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Old 11-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #3541
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Terzuola Starmate is a classic. The new one however has slightly different lines from the original - the swedge is different and it has full stainless liners. The original had either a in-layed ti/steel liner. The new one has VG10 and the original had CPM440V steel. I wouldn't trade the old for the new but be prepared to pay more than twice the price of the new ones for the old skool original.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #3542
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Yes, the original starmate is collector stuff...
The original Terzuola inlaid badge is cool! too bad they didnt include it in the new version


for a side by side comparison check here if keen: Spyderco Starmate: Old Vs New
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #3543
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Happened to pass by Black-Tactical last week and saw this for sale.
Not sure how much though.

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:33 PM   #3544
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Yes, the original starmate is collector stuff...
The original Terzuola inlaid badge is cool! too bad they didnt include it in the new version


for a side by side comparison check here if keen: Spyderco Starmate: Old Vs New
well, the one in your pic looks great. Make sure you hang on to it. It's a one for dinner stories. At one time people were paying almost USD400 for it (and that was when the USD was like 1USD:1.7SGD (if you were collecting then, lol).
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #3545
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Ops sry, thanks vespa n alan for advice for storage in sheaths...I missed it out cos of the reference to leather sheaths...lolx...mine was kydex sheath, hence mind lock myself...
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #3546
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Happened to pass by Black-Tactical last week and saw this for sale.
Not sure how much though.

that one is stabby stabby though, and has some additional lock mechanism thing right?
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:38 AM   #3547
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Swiss Army Knife Maker Retires 120-Year-Old Wenger Brand

Swiss Army Knife Maker Retires 120-Year-Old Wenger Brand
By Leigh Baldwin - Jan 30, 2013 10:28 PM GMT+0800

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...ger-brand.html

Wenger SA, a manufacturer of Swiss army knives since 1893, will stop making them, the company’s owner and former rival Victorinox AG said today.

Victorinox, founded in 1884 in the central Swiss town of Ibach, bought Wenger SA in 2005, saving its biggest competitor from bankruptcy. Until now, Victorinox had continued selling the folding knives under both names.
Swiss Army Knife Maker Retires 120-Year-Old Wenger Brand - Bloomberg

so..it is about time to start stocking up on Wengers, wont be able to find on the shelves years from now..
too bad..i am not very familiar with Wenger models.. any advise how to start?

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #3548
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I'm looking to get some wengers myself. Have u seen their ranger line? Has locking blades. Been searching for places to get them. I find their designs a lil more innovative then victorinox.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #3549
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check out my earlier post on where to get...
Yes, the more i know about wenger, the more i feel they are more innovative and more ergonomic than the big bro victorinox. the nail clipper is one such innovation, and it is cool and practical..if you travel alot, just chuck it into the check in luggage.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #3550
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Which models interest u? Isetan has a sale now on wengers. Online shop. I'm definitely gonna get e nail clipper
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #3551
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Bugis bhg offer wengers too?
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:29 PM   #3552
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Bugis bhg offer wengers too?
not that i know of.. only victorinox in bhg.

i am still discovering wenger.. maybe wood handle, or metal handle, or even white handle, PVD blackout, with nailclip, some with lockback like the ranger series.. many to choose from... need time to digest.
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Old 19-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #3553
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Last knife remaining in my FS thread:

- Spyderco Nilakka. Now at $260 only. Brand new bloody sharp razor Hit me up if you want this laser
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Old 22-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #3554
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HI Sigma..
one thing about the one hand opening using the Spyderco Hole.
i totally agree the Spyderco Hole..is easy to open..
previously i bought a non-round hole..such as the Navy K-503.. it looks very cool with its triangular hole..but it is such a waste.. it cant be open with one hand at all as the odd shape hole makes it difficult for the thumb to slide round it.. the Chinese mess around the most fundamental functional aspect of the one-hand opening and they got a thing that looks good maybe for some, but doesnt work.. ;-)


on the other hand.. i have not tried the Spyderco Byrd..with its tear shape hole..does it work at all? or is it a failure? any comments? or maybe the Byrd is not supposed to be one-hand opening...?

Heres another non-round hole..this time from victorinox in their new range of hunter pros..
i imagine it will not be so easy to flip open quickly with this oval hole. any one tried before?

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Old 22-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #3555
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usually lock backs are not easy to flick due to the tension from the lock bar.
whether the knife can be easily deployed or not depends on the detent strength, the lock type, pivot design, and whether the deployment hole or thumbstud has enough clearance from the scales for your finger to gain the needed leverage.
of cos, technique plays a part as well.
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