In 2016 Victorinox company released two new / old models of multi-tools: SwissTool and SwissTool Spirit. Why “new / old”? Because they’re absolutely the same models, as produced before, but with new black-oxide coating (like in previously realized special runs of these multi-tools for Danish / Finnish / etc army forces).
We’ve already reviewed SwissTool Spirit XBS
in the past, now let’s review the older brother – SwissTool BS.
Official press-release (in German) available here
- SwissTool family
- SwissTool Spirit
I’ve been looking for this model for… very… very long time.
I already have several Forester models
in my collection, – all of them has the same (almost the same) tools-set, but with little differences.
It’s a popular model, no doubt, so it’s looks logical that Victorinox
produced this model with different variations: with and without one-hand opening, with plain
and serrated blades
. Even once Forester
was produced with one-hand
and not-serrated blade
, it was a definitely unique and rare variation (because of small and episodic run), which is highly valued…
In 2017 Victorinox did a big surprise – Forester with one-hand plain blade was released again, but this time with DualGrip scales.
Looks like today we’ll have an overview only of unusual Victorinox knives.
So, let me introduce another rare model – Master Fisherman
we already had a chance to met with this knife, but this one has some minor differences (which can be recognized only by some crazy.. I meant true collectors).
So, Master Fisherman, – technically it’s the same Fisherman but with pliers.
From other hand – the same Angler Deluxe
but with Phillips screwdriver
instead of corkscrew
The Golfer (84-mm), no doubt, is a one of the fundamental models from Victorinox. We can call it as “father” of modern Compact.
Victorinox Golfer 84 was produced in many variations, including different types of scales and even different tools.
Suffix “b” in naming isn’t official, it’s my personal marking, which I’m using for understanding that this a second variation (first one, which I prefer to call Golfer 84 (a)
has a small blade
instead of combo-tool
Is it necessary to say that variation of Golfer 84 which includes a long nail file is a highly valuable?
Unfortunately, I still have no information about previous unrecognized Classic SD
. Hope, this time I’ll be more lucky..
So, another Classic SD with unusual print on scales, looks like some kind of special run. If you have any details about it, – please let me know.
The Victorinox Classic SD with very fancy printing scales (might be more logical on Caddy / Golfer models).
I have no idea to which limited run it belongs, so again I’m asking for help from other enthusiasts with recognizing (Nemanja, I suppose you might know 😉
The Victorinox Tourist is a “decreased” version of iconic Spartan model.
Specifically this knife has a laconic tools-set, – there are no usual toothpick / tweezers and key-ring. Usually models from Ecoline run has such minimal equipment, but this time it’s a regular model with cellidor scales.
The Victorinox Troubleshooter is very unusual model.
The second run was done for US reseller Hoffritz with special naming: Hoffritz LE2 (first edition (LE1) was also quite interesting and I still looking for this model).
The main differences from regular Troubleshooter:
- no hook;
- no chisel
- old-style Phillips screwdriver (with can-opener)
Besides that, – big inlaid “LIMITED EDITION 2” on the back scale and serial number, stamped on liner (mine has number “1969/2000”)
Previous post was about some Limited edition from 2017, so let’s continue this endless story..
Three years ago, as you all know (I’m absolutely sure by the way), Victorinox started new (every-year?) limited run of three Alox models –Classic SD, Cadet and Pioneer. In order to make these knives more attractive, every run produced in new color, 2017 bring us an olive-green models.
This time let’s start review all members of this LE from the youngest member, – Alox Classic SD LE 2017!
I’ve already mentioned several times, that in 2017 Victorinox
discontinued slide-lock series (in 111-mm form-factor). So, it wasn’t a big surprise, when were announced, that as part of Damascus limited run
, will be presented a new edition of very popular Outrider
model (but with liner-lock for sure).
More interesting detail was the fact, that this version of Outrider will not include wood-saw and corkscrew.
Let’s review some pictures?
P.S. I’m not absolutely sure about materials of scales. On official press-release it was specified like:
…Epicurean scales with sequential numbering. These are manufactured using environmentally-friendly wood fiber material, that accentuate the elegant design.
The Victorinox Huntsman is a very popular (almost like Climber) 91mm model, but this one is definetely valuable due to the interesting print on scales.
The Victorinox Cadet II is the same model as regular Cadet, but with small blade (clip-pointed) instead of nail-file. Historically this version was produced before regular Cadet, but as sometimes happened (the same situation with Bantam / Bantam II), later on new version got a ‘Cadet‘ name while this one – Cadet II.
More interesting thing – it has not typical for this form-factor material of scales, as you can see, they’re smooth (and beautiful!)
The Victorinox Executive is a 74mm model with unique tool – orange-peeler.
Interesting fact: the same model, but with stainless steel scales has unique name – Director, all others (cellidor, wood, Alox and even gold and silver) shares the same name Executive.
The Victorinox Rogue – 2-layers pocket-knife (58-mm), accordingly to SAKWiki, this one was produced in date range from 1995 to 1997 (pay attention to the wire stripper [absence]).