0122 – Victorinox Adventurer (Polizia di Stato)

This is a blue 111mm Victorinox Adventurer with emblem of the Polizia di Stato (Italian national police).

external links: SAK Wiki

 

0110 – Victorinox Soldier (SWISSINT, model 2008)

This is a 111mm Soldier, model 2008. It has green scales with embossed black grip sections. This one has a SWISSINT logo on the front of the scales.

The “09” on the tang means this Soldier knife was issued in 2009.

The SWISSINT logo, unfortunately a bit damaged. The text should read “PEACE SUPPORT” and “SWITZERLAND”.

SWISSINT stands for “Swiss Armed Forces International Command”, the national command authority for all peace support operations abroad involving the Swiss Armed Forces.

external links: SAK Wiki   SWISSINT (Wikipedia)

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.

external links: SAK Wiki

0101 – Victorinox Master Craftsman (Dutch Air Force)

This is a blue 91mm Master Craftsman. On the front it reads “KLU EIGENDOM” which means “property of royal netherlands air force”. These knives were part of the pilot’s so called “Bail-Out Kit” with stuff they could use to survive in the event of ejecting or crash landing in a hostile area.

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0100 – Victorinox Rucksack (Bundesgrenzschutz)

This 111mm Victorinox Rucksack model was issued to members of the German federal border guard (BGS, Bundes Grenz Schutz). In 2005 it was renamed to the Bundespolizei (federal police).

On the main blade the word “BUND” is etched:

On the front it has the Bundesadler (the eagle which is the coat of arms of Germany).

external links: SAK Wiki   BGS (Wikipedia)   Bundesadler (Wikipedia)

0084 – Wenger Ranger 06 (Mountaineer)

This is the 120mm Wenger Ranger 06, also called the Mountaineer. It’s the earliest version of the Ranger series, produced from around 1990 until 2007, when it was replaced by the 130mm Ranger series. Distinctive for the 120mm Rangers is the large clip point blade, which is uncommon for Swiss Army Knives. The clip point blades were discontinued on the new 130mm rangers so if you like clip point blades, stockpile some of the old 120mm Rangers!

As you can see the Ranger 06 has a slide lock system to prevent the large blade from accidentally folding.

external links: SAK Wiki

0065 – Victorinox Malaysian Army Knife

This 111mm knife is issued to the soldiers in the Malaysian army. It is basically an Outrider where the corkscrew is replaced with a Phillips screwdriver.

On the front is the crest of the Malaysian armed forces (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia):

On the back, above the screwdriver, you see the word ‘satria’, which means Knight.

external links: Malaysian Armed Forces (Wikipedia)   SAK Wiki

0063 – Victorinox Hiker (21st TSC Retention SGM)

This is a red 91mm Victorinox Hiker with metal emblem “Compliments of 21st TSC Retention SGM”.

The emblem refers to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, which is part of US Army Europe.

external links: SAK Wiki   21st TSC (Wikipedia)   21st TSC (website)   USAEUR (Wikipedia)

0045 – Victorinox Dutch Army Knife (2010 model)

This is the 111m Dutch Army Knife, the standard issue of the Dutch armed forces (army, air force and navy). This is the current model, in use since 2010.

It has two liner locked blades: one partial serrated main blade and one gutting/rescue blade. The cap lifter is also liner locked, so it can be used as a prybar.

The scales are green (olive drab) nylon, with the so called “interservice” logo of the Dutch armed forces.

The interservice logo represents three branches of the Dutch armed forces: the army, navy and air force.

external links: SAK Wiki

0024 – Victorinox Tinker (Gadsden flag)

This is a 91mm Victorinox Tinker with yellow scales and the Gadsden Flag on it.

The Gadsden Flag is designed by general Christopher Gadsden in 1775 during the American Revolution. It was a motto flag for the Continental Marines. In that period the rattlesnake became an important symbol of the American colonies:

“I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shown and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of stepping on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?”
– Benjamin Franklin, “The American Guesser”, Pennsylvania Journal, 27 dec. 1775.

The rattlesnake was one of the symbols used in the seal of the War Office (during the American Revolution) and its superseding offices: the US Department of War (until 1947) and the US Department of the Army (since 1947).

Because the Gadsden flag is on the front side, the Victorinox shield is moved to the backside.

external links: SAK Wiki   Gadsden Flag (Wikipedia)   US DoA seal (Wikipedia)