drool!!!!

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2010, 12:22:39 AM »
A: thank you.

B: Can't wait

C: Does that solider have a home yet? 

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2010, 12:25:12 AM »
C: Does that solider have a home yet?  

TW's pocket I think...  :(

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2010, 12:32:56 AM »
C: Does that solider have a home yet? 

It belongs to our contact, brother.  I had a REALLY hard time sending it back to him, but I know how TW feels about his SAK, so I figured if I wanted to live much longer, I'd better get it in the mail back to him.  ;D

TW and I have been having big arguments serious negotiations/discussions about the difference between the two.  I KNOW the grips are tacticool, but I absolutely adore the color and the style of that knife.  I find it to be far superior to the Trekker, personally.

But - dang it - it doesn't have the tweezers that are so typical to even the cheapest SAK.   :pissed:  soooo.... I keep getting shot down when I plead for the Soldier, because it's less useful than the Trekker.  And "practical" wins over "pretty" with TW...  Which is why he married me, I'm fairly sure.  :wut:

<SIGH>  Why couldn't they just make the tacticool scales with the practical tweezers?  WHY?  *stomps around theatrically*

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2010, 12:47:17 AM »
I can live with out the tweezers.  ;)

Do both/ either/neither of these have a pocket clip?

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2010, 01:01:07 AM »
 :stop: Upon further review, soldier out as it is a serrated blade. :pissed:

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2010, 01:09:49 AM »
:stop: Upon further review, soldier out as it is a serrated blade. :pissed:

What? ..... Oh.  Just asked TW, and he said yes, the soldier we had had a serrated blade.  DANG IT, VICTORINOX.  WHY MUST YOU SCREW UP SUCH BEAUTIFUL SCALES??

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2010, 01:11:14 AM »
Do both/ either/neither of these have a pocket clip?

Neither have a pocket clip.  I suppose we could make some kind of a sheath for these... for a price...  Does anybody know where I can get a custom leather stamp made?

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2010, 01:20:29 AM »
Hmmm, no pocket clip. :impatient:

Still in for at least one, but I'll have to work on the clip deal. I'm not a fan of thingies hanging on my belt.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2010, 01:23:08 AM »
Neither have a pocket clip.  I suppose we could make some kind of a sheath for these... for a price...  Does anybody know where I can get a custom leather stamp made?
A quick search on google showed this:
http://www.infinitystamps.com/leather_stamps.html

And one more:
http://www.leatherunltd.com/services/stamps/cust_stamps.html
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 01:25:28 AM by Archer »

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2010, 08:15:47 AM »
That looks great, guys.  Eagerly awaiting their availability.

I'm 100% in favor of the plain (vs. serrated) blade - much easier to sharpen.  I feel your pain on the lack of tweezers, though.  Odd that they chose to exclude those, but maybe soldiers are supposed to be so tough they don't care about splinters under their skin or something. :D

As for the lack of a pocket clip, there's a solution available from one of TSP's very own sponsors:

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/product_info.php?products_id=720

A little DIY time and you could have one in place to suit your needs.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2010, 08:43:23 AM »
The knives look awesome!  I agree on plain vs serrated although I don't really care about tweezers. Good find on the clip Nadir. I'll definitely be putting one on mine.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2010, 10:19:25 AM »

As for the lack of a pocket clip, there's a solution available from one of TSP's very own sponsors:

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/product_info.php?products_id=720

A little DIY time and you could have one in place to suit your needs.

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Nice find.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2010, 01:57:50 PM »
I really like the serrated blade.  So, my choice is the Soldier.  ;)  The toothpick and tweezers always seem to get lost so I never really plan on them being there.  I don't miss them.

IMO, a "dangler" is the way to go for pocket carry.  Victorinox has a really nice belt clip thing and with a short 550 cord fob you can have the knife "dangle" in your pocket at the correct height.  The belt clip locks down so it is very hard to accidentally have it come loose.

I'll tie a fob and post some pics.  ;)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2010, 02:50:43 PM »
Can't wait until these are available...I've been meaning to get a OHT for a few months now.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2010, 03:00:17 PM »
I'll tie a fob and post some pics.  ;)

Oh I have one like that.  My (very, very) dear friend Scotty made it for me.  Or... rather, he made it for himself and carried it in the sandbox, then gave it to me when he got home.  I use it a little different than how you explained it though.  It's a long paracord fob, and I slip it around my belt buckle (or one of the rings in my purse/bag) and let it hang loose either in my pocket or in my bag.  The fob is long enough that I can actually use the knife without undoing it first, or I can quickly slip it through the half-knot I put it in, if I need more wielding room.

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Fob (total length):


Fob attached to belt loop:


Attached to purse/bag (where I almost always carry it):

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2010, 03:31:21 PM »
I did a bit of light dirt time over at Smithville park in Easthampton NJ.  I had both the Leatherman Surge, and the Wenger Ranger 172.  While on the trail, I tried to saw me a new firebow-drill bow with the Surge.  I was quite disappointed in the Surge(sawblade kept siezing), the Ranger 172 sawblade worked like a charm!!!  It cut smothly.

Looks like I may be carrying an SAK more often!!!

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2010, 04:51:14 PM »
Oh that's too bad!!  I adore my leatherman, but I've never tried to use the sawblade to do anything crazy.

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #80 on: September 23, 2010, 04:58:08 PM »
Oh that's too bad!!  I adore my leatherman, but I've never tried to use the sawblade to do anything crazy.

I wasn't doing anything crazy.  I was just sawing a downed branch(a bit wider than my thumb) to a usable length. ;)

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #81 on: September 23, 2010, 04:59:57 PM »
;)  I should have said, "I've never used the sawblade to do much of anything at all."  That would have been more accurate.  :D

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2010, 05:01:13 PM »
;)  I should have said, "I've never used the sawblade to do much of anything at all."  That would have been more accurate.  :D

That's OK. No blood,,,,,,,,no foul!  ;D

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2010, 07:32:21 PM »
"practical" wins over "pretty" with TW...  Which is why he married me, I'm fairly sure.  :wut:

I do not believe that to be the case.  :-\

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2010, 09:48:44 PM »
I do not believe that to be the case.  :-\

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2010, 11:16:25 PM »
I do not believe that to be the case.  :-\
I was not going to say anything, did not want TW to smack me for saying his wife is prettier than a peach

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2010, 05:14:56 AM »
I was not going to say anything, did not want TW to smack me for saying his wife is prettier than a peach

Well I married my wife for her great tuna bake!!! :D

Sex comes and goes(no pun intended), great tuna bake is forever!! ;D

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2010, 05:44:13 PM »
Still, some of you may be wondering:"Why an SAK?? Not Leatherman or SOG, etc.??"

Well, here a Youtube made buy David Wendell( the same one Jack inteviewed some time back), extolling the virtues of a lockblade SAK ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYipQRo3Hdg#

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #88 on: October 10, 2010, 11:55:22 PM »
Update:

It is looking like we will not be able to get the scales engraved on the Trekkers. It was tried in many ways and just does not look right. We had them engrave the blade on my Trekker and will post pics tomorrow of the result. I like it, but let us know what you think.

We want to get these done but are running out of options.

TW

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Re: TSP Swiss Army Knife
« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2010, 08:54:42 AM »
To me, the only drawback on the Soldier is the price! Let me keep my Trekker!