The Victorinox “flagman” model from 91-mm series – SwissChamp.
This variation has wooden scales, but without place-holders for “plus-tools”: stainless pin and pen.
- Champion (Plus)
- SwissChamp’s series
In October 2012, Victorinox released a new knife in Damascus series – Soldier / Trailmaster. It was first time when model of the year was a 111-mm with locking blade. Also this model had Swiss Walnut wooden scales.
- Soldier 2008
- Trailmaster / Trekker
in Damascus series
released former Wenger
model – RangerWood Damast LE2015
. It was almost the same model as regular one, but without wood saw
and a little bit more expensive 😉
Interesting fact: this knife received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015!
The club’s model of VSAKCS for 2015 year is an ex-Wenger model Evolution Wood S10, but in new Victorinox design, which was made as a part of new series Victorinox Delemont Collection.
The next model in my collection from Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Collectors Society (VSAKCS) is a Compact, anniversary knife for 2009 (hope that my attentive readers understood that I’m looking for models from 2007 to 2009 years 🙂
This time VSAKCS used a regular model, but with unusual wooden scales. Looks beautifull, isn’t it?
In 2013 Victorinox company released new knife within absolutely new form-factor. I’m talking about Hunter model. Two years later (2015) this model was released again, but with wooden scales (original had plastic ones).
One more difference between these variations – Hunter Pro Walnut has tang “SWISS MADE” on the back side of main blade, regular Hunter – doesn’t has it.
Probably all readers of my blog know that every year (from 2010 if I’m not mistaken), company Victorinox released one knife as Limited edition of the current year. The major sign of such LE model – damasteel main blade.
In 2015 company Victorinox released as Limited edition ex-Wenger model RangerWood 55. In this edition knife comes without saw, but, as was mentioned, with damasteel main blade and etched serial number on the liner behind the corkscrew.
Maybe you remember that previously I’ve declared decision to collect only real Victorinox knives (no ex-Wenger models in other words). For this time it was a hard decision, but I hadn’t other choice! 🙂
So, just enjoy with photo of another masterpiece from Victorinox..
This knife is Soldier 1890 (version of 1908 year). It’s a civilian variation (see tang “P” on reverse side of the blade) version of Soldier’s knife. Probably repaired by owner (with replacing main blade after 1952).
I would like to thank Igor Grigoriev (aka Novichok79) from Russian forum rusknife.com for his support with recognizing details of this knife!
In 2013 Victorinox
announced a new model – Hardwood Cheese Knife
, which we can call as “inheritor” of Cheese knife
. As his predecessor, this knife also have special cheese blade
(for now only these 2 models contains this tool), but also has additional opener’s layer.
Hardwood cheese knife is a 3-layer knife with liner-lock (original Cheese knife has slide-lock!). In comparison with other models with liner-lock, in this knife only main blade can be locked in opened position, there are no possibility to lock bottle-opener (flat screwdriver). Also, as you can see from pictures – there are two differences from other liner-lock models:
- bottle-opener is smaller than usually (only slide-lock knives has such type of bottle-opener)
- reamer (awl) has sewing-eye (again — as other slide-, not liner-lock models).
So, in this knife we have a combination of very unique features:
- hardwood scales
- cheese blade
- non-locking (smaller) bottle-opener
- unusual awl
I think, it’s good enough for one knife, isn’t it?
- VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)
- PATENTED (back)
- Kasemesser – Cheese Knife
In 2014 year company Victorinox released as Limited Edition knife probably the most known model – Spartan. This knife as all previous LE has damasteel blade and limited to the 5’000 peaces worldwide.
In comparison with previous year’s knife (Explorer 2013 LE
) this one has much more accuracy wooden scales (I understand that it sounds very strange, but yes, I can confirm again – 2013 LE model had ugly polished scales).
It’s hard to say anything new about so famous knife as Spartan, so I prefer to post a lot of pictures instead 🙂