The Victorinox SwissChamp XXLT knife is a one of fews, produced specially for
stupid people collectors. Moreover – it’s a one from three (or four?) models which has extremely rare tool – Butane Lighter.
Short summary: nice, valuable, not suitable for EDC.
- SwissChamp X series
The Victorinox TimeKeeper – an early variation of this unusual model.
The clock has dial with two Roman numerals (XII and VI) and 10 dashes (thanks, SAKWiki!).
Interesting fact: have you ever seen such paper instruction, as one which was included to this knife? I’ve faced with such type first time…
The Master Fisherman
is a definetely rare model. There are no enough information about this model in the web (except some topics
Even SAKWiki mentioned absolutely nothing about this unique knife (but few weeks ago one good fellow added new page with short description there! ;))
So, Master Fisherman – extended variation of Fisherman by adding pliers.
Twenty years ago in honor of 100-years jubilee, company Victorinox
announced a special run of limited series “100th Anniversary (1897-1997)”
. This set included a two models:
I found first model from this list in mint condition, second one very hardly used..
- SwissChamp XL series
The Victorinox Handyman knife could be a good example of model’s evolution.
Initially (in 197x) it was a 6-layers model with absolutely the same tool-set as old Champion model with only one difference – it never included long nail-file (as Champion did).
Later on Handyman was re-designed due to the availability of new tools (I mean pliers, which was released in 1986) – fish-scaler was removed, fine screwdriver also was updated to the modern shape. After 1991, multifunctional hook was added to the Handyman tool-set.
P.S. The same situation is related to the Crafsman
model – it also has 2 major editions – old
) and new
one (with pliers
The Victorinox Oath of Ruthli is a 7th knife in limited Battle series, which was produced during 1983-1991. Technically it’s a Mechanic with corkscrew, but without tootpick. As the rest of this series, Oath of Ruthli was limited to 9999 pieces.
The Victorinox Scientist is a rare and highly valued collectible item.
Technically it’s the same Compact, but with magnifying glass / inline Phillips screwdriver layer instead of scissors / hook layer in Compact.
This knife has a more modern solid version of corkscrew
, but version
with earlier grooved corkscrew
is present in my collection also.
- Golfer 91 (a)
The Victorinox Golfer (a) is an intermediate model, which later was evolved into Golfer (b) and very popular Compact.
- Golfer (b)
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!
- Super Tinker
- Climber Small
Another very rare and highly collectible knife – Alumnus model. Technically, it’s the same model, as Climber Small, but with one difference – small blade replaced by nail-file.