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27. okt, 2021
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SH09R-HUTT orange/pin
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solo alox 93mm in red
22. okt, 2021
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20. okt, 2021
11. jul, 2019
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Hi! I am Trond Ole and i am a collector, researcher and enthusiast about Swiss Army Knives and other Swiss knives. I have had for about 6 years now. I am independent, free and do not represent or work for any Company. Best Regards
They have painted the Lille Torungen Lighthouse :) 05.09.2021 There is still a good amount of mackerels out now and some pollock too. The lighthouse is not in use any more. Because of the material it is made of it can be a challenge to keep it nice and white.
25.08.2021 I would like to show you my latest knife and this is the Manly Wasp. This got a very interesting slip-joint step by step mechanism. The steel is CPM S90V which is steel I need to know just a few things about. It is a beautiful knife with perfect blade-centring and powerful spring tension. The wasp got an interesting evolution and history. They are located in Bulgaria. HRC is 59-61, with a stop pin to protect the edge from touching the spring. From time to time I venture into other knife Brands to enhance the knowledge. Slip-joints can have design features/modifications to prevent accidental closing without the use of a lock for example like the type used by Manly and Laguiole just to mention a couple. Knowledge is a continuation process. 16:21 In the history of Swiss Army Knives you have modifications and design features to prevent accidental closing. This can be locking mechanisms or modifications on the tang vs. the spring. This you can find for the knife blade and other functions. Both Victorinox and Wenger implemented this in their history with serious focus. Today these design changes prevents accidental closing to a good degree. On SAKs you have the very comfortable slip-joint spring for the knife blades for example. The use of locking mechanism continues the comfort the best. The Manly mechanism is very interesting and fit very well for a knife with only one blade. 16:28 The invention of half stop with SAKs is usually for the screwdrivers how this would be with the step by step mechanism I am not sure about. Also on SAKs you will find on some blades with locking mechanism having a pause or a stop on the way to close the blade. This is a safety feature. The Manly mechanism got several stops making this slip-joint mechanism very good. Accidental closing is no joke and something people should take seriously. The Wasp does not have the strongest tension with their products, there are some with stronger tension I believe. Still this is powerful in the tension. 26.08.2021 As mentioned yesterday the half stop is usually for the screwdrivers to be able to use them in more than one position. This is different but it shows how the tang and spring got modifications in history to improve the functionality. Things like this are very interesting!
11.08.2021 used my kayak out here today. Rather much wind today but very lovely still. This picture I took some days ago from the same island. The Vikings used to live around these waters, the Island I live on called Hisøy got several places which they lived. Some powerful energy out here. I live around a national park called Raet. The islands and nature here is a bit special because it is what they call a geological phenomenon. It is a moraine! From 11-12000 years ago.
27.07.2021 I am a student of knives and the knife on this picture is called a Fejesgorbe I believe. I would again like to say “tusen hjertelig takk” to my friend in Hungary. He gave me this wonderful knife! I learned many things about handmade knives in Hungary. They make some very nice blades in deed. This knife is handmade by a knife maker called Papp Zoltan with natural materials. There is also nice filework on the backside of the spring. It got strong, smooth and precision functionality for the slip-joint mechanism with spring. 13:32 Ergonomics is a hobby for me and the handle on this knife is very interesting. This is a safe and very comfortable handle. I know they use different steels in Hungary like 4034 for example which is good steel. If this is on this I am not sure yet. They use pocket or folding knives for many tasks and one is eating and food making. This blade is very sharp, long and slim which makes for a very good for such.
17.07.2021 I have used my kayak rather much this summer just for the joy. This is a picture from today. The water temperature is very nice now with some over 20 degrees celsius. There is some wind. The air temperature is very high. This is a wonderful summer.
10.07.2021. The Seagulls knows us very well and they always receive a good eating. Stopping here to clean the fish and then they get some. There are a few different fish now with a very good amount of mackerels. This summer I have just enjoyed myself on the water in small boat and my kayak. I have with me a Victorinox SwissTool, Victorinox 111mm safety knife and a Swiza pocket knife always. I also use a floating device on me everytime. Accidents can happen at any moment. This year many new boat users are on the water for the first time because of Covid virus. Safety is more important than ever before. In a kayak it is very smart to increase your strength so you can get away quickly. In general it is very nice on the water still. Modern boats got some incredible engines and speed. It is like rockets on the water.
23.06.2021 I got this beautiful 85mm Wenger SAK in the mail today. This model is the number 512. It is probably a 1965-1972 type construction. It looks like late 1960s to me. Older corkscrew with decoration groove, old nail file cleaner, old scissors. Wenger had many hand operations back then. The condition is super nice with strong springs and precision. Wenger used a different method for attaching the scales at this time with only one visible area(inside). This model is interesting because there is no awl on it. There are design features on the springs and assembly that can be extra interesting. The date is only for now. BR 13:02 I can also mention a thicker blade on this from the tang towards the tip. Wenger used a few different types depending on models. On some SAKs the blade could be thinner to fit other functions for example. This 512 blade is probably from the older production.
15.06.2021 Beautiful color Fomitopsis pinicola with guttation drops today.

