0019 – Victorinox German Army Knife

This is the 108 mm German Army Knife. It was made by Victorinox and officially issued to the troops of the Bundeswehr (German Army) in the period 1976 to 1986. After this period, the same knife was still issued to the troops until 2003 only it was no longer being manufactured by Victorinox. There is also a civilian version available, called the Safari Trooper.

The scales are made of green (“olive drab”) nylon and on the front it has the Bundesadler (the eagle which is the coat of arms of Germany). This knife if the first in the 108 mm series.

external links: SAK Wiki   Bundesadler (Wikipedia)

0018 – Victorinox Classic SD (US Army)

This is a black 58mm Classic SD with United States Army seal on the front, instead of the Victorinox Shield.

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

0015 – Victorinox Handyman

If you want a lot of usefull tools like in the Swiss Champ but you want it to be a little less bulky, the Handyman is the knife for you! It’s basically a Swiss Champ without a fish scaler, magnifier, inline philips screwdriver and without the “plus-scales” (so no ballpoint pen and straight pin), making it significantly thinner.

external links: SAK Wiki

0014 – Victorinox Classic SD (US Air Force)

This is a blue 58mm Classic SD with United States Air Force seal on the front, instead of the Victorinox Shield.

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

0013 – Victorinox Classic SD (US Marine Corps)

This is a red 58mm Classic SD with United States Marine Corps seal on the front, instead of the Victorinox Shield.

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

0012 – Victorinox Mauser

The 108 mm Mauser is variation on the German Army Knife, with an extra clip point blade. Victorinox licenced the name Mauser, as stated on the clip point blade: “Name Unter Lizenz Der Mauser-Werke Oberndorf GmbH”. The saw blade has a protective cover.

external links: SAK Wiki

0011 – Victorinox Swiss Champ (demolished)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This 91mm Swiss Champ is a true masterpiece, almost everything you may need in one big but still very manageable knife! The only thing that surprisingly is missing is a nail file, not even a small one on the multipurpose hook!

the Swiss Champ compared with the Handyman and the Compact…

external links: SAK Wiki