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.

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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.

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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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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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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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0049 – Wenger Standard Issue (1966)

This is a Wenger Standard Issue (model 1961), which was issued to the soldiers in the Swiss army.

The ’66’ blade stamp means this knife was manufactured in 1966.

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

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