Monday, February 4, 2013

The repair of an Old Swiss Soldier's knife of 1924


This story is over a month old, but it worth to be in my blog.

Before the Christmas holidays i had sent one of my oldest Swiss knives for repair to Victorinox factory at Ibach.
After contacted with them and discuss the details, they agreed to receive the knife for exchange the broken and bent scales with new ones from old stock.
And in January i finally received the knife. They made an excellent repair, even if the new scales doesn't fit 100% to the knife, because these scales were from the last old stock that they have.
Still as it is, its superb with these scales.

I will like for one more time to thank Ms Marlies Stadler for her help and effort to make the repair possible.
See the photos, i am sure that you will be amazed with the work that Victorinox service department did.









They also clean it, polished it and sharpen the blade and the other tools.
The blade now is razor sharp, i almost cut myself just by touching the edge.






But the best thing about this old Swiss knife is that it has engraved at the main blade the initials and the battalion of the soldier that owned it.




The photo below is before the repair, you can see the difference.





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