654. Cheese knife

As I wrote in previous post, in 2017 Victorinox did a great surprise (If you know what I mean) for all collectors – they re-released some old models with slide-lock mechanism but this time with liner-lock. Technically (from my point of view) these models should be named as new ones, but Victorinox didn’t think so..
So, let’s review “new old” model – Cheese knife. In comparison with previous one, this model has a locking (and bigger) cap-lifter, awl without sewing eye and new locking mechanism for sure.
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Related models:

  • Hardwood Cheese Knife
  • Swiss Cheese knife (Käsemesser)

653. Forester Wood

In 2017 Victorinox announced a serious reorganization of their 111-mm series. Accordingly to it, all models with slider-lock were discontinued. As a (partial) replacement, few liner-lock models were released.
One of them (and first item in my collection) – very popular model Forester, but with nicely wooden scales.
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Related models:

  • Rucksack
  • Trailmaster

597. Trailmaster Grip

[sarcasmMode] Innovations from Victorinox, – just add new color scales and… Hooray! New model was released! [/sarcasmMode]
Very popular model Trailmaster was released in 2016 with new desert camouflage scales as Trailmaster Grip.
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Related models:

  • Forester
  • GAK-111 / Soldier 2008

594. Forester

The Victorinox Forester isn’t rare model. Even One Hand Forester model. But One Hand Forester with plain blade – it’s a rare bird. I even say – it’s an “extemely rare bird”. But it’s true for the past, because in 2017 Victorinox re-launched variation One Hand Forester with plain blade (and Dual-Grip scales).
So, I will call my Forester as “rare bird from the past” 🙂
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Rucksack

560. Sentinel Black-Oxide

The Victorinox Sentinel Black-Oxide model is a rare variation of popular Sentinel model. Accordingly to the SAKWiki:
The Black-Oxide Sentinel Clip (0.8416.M3) was first introduced in the special limited edition Victorinox Military Collector’s Set 2010. This All Black / Blackout version features black-oxide coated blade, liners, spring, keyring, and clip with black Nylon scales. The blade is one-hand opening with a plain-edge and a standard v-grind. Knives that were produced as part of the collection are numbered. A limited number of knives produced for sale in Europe outside of the collection are not numbered.
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Related models:

  • Sentinel family
  • Alpineer
  • Cowboy

556. Soldier Damast LE2012

In October 2012, Victorinox released a new knife in Damascus seriesSoldier / Trailmaster. It was first time when model of the year was a 111-mm with locking blade. Also this model had Swiss Walnut wooden scales.
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Related models:

  • Soldier 2008
  • Trailmaster / Trekker

529. Soldier 2008 (Fu Br 41)

This version of Victorinox Soldier 2008 (militarian version of civilian Trailmaster) I bought accidentally here, in Ukraine. I was surprised with a logo, printed on top scale – something which was called a “Fu Br 41“.
After short (very short) investigation I founf information about this Swiss army unit – Command Support Brigade 41.
In Deutch it sounds more dramatically (I’m not sure that can pronounce it ;):
Die Führungsunterstützungsbrigade 41 
Besides that, it’s a regular SAK 2008 (year of production is 2011).
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Forester

503. Forester OH

The Victorinox Forester is a 3-layer 111-mm which was produced in several variations – with One-hand and regular blades, with standart neylon and Dual-Grip scales. Current instance is a Ohe-hand variation with serrated blade and usual black scales.

Interesting  fact: version with One-hand regular (non-serrated) blade was produced during a very short period and for now it’s a highly collectible item!

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Related models
  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

SAKWiki

489. Trailmaster OH

I’ve already described both variations of Victorinox Trailmaster models (with One-Hand and regular blade) before in my blog.

This instance is a newer variation of OH version; in comparision with older one, it has more circular hole on main blade (see last picture)

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Related models:

  • GAK / Soldier 2008
  • Forester

486. Lovec Limited

Hi All,

As I promised in last year :), I have to announce another model of Victorinox knife, which was released exclusively for Czech market – Lovec Limited!

In comparision with original Lovec, this model has horn scales and… doesn’t have back-side Phillips screwdriver.

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Related models:

  • Lovec
  • Sentinel

485. Lovec

In 2015 Victorinox released for Czech market very unique knife – “Lovec” (“Hunter” in english). It looks as regular Centinel but with additional wood-saw and Phillips screwdriver on the back.
This model was available in two colors – black and green (my knife).
Besides this, one more knife was released together with Lovec and again – only for Czech market.
Would you like to know what’s the model? In the next post I’ll announce it 🙂
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Related models:

  • Sentinel
  • Forester

481. Dual Pro X

Victorinox Dual Pro X is a 3-layers 111-mm knife, which was available only with Dual-Grip scales, was produced during short period of time (2010 – ???).
It’s very similar to model Dual Pro (but has plain blade instead of serrated one and Phillips screwdriver instead of corkscrew).
Another similar knife – it’s a DAK 2010, almost the same tools (except serrated blade) and scales (which are the same as in GAK 111).
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Related models:

  • Dual Pro
  • DAK 2010

463. Nomad OH

Nomad is a 2 layer 111-mm knife with the base set of tools. Initially it was available with standart black neylon scales, but later (in 2010-2011) several modifications were introduced:

  1. Nomad with Dual Grip scales
  2. Nomad with Dual Grip scales and with One hand blade
  3. Nomad with regular (black) scales and One hand blade – current one

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Related models:

  • Picknicker
  • Centurion
  • Adventurer

460. Hunter XT-CS

At the beggining I should say that Hunter XT-CS is an unofficial name for the knife which was released as known Hunter XT, but with corkscrew instead of Phillips screwdriver. In Canadian marker this knife was known as Hiker XT.

Hunter XT-CS, like all other knives in Hunter series, announced in 2012 year, doesn’t have layer with can-opener and cap-lifter. It’s uncommon decision, because all other 111-mm knives (except some limited editions for Czech market) has these tools.

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Related models:

  • Hunter XT
  • Hunter XS

439. Helmsman

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).

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Related models:

  • Mariner
  • Mariner with corkscrew
  • Helmsman CS
  • Skipper