Victorinox - SwissBianco Firesteel SAK

Discussion in 'SwissBianco' started by swissbianco, May 1, 2010.

  1. Brian_T

    Brian_T

    Oct 7, 1999
    That's all I did.

    :)

    B

    Edit: Here's the thread where he tells how to get in on the limited runs he's doing and what he's working on now/next.
     
  2. dissipator16

    dissipator16

    392
    Mar 2, 2008
    cool, i am just getting a little too excited. i will wait on roger to reply to my emails

    thanks!
     
  3. Brian_T

    Brian_T

    Oct 7, 1999
    :D

    The excitement is well justified.

    B
     
  4. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    email is out, this time a year im superbusy with prep the blade show.

    work on more, currently we wait in the anodiser... firesteel parts are ready.
     
  5. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
  6. mymindisamob

    mymindisamob

    Feb 1, 2005
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  7. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    update on this matter, i was first time meeting with mr fischlin, who swiss handmade make the firesteel attatchment that we use on ouer firesteel sak, really kind men and we work on more projects, i did pick up some more firesteel parts and they should be at the swissbianco blade show booth, the color of this run is secret, come on by the booth an see them yourself ;-)

    here some pics:

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    [​IMG] finished and packed up

    all pics: http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/swissbianco/swiss army knives/fischlin visit/?start=all
     
  8. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    update on the firesteel sak, one of the many points to attend while i was in switzerland was to meet mr fischlin & discuss the possible smaller 84mm sak version with him, he of course helped and did send me after an while 3 pcs firesteel parts who where shortened to fit an 84mm sak. since i did not do the 84mm sak system yet, there was no need to, i havent had many parts in stock usa and tim meeker did help me with an 84mm sak.

    this i did disassy and reassy with an an new made custom liner who fits the 84mm firesteel. this handmade proto is not for sale at all. the goal is to test the feedback at the blade show & damon eggert, who did show you all how to use the 93mm firesteel sak on my youtube chanel (he will be at the blade show too) will get that spl sak for test, after that it will stay in my study collection :D

    so why an 84mm firesteel sak? the 93mm soldier or farmer sak with added firesteel is sometimes an bit bulky. say if you have an survival kit, in an small can, it may not fit. so the basic idea was to make an 84mm alox lumberjack with added firesteel, offer near the same functions as the farmer sak but in an smaller, lighter size.

    of course we will later offer the 84mm firesteel in different possible 84mm sak configurations, with or without alox/eco scales.

    but first is the test, then the drawing of the file for cut the liner and the smallest problem is the now an couple milimeter shorter firesteel.

    after we get the usual ok from the manufacturer we will start with the first run, what color (s) we will see, surprise. one pcs of the first run will stay in ibach, victorinox does now own the huge collection of mr brunner, the eidgenosse who started the firesteel idea and sadly did pass away way to early, this 84mm sak belongs in his collection.

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    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  9. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    the next run of these will be 50 pcs in silver alox, farmer sak with firesteel, if you are interested in these email me, they wont last long :)
     
  10. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    they are now in stock usa and canada:

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    it will be in the next newsletter or you can send me an message now.

    +B
     
  11. Travelller

    Travelller

    184
    Jun 6, 2010
    Happy New Year, +B! So...
    ...what colors can we expect for 2012...? ;)


    click-the-pics for hi-res goodness...
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  12. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

    809
    May 28, 2005
    thanks for he great pics!

    we work on red first. the 84mm will come and we will do the firesteel as an option on my own swissbianco multitool in time. 2012 will be an great sak year.
     
  13. SakSteve

    SakSteve

    15
    Jan 26, 2012
    Looking forward to seeing more great SAKs. Keep up the great work.
     
  14. HellBrentForLeather

    HellBrentForLeather

    27
    Apr 24, 2011
    REALLY want one of these. My holy grail of SAKs
     
  15. Iron City

    Iron City

    Jan 15, 2005
    FYI, had one in my hand on Friday at Blade.

    They were $80... I wish I grabbed one now.
     
  16. HellBrentForLeather

    HellBrentForLeather

    27
    Apr 24, 2011
    Me too, I would have bought it from you, hahahahah
     
  17. goalie39

    goalie39

    26
    Oct 10, 2011
    When do we get to hear more about this swissbianco multitool? -- sounds great!
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012
  18. swissbianco

    swissbianco Moderator Moderator

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    May 28, 2005
    we have some in silver alox in stock. after a rest and sort out from the blade show we are soon back up.
     
  19. HellBrentForLeather

    HellBrentForLeather

    27
    Apr 24, 2011
    Great! Thanks!
     
  20. Doc Mark

    Doc Mark

    1
    Dec 31, 2013
    Greetings, All,

    I am new to the forum, which was recommended by a friend, and I very much like the idea of putting a fire steel onto the back of a nice little SAK like these. Where are these being offered for sale, what models are available with the fire steel, and what are the asking prices, please? Thanks, very much, Happy New Year, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     

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