Victorinox Stayglow Climber. Anyone feel the love?

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Victorinox Stayglow Climber. Anyone feel the love?

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The stayglow knives have been around for about 12 years. Noticed on the Victorinox.Com they no longer sell them so it was time to buy one from another store. So I did. Anyone have one or like them? Not a simple product but sure is fun to see how long I can get to glow in the dark. Simple amusement for me. 

 

 

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I’ve had a climber and gave it to my nephew a few years back.

I’ve personally carried a SwissChamp in Zermatt holster, with sharpening steel over the past 5 years.

Some things should remain ‘red’.

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I like the choice of having different color scales. Victorinox has diversified greatly since 911. Not being able to carry Wenger’s version of the classic SD onto planes put them out of business. Victorinox ended up purchasing Wenger so they would not completely be dissolved. Victorinox makes luggage, kitchen cutlery, perfume, watches, clothes, wallets, and more since 911. Red is iconic but different colors and imprints on the scales makes them money.

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I bought one ten years ago, it was a great choice and I really like the GITD scale.
Unfortunately it’s gone now Facepalm

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I don't have your particular one but my Victorinox below is near and dear to me for a long time now.  My cousin wants my "exact" model including the grey lock tab for the knife but I can't find it anywhere anymore for sale.

 

 

 

 

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klrman wrote:

I don’t have your particular one but my Victorinox below is near and dear to me for a long time now.  My cousin wants my “exact” model including the grey lock tab for the knife but I can’t find it anywhere anymore for sale.


 



 


 



 

If you are looking for an outrider model here are some links:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Victorinox-Swiss-Army-111mm-Multi-Tool-OLD-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Style-Victorinox-Swiss-Army-111mm-Knife-RED...

Could not camo color. Good seller. Knives are new. Not used.

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Thanks for those links.  He's insisting on the camo color, but he may just have to settle for the red ones if he really wants something similar.

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Cool. First link knife has grey button/lock. Second link not sure. Newer model.

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He may go for it as he really likes the grey button lock. He has  a lot of time on his hands so I'm going to suggest to him to paint the camo colors himself.

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If he paints it he will be an artist then. Smile

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Never seen the glow option, how is it in really life? Like the disappointing cheap, off-yellow plastic glow in the dark or more like the vibrant modern generation of glow in the dark products?

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yeah those are nice, I have an older Vic rescue tool that has those scales

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Never seen the glow option, how is it in really life? Like the disappointing cheap, off-yellow plastic glow in the dark or more like the vibrant modern generation of glow in the dark products?

I have placed it direct sunlight for about 10 minutes. After about 2 minutes it starts to noticeably dim. It is very bright. I will let it bake in the sun longer in the next few days and post about it.

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That’s pretty damn cool is that Cool , loving the camo as well. Smile

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Never seen the glow option, how is it in really life? Like the disappointing cheap, off-yellow plastic glow in the dark or more like the vibrant modern generation of glow in the dark products?

This is the only GITD item I own. So I do not know what the modern generation of gitd items perform like that you mention. If you place the Climber in direct sunlight ( a bright ray ) for about 30 minutes you get super bright light. Bright enough to read a map or see other items by. After ten minutes it becomes much weaker in brightness. The more I charge it up the better it performs. It has a nice grippy texture to the handle. It being yellow I am sure it would show oil, grease, and dirt from your hands if used to fix machinery. I am a mail ninja with my Victorinox knives. Mail, packages, boxes, cans, and packaged food items are what I use it to open. One more thing to add. My nitecore P16 surly brightens the handles up nut not as well as the sun. The sun is best.

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I bought one ten years ago, it was a great choice and I really like the GITD scale. Unfortunately it’s gone now Facepalm

The images of the knife seem to be gone from the website. Did you create the original post about the chinese fakes? From what I can tell from searching the web. That Canada, U.S.A. , and Mexico are the primary markets for the StayGlow knives. My climber glows yellow/green. In bright room light while it glows it is very yellow. In total darkness it is more yellow/green in appearance.

