Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

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Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby Treasure Trawler » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Does anyone know the name of this model Victorinox & what type handle material? I think imitation but have seen well made bone in the past. Thanks


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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby knife7knut » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:57 pm

The picture is a little too dark for me to see clearly but it looks like it may be real.Easy way to tell is to rub the material briskly with a dry cloth and if it starts to smell it is a synthetic.Real bone or stag will not emit an odor. I usually use the,"tip of the tongue" test by touching the tip of my tongue to the material after rubbing it.If it is real nothing will happen but if it is plastic the solvents in the material will cause a slight burning sensation to my tongue.
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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:37 pm

Or better yet, under magnification, look for haversian canals (blood pores in the bone showing up as dark spots).

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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby gwelker62 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:50 pm

Did Victorinox ever use bone or stag in the first place? Or even imitation bone or stag?

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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:35 pm

Looks like plastic from my house ::nod::
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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Checked with Josh (junebug) who used to be our resident SAK expert. He's still an expert, just not resident anymore. Josh was kind enough to get back to me with this info:

Knife is the Victorinox 108mm Hunter.....also known as the Safari Hunter
It was part of the "SAFARI SERIES"
This model added a Gutting Blade and imitation Stag Antler scales to the Safari Trooper.


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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby Treasure Trawler » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:52 pm

Safari Series...alright Jerry thanks! I have an older SAK that is a bone version & dug it out to compare. Def is plastic. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:58 am

More info from Josh (junebug)

"Yes Vic had every handle material any other maker had if not MORE (still do) , We just dont see them much in USA as they didnt come here till end of WW2 when troops seen em and brought em home/told stories of em' ....... remember they have been making knives since the 1800's and usually before MOST USA makers/factories .... and still going STRONG , DAILY :)"

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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby Treasure Trawler » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 pm

That's a nice looking knife right there! Is that a SAK, not seen one like that before.
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Re: Bone or plastic Victorinox Swiss Stainless Rostfrei

Postby Treasure Trawler » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 pm

Seeing your SAK made me dig mine out & take a look. Here's mine. When was yours made?

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