571. Carpenter

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.

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Related models:

  • Atlas

559. Mariner

The Mariner is a predecessor of modern Helmsman model. It had absolutely the same tools but instead of blue scales with RoseWind print it has usual red scales without any additional prints.
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Related models:

  • Mariner CS
  • Helmsman (CS)

499. Adventurer (BSA)

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?

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1082x836_Victorinox 1990 Brochure - Scouting Models - Side 2

Related models:

  • Centurion
  • Alpineer
  • Picknicker

465. Fireman OH (Black Oxide)

Victorinox Fireman is a 4-layers 111-mm knife. It was produced with regular and one-hand blade. Additionaly, version with OH serrated blade (because version with OH plain blade also was available in US market!) has a “limited” series – Black Blade, where main blade was black-oxide coated.

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Related models:

  • Fireman Slide-lock
  • RescueTool
  • Jumpmaster

438. Victorinox Soldier 1890

This knife is Soldier 1890 (version of 1908 year). It’s a civilian variation (see tang “P” on reverse side of the blade) version of Soldier’s knife. Probably repaired by owner (with replacing main blade after 1952).

I would like to thank Igor Grigoriev (aka Novichok79) from Russian forum rusknife.com for his support with recognizing details of this knife!

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Related models:

  • Soldier 1951

416. Trailmaster (Trekker)

Like previous record in this blog (Alox Pioneer), this knife can be called as “civilian” version of army knife. In 2003 year Victorinox released One-hand (OH) civilian version of German Army Knife. Originally it has name «Trailmaster», later on in US market it was renamed to «Trekker» (due to the some conflicts with already registered trademark).

In European markets it leaves with original name.

My version has regular (not OH)  blade and accordingly to the patent’s number on back side of blade – it from earlier releases.

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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS (front)
  • DE-GM 9305297 (back)

Related models:

  • GAK / Soldier 2008
  • Forester

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