Small Tinker isn’t a popular model in general, but it was produced several times as limited run (for instance – as part of «Black series» from 2010).
The same is true for this series – knife was dedicated to the world famous characters (known as moomins) from books by Finnish novelist Tove Jansson.
In previous post we’ve talked about fancy design of special run of Victorinox knives for Finland. Let’s continue review these unique models, today we’re going to review Climber model with colors of Finnish flag. If I’m not mistaken, with the same scales was released also SwissChamp (which additionally has etching with serial number), maybe sometime..
- Climber Small
- Tinker Super
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’.
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).
- Wenger STG-90/SIG 550 assault rifle SAK
The Victorinox Ranger is well-known 91-mm model which was produced for the years. Due to some evolution of included tools, this model has a variety of possible tools combination. Current one has a mix of «old / new» tools, – it includes old-style «grooved» corkscrew and new-style of technician screwdriver for instance.
- Master Craftsman
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)
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.
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.
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?
The Victorinox Signature Lite model, — almost the famous Classic SD, but with LED light and pen instead of regular toothpick / tweezers.
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.
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 😉
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.
The Victorinox Troubleshooter is very unusual model.
The second run was done for US reseller Hoffritz with special naming: Hoffritz LE2 (first edition (LE1) was also quite interesting and I still looking for this model).
The main differences from regular Troubleshooter:
- no hook;
- no chisel
- old-style Phillips screwdriver (with can-opener)
Besides that, – big inlaid «LIMITED EDITION 2» on the back scale and serial number, stamped on liner (mine has number «1969/2000»)
The Victorinox Huntsman is a very popular (almost like Climber) 91mm model, but this one is definetely valuable due to the interesting print on scales.
The Victorinox Rogue – 2-layers pocket-knife (58-mm), accordingly to SAKWiki, this one was produced in date range from 1995 to 1997 (pay attention to the wire stripper [absence]).
Few days ago I’ve published article about «unknown» edition of Classic SD. Approximately in 10 minutes after I’ve shared post on Facebook, I got an answer about knife’s model. Maybe this time I’ll be lucky too? (by the way, I have few other Classics, which still not identified…)
Update: It’s an Classic SD Argyle from LE2010. Thanks, !
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..
Victorinox NailClip 580 – small pocket knife from Delemont collection (yes, it means, that actually this is ex-Wenger model, not «genuine» Victorinox..) Anyway, I like it, so +1 item to my collection.