658. Spartan PS (white)

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..
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Spartan PS

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  • Tinker
  • Recruit

649. Watch case opener

Not so popular, but anyway interesting model – Watch case opener. It was produced in Alox scales either neylon and cellidor (current one).
Interesting fact: special blade for opening watch cases is present only in this model and Swiss Champ XAVT / XXLT.
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Related models:

  • Secretary
  • Excelsior / Pocket Pal

638. Premier

I have to agree with SAKWiki’s article, which saying that it’s a “very, very interesting model”.
First of all, it’s not a 100% Victorinox − it has a Wenger shield on scales and Wenger tang stamp on front side of main blade. From other side, it’s absolutely not a Wenger model − because it’s a 84-mm (Wenger series was a 85-mm based), it  has a Victorinox tools (blade, combo-tool, toothpick, tweezers and even key-ring) and it has a 100% – genuine Victorinox tang stamp “Officer suisse” on back side of main blade.
Besides of all these facts, no doubt that Premier is a very interesting and unique knife. Victorinox or Wenger? Never mind! Keep calm and collect them all..
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  • Bantam
  • Lumberjack

624. Spartan (Unspunnenfest commemorative)

In the end of summer 2017, specially for Unspunnenfest, Victorinox company released a limited run of Spartan model with unusual ‘3D-textured‘ scales, which are looks closely similar to natural stone (as main symbol of mentioned festival).
It wasn’t a first time when such type of scales were produced, but everything looks like we’ll see this type of scales more often starting from this year (White Christmas Explorer 2017, for instance).
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  • Tinker
  • Climber

611. Color Twins (Fresh Light Green)

In 2016 Victorinox produced a new “limited run” sets – Color Twins. This set was available in two colors: Fresh Light Green and Orange.
This set includes a two knives: very popular Spartan and… tomato knife). Each of these sets was produced in a very limited run (15’000 per set 🙂
Can you prognose, which knife will be presented in my blog soon? 😉
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Related models:

  • Tinker

607. Huntsman (Year of the Rooster)

Specially for East Asian market Victorinox company produced a lot of special runs of their knives. One of these series – Chinese Zodiac Series, which was in production since 2001.
In 2017 in this series was released Huntsman – “Year of the Rooster“.
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  • Fieldmaster
  • Mountaineer

596. SwissChamp Hardwood

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.
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Related models:

  • Champion (Plus)
  • SwissChamp’s series