696. Soldier 1961 (1996)

On the face of it, this is one more Soldier in my collection of such models, – everything the same as usual, except small detail. This is not a «real» Soldier, it never wasn’t issued to the Swiss Army. I think, you’ve already discovered this really small difference, it’s a key-ring, which is never was present … Читать далее 696. Soldier 1961 (1996)

518. Soldier 1961 (1965)

The Victorinox Soldier (1961) with year 65 on tang, WK stamp, brass liners and unfortunately –  re-shapened blade. Good old knife.. Photos: Related models: Pioneer Farmer SAKWiki

482. Soldier 1961 (2003 year with Charles Elsener signature)

Probably, the most famous army knife — Alox Soldier, model of 1961 year. This model has a lot of variations. In 2003 and 2005 year some of these models were produced with Charles Elsener’s signature etched on the main blade. Photos:   Related models: Pioneer  SAKWiki

445. DAK KL91 (Soldier 1961)

Very popular model Victorinox Alox Soldier 1961 were profuced for Dutch Army. They’re were divided for two branches — for Royal Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) and for Royal Navy (Koninklijke Marine) and were marked by abbreviations: KL and KM accordingly. In comparision with original Soldier model, this variation included keyring. Year of production wasn’t marked at the … Читать далее 445. DAK KL91 (Soldier 1961)

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.. Photos: Related models: Soldier 1961 Pioneer SAKWiki

694. Pioneer (LE-2011 for guns.ru)

In 2011 Russian forum guns.ru (their sub-forum of SAKs enthusiasts) released as forum knife of the year Victorinox Pioneer model with special engravings on blade and back scale. Unfortunately I wasn’t participate in forum’s life then, so when I got an ability to buy this knife later, I didn’t reflect too long.. By the way, … Читать далее 694. Pioneer (LE-2011 for guns.ru)

636. Pioneer (Dark Gray)

Victorinox Pioneer model with Dark Gray colored scales. Seems, this model was produced specially for US market (but I’m not sure, if you have some information about it — please share it with me). P.S. In order to show difference between this shade of gray with regular black, I’ve added few comparative pictures below. Photos: … Читать далее 636. Pioneer (Dark Gray)

513. Alox Pioneer LE 2015

In this post I will announce last (but not least, for sure) knife in Alox LE 2015 series — Pioneer. Hope, you’ve already checked my previous posts, related to the other knives in this series: Classic SD and Cadet. Let’s finish with this beatiful series and will wait till Alox LE 2016 will be announced … Читать далее 513. Alox Pioneer LE 2015