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)

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.

external links: SAK Wiki

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!

external links: SAK Wiki

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.

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)

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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