One more knife from “fish” series – as many others, without own name. In collectors’ societies is known as “Fischermesser” (accordingly to naming from old German catalog from Victorinox).
The Victorinox Angler Deluxe is a model which was produced during relatively short period of time. It one layer wider than base Angler, this additional layer includes scissors and multipurpose hook.
Interesting fact: accordingly to SAKWiki, this model had several names through the years: at beginning it was called as Waterman, later on – it was known as Angler with Pliers.
But Angler model already included pliers, isn’t it? Maybe more logical was call this model “Angler with Scissors“?
The answer should be as “yes” either “no”. The reason of this “strange” naming was in fact, that first edition of Angler
in other words) had scissors
instead of pliers
Few years before, in 2016 Victorinox
company realized a long-waited desire (I could say – obsession, but I wouldn’t) of hundreds people. They’re realized an Alox model with scissors (first one after vintage Voyager!) − Pioneer X
Moreover, the same model was released as Damast knife of the Year
soon after this. So, we had two new knives for this year. Is it enough? For sure − no, and specially for VSAKC
society as model of the year was released ‘light’ version of the same knife. It was called a Special Pioneer X
and was thinner for few millimeters due to removed openers layer.
Stop talking, let’s see the pictures of this beauty..
I have to agree with SAKWiki’s article, which saying that it’s a “very, very interesting model”.
First of all, it’s not a 100% Victorinox − it has a Wenger shield on scales and Wenger tang stamp on front side of main blade. From other side, it’s absolutely not a Wenger model − because it’s a 84-mm (Wenger series was a 85-mm based), it has a Victorinox tools (blade, combo-tool, toothpick, tweezers and even key-ring) and it has a 100% – genuine Victorinox tang stamp “Officer suisse” on back side of main blade.
Besides of all these facts, no doubt that Premier is a very interesting and unique knife. Victorinox or Wenger? Never mind! Keep calm and collect them all..
The Victorinox Picknicker – old and vintage 91-mm model which is very similar to more popular Camper, but with serrated blade instead of regular blade and pruning blade instead of small blade.
From SAKWiki: In Germany this knife initially was known as Campingmesser.
Interesting (and confusing) fact: in old Victorinox catalogs (see pictures below) under Picknicker name were listed two models – with and without saw..
- Outdoorsman (original)
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.
The Victorinox Gourmet – another “rare bird” from 84-mm family.
Unlike this one
(sorry for the ugly pictures, hope will be changed to better ones.. someday..), it has solid corkscrew
Interesting fact: Victorinox Gourmet is a one from few models which were produced with Alox (smooth) scales and.. corkscrew, did you know it?
The Victorinox Tourist – “younger” brother of Spartan. Version without KR, toothpick/tweezers and with etched word ‘SIG’ on blade.
- Tinker Small