654. Cheese knife

As I wrote in previous post, in 2017 Victorinox did a great surprise (If you know what I mean) for all collectors – they re-released some old models with slide-lock mechanism but this time with liner-lock. Technically (from my point of view) these models should be named as new ones, but Victorinox didn’t think so..
So, let’s review “new old” model – Cheese knife. In comparison with previous one, this model has a locking (and bigger) cap-lifter, awl without sewing eye and new locking mechanism for sure.
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Related models:

  • Hardwood Cheese Knife
  • Swiss Cheese knife (Käsemesser)

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

564. Trooper

Victorinox Trooper is a civilian version of GAK-108 knife. This knife (GAK-108) was a predecessor for the whole family of Safari series (108-mm models). Moreover, it has two civilian variations of GAK-108, – mentioned Trooper with olive scales and Safari (Trooper) which has red scales.
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Related models:

  • GAK-108
  • Safari (Trooper)

560. Sentinel Black-Oxide

The Victorinox Sentinel Black-Oxide model is a rare variation of popular Sentinel model. Accordingly to the SAKWiki:
The Black-Oxide Sentinel Clip (0.8416.M3) was first introduced in the special limited edition Victorinox Military Collector’s Set 2010. This All Black / Blackout version features black-oxide coated blade, liners, spring, keyring, and clip with black Nylon scales. The blade is one-hand opening with a plain-edge and a standard v-grind. Knives that were produced as part of the collection are numbered. A limited number of knives produced for sale in Europe outside of the collection are not numbered.
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Related models:

  • Sentinel family
  • Alpineer
  • Cowboy

559. Mariner

The Mariner is a predecessor of modern Helmsman model. It had absolutely the same tools but instead of blue scales with RoseWind print it has usual red scales without any additional prints.
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Related models:

  • Mariner CS
  • Helmsman (CS)

544. ATM – Outrider for Malaysian Armed Forces

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.
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Related models:

  • Outrider

515. Cheese knife

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).
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Related models:

  • Käsemesser
  • Hardwood Cheese knife

507. Swiss Shark

The Victorinox Swiss Shark is a definetely rare model, which was introduced in 2011 in  special run of 50 pieces (information from SAKWiki).
I couldn’t find enough information about this knife and it’s history nowhere in web, so if you have any information about it – please share it with me.
Interesting fact: The real name of this knife is a “Swiss shArK“. As you can see, three letters in upper case forms word “SAK
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Related models:

  • Safari Hunter
  • Solo Plus

505. Altimeter Plus

The Altimeter Plus is an improved variation of Altimeter model. Historically if Victorinox released some known model with added wood-saw, this new model will get name of base model and “Plus” suffix. The same situation for this one – well known Altimeter got wood-saw and new name. Sadly, but both these models now are discontinued (replaced by Traveller model later).

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Related models:

  • Altimeter
  • Voyager
  • Traveller

503. Forester OH

The Victorinox Forester is a 3-layer 111-mm which was produced in several variations – with One-hand and regular blades, with standart neylon and Dual-Grip scales. Current instance is a Ohe-hand variation with serrated blade and usual black scales.

Interesting  fact: version with One-hand regular (non-serrated) blade was produced during a very short period and for now it’s a highly collectible item!

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Related models
  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

SAKWiki

499. Adventurer (BSA)

The Victorinox Adventurer is a very old and popular 111-mm knife with simple set of tools. Usually it was produced with plain main blade only, but specially for BSA, it was released with serrated blade (version with plain blade and BSA print also known, but I still haven’t it 🙁

P.S. Usually I’m trying add to my posts some related images (from old catalogs etc.), but just today I’ve mentioned that in this brochure (see image below) from Victorinox, Fieldmaster model annonced as Huntsman. Is it mistake, what do you think?

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Related models:

  • Centurion
  • Alpineer
  • Picknicker

494. Voyager Lite

The Victorinox Voyager Lite is a one from few models which are equipped with embedded electronic tools. As the knife’s name implies, it’s a enhanced version of Voyager model. Usually models with “Lite” addon in their names has additional tools layer, which includes LED light and Phillips screwdriver. Same is true for Voyager Lite.

As for now, this model is discontinued and replaced by more efficient Traveller Lite (which has additional electronic tools). By the way, if I’m not mistaken, there are no way to recognize (by photo only) these two models – their external look absolutely the same.

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Related models:
  • Voyager
  • Traveller
  • Traveller Lite