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

650. Watch Maker 60

In previous post we’ve reviewed not very popular model (I wouldn’t say ‘rare’..), specially created for operations with watches.
So, now we’ll review new variation of this model. It’s a former Wenger model, and it has a very unique feature – it has a non-folding blade. Uncommon practice for this manufacturer, I cannot remember even another one with fixed blade (we’re not going to discuss bayonets, by the way).
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Related models:

  • Watch Case Opener

616. Executive 58 (pre-Companion 58)

The Victorinox Executive 58 is a 2-layers model in 58-mm form-factor (it’s a logically, huh?), which looks is absolutely like Companion model, but with very minor difference – pattern of nail-file working surface.
One more fact, which I should to raise (again and again!) – it’s a Victorinox’s products’ naming convention:
  1. Executive 58 model later evolved into Companion
  2. Executive 74 model initially was called.. Companion

That’s it.

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Related models:

  • Companion
  • Classic

425. Cigar Cutter

This small knife contains unique tool which was specially developed for cigar admirers. It looks as metal plate with three circular blades (very sharp!) for fine cutting cigar’s material.
Of course, this knife is not for regular using or EDC, – just another nice collector’s item.
 
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)
  • PATENTED (back)

Related models:

  • Ambassador
  • Windsor

408. Pocket Pal 58

This knife has the same name as well-known and very popular 84-mm Pocket Pal. In fact it’s an absolutely different model. Situation when Victorinox uses the same names for different models unfortunately is typical. Voyageur, Pocket Pal, Executive, GolferOutdoorsman – seems, this list is endless. It’s a continuous head-ache not only for beginners, but for “Victorinox guru’s” also.
Anyway, let’s me introduce a very nice (and very old) knife – Pocket Pal 58. Just an another masterpiece from Switzerland

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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI (front)
  • Victoria (crossbow)

Related models:

  • Princess
  • Escort

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407. Princess Dogbone (model 630)

This is a very rare Victorinox knife which actually doesn’t have own name. Design of scales is absolutely different from well-known Victorinox scales. Collectors and enthusiasts called such shape “Dogbone“.
As SAKWiki said:

The unique shape of this knife was apparently developed for those unable to open a standard pocket knife with their finger nails. This shape allows the tools to be pinched an pulled open.

Only two models were developed with such scales:
– predecessor of Companion / Classic – also known as Duchess;
– predecessor of Princess / Escort (with Alox and stainless steel scales)

Unfortunately, my knife is in a very poor condition, so I have to find another one. If you have such knife (or any other with Dogbone scales) please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Updated 2017-07-18 – I got it!!!


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Related models:

  • Escort
  • Princess
  • Duchess

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