VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Postby ShadyDave » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:57 am

junebug wrote:nice shady!!!! ::tu::
those are the current german standard issue knives contracted out to victorinox......
from pic....you are missing the saw blade cover....a thin stamped steel cover that slips over perfectly and still folds into scales nicely!!!!!


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OOOOO so thats what that thing is.... I dont have it and was curious of what it was for.

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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Postby glenn » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:17 am

The few I have are very well put together. ::tu:: I took a good look at them can not see any fault at all. ::tu:: Think I will try and find a few more to add to the other few. :D Thanks for the info ::nod::
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Postby stressmaster5000 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:04 pm

The 108mm line of Victorinox knives were produced starting in the late 1970's and the GAK or German Army Knife was the beginning. However Victorinox wanted to broaden the line for the civilian market as well and produced several models and some with different scale materials. The civilian line of 108mm knives were called the "Safari" line.
Here is a GAK with special ordered NATO markings for NATO troops. The regular GAK had the Federal Bundeswehr Eagle shield/crest instead of the NATO marking.
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The Mauser was a special ordered knife for the Mauser company. It has the same basic tools as a GAK but adds a special clip pointed blade with Mauser writing on the blade and a Mauser shield.
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Here is the civilian model known as the Safari Trooper.
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This is the Safari Pathfinder. It has no bottom side tools.
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This one is know as the Solo Plus. It has only the blade and the corkscrew.
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Here is a Imitation Stag Hunter. It has a curved gutting blade with smooth edge. It can also come with a serrated gutting blade as an option. There was a small limited number of genuine stag scaled Hunters made but they are scarce and highly prized. The easy way to tell the difference when looking at photos of them is a genuine stag scaled Hunter will have pins protruding through the stag material at each end. Of course when you have one in your hand it is easy to tell the difference.
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Postby knife7knut » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:00 am

Picked up a bunch of small SAK's at the flea market the other day.Needed some cleaning and a handle glued but for the price I couldn't go wrong:50 cents apiece!

There were 3 unusual ones in the group(one I forgot to take pictures of). One had a very unusual blade(combination cap lifter,wire stripper,and Philips screwdriver).The unpictured one has black scales and is inlayed on one side with the name O'Laughlin and instead of a shield has a shamrock.I'll get a pic up soon.
The last one has 7 blades on it and looks like they put two small ones together.Never seen one like it.All except one were Victorinox;the plain blue scaled one is a Wenger. Another one had a broken backspring.
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Postby stressmaster5000 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:39 pm

Got this interesting souvenir Victorinox Spartan with the Neuschwanstein Castle on it. It is a castle in Germany.
http://sakfan.blogspot.com/2011/09/victorinox-spartan-neuschwanstein.html
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Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:08 pm

SM8000 - Good looking SAK. How did you get your hands on it?

BTW, congrats to the Rangers on winning their division and making it into the playoffs. Again. That's who I'm rooting for. You heard it here first folks. I'm predicting Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series with Texas shooting out the other end with the rings.
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Postby stressmaster5000 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:05 pm

This knife I bought from eBay but it can be bought online at the official store here at this link;
http://www.schloesser-bayern-shop.de/Home-Kitchen-Office/Knives:::11_28.html?XTCsid=6d783db9b6389602d2e606576d63075b

Never bought online from them. Shipping is likely to be high.

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Postby stancaiman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:50 am

knife7knut wrote:There were 3 unusual ones in the group(one I forgot to take pictures of). One had a very unusual blade(combination cap lifter,wire stripper,and Philips screwdriver).The unpictured one has black scales and is inlayed on one side with the name O'Laughlin and instead of a shield has a shamrock.I'll get a pic up soon.
The last one has 7 blades on it and looks like they put two small ones together.Never seen one like it.All except one were Victorinox;the plain blue scaled one is a Wenger. Another one had a broken backspring.


not so unusual : this sak is a mini-champ always in production - I saw first version in the 80's - mine, that i have always in my pocket :
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Postby stressmaster5000 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:14 pm

Here is a rare MiniChamp with 10 tools on it called the MiniChamp XL. The extra 2 tools are a golfers divot fork and an old style cut nail file.
http://sakfan.blogspot.com/2010/07/victorinox-minichamp-xl.html
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Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:18 pm

The little spoon shaped tool at about 7:00 o'clock. What's that supposed to be for? Is that supposed to be an auger?
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Postby gringo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:25 pm

pipe cleaner jerry.

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Postby stancaiman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:54 pm

gringo wrote:pipe cleaner jerry.


::tounge:: no it's a cuticle pusher

http://www.victorinox.com/ch/product/Sw ... amp/0.6385

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Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:18 pm

Thanks Stan. I have a utility knife (I think) with one of those on it (in it?).
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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Postby stressmaster5000 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:29 pm

Victorinox never made any specific tools for Pipes that I know of. They did make a cigar cutter/punch tool on a 74mm knife.

The Cuticle Pusher tool is found on a lot of Japanese made knives too. I see them on various stainless steel scaled slim gentleman's type knives.

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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Postby gringo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:45 pm

oops..i stand corrected... ::facepalm::


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