- Evolution series
The Classic Sterling Silver model is almost the same model as popular Classic, but without needed toothpick / tweezers and a little bit higher price.
I couldn’t discover more differencies…
Knife bayonet for use on the renowned 7.5 mm. Sturmgewehr 57 assault rifle (the Rolls Royce of assault rifles), made by the firm Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft (S.I.G.).The Stgw. 57 had a very long service life, remaining in production from 1958–1983.
As the low serial number suggests, this is an early example. The “W + F” mark indicates assembly by Waffenfabrik Bern, while “Victoria Schwyz” identifies the blade supplier as the firm, Victorinox, located in Schwyz Canton.
The scabbard has the leather tab for securing in the Schmidt-Rubin belt frog. Most early scabbards had the tab removed when the Swiss changed over to the button-style frog commonly associated with the Stgw. 57 bayonet.
To avoid conflict, the Swiss government gave half of the military knife & bayonet blade production quota to Wenger and half to Victorinox. Victorinox acquired Wenger in 2005, however, continues marketing products under both trademarks.
S.I.G. produced an export model bayonet to go with export versions of the Stgw. 57. The only significant customer was Chile, who purchased 14,500 rifles chambered for the 7.62 mm. NATO cartridge. The 510–4 export bayonet differs from the domestic Stgw. 57 bayonet in minor details.
This model (Climber) isn’t a rare or collectible, because it’s a one from most popular Victorinox knives, but scales are made from leather and this fact add some (hundred) points of valuation!
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).
In 2016 Victorinox company announced a new variation of popular SwissCard.
Instead of pen blade absolutely new tool (glass file) was added. Also, LED light was replaced with the short tweezers and tootpick was added to the place where tweezers were placed before.
As I promised in last year :), I have to announce another model of Victorinox knife, which was released exclusively for Czech market – Lovec Limited!
In comparision with original Lovec, this model has horn scales and… doesn’t have back-side Phillips screwdriver.
As SAKWiki said, it’s just a “luxury” version of famous Classic knife, but with “high luster enameled scales with a marbled pattern and gold trim“.
My version of Deluxe knife has one more sma-a-a-ll difference: there are no “Victorinox…” tang on the main blade. Instead of this regular well-known words it has another label – “PRETAT SWISS” and stylized image of trident.
So, can anybody provide any information about this knife and this type of tang? I hope, it’s a genuine Victorinox, not a replic from big Eastern country…
This is a old knife from 1940-1950 years, which was called as Model 234k. Nearest model from our days – it’s a Tourist, which has the same size (84 mm) and the same tools.
It has genuine horn scales, old-shaped tools, bail instead of usual key-ring and looks very nice for its age.