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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0105 – Victorinox Soldier (KM87 Dutch Army Knife)

This is a Victorinox Soldier (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Dutch navy. On the engraving panel is says “KM 87” which means it was issued to the soldiers in the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Navy) in 1987. 1987 was the only year the Dutch Navy issued the Victorinox Soldier, which makes the KM87 a very rare bird!

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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!

external links: SAK Wiki  S-3 Viking (Wikipedia)

0058 – Victorinox Companion (P-3 Orion)

This is a 58mm Companion (basically a Classic with smooth alox scales). It has an image of a Lockheed P-3 Orion 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!

external links: SAK Wiki  P-3 Orion (Wikipedia)

0056 – Victorinox Soldier (KL83 Dutch Army Knife)

This is a Victorinox Soldier (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Dutch army. On the engraving panel is says “KL 83” which means it was issued to the soldiers in the Koninklijke Landmacht (Royal Army) in 1983. Before 1983 the Dutch army knives were made by a different manufacturer (Amefa). Since 1983 until now the Dutch army knives are made by Victorinox.

The knife has the old plain silver cross logo, a bail and brass liners.

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0049 – Wenger Standard Issue (1966)

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

The ’66’ blade stamp means this knife was manufactured in 1966.

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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0043 – Victorinox Voyageur (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a 84mm ribbed alox Voyageur, the first -and until 2016 when the Pioneer X was introduced only- medium sized alox Victorinox knife with scissors. In my opinion this knife is the most useful minimalistic alox knife that exists. This model is discontinued.

The Elinox tang stamp used dates this knife between 1957 and 1975. I don’t know when the production of the Voyageur started, but this knife is pre 1975, that’s for sure.

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0008 – Victorinox Electrician

The Victorinox Electrician is a 93 mm alox model. It is similar to the very common Pioneer model, only it replaces the can opener with an Electrician’s blade (a sheepsfoot shaped blade with a wire scraper).

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