in this blog, we’ve already reviewed special version of Outrider
, which was produced for Malaysian Armed Forces
(Angkatan Tentera Malaysia – ATM
The current knife is a second variation, it also has a back-side Phillips screwdriver instead of corkscrew and, additionally, – all tools are black-coated.
Comparative pictures see below.
UPDATE: found another small difference: original ATM has small label ‘SATRIA’ on back scale, new one – doesn’t.
Victorinox Rucksack without habitual Swiss Cross on scales, instead this it has logo which containg the big symbol «V» behind the World globe.
As popular legend said, for some muslim Middle East countries Victorinox released their production with this logo. Tolerancy as is..
I’ve started to collect Victorinox knives approximatelly 5 years ago. I didn’t thought that probably, once I will say — «I have them all! :)»
Of course I’m talking about possible situation when some series or some set of models will be completely present in my collection…
One day this dream made a reality. Few months before (maybe 1 year? — I don’t remember exactly) I’ve bought a last member of my 111-mm models. It was a model named Carpenter. For the long months it was a my Unicorn-SAK, I’ve tried to find it everywhere… Moreover — once I won this knife on eBay auction, but unfortunatelly, parcel with this knife was lost on it’s way to the Ukraine. Second attempt was more lucky and I’ve decided that mission completed, my collection of 111-mm is full. But again, it was 1 year before, I didn’t supposed that when I will post info about this knife in my blog, Victorinox released a lot of new 111-models in 2017.
So, for now (2017-July) my collection still have a lot of missed knives… Seems, this story will be continued.
As a special run, in 2009 Victorinox company produced a special edition of Outrider model for the Malaysian Armed Forces. This model has special Camouflage scales with printed logo on top scale and corkscrew replaced by the Phillips screwdriver.
The Victorinox Cheese knife was released in 2013 specially for US market. As probably you know, original version of this knife (also known as Käsemesser) was released exclusively for Switzerland Cheese Marketing AG as limited series in 2010. Probably, Victorinox decided to renew success of this model and as result new model was released. It’s almost the same knife, but with few small discrepancies:
- now knife includes tweezers;
- usual scales with printed shield on it;
- lock-release button is grey;
- no etchings on blade;
- regular box instead of special packaging (version in blister packaging also was available).
- Hardwood Cheese knife
The Victorinox Adventurer is a very old and popular 111-mm knife with simple set of tools. Usually it was produced with plain main blade only, but specially for BSA, it was released with serrated blade (version with plain blade and BSA print also known, but I still haven’t it 🙁
P.S. Usually I’m trying add to my posts some related images (from old catalogs etc.), but just today I’ve mentioned that in this brochure (see image below) from Victorinox, Fieldmaster model annonced as Huntsman. Is it mistake, what do you think?
The Helmsman CS is an unofficial name for variation of Helmsman with fully serrated blade. Original Helmsman has ¾ serrated blade.
- Mariner with corkscrew
Victorinox Rucksack is a 3-layers 111-mm model.
This variation has ¾ serrated blade instead of regular plain.
Picknicker is a simple 111-mm knife with 2 layers of tools. This model can be found with two types of main blade: plain edge (like current one) and ¾ serrated egge (like this one).
Interseting fact: in the past Victorinox used the same name Picknicker for another 91-mm model.
Victorinox Skipper is a 4-layers 111-mm knife oriented for marine usage. As previously reviewed Helmsman, it also has unusual blue scales with Windrose print and includes special tool: shackle opener with marlin-spike.
In comparision with Helmsman, this knife has additional pliers and inline Phillips screwdriver. Instead of backside Phillips screwdriver it has corkscrew.
Similar to the Helmsman, Skipper exists with two types of serrated main blade:
- fully serrated (Skipper CS ???)
- ¾ serrated
Version with red coloured scales probably also exists (as earlier models), but I didn’t seen them.
Victorinox Helmsman is a 3-layers 111-mm knife with unusual (for this form-factor) blue color of scales and white print of wind rose.
First version of Helmsman had usual red scales without any print and was known as Mariner (I’m still looking for this model for reasonable price, by the way!).
This knife contains unique tool which was designed specially for marine usage — Shackle Opener with Marlinspike.
My variation of knife has partially serrated blade, version with fully serrated blade also exists and known as Helmsman CS (unofficial name).
- Mariner with corkscrew
- Helmsman CS
The Workchamp is a larger 111-mm model (it has 6 layers) with maximum amount of tools, available in this form-factor (we’re not talking about Workchamp XL, which actually is bigger, but keep in mind that’s just a special model for collectors).
There are no two many variations of this knife, of course, as all slide-lock models, Workchamp is available with red- and black-colored scales. Earlier models didn’t included long inline Phillips screwdriver (like old Outrider from my collection)
- Workchamp XL
Cowboy is a very simple 1-layer 111-mm Victorinox knife. This knife has a long history — first versions included can-key in the Phillips screwdriver (never seen such variation, I found this info in SAKWiki). My version of this knife is relatively modern, so it has latest variation of Victorinox shield on scales and no can-key.
One-handed version of Parachutist
model originally was known as Rescuer
. Later on, probably when Rescue Tool
model was introduced, was renamed to the current name — OH Parachutist
. It almost the same as regular Parachutist
, but with the serrated blade.
Another interesting thing — older shape of opening hole on the main blade (more elliptical than modern one).
- Rescue Tool
As was mentioned in previous post
, this model (Outrider
) is a more efficient version of Atlas model. Why? Because for me, scissors
are more useful tool than pliers
. I really like Victorinox
knives, but I have to say, that pliers
in their knives are definitely weak. Of course I mean only pliers
in knives, not in multi-tools like SwissTool
, — their pliers are strong and pretty beautiful.
Ok, lets return back to the Outrider.
It’s a 4-layers 111-mm model with slide-lock mechanism. It has blade, wood-saw, Phillips screwdriver, scissors, can-opener and cap-lifter. Back side tools are: corkscrew and reamer.
Interesting fact #1: first versions
model didn’t included Phillips screwdriver
Interesting fact #2: special version of Outrider was produced for Malaysian army, — it has camouflage scales with special print. Additionally instead of corkscrew it has Phillips screwdriver. Why Malaysian army need two screwdrivers in one knife? Maybe better ask them 😉
One more thing: If you have Malaysian version of Outrider and looking for good company for it — please send me PM. Cheers!
- VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)
- PATENTED (back)
- 2009 Malaysian Army Knife
Victorinox Atlas is a 4-layer 111-mm knife with slide-lock mechanism.
By the way, seems only slide-locked 111-mm Victorinox knives can be equipped with pliers, am I right?
It’s very valued (personally for me) model, because it was a my first Victorinox knife (long-long time ago when I didn’t collect them as a maniac). I don’t remember exactly what happened with this knife later, seems it was lost. So, this one was bought «in memory» of my first Victorinox.
Atlas is very similar to well-known Outrider model. Looks that Outrider is more useful, because instead of pliers it has more claimed scissors (IMO). Also Outrider contains another type of Phillips screwdriver.
Another very similar model — Carpenter. In comparison with Atlas it has back-side Phillips screwdriver (and it’s a worse than corkscrew on Atlas).
But Carpenter has one, but very serious advantage — it still missing in my collection 🙁
So, if you have Carpenter model for selling or trade — you know what you should do!
- VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)
- PATENTED (back)