658. Spartan PS (white)

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..
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Related models:

  • Tinker
  • Recruit

641. Super Timer

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  (like TimeKeeper has) in own scales (and missing tweezers as result of this substitution).
Rare and nice.
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Related models:

  • Swiss Champ
  • TimeKeeper
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624. Spartan (Unspunnenfest commemorative)

In the end of summer 2017, specially for Unspunnenfest, Victorinox company released a limited run of Spartan model with unusual ‘3D-textured‘ scales, which are looks closely similar to natural stone (as main symbol of mentioned festival).
It wasn’t a first time when such type of scales were produced, but everything looks like we’ll see this type of scales more often starting from this year (White Christmas Explorer 2017, for instance).
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Related models:

  • Tinker
  • Climber

611. Color Twins (Fresh Light Green)

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? 😉
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Related models:

  • Tinker

607. Huntsman (Year of the Rooster)

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“.
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Related models:

  • Fieldmaster
  • Mountaineer

585. SwissChamp XXLT

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.
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Related models:

  • SwissChamp
  • SwissChamp X series

580. Spartan (Avianna club’s model)

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! 🙂
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Related models:

  • Tinker
  • Camper

550. SwissChamp XLT

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).
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Related models:

  • SwissChamp
  • SwissChamp XL series

528. Scientist

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.
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Related models:

  • Compact
  • Golfer 91 (a)
  • Yeoman

524. Wild Turkey

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.

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Related models:

  • Hiker
  • Whitetail Deer

496. Mountaineer Lite

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.

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Related models:

  • Mountaineer
  • Huntsman Lite
  • Expedition Lite

495. Whitetail Deer

This knife is a another member of series from 4 unusual knives, which were made specially for SMKW company by Victorinox in 2009.

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!)

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494. Voyager Lite

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.

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Related models:
  • Voyager
  • Traveller
  • Traveller Lite

488. SwissCard Nailcare

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.

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Related models:

  • SwissCard
  • SwissCard Lite

469. Compact

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.

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Related models:

  • Golfer
  • TimeKeeper
  • DofE