627. Angler Plus

The Victorinox Angler Plus – it’s an one from rare and vintage models, which were produced only during a relatively short period in the past. There are no too much information about this model, I don’t remember any official catalog with information about it. SAKWiki also still doesn’t have information about this knife (I’ve added this model to the full list, but didn’t created a new dedicated page yet).
So, Angler Plus – technically looks like regular Angler model plus additional wood-saw. Current one is a pretty vintage one with old-fashion awl and shackle.
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Related models:

  • Angler
  • Fischermesser

626. Wenger Soldat 1961 (1978)

Yes, my collection contains only Victorinox knives. No other trademarks, no other knives, even original / genuine Swiss ones (bye-bye, Swiza!)
But I couldn’t find any reason for myself to not add this Soldat 1961 to my collection. Will be a member of small family..
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Related models:

  • Soldier 1961
  • Pioneer

624. Spartan (Unspunnenfest commemorative)

In the end of summer 2017, specially for Unspunnenfest, Victorinox company released a limited run of Spartan model with unusual ‘3D-textured‘ scales, which are looks closely similar to natural stone (as main symbol of mentioned festival).
It wasn’t a first time when such type of scales were produced, but everything looks like we’ll see this type of scales more often starting from this year (White Christmas Explorer 2017, for instance).
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Related models:

  • Tinker
  • Climber

623. Commander (pre-Bijou)

Permanent misunderstanding and mess with Victorinox‘ knives naming – it’s probably a most annoying thing for collectors (personally for me – it’s an absolute evil).

Today’s knife had at least several different names during for the years.
The last modern one was called Bijou – from the technical view it’s the same as popular Classic, but without key-ring (also version Bijou SD exists whisch is descended from Classic SD accordingly).
Version, which was predeccesor of Bijou we know as Commander (at least in the USA, where it was sold by Swiss Army Brands Inc.), but interesting fact – in old Hoffritz catalogs it was listed as Tinker (11096 / 11207). Another thing – variation with and without toothpick/tweezers also had the same name Commander. Besides that, Commander was released as either with open (current one) or closed rivets.

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Related models:

  • Bijou
  • Companion / Executive 58

622. Escort 74

Victorinox Escort 74 – “enlarged” version of popular model Escort (58mm). Escort 74 has more variation than smaller one – it could be produced with and without key-ring, with different types of nail-file’s pattern and even with different scales – cellidor, smooth Alox and stainless steel versions were exists in the past.
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Related models:

  • Escort 58
  • Prince

621. Classic SD (LE2016)

As probably you know, during last several years company Victorinox released special series of fashion designed Classic SD models.
For my collection I’ve bought one piece from this run – “The Mountailns are Calling“.
Article number of this model is 0.6223.L1604.
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Related models:

  • Classic
  • Bijou

620. Classic SD (Desert Camouflage)

Few monts before I’ve listed in my blog two knives from “Desert Camouflage 2016” series – Huntsman and Trailmaster Grip
Today’s model is a last member of this series – regular Classic SD with new pattern on scales – Desert Camouflage.
Article number of this model is 0.6223.941.
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Related models:

  • Classic
  • Bijou

619. Spirit XBS

In 2016 Victorinox released a “new edition” of two existing models of multi-tools: SwissTool and SwissTool Spirit. The main discrepance between old and new versions – black coating on new models (“Burnished steel“) and added crimper to the pliers. New models were released with names SwissTool BS and SwissTool Spirit XBS.
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Related models:

  • SwissTool family
  • SwissTool Spirit family

618. Climber Small

The Victorinox Small Climber is a ‘younger brother’ of very popular Climber model but in smaller form-factor (84 mm). Unfortunatelly now, this model and many others in the same size are discontinued. Maybe this is a reason, why they are so valued by collectors.
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Related models:

  • Climber
  • Salesman
  • Alumnus