How to Replace the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Scales!

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Victorinox Swiss Army knives have earned a reputation for their adaptability and practicality, making them a favored choice among outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, and everyday users alike. As time passes, the scales, or outer covers, of a Victorinox Swiss Army knife may wear down, become damaged, or simply necessitate replacement. If you're seeking guidance on how to remove the scales from your Swiss Army knife, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the process step by step. 

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Scales

Before commencing the Victorinox scale removal process, ensure you have the following tools at your disposal:

Plastic pry tools: Utilized for removing the old scales without damaging them. You can get them here:

Replacement Victorinox Scales: The wood Victorinox scales I used in the above video are available HERE

Wood Victorinox Scales

Step 2: Set Up Your Workspace

Select a well-lit and tidy workspace where you can comfortably work on your Victorinox knife. A clutter-free environment will help prevent the loss of screws or small components during the procedure.

Step 3: Open the Knife

Verify your Victorinox tools are in the closed position. This precaution will minimize the risk of accidents or injuries while removing the scales.

Step 4: Pry Off the Scales

Pressure-fit scales that can be gently pried off by using the above pry tools by slowly working around the edge of the knife until the scales come free like have I done in the video.

Step 5: Clean and Maintain

With the scales removed, take the opportunity to clean the knife's inner components, including the blades, tools, and liners.

Step 6: Install New Scales
If you're replacing the scales, align them with the knife's body and press hard to snap them into place.

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