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Information found on comes from dozens of places over my many years including Victorinox, forums, manuals, emails with Victorinox people, Wenger, Wenger people, internet, patent databases, magazines, enthusiasts and many other. The list is very long. 99,9% of everything on is done by me. I am one man doing everything including personal research, writing, pictures and designs. This is not an official page representing any Company. All the knives are mine, bought or traded from hundreds of places over a period of 15 years. Some i have also recieved from friends. If a knife or picture is not mine then i inform about it as borrowed and so forth.

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some of my interests:

Absolutely everything about Swiss Army Knives and Swiss knives

Some other interests:

Knives, including Helle, Brusletto, Strømeng, Øyo, Leatherman, Muela, Buck, Fallkniven, Casstrom, Mora, EKA, Gransfors Bruk, Benchmade, Spyderco, Kizer, LionSteel, Gerber. I can also make my own knife handle and sheath. 

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Varga József | Svar 27.07.2021 18:35

Greetings from Hungary! Did you know that the head curve "inspired" the Spyderco Hungarian folder?
Exactly by a Hungarian designer who works for Spyderco (I can't remember his name)

Trond 27.07.2021 19:11

Thank you, Greetings from Norway! This is very interesting I did not know this. Thanks! Best Regards

Hai Gatenyo | Svar 12.06.2021 00:33

I have a question but I can't fully ask because of characters limit.
Is it okay if I email you?

Trond 12.06.2021 19:01

I have received the email. Best Regards

HAI GATENYO 12.06.2021 18:32

Thanks! I just sent it.

Trond 12.06.2021 09:13

Hi, yes no problem :

Varga József | Svar 05.06.2021 12:54


I sent.

Trond 05.06.2021 13:02

Yes, thank you. I received email. BR

Varga József | Svar 05.06.2021 09:14

Hello! I'm Joseph from Hungary. I've been collecting Victorinox knives for a while.
Now I have a Watch Case opener with cellidor grips.Secretary shape.I can't find anything about it.What I find are alox panels.
Can anyone help me when?
Thanks in advance f

Trond 06.06.2021 20:17

You're Welcome. BR

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27.07 | 19:11

Thank you, Greetings from Norway! This is very interesting I did not know this. Thanks! Best Regards

27.07 | 18:35

Greetings from Hungary! Did you know that the head curve "inspired" the Spyderco Hungarian folder?
Exactly by a Hungarian designer who works for Spyderco (I can't remember his name)

26.07 | 19:31

Hi, thank you very much. I am very glad to hear the infirmation is helpful. Best Regards Trond

26.07 | 16:51

Thanks for this unvaluable information. I´ll translate to spanish for other victorinox fans.

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