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..
Not so popular, but anyway interesting model – Watch case opener. It was produced in Alox scales either neylon and cellidor (current one).
: special blade for opening watch cases is present only in this model and Swiss Champ XAVT / XXLT
- Excelsior / Pocket Pal
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..
Don’t have enough words in order to describe this set…
See previous post
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? 😉
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“.
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
The Victorinox Climber with non-typical scales’ color.
Very popular model – Victorinox Tinker
, but without famous Swiss Cross
. Instead of habitual cross, this knife has a David’s Star
on the same place.
I think that you have already guessed, for which country this knife was released, isn’t it?
The Victorinox Spartan – is a most popular knife for different advertisements.
This is true for the avia-club “Avianna” from Switzerland.
Warning: some spoilers in photo section! 🙂
Alox Cadet – 2 layers model in 84-mm form-factor.
Need some help with identifying the exact name of this color.
UPDATE: It’s a Hunter Green color. Thanks, Mile!
Few years ago, Victorinox in cooperation with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) announced a special run of several knives. All these knives has a unique-pictured scales, one of them – Fieldmaster.
The same year (2016), the same model (Climber), but another Limited edition –White Xmas.
By the way, if I’m not mistaken, exactly from this model, Victorinox started a new every-year series – Xmas.
UPDATE: Knife was released in 2016, but it’s a LE 2015
In 2016 Victorinox announced a limited edition of Climber knife, dedicated to the Olympic games in Brazil. Accordingly to their press-release scales of this knife were coated with 24 carat gold.
The SwissChamp XLT isn’t so popular as EDC knife, but very valuable as collector’s item 🙂
This is an “enhanced” version of SwissChamp model, but little bit wider (11 layers instead of 8 layers in regular model).
- SwissChamp XL series
In 2013 VSAKCS released as year’s knife Explorer model in honor of Carl Elsener Sr.