Besides changes in 111-mm series, in 2017 Victorinox has announced several “new” knives. It was a habitual Spartan,… but with black-coated tools. This time it wasn’t a black-oxide coating, but something new chemical process (named as Inox-Spectral ®). Two versions of Spartan were released as part of this series – with white and black scales. Now let’s review a first one..
Which model from Victorinox knives is a most ‘equipped‘?
If we will exclude from all variety of models few ones, produced not for people but for collectors, in result we’ll get a Super Timer – ‘older brother’ of famous Swiss Champ.
Additionally to all tools from Swiss Champ
, this model has an analogue clock
has) in own scales (and missing tweezers
as result of this substitution).
Rare and nice.
Regular Victorinox Climber model with unique design from Michel Jordi.
- Super Tinker
- Climber Small
Don’t have enough words in order to describe this set…
See previous post
In 2016 Victorinox produced a new “limited run” sets – Color Twins. This set was available in two colors: Fresh Light Green and Orange.
This set includes a two knives: very popular Spartan and… tomato knife). Each of these sets was produced in a very limited run (15’000 per set 🙂
Can you prognose, which knife will be presented in my blog soon? 😉
Specially for East Asian market Victorinox company produced a lot of special runs of their knives. One of these series – Chinese Zodiac Series, which was in production since 2001.
In 2017 in this series was released Huntsman – “Year of the Rooster“.
The Victorinox Climber with non-typical scales’ color.
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
The Victorinox Spartan – is a most popular knife for different advertisements.
This is true for the avia-club “Avianna” from Switzerland.
Warning: some spoilers in photo section! 🙂
The SwissChamp XLT isn’t so popular as EDC knife, but very valuable as collector’s item 🙂
This is an “enhanced” version of SwissChamp model, but little bit wider (11 layers instead of 8 layers in regular model).
- SwissChamp XL series
The Victorinox Scientist is a rare and highly valued collectible item.
Technically it’s the same Compact, but with magnifying glass / inline Phillips screwdriver layer instead of scissors / hook layer in Compact.
This knife has a more modern solid version of corkscrew
, but version
with earlier grooved corkscrew
is present in my collection also.
- Golfer 91 (a)
The Wild Turkey is an unique knife produced specially for SMKW company in 2009. This is a last one from all 4 knives from this series in my collection.
Technically this knife is a Hiker, but with usual (for this series) tools replacement – it has technical screwdriver instead of reamer.
The Victorinox CyberTool series (CT) includes several modifications. Current instance has a unique feature (Light layer) and, as result contains more tools than CT34, but less than CT41.
The Victorinox Mountaineer Lite is a relatively rare 5-layers 91-mm knife, which based on more common Mountaineer model. Addon “Lite” in it’s name means (as you already know! ;)) that this knife has an additional layer with LED light and inline Phillips screwdriver.
Interesting fact: Mountaineer Lite is a unique model, which was produced only in blue transparent scales.
- Huntsman Lite
- Expedition Lite
This knife is a another member of series from 4 unusual knives
, which were made specially for SMKW
company by Victorinox
Technically this model is a modified Hiker with added “Lite layer”, which includes LED light and inline Phillips screwdriver. Another one difference is a common for all knives in this series – backside reamer was replaced by a technician screwdriver.
Interesting fact: this knife includes three different screwdrivers (also we can add to this list 2 screwdrivers, which are part of cap-lifter and can-opener). So, in result we have five (5!) screwdrivers in one knife. Seems, it’s an achievement! Except Whitetail Deer, only Master Electrician contains the same amount of screwdrivers (and both knives were produced exclusively for SMKW company!)
The Victorinox Voyager Lite is a one from few models which are equipped with embedded electronic tools. As the knife’s name implies, it’s a enhanced version of Voyager model. Usually models with “Lite” addon in their names has additional tools layer, which includes LED light and Phillips screwdriver. Same is true for Voyager Lite.
As for now, this model is discontinued and replaced by more efficient Traveller Lite (which has additional electronic tools). By the way, if I’m not mistaken, there are no way to recognize (by photo only) these two models – their external look absolutely the same.
- Traveller Lite
In 2016 Victorinox company announced a new variation of popular SwissCard.
Instead of pen blade absolutely new tool (glass file) was added. Also, LED light was replaced with the short tweezers and tootpick was added to the place where tweezers were placed before.
Compact is a thinnest 91-mm knife which includes a lot of usefull tools, in my opinion it’s an ideal choice for EDC usage.
My knife has additional print on back side of main blade, because it was a “special run” for knives enthusiats’ local forum.