Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cleaning and Polishing Swiss Army Knives/Knife handles



Here is another example of what cleaning and polishing the outside handles of a couple common SAK's look before and after. I use an assortment of about 9 different grits super fine emery cloths(2400-12000) with water to clean and polish the handles while they are still attached to the knife. This is helpful since you do not need to remove the handles, possibly damaging them further. Metal inlays like the shield will be OK as long as it is not already coming off someplace. Note the red Wenger has several deep scratches and would require more work and more material taken off to completely make them look super smooth. The white Victorinox Executive had normal pocket wear and some red overall tinting from rubbing. It looks almost like new after about 30 minutes of work.

Voici un autre exemple de ce que nettoyage et le polissage les poignées à l'extérieur du regard du SAK commun un couple avant et après. J'utilise un assortiment d'environ 9 grits différents emery super fine cloths(2400-12000) avec de l'eau pour nettoyer et polir les poignées alors qu'ils sont toujours fixés au couteau. Ceci est utile puisque pas besoin de supprimer les poignées, endommageant peut-être davantage. Les incrustations métalliques comme le bouclier sera OK tant qu'il n'est pas déjà venant au large de quelque part. Note le rouge Wenger a plusieurs égratignures profondes et nécessiterait plus de travail et plus de matériel pris leur envol pour complètement qu'elles paraissent super lisse. L'exécutif de Victorinox blanc avait une usure normale pocket et certains rouge teinte globale de frottement. On dirait presque comme nouveau après environ 30 minutes de travail.

Hier ist ein weiteres Beispiel für welche reinigen und Polieren die Außengriffe von ein paar gemeinsame SAK Blick vor und nach. Ich verwende ein Sortiment von etwa 9 verschiedenen Körnungen Superfein Emery cloths(2400-12000) mit Wasser zu reinigen und Polieren die Griffe während sie immer noch das Messer zugeordnet sind. Dies ist hilfreich, da Sie nicht die Griffe, entfernen sie möglicherweise weiter zu beschädigen. Metall-Inlays wie der Schild werden OK sein, solange es nicht bereits von irgendwo kommen ist. Beachten Sie die roten Wenger hat mehrere Tiefe Kratzer und erfordert mehr Arbeit und mehr Material damit vollständig sie super glatt aussehen abgenommen. Die weißen Victorinox Executive hatte normalen Pocket Verschleiß und einige rot färben insgesamt von reiben. Es sieht fast wie neu nach etwa 30 Minuten Arbeit.

Вот еще один пример того, что очистки и полировки внешней ручки несколько общих САК вид до и после. Я использую ассортимент около 9 различных grits супер штрафа Эмери cloths(2400-12000) с водой для очистки и польский ручки, в то время как они по-прежнему связаны нож. Это удобно, поскольку вам не нужно удалить маркеры, возможно, их дальнейшего повреждения. Металлические вкладыши как щит будет ОК, пока не он уже идет от куда-нибудь. Обратите внимание, красный Венгер имеет несколько глубокие царапины и требует больше работы и больше материала, сняли полностью сделать ими взгляд супер гладкая. Белый Исполнительный Victorinox был обычный карман одежда и некоторые красный, общей тонирование с трением. Это выглядит почти как новый после 30 минут работы.

Éste es otro ejemplo de lo que limpieza y pulido de los controles fuera de la mirada de una pareja común SAK antes y después de. Utilizo un surtido de sémola diferentes unos 9 súper esmeril cloths(2400-12000) con agua para limpiar y pulir los puntos de control mientras que todavía estén asociados con el cuchillo. Esto es útil, ya que no es necesario eliminar los puntos de control, posiblemente dañarlos aún más. Piezas metálicas como el escudo será OK siempre y cuando ya no viene a algún lugar. Nota el rojo Wenger tiene varios rasguños profundas y requiere más trabajo y más material para completamente que parezcan súper suave. El Ejecutivo de Victorinox blanco tuvo algunos rojo general teñidos de roce y desgaste normal de bolsillo. Parece casi como nuevo después de unos 30 minutos de trabajo.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SAK Cleaning techniques

I have cleaned so many Swiss Army knives of different sizes and have come up with the best ways on how to clean and lubricate them.In this segment I will explain a little trick I use to clean those pesky nail files that get all nasty with crap. 

First thing is you need to go buy yourself a gun cleaning kit of 3 brushes. I usually find them in Wal-Mart sporting goods for around $3. There will be a nylon bristle, steel bristle and a brass bristle brush inside. The nylon brush is the brush I use the most for general cleaning but in this segment the "steel" brush is what I use to clean that crap off the nail files. Just brush the nail file for about 15-20 seconds and that usually will clean most stuff off. If you have something that is resisting, just take a small knife blade and scrape it slightly until it loosens up and can be brushed off. 

See some of my photo examples.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Victorinox Emergency Blade Classic


Here is a unique little knife. It may look like a common classic but this one has an emergency style blade instead of the regular pen knife blade common to most all Victorinox Classic knives you see. All the other tools are the same as a regular classic. This blade is usually only seen in Mini-Champ versions of the Victorinox Classic sized knives. According to Victorinox it is called an emergency blade. Why? You tell me if you know. LOL

According to information I have gathered the Emergency blade was fashioned after a surgical blade and called the Emergency blade to perform emergency incisions or other fine cutting where a very fine point and sharp edge were needed. Some other branded pocket knives from the 1950's and up had similar blades and were purposed for the same usage.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Old Wenger Handwerker Handworker


Here is an unusual Wenger SAK. This one I was told was called "The HandWerker" and it was a European model not released here in the US. It has older style handles with rivets showing through, and squared off ends. I have never seen another Wenger quite like it. The tools are;
  1. Large Spearpoint Blade
  2. Wood Saw
  3. Pruner Blade
  4. Bottle Opener with Flat Screwdriver Tip
  5. Awl/Reamer
These knives were made for the European market only out of left over parts and usually had dated blades the same as the Standard Issue.

The Awl has the tip broke off and the Pruner blade has a small chip in the edge. Another interesting thing is the steel seems to be different than what I am used to seeing on a Wenger brand knife. Instead of being real smooth and super chrome like shiny it has a kind of texture to it
and is almost gray in color.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Well, its about time that I talk about my obsession with pocket knives and Swiss Army Knives. When I was about 4 years old I nearly cut my finger off after asking my Dad if I could close his pocket knife, I have been in love with pocket knives ever since. My Mom was very upset with my Dad for some reason though. LOL
My first knife was a cheap fishing type knife, probably an Imperial or Colonial brand but I do not remember. It had the fish hook disgorger and a rather long blade. It did not take me long to get it all rusted up since it stayed in my tackle box most of the time. Later on I bought a Frontier,(Schrade) Double Eagle lock back with a belt sheath. That knife I learned how to sharpen with a whetstone. My Dad always used water and a cheap stone right in the kitchen sink with the water running. I bought and learned to use an Arkansas stone with honing oil.
My next knife was a gift from an uncle of mine. He bought me a large Schrade + LB7 lock back with leather belt sheath. At the time I thought it was huge! It is a large knife, 5 inches closed and 8 and 3/4 inches opened. Since I started earning my own money I have been buying knives that I liked and could afford. I have a Puma Boot Knife that ran me about $30 way back in the late 1970's. It is like new and hardly used. I have and still do own several Old-Timers.
Now an adult, (well I might be grown up but do not really feel like an adult), I bought my first SAK from eBay in 2000. It was a Victorinox Spartan with plain red cellidor handles. I have bought many since that time. Many for using and many for just collecting. More to come......