0083 – Wenger PocketGrip (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a red 85mm Wenger PocketGrip. It has non folding pliers, a hex bit driver and bits.

A cartridge holding six hex bits is located under the handle:

These bits go in a bit extender that is on the bottom side of the knife:

The (magnetic) extender holding a bit can be placed in the metal plier casing on the back of the knife, like this:

Apart from the pliers and bit-driver set, the knife also has some of the more common Swiss Army Knife tools:

external links: SAK Wiki

0043 – Victorinox Voyageur (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a 84mm ribbed alox Voyageur, the first -and until 2016 when the Pioneer X was introduced only- medium sized alox Victorinox knife with scissors. In my opinion this knife is the most useful minimalistic alox knife that exists. This model is discontinued.

The Elinox tang stamp used dates this knife between 1957 and 1975. I don’t know when the production of the Voyageur started, but this knife is pre 1975, that’s for sure.

external links: SAK Wiki

 

0039 – Wenger Director (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

The 85mm Director is one of the more remarkable models from Wenger, with its most characteristic tool being a telescoping pointer which can be used during a presentation.

The pointer is about 30 cm when fully extended.

There are only a few models that have this old fashioned telescoping pointer: the Director, the Manager and the Pointer. Wenger also has a model with a laser pointer.

external links: SAK Wiki

0037 – Victorinox DeLuxe (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a brown 56mm Victorinox DeLuxe. It features the same tools as the Classic, but without toothpick and tweezers. It has brass scales with marbled enameled paint in brown.

Production of the DeLuxe series started in 1980 and ended in 1999.

This specific knife was made between 1980 and 1987, because since 1987 they feature a gold-colored Victorinox shield on the front.

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0036 – Victorinox Signature II (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a blue 58mm Victorinix Signature. It is basically a Classic SD with a retractable ballpoint pen instead of the toothpick. The knife is called the Signature II to distinquish it from the earlier Signature model which has a removable pen instead of the retractable pen.

This knife has “Fargo FX’ printed on the front, which clearly refers to the Fargo TV-series which was broadcasted first on FX, and later on Netflix.

If you haven’t already watched this series, you should do so immediately! It is simply BRILLIANT!

Because the Fargo print is on the front, the Victorinox shield has moved to the backside.

external links: SAK Wiki

0034 – Wenger Basic 63 (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is the 85mm Wenger Basic 63, an ultra light knife with -hence the name- a very basic but useful tool set.

It is also known under the names Entree and Classic 63 (with toothpick and tweezers) or under the name Evo 63 (with EvoGrip scales).

external links: SAK Wiki

0030 – Victorinox Rover (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a green 58 mm Victorinox Rover. It is similar to the Classic but has the scissors replaced with a Cap Lifter with flathead screwdriver tip.

The “Masters 2001” inscription refers to the 2001 golf Masters Tournament, where Tiger Woods won this tournament for the second time.

Because the Masters 2001 inscription is on the front, the Victorinox shield is moved to the back side.

external links: SAK Wiki   2001 Masters (Wikipedia)

0026 – Victorinox Classic SD – Mr. Peanut (SOLD)

This knife is no longer in my collection

This is a 58mm Victorinox Classic SD with a metal inlay of Mr. Peanut leaning on a cane.

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!

Because on the front is the Mr. Peanut logo, the Victorinox shield is moved to the back.

external links: SAK Wiki   Mr. Peanut (Wikipedia)