SAK lovers pt.2

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    On bushcraft USA a guy named rickinfl did mine, there another guy but I can't remember his name.
     
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    rickinfl is another great one, I agree @mtngoat I'll try to get his contact info.
     
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    He may be on edc forum also.
     
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    He is for sure, I'll get his contact info there.
     
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    FYI, The Cutlery Shoppe has a good deal on colored Alox Farmers, $44.65 with free shipping. Have a nice blue one on the way.

    Also, did anyone see this in the Swiss Bianco newsletter:

    The latest news from Switzerland is that the current tough economic conditions forced Victorinox management to stop pursuing development and production of the best possible SAK and to limit themselves to basic models and colors. As a result, none of the Swiss Bianco special models and colors will be produced any longer. There is a short window of opportunity for collectors to purchase the pieces we still have in stock, as once they are gone, that's it!

    I wonder if this actually has an impact on what we will see with these Alox runs, or whether this is just sales hype to sell their inventory.
     
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    I hope that's not permanent. SwissBianco was great just for SAK "porn" let alone purchases.
     
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    Thanks @nathan shepherd !!!!
     
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    @ThreeRidges
    Here's what I wrote up at EDC Forums about this blurb in Swiss Bianco's newsletter and after doing a little investigating:

    "Could just be Swiss Bianco hype trying to scare people into rushing to purchases, I have read some unsavory stories about them in the overall knife market where they are evidently not liked very much by a lot of knife makers. All heresay but strong enough I took notice. I also searched the web yesterday and could find absolutely no other Victorinox news stories in the US or abroad going on that even hinted at anything like this which makes their comments even more suspicious. Adding to that is according to Swiss Bianco's owner elsewhere on his site, he also has a beef/legal issues with the Swiss government right now over his Mother's death, Switzerland taking of joint estate property he was due tying up his assets, and a lot of mystery. My 2 cents after a lot of research yesterday afternoon is his claims are likely bogus and unscrupulous, I guess time will tell, but finding no other news anywhere is highly suspicious."

    Add to all that Victorinox continues to expand product lines, have great sales numbers, and there is zero evidence on the internet or in the financial world that I can find to warrant his claims. Keep in mind I have bought a lot of SAKs from SB, always been great to deal with and shipped super fast so I have no personal beef with him but others in the industry do. I am firmly convinced there is something going on with SB and Victorinox so he slammed them in an effort to hype his sales, but that is just an opinion after a lot of research so take it for what's its worth. Time will tell.
     
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    Interesting. I would note that SB has a lot of inventory on their site, at least based upon you admittedly infrequent visits.
     
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    That is an awesome pic.
     
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    @Outlander Thank you Sir!!!!!!
     
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    You're gonna need a bigger boat...for all that gear;)
     
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