The Victorinox Waiter is a laconic single-layer model in 84-mm form-factor, formerly known as Bartender (in US market).
For sure, I already have several Waiters
in my collection, even with Hoffritz
inlaid on scales, but this specimen doesn’t have a toothpick/tweezers
, so it makes it relatively unique.
Relatively old and vintage variation of Fieldmaster with ‘Hoffritz‘ print on scales and tang on main blade.
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.
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Actually this model was released before then name Lumberjack was given to the another model with similar configuration of tools. The one discrepance between them – latest Lumberjack has combo-tool instead of cap-lifter in Model 2231.
The Victorinox Apprentice Alox is a pretty uncommon and rare model. It’s a single-layer 93-mm model, which includes only two tools – main blade and electrician blade.
As probably you know, the same name Apprentice
was used for the absolutely another model
on the past as Victorinox
company did many times.
P.S. Interesting fact – looks like for this knife main blade was used from Soldier 1961 model – check the ’07’ stamp on back side.
The Victorinox Pioneer – old vintage variation of famous “civilian” variation of Soldier 1961.
The Victorinox Bantam II is a simple 1-layer knife with two blades.
Alox version of thos knife originally was named as Bantam, but later on it was renamed, because another version of Bantam (combo-tool instead of small blade) was released. Cellidor version, AFAIK, dodn’t had own name, only digital number.
This model is a knife from time, when Victorinox didn’t used dedicated names for their knives, instead this special numeric codes were used.
So, it’s a model 1240k, which can be a predecessor for a modern Lumberjack.
There are no too much information about this model in the web, even in SAKWiki, dedicated page was added just few monts before (Dec-2015).
So, this knife is a relatively rare model from 60-70s years of previous century. It has Elinox tang and shield. One of key features of this knife – technician screwdriver, which was present just on couple of models.
Unfortunately, my knife is in bad condition, – it has reshapened blade. If you have the same model in better condition and would like to sell/trade it, – please contact me.
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