I’ve started to collect Victorinox knives approximatelly 5 years ago. I didn’t thought that probably, once I will say – “I have them all! :)”
Of course I’m talking about possible situation when some series or some set of models will be completely present in my collection…
One day this dream made a reality. Few months before (maybe 1 year? – I don’t remember exactly) I’ve bought a last member of my 111-mm models. It was a model named Carpenter. For the long months it was a my Unicorn-SAK, I’ve tried to find it everywhere… Moreover – once I won this knife on eBay auction, but unfortunatelly, parcel with this knife was lost on it’s way to the Ukraine. Second attempt was more lucky and I’ve decided that mission completed, my collection of 111-mm is full. But again, it was 1 year before, I didn’t supposed that when I will post info about this knife in my blog, Victorinox released a lot of new 111-models in 2017.
So, for now (2017-July) my collection still have a lot of missed knives… Seems, this story will be continued.
in Damascus series
released former Wenger
model – RangerWood Damast LE2015
. It was almost the same model as regular one, but without wood saw
and a little bit more expensive 😉
Interesting fact: this knife received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015!
As a special run, in 2009 Victorinox company produced a special edition of Outrider model for the Malaysian Armed Forces. This model has special Camouflage scales with printed logo on top scale and corkscrew replaced by the Phillips screwdriver.
The Victorinox Cheese knife was released in 2013 specially for US market. As probably you know, original version of this knife (also known as Käsemesser) was released exclusively for Switzerland Cheese Marketing AG as limited series in 2010. Probably, Victorinox decided to renew success of this model and as result new model was released. It’s almost the same knife, but with few small discrepancies:
- now knife includes tweezers;
- usual scales with printed shield on it;
- lock-release button is grey;
- no etchings on blade;
- regular box instead of special packaging (version in blister packaging also was available).
- Hardwood Cheese knife
The Helmsman CS is an unofficial name for variation of Helmsman with fully serrated blade. Original Helmsman has ¾ serrated blade.
- Mariner with corkscrew
Probably all readers of my blog know that every year (from 2010 if I’m not mistaken), company Victorinox released one knife as Limited edition of the current year. The major sign of such LE model – damasteel main blade.
In 2015 company Victorinox released as Limited edition ex-Wenger model RangerWood 55. In this edition knife comes without saw, but, as was mentioned, with damasteel main blade and etched serial number on the liner behind the corkscrew.
Maybe you remember that previously I’ve declared decision to collect only real Victorinox knives (no ex-Wenger models in other words). For this time it was a hard decision, but I hadn’t other choice! 🙂
So, just enjoy with photo of another masterpiece from Victorinox..
Victorinox Rucksack is a 3-layers 111-mm model.
This variation has ¾ serrated blade instead of regular plain.
Picknicker is a simple 111-mm knife with 2 layers of tools. This model can be found with two types of main blade: plain edge (like current one) and ¾ serrated egge (like this one).
Interseting fact: in the past Victorinox used the same name Picknicker for another 91-mm model.
Victorinox Skipper is a 4-layers 111-mm knife oriented for marine usage. As previously reviewed Helmsman, it also has unusual blue scales with Windrose print and includes special tool: shackle opener with marlin-spike.
In comparision with Helmsman, this knife has additional pliers and inline Phillips screwdriver. Instead of backside Phillips screwdriver it has corkscrew.
Similar to the Helmsman, Skipper exists with two types of serrated main blade:
- fully serrated (Skipper CS ???)
- ¾ serrated
Version with red coloured scales probably also exists (as earlier models), but I didn’t seen them.