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

529. Soldier 2008 (Fu Br 41)

This version of Victorinox Soldier 2008 (militarian version of civilian Trailmaster) I bought accidentally here, in Ukraine. I was surprised with a logo, printed on top scale – something which was called a “Fu Br 41“.
After short (very short) investigation I founf information about this Swiss army unit – Command Support Brigade 41.
In Deutch it sounds more dramatically (I’m not sure that can pronounce it ;):
Die Führungsunterstützungsbrigade 41 
Besides that, it’s a regular SAK 2008 (year of production is 2011).
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Forester

516. Forester

The Victorinox Forester is a popular 111-mm model with 3 layers of tools. It has several variations, related to using standard neylon or modern Dual-Grip scales, also it was produced with regular plain or One-Hand serrated blade. Version with One-Hand regular blade is also known, but a definetely rare one.

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Related models:

  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

481. Dual Pro X

Victorinox Dual Pro X is a 3-layers 111-mm knife, which was available only with Dual-Grip scales, was produced during short period of time (2010 – ???).
It’s very similar to model Dual Pro (but has plain blade instead of serrated one and Phillips screwdriver instead of corkscrew).
Another similar knife – it’s a DAK 2010, almost the same tools (except serrated blade) and scales (which are the same as in GAK 111).
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Related models:

  • Dual Pro
  • DAK 2010

460. Hunter XT-CS

At the beggining I should say that Hunter XT-CS is an unofficial name for the knife which was released as known Hunter XT, but with corkscrew instead of Phillips screwdriver. In Canadian marker this knife was known as Hiker XT.

Hunter XT-CS, like all other knives in Hunter series, announced in 2012 year, doesn’t have layer with can-opener and cap-lifter. It’s uncommon decision, because all other 111-mm knives (except some limited editions for Czech market) has these tools.

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Related models:

  • Hunter XT
  • Hunter XS

423. Hunter XS

Hunter XS is a “junior” version from Hunter series (it also includes Hunter XT and Hunter XS-CS), which was introduced in 2011. It has very minimal tool-set and doesn’t have standard openers’ layer like other 111-mm models (except Hunter series, seems only Cheese knife doesn’t contains this layer).
So, very unique and laconic 2-layers knife with few tools – OH plain blade, gutting blade and corkscrew. That’s it, no tweezers, no toothpick. Dual density scales (also known as Dual-Grip), but in unusual color – orange/black.
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Oops,  I forgot a lanyard from orange paracord 🙂
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWISS MADE (front)

Related models:

  • Hunter XS-CS
  • Hunter HT
  • Dual Pro

422. Dual Pro

Dual Pro knife is a 3-layer 111-mm model which is a relatively new (was introduced in 2010 in US market). This model exists only in one variation – with Dual-Grip scales, so there no tweezers and toothpick.
It has two blades, both for one-hand operations. One of them is a well-known serrated blade as many other models (like OH Trekker, OH Forester) has, another one – special gutting blade (as far as I know it was specially developed for hunters). Both blade are serrated. Due to the shape of these blades this knife is not so comfortable for regular use – closed blade doesn’t allow well fit knife in your hand. My opinion – good for collectors, but bad choice for regular using.
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)

Related models:

  • Dual Pro X
  • DAK 2010