0107 – Victorinox Bijou (President of the United States)

This is a 58mm black Bijou with on the front side the signature of former President Lyndon B. Johnson and on the back side the seal of the President of the United States.

The seal of the President of the United States.

President Lyndon B. Johnson started the tradition of giving a Swiss Army Knife to visitors of the White House. After him many other presidents followed this tradition. It comes in this nice box set.

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0106 – Wenger Standard Issue (1983)

This is a Wenger Standard Issue (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Swiss army. This particular one was issued in 1983.

The ’83’ blade stamp means this knife was issued in 1983.


Old style swiss shield logo

The knife has a W-K stamp, which stands for Waffen Kontrol. It means the knife passed the Swiss army quality inspection.

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0102 – Victorinox Champion (model 246fmaU)

This is an old model of the Champion, with a bail and a long nail file. The combination of long nail file and bail dates this knife in the sixties.

This vintage Champion also has aluminium tipped tweezers and a square phillips screwdriver with file.

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0097 – Victorinox Companion (S-3 Viking)

This is a 58mm Companion (basically a Classic with smooth alox scales). It has an image of a Lockheed S-3 Viking aircraft which is used by the United States Navy.

As you can see the scissors have the adjustable screw pivot. Victorinox stopped using those in 1991 (they use rivets since then), so this knife is at least 25 years old!

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0093 – Victorinox BO SwissTool Spirit (Dutch Army issue)

This black SwissTool Spirit is issued to soldiers in the Dutch Army. It comes with leather sheath which carries the Interservice emblem (logo that represents the different branches of the Dutch military: the Army, Air Force and Navy).

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0087 – Wenger Standard Issue (1954)

This is a fibre handled 100mm Wenger Standard Issue (model 1951). These knives, with minor changes over the years, were issued to the troops of the Swiss army between 1891 and 1961. This one is from 1954.

The ’54’ stamp on the blade means this knife was issued in 1954.

The circular stamp on the handle is the W-K stamp, which means WaffenKontrolle. This means the knife passed the Swiss army quality inspection.

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