691. Mauser

This knife is a real «unicorn» for all Victorinox collectors. Despite the fact that it was produced in relatively huge amount (SAKWiki mentioned 250’000 units), it still highly valuable and expensive.
Technically this model is enhanced GAK 108 (or Trooper) with added clip-point blade (and some small additions, like logo on scales and etching on blade).
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Related models:

  • GAK 108
  • Walther

690. FASS 90

Extremely unusual model, specialy for such conservative company like Victorinox. In first opinion, it might looks more logical if this knife is belonging exclusively to Wenger, – they very often used to use some non-ordinary tools in their knives… So, that’s also true, – originally this knife was produced by Wenger, but later on, Victorinox released it under own trademark.
So, let me introduce this unique model: FASS 90 (Fusil d’assaut 90/Fucile d’assalto 90) with the sight adjustment tool – created specially for SIG 550 and STG 90 assault rifles.
Highly recomend to review related thread in multitool.org forum (link below).
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Related models:

  • Wenger STG-90/SIG 550 assault rifle SAK
  • Climber

685. Model 237 (pre-Camper)

Now this model is known as Camper (1.3613), but no doubt, that specifically this knife didn’t have own name, – this one from epoch when Victorinox company used only numerical indexes for naming their models.
My assumption – this is model 237.
Are you agree with me? Any comments/suggestions?
(Pay attention to tangs on back side of blade and can-opener, – in my collection it’s a first knife with such combination)
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Related models:

  • Hiker
  • Picknicker 91mm

678. Forester OH

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.
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

674. Rucksack

The Victorinox Rucksack is a relatively popular and well-known 111-mm model, but this one is really a rare one. It was produced once specially for local Swiss market. I’ve looked for this one for the years… and one day dream became a reality.
Isn’t it a beauty?
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Related models:

  • Forester
  • Picknicker

664. Outrider Damast LE2017

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.
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Related models:

  • Outrider
  • Rucksack

653. Forester Wood

In 2017 Victorinox announced a serious reorganization of their 111-mm series. Accordingly to it, all models with slider-lock were discontinued. As a (partial) replacement, few liner-lock models were released.
One of them (and first item in my collection) – very popular model Forester, but with nicely wooden scales.
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Related models:

  • Rucksack
  • Trailmaster

652. Climber

The Victorinox Climber — well known and definitely popular model.
This one doesn’t has toothpick and tweezers, probably it’s accordingly to the fact, that this one was produced as part of (cheaper) Elinox run (see shield type on scales),
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Related models:

  • Climber Small
  • Tinker Super

651. Trailmaster

The Victorinox Trailmaster is a 3-layers 111-mm model, which actually is a civilian version of GAK / Soldier 2008. This one has a camouflage scales with advertisement’s print on it. If I’m not mistaken, this run was for ULINE company.
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Related models:

  • GAK 111
  • Soldier 2008

643. JetSetter Apple 8G

Another pretty rare model, which doesn’t has an own name and belongs to JetSetter series. Current one was released in 2012 as part of cooperation Victorinox with.. Apple company, so unofficially this model was known as JetSetter Apple 8G.
Interesting fact: this is a one from few model, which doesn’t have any tang on blades (because there are no blades!!!)
To be continued..
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Related models:

  • JetSetter family

640. Climber BSA (StayGlow)

I already have several knives from BSA run, Climber with StayGlow scales also is a part of my collection. Hope, you’ll agree, that Climber BSA with StayGlow scales also should join this honorable society.
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Related models:

  • Super Tinker
  • Climber Small

637. Picknicker (91mm)

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..
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Related models:

  • Camper
  • Outdoorsman (original)

630. Climber

The Victorinox Climber, probably is most popular model (after Spartan, for sure). It was produced with dozens of design changes: with different scales (I mean both — colors and materials) and as limited editions..
The current variation is a little bit different from regular one – it doesn’t included regular toothpick and tweezers.
Although that variation without key-ring had a dedicated name (long-long time ago it was called as Traveller), this one also was known as regular Climber.
UPDATE: added picture from old Victorinox catalog (Victorinox_1989 Swiss Army Brands Catalog.pdf) in order to show the difference between Climber and Traveller models.
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Related models:

  • Spartan
  • Deluxe Tinker

618. Climber Small

The Victorinox Small Climber is a ‘younger brother’ of very popular Climber model but in smaller form-factor (84 mm). Unfortunatelly now, this model and many others in the same size are discontinued. Maybe this is a reason, why they are so valued by collectors.
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Related models:

  • Climber
  • Salesman
  • Alumnus

598. Huntsman Desert

Another example of «revolutionary innovations» from VictorinoxHuntsman model with new desert camouflage. It was released in 2016 with two other models — Trailmaster Grip and Classic SD Desert
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Related models:

  • Fieldmaster
  • Climber

597. Trailmaster Grip

[sarcasmMode] Innovations from Victorinox, — just add new color scales and… Hooray! New model was released! [/sarcasmMode]
Very popular model Trailmaster was released in 2016 with new desert camouflage scales as Trailmaster Grip.
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Related models:

  • Forester
  • GAK-111 / Soldier 2008

594. Forester

The Victorinox Forester isn’t rare model. Even One Hand Forester model. But One Hand Forester with plain blade — it’s a rare bird. I even say — it’s an «extemely rare bird». But it’s true for the past, because in 2017 Victorinox re-launched variation One Hand Forester with plain blade (and Dual-Grip scales).
So, I will call my Forester as «rare bird from the past» 🙂
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Rucksack