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!

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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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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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0056 – Victorinox Soldier (KL83 Dutch Army Knife)

This is a Victorinox Soldier (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Dutch army. On the engraving panel is says “KL 83” which means it was issued to the soldiers in the Koninklijke Landmacht (Royal Army) in 1983. Before 1983 the Dutch army knives were made by a different manufacturer (Amefa). Since 1983 until now the Dutch army knives are made by Victorinox.

The knife has the old plain silver cross logo, a bail and brass liners.

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0045 – Victorinox Dutch Army Knife (2010 model)

This is the 111m Dutch Army Knife, the standard issue of the Dutch armed forces (army, air force and navy). This is the current model, in use since 2010.

It has two liner locked blades: one partial serrated main blade and one gutting/rescue blade. The cap lifter is also liner locked, so it can be used as a prybar.

The scales are green (olive drab) nylon, with the so called “interservice” logo of the Dutch armed forces.

The interservice logo represents three branches of the Dutch armed forces: the army, navy and air force.

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