I suppose that almost every from readers of this blog knows about entity which SAK’s enthusiasts call a SAK evolution. Some tools in Victorinox knives got new modifications, some knives were equipped with new tools, which weren’t exists from beginning.
This Explorer is a good example of all these kinds of evolution:
- it has old-type of magnifying lens; awl and corkscrew also pretty old;
- the multipurpose hook is absent here (it will be available later, since 1991)
Moreover, in general we can call Explorer model definitely unique, because except these two types of evolution, it has one more (very important) difference: during some period of production two middle tool-layers were swapped.
You can compare pictures of this knife with pictures of this Explorer, as you can see, scissors and lens/Phillips screwdriver layers changed their positions. You can ask me – why? Sorry, mates, I still didn’t find any document, which explains this fact. Maybe you can find reason?