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)

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)

0094 – Victorinox SwissFlash Laser 1GB

This is the 58 mm SwissFlash Laser, basically a Signature with a USB Flash Drive (1 GB capacity) and a laser pointer. The Victorinox shield on the front is the button of the laser pointer.

The USB Flash Drive is removable:

external links: SAK Wiki