Victorinox Waiter

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Hello I use my Vic waiter with plastic slaves as my EDC knife.
I want to fit a ballpen as its big brothers, so which should be the best side and the best heigh in slaves to put it.
Which should be the easy way to take out one of its slaves to work it and after fit again, any trick?

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faca said:
I want to fit a ballpen as its big brothers, so which should be the best side and the best heigh in slaves to put it.
Which should be the easy way to take out one of its slaves to work it and after fit again, any trick?

The Victorinox Waiter is a GREAT choice for an EDC.

It is an 84mm SAK - and I have not come across any models in that size that has a ballpoint pen fitted in the scales.

As you know there are several 91mm models that have ballpoint pens - on those the pen is fitted on the same side scale as the toothpick - but on those scales the toothpick is moved over a bit to accomodate the ballpoint pen.

I don't think it would be that easy to fit the pen to an existing 84mm scale -
the pen may be too long for the knife and probably the rivets may get in the way.

However, it is relatively easy to remove the scales - just slide something thin between the scale and the aluminum liner (like a thin blade) close to the rivets (near the pivot of the knife and carefully pry off.

Here is a picture of the 91mm Spartan in the translucent ruby scales which show the location of the rivets and the way the tweezers lie -
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Once the scale is off you can decide whether would be possible to fit a pen.

Provided there is space on the knife (not just the scale) then you could make a custom scale out of wood or micarta etc to fit the pen yourself.......

It is relatively easy to fit the pen to any 91mm cellidor scale model if it does not already come with the pen - by simply purchasing the scale with the pen and pin receptacles.

You could look at the Compact - a 91mm model with the tools of the Waiter, and the addition of the scissors - it comes with the ballpoint pen already fitted -

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Another vote for the Compact. It's my favorite cellidor handled model.

Paul
 

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Thanks for your comments, I´ll try to DIY.
I think compact model is two spring instead than one of waiter so a little thicker ;)
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faca said:
Thanks for your comments, I´ll try to DIY.
I think compact model is two spring instead than one of waiter so a little thicker ;)

Aha! a true SAK minimalist -
have you seen this thread?

Minimalist SAKs

If you get a chance try to look at the way the ballpoint pen and the toothpick are fitted on a model with translucent scales - such as the CyberTools - that may help on your DIY project. While you're at it why not fit the straight pin as well?


EDIT to add - if the standard ballpoint pen for the 91mm models is too long - there is still available a shorter version that was made for the older 58mm Classic sized models -
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Swiss/international part # A.6144
- the shorter pens are available from Germany and Austria -

http://www.sak-icetiger-blue.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=56

http://www.pizzini.at/shop/en-us/dept_31.html

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Here´s a pic of the inside of 84 mm Vic scales, I don´t see much extra space really, perhaps along the edge, on the end opposite to the existing slot (as seen on second picture which I added a bit later).

Luis

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Thanks Don Luis for your pics.
I saw some translucent Vic slaves and decided to put pen in cork screw slave oposite side where cork screw notch is cut.
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ok, today is not manday but here are my pics.
The process was easier than I expected.
To take out scales put a blade under scales and try to pry to pop out from rivets.
After I used my wave file (excact wide ;) )and made space to put ballpen take care no wearthe scale it no much material in it, so hand work and many tries to check the deep of channel you are grinding with your file.
At the end press the slaves in again and it´ll fix with no problem.
Avoid to refit scales may times becouse the pin location would wear and the no enough fricciton for permanent fix.
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faca said:
ok, today is not manday but here are my pics.
The process was easier than I expected.
After I used my wave file (excact wide ;) )and made space to put ballpen take care no wearthe scale it no much material in it, so hand work and many tries to check the deep of channel you are grinding with your file.

Very well done! :cool:

I noticed you chose to have the pen fit from the other end of the scale -
do you think that it would have fit from the end that the toothpick is fitted as well?

From your pictures the scales look like textured nylon from the Eco(nomy) line of Victorinox SAKs - but the logo looks like the flat transfer/decal type similar to the 111mm locking blade SAKs.
Can you please tell us if this was an Eco(nomy) line SAK - and where you got it from?

Great job!

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Hi UnknowVT.
Yes you can fit the ballpen in as you say, there is same space to rivets but my reason to do the way I show is because I use to caary my Vic in my watch pocket vertical with keyring ot lanyard up for easy deployment, in tis way the ballpen is ball up so you avoid the squir ink in case it occures during the daily use.
The vic has nylon scales as economy ones, it was a gift from a insurance company here in Spain , the scales show the company name.
About that which should be the best way to erease this company logos, I have tried gasoline, alcohol but with no sucess, I dont want to use grinds or sandpaper becouse it´d ruin the finish.
enjoy
 
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