The Victorinox SwissChamp XXLT knife is a one of fews, produced specially for
stupid people collectors. Moreover – it’s a one from three (or four?) models which has extremely rare tool – Butane Lighter.
Short summary: nice, valuable, not suitable for EDC.
- SwissChamp X series
Few weeks before I’ve reviewed a predecessor of current model Lumberjack
– Model 2231
. Ooops, now Lumberjack
called as Walker
, I can not get used to it..
But lets talk about knives. Today’s knife is a predecessor of Lumberjack model, which was a predecessor of today’s knife Walker… Much better 🙂
As Model 2231, this knife has a cap-lifter instead of combo-tool and cellidor scales instead of Alox ones, but doesn’t have dedicated name. At least, I couldn’t find it yet.
- Model 2231
Early variation of Electrician Alox model with old cross. Before 1980 this model had a name Model 2212.
Actually this model was released before then name Lumberjack was given to the another model with similar configuration of tools. The one discrepance between them – latest Lumberjack has combo-tool instead of cap-lifter in Model 2231.
The Victorinox TimeKeeper – an early variation of this unusual model.
The clock has dial with two Roman numerals (XII and VI) and 10 dashes (thanks, SAKWiki!).
Interesting fact: have you ever seen such paper instruction, as one which was included to this knife? I’ve faced with such type first time…
The Master Fisherman
is a definetely rare model. There are no enough information about this model in the web (except some topics
Even SAKWiki mentioned absolutely nothing about this unique knife (but few weeks ago one good fellow added new page with short description there! ;))
So, Master Fisherman – extended variation of Fisherman by adding pliers.
Twenty years ago in honor of 100-years jubilee, company Victorinox
announced a special run of limited series “100th Anniversary (1897-1997)”
. This set included a two models:
I found first model from this list in mint condition, second one very hardly used..
- SwissChamp XL series
I’ve started to collect Victorinox knives approximatelly 5 years ago. I didn’t thought that probably, once I will say – “I have them all! :)”
Of course I’m talking about possible situation when some series or some set of models will be completely present in my collection…
One day this dream made a reality. Few months before (maybe 1 year? – I don’t remember exactly) I’ve bought a last member of my 111-mm models. It was a model named Carpenter. For the long months it was a my Unicorn-SAK, I’ve tried to find it everywhere… Moreover – once I won this knife on eBay auction, but unfortunatelly, parcel with this knife was lost on it’s way to the Ukraine. Second attempt was more lucky and I’ve decided that mission completed, my collection of 111-mm is full. But again, it was 1 year before, I didn’t supposed that when I will post info about this knife in my blog, Victorinox released a lot of new 111-models in 2017.
So, for now (2017-July) my collection still have a lot of missed knives… Seems, this story will be continued.
The same year (2016), the same model (Climber), but another Limited edition –White Xmas.
By the way, if I’m not mistaken, exactly from this model, Victorinox started a new every-year series – Xmas.