Victorinox Escort 74 – “enlarged” version of popular model Escort (58mm). Escort 74 has more variation than smaller one – it could be produced with and without key-ring, with different types of nail-file’s pattern and even with different scales – cellidor, smooth Alox and stainless steel versions were exists in the past.
The Victorinox Executive 58 is a 2-layers model in 58-mm form-factor (it’s a logically, huh?), which looks is absolutely like Companion model, but with very minor difference – pattern of nail-file working surface.
One more fact, which I should to raise (again and again!) – it’s a Victorinox’s products’ naming convention:
- Executive 58 model later evolved into Companion
- Executive 74 model initially was called.. Companion
Probably, this is a shortest post in this year.
I don’t have any idea what the model it should be?
Looks like Bijou without toothpick and tweezers. As far as I know, old-style nail-file was present only on Executive 58 model, but this model were produced with Alox scales only…
Looks strange. Any help will be very appreciated
UPDATE: It should be a Commander model – it was Bijou predecessor from 1970s. Pictures from old catalog were added to the post.
Thanks for help, Julius! 🙂
P.S. In Hoffritz catalog from 1977 this knife was mentioned as Tinker (model 11096)
- Executive 58
This knife has the same name as well-known and very popular 84-mm Pocket Pal. In fact it’s an absolutely different model. Situation when Victorinox uses the same names for different models unfortunately is typical. Voyageur, Pocket Pal, Executive, Golfer, Outdoorsman – seems, this list is endless. It’s a continuous head-ache not only for beginners, but for “Victorinox guru’s” also.
Anyway, let’s me introduce a very nice (and very old) knife – Pocket Pal 58. Just an another masterpiece from Switzerland
- VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI (front)
- Victoria (crossbow)
Broken blades.. 🙁
But open rivets.. 🙂
- HOFFRITZ SWITZERLAND STAINLESS(front)
- VICTORIA +crossbow (back)