626. Wenger Soldat 1961 (1978)

Yes, my collection contains only Victorinox knives. No other trademarks, no other knives, even original / genuine Swiss ones (bye-bye, Swiza!)
But I couldn’t find any reason for myself to not add this Soldat 1961 to my collection. Will be a member of small family..
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Related models:

  • Soldier 1961
  • Pioneer

418. Wenger Soldat 1961 – Swiss Army 70 (no year stamp)

When I bought this knife, I thought – it will be probably only one Wenger in my collections.
Reasons? It’s a real Swiss Army Knife 🙂
As I remember, initially, when I’ve started to organize my collection, I’ve decided to collect only Victorinox knives, otherwise it could absolutely destroy my budget (and honestly, I prefer Victorinox knives mush more than Wenger ones).
When Victorinox company bought Wenger it was first unpleasant sign for me. Later (~ in 2014) Delemont series was introduced – another one. After releasing Wenger RangerWood as limited model for 2015 year, I can be absolutely sure – Wenger, you shall not pass (©) in my collection… Maybe one.. or two.. or three knives? Who knows?
From SAKWiki:
Knives produced after 2008 (also known as model Swiss Army 70) no longer have the year stamped on the tang, as Victorinox took responsibility for the entire military contract supply.
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Related models:

  • Pioneer
  • Soldier 1961

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