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.

external links: SAK Wiki

0103 – Victorinox Classic SD (US Department of Defense)

This is a black 58mm Classic SD with on the front the seal of the United States Department of Defense, and on the back the signature of former Secretary of Defense William Cohen (under president Bill Clinton).

The seal of the Department of Defense: an American bald eagle, holding three crossed arrows (representing the classic three branches: army, navy and air force), above a wreath of laurel (representing honor received defending peace) and under rays and stars (representing glory).

external links: SAK Wiki   DoD (Wikipedia)   William Cohen (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.

external links: SAK Wiki

 

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)

0099 – Victorinox Rambler (Director of Naval Intelligence)

This is a blue 58mm Classic SD with United States Navy seal printed on the front, and the inscription “Chief of Naval Operations Director of Naval Intelligence”.

The Director of Naval Intelligence is the head of the United States Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

external links: SAK Wiki   ONI (Wikipedia)

0092 – Victorinox Passenger

This is a red 91mm Victorinox Passenger, another discontinued model with the magnifying glass.


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external links: SAK Wiki