Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

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Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby caarce » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 pm

Hi,
This knife was passed down to me from my grandfathers collection who passed away when I was young. I'm curious to learn more about it, if anyone can shed some light on a possible manufacturer, name, etc please do.
Thank you
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Re: Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby Doc B » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 pm

Welcome to AAPK. I'm no Swiss Army knife expert. Someone will probably come along with additional info. Are there any tang stamps (writing or brand marks) on any blades? If there are...pictures would probably be helpful.
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Re: Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby knife7knut » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:56 pm

Welcome to the forums! The knife is a Chinese knockoff of a Swiss Army Knife with little collector value but I am sure priceless because of who it belonged to.
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Re: Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby caarce » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 am

knife7knut wrote:Welcome to the forums! The knife is a Chinese knockoff of a Swiss Army Knife with little collector value but I am sure priceless because of who it belonged to.


Thanks for your info, I've had many Swiss army knives and found this one with the odd insignia, so I wanted to give it due diligence incase it was a collector. I do see now on one side of the blade it says "Stainless China" so that makes sense.

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Re: Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby cody6268 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:40 am

1990s, and an accident waiting to happen. Granddad, in the 1990s bought up tons of these, and gave them away as gifts. About 10 years later, he gave me one as my first knife. While doing some whittling, the flimsy bushing holding the pivot pin in just fell off, and the knife pretty much exploded. I still have one intact, as well as a much smaller model that was my great-Granddad's, and I keep those for the sentimental value. There are many in my collection, that quite frankly, are what I'd normally view as cheap junk, but have high sentimental value because of who they belonged to.

Believe it or not, I was pretty much the one that got my family into actual Swiss Army knives. My other great-grandfather (on my Grandmother's side) owned a Pioneer, just didn't use it much. Around the time I got into Scouts, I bought a Fieldmaster model, and then just kept buying them, and am becoming a rather serious collector more than just a user.

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Re: Help ID Old Swiss Army Style Knife

Postby cody6268 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:40 am

1990s, and an accident waiting to happen. Granddad, in the 1990s bought up tons of these, and gave them away as gifts. About 10 years later, he gave me one as my first knife. While doing some whittling, the flimsy bushing holding the pivot pin in just fell off, and the knife pretty much exploded. I still have one intact, as well as a much smaller model that was my great-Granddad's, and I keep those for the sentimental value. There are many in my collection, that quite frankly, are what I'd normally view as cheap junk, but have high sentimental value because of who they belonged to.

Believe it or not, I was pretty much the one that got my family into actual Swiss Army knives. My other great-grandfather (on my Grandmother's side) owned a Pioneer, just didn't use it much. Around the time I got into Scouts, I bought a Fieldmaster model, and then just kept buying them, and am becoming a rather serious collector more than just a user.


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