Fun Victorinox restore

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Fun Victorinox restore

Post by Reverand » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:35 pm

This was the first time that I had worked with a Victorinox, and was surprised that I really like the knife.
Previously I had only used the smaller versions (with a blade & nail file), and a couple of knock-offs, and I'd had the opinion that they were all cheap junk. I think that the chintzy red plastic handles only reinforced that image in my mind.
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Luckily this one only had one handle, so re-covering it helped me to realize how well-made they really are.
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I have been coon-fingering it for about a week, and love these Cocobolo handles, but I finally put the finishing touch on it yesterday with a USMC shield, and will be gifting it to a buddy of mine.
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:40 pm

Nice work Reverand!

Yes, there is certain times that I like the "Swiss Army" knives because of all the tools.

Those covers move that knife on UP to a better category of knives! "Those USEFUL knives that look GOOD" category!

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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by dlr110 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:15 pm

That is a great job Reverand! Whoever you're gifting that to will love it.... ::tu::
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by herbva » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:10 pm

Ditto, great job Reverand! Those cocobolo scales and the USMC shield really dress it up nicely! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by cody6268 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:15 pm

Great job!

I love the cocobolo scales! Victorinox's own hardwood (I think some variety of walnut), in person, has always looked underwhelming; no matter how they look in SMKW catalogs and online. First time I saw them at a local knife store, they looked kinda dried out and too light.

I really dislike Cellidor, which is chemically a modified cellulose acetate that neither shrinks nor outgasses. It breaks easily (especially modern scales; which are hollowed out), scratches easily, and is really susceptible to various common solvents. Pulling my knife out when I had diesel fuel residue on my hands always results in places where it ate the Cellidor. Have seen a lot of them that are warped also. I've been switching my Cellidor over to the nylon plastic handles which are a thousand times better. Aside from the Stayglow, you can't get 58mm scales in nylon; but 84mm and 91mm are common, and it's standard on 111mm.

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Post by Jeffinn » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:45 pm

Man, those wood handles really dressed it up!
Great choice of materials.
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by Rdubya21 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:32 pm

Now it looks like a nice knife !

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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by Reverand » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:32 pm

Thanks guys!
I bought the Cocobolo a couple of years back from a Woodcraft store, in the "offcut/scrap" bin for $1.25/lb. It was about 2 ft long and 1/8" thick, and the same width as the knife!
I chose it because it was easy, and am glad that I did.
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by rustyoldknife » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:46 am

Reverand wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:32 pm
Thanks guys!
I bought the Cocobolo a couple of years back from a Woodcraft store, in the "offcut/scrap" bin for $1.25/lb. It was about 2 ft long and 1/8" thick, and the same width as the knife!
I chose it because it was easy, and am glad that I did.
Great Job, the Cocobolo turned a dull looking Victorinox into a good looking knife. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Fun Victorinox restore

Post by glennbad » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:05 pm

Way better than the original, nice!

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