0104 – Victorinox Pioneer X (2016 Damast Limited Edition)

This is a limited edition 93mm Victorinox Pioneer X. This is number 3025 out of 5000 pieces. The main blade is made of stainless damascus (damast) steel.

external links: SAK Wiki   Damascus Steel (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.

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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)

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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0092 – Victorinox Passenger

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


Groovy!

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0091 – Victorinox Cybertool 34 (demolished)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a ruby red (translucent scales) Victorinox CyberTool 34.

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0090 – Victorinox Soldier (1964)

This is a red alox Victorinox Soldier (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Swiss army. The first years this model was issued to the army the handles were red alox. Supposedly so the soldiers could easily find back their knife if they dropped it in the snow. The red alox wore off too easy, so after a few years the Swiss army switched to silver alox.


The ’64’ blade stamp means this knife was manufactured in 1964.

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

These years the blade stamp was “Elsener Schwyz Victoria”.

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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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