697. Sportsman

Few years ago specially for Finland, Victorinox company released a couple of well-known models but with fancy scales and (sometimes) with new names. First model, which will review from this series will be a Sportsman with interesting pattern on scales and marvelous name ‘Pikku-Jussi’.
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Related models:

  • Tourist
  • Alumnus

696. Soldier 1961 (1996)

On the face of it, this is one more Soldier in my collection of such models, – everything the same as usual, except small detail. This is not a «real» Soldier, it never wasn’t issued to the Swiss Army. I think, you’ve already discovered this really small difference, it’s a key-ring, which is never was present on Soldiers, only on Pioneers.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer
  • Standart Issue Wenger

695. Cadet

This is week of show of rarities (and modesty) in my blog, isn’t it?
Today we’ll review pretty nice and relatively vintage Cadet. It’s already almost modern model, – it got a nail-file instead of small clip-pointed blade, but still has old ribbed Alox scales. Moreover, this knife almost new!
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Related models:

  • Cadet II
  • Recruit

694. Pioneer (LE-2011 for guns.ru)

In 2011 Russian forum guns.ru (their sub-forum of SAKs enthusiasts) released as forum knife of the year Victorinox Pioneer model with special engravings on blade and back scale. Unfortunately I wasn’t participate in forum’s life then, so when I got an ability to buy this knife later, I didn’t reflect too long..
By the way, it’s a good opportunity to say «Thanks!» to everybody from SAK society in forum.guns.ru for their knowledge and help.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer X
  • Soldier 1961

692. Dogbone (Duchess)

What interesting could be reviewed after Mauser model? I suppose that it might be also rare and valuable model. What about Dogbone (or Duchess in other words)?
Vintage, pretty rare knife with unique shape of scales – just a diamond in any collection, isn’t it? Especially when you already have another Dogbone variation – Model 630.
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Related models:

  • Model 630
  • Broker

683. Standard. Marlboro Unlimited

If you’ve started to read my blog earlier than yesterday, hopefully you remember interesting special run from Victorinox which was released in collaboration with Marlboro company. This series includes several models (mostly 91-mm) and even Standard model already was reviewed in my blog earlier. Today’s knife also is a Standard model, but it looks absolutely different than other members of this series, instead of small logo it has a huge print «Marlboro» on front scale.
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Related models:

  • Spartan
  • Tinker

682. Spartan. Castles of Ukraine Series

In 2017 Ukrainian official dealer of Victorinox started sales of new series of knives, dedicated to the famous castles of Ukraine.
The first knife in this run was a «Kamianets–Podilskyi Castle» (not to easy to pronounce, isn’t it?).
I’ve bought this knife almost immediately after release and now, one year later, I really was afraid that this series was ended with only this one knife, but today I got a confirmation, that series will be continued soon. It’s really good news and I hope, series will be interesting and very big, because list of Ukrainian castles is really impressive.
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Related models:

  • Tinker
  • Tourist

676. Lumberjack Big

The Lumberjack Big (it’s an unofficial name) is one of the most mysterious Victorinox knives, which I ever seen since I’ve started collect them. There are no too much information about it on the internet (except couple of pages on multitool.org).

Technically it’s a «increased» version of 84-mm Lumberjack with added corkscrew. This model was produced during limited period of time only for European market; it had only number 3.3311 and no own name. Besides this, this knife never was present is any catalog.
So, I definitely can name this model as real rare knife, are you agree?

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Related models:

  • Lumberjack
  • Bantam
  • Model 2231

675. Golfer 84 (b)

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?
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Related models:

  • Golfer 91
  • Compact

671. Classic SD

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.
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Related models:

  • Bijou
  • Broker

670. Classic SD

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 😉
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Related models:

  • Bijou
  • Broker

669. Tourist

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.

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Related models:

  • Sportsman
  • Recruit
  • Spartan

666. Alox Cadet LE 2017

I think that hero of this topic will not be a big surprise for readers of my blog. So, it’s time to review some pictures of Cadet — middle member of Alox LE 2017.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer
  • Sportsman

665. Alox Classic SD LE 2017

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!
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Related models:

  • Bijou
  • Broker

662. Cadet II

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!)

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Related models:

  • Cadet
  • Recruit

661. Executive

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.
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Related models:

  • Director
  • Ambassador