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That’s pretty damn cool is that Cool , loving the camo as well. Smile

Ven are the StayGlow climbers, and classic SD versions sold in the U.K. ?

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I forgot about my gitd cat named "Fang", so i have two items that glow.

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That’s pretty damn cool is that Cool , loving the camo as well. Smile

Ven are the StayGlow climbers, and classic SD versions sold in the U.K. ?

Not that easy to source, think they have been in the past but now not available. I would have to import basically here in UK unless one came up for sale.

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Never seen the glow option, how is it in really life? Like the disappointing cheap, off-yellow plastic glow in the dark or more like the vibrant modern generation of glow in the dark products?

This is the only GITD item I own. So I do not know what the modern generation of gitd items perform like that you mention. If you place the Climber in direct sunlight ( a bright ray ) for about 30 minutes you get super bright light. Bright enough to read a map or see other items by. After ten minutes it becomes much weaker in brightness. The more I charge it up the better it performs. It has a nice grippy texture to the handle. It being yellow I am sure it would show oil, grease, and dirt from your hands if used to fix machinery. I am a mail ninja with my Victorinox knives. Mail, packages, boxes, cans, and packaged food items are what I use it to open. One more thing to add. My nitecore P16 surly brightens the handles up nut not as well as the sun. The sun is best.

Awesome, thanks for the detail, I think I’ll keep an eye out for one this side of the pond. Cheers Beer

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Stayglow Climber Boy Scouts of America version…

Stayglow SwissChamp…

There’s also a FieldMaster on there as well.

Chris

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ChrisGarrett wrote:
Stayglow Climber Boy Scouts of America version…

Stayglow SwissChamp…

There’s also a FieldMaster on there as well.

Chris

That is the Ebayer I purchased some Victorinox tools from. Good seller.

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264 wrote:
ChrisGarrett wrote:
Stayglow Climber Boy Scouts of America version…

Stayglow SwissChamp…

There’s also a FieldMaster on there as well.

Chris

That is the Ebayer I purchased some Victorinox tools from. Good seller.

Which one? Central Valley is who I bought my SwissChamp from and a couple of Zermatt large leather holster with sharpening steels.

They are great. The seller in the first link, I’ve never dealt with.

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From central valley I have purchased two stayglow climbers. One translucent orange explorer. One silvertech climber. One cobalt blue spartan with extra scales meaning pen, mini screwdriver, pin. I sold it because having scissors is important. Other reputable sellers are B & H and Adorama. I believe the price of their knives (Victorinox) will be greatly increased soon. That is why I purchased so many. Never purchsed anything from the first seller.

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I use a different SAK for around the house tasks every month. Silly but true.

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My absolute favorite model is the Victorinox-Wenger S557 red/black evogrip knife. It is both smaller and lighter than the Swiss Champ. Has almost as many tools of the champ. B and H sells them for under $50.00. I do not have a photo of mine to post right now.

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I use a different SAK for around the house tasks every month. Silly but true.

My dad’s a doctor and has been gifted SAKs from his patients and drug reps—mostly classics, but I was searching through his ‘banker’s box’ of knives and came across an Officer’s with the Armageddon movie logo on it in silver ALOX. Kind of neat.

I gifted my Climber to a nephew and have a SwissChamp and Huntsman here. Looking for another SwissChamp to fill my other Zermatt holster.

Almost 5 years with heavy use with my SC, although I’m also a Leatherman Super Tool v.1 fan, for about a dozen years.

I have plenty of nice knives, but these things work well for me, in everyday use.

Chris

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Yep, that’s a shame the stayglow models aren’t available worldwide Sad

Sure I could buy one off ebay from a US seller, but they are x2 the price of a regular Climber model Evil

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Got these two Victorinox Flashlights about 13 or 14 years ago.  Big one uses 2xAA and the little one 2xAAA.  Need to twist the head to turn off or on.  One mode only.  When I first got them I thought, man are these ever bright!