Few weeks before I’ve reviewed a predecessor of current model Lumberjack
– Model 2231
. Ooops, now Lumberjack
called as Walker
, I can not get used to it..
But lets talk about knives. Today’s knife is a predecessor of Lumberjack model, which was a predecessor of today’s knife Walker… Much better 🙂
As Model 2231, this knife has a cap-lifter instead of combo-tool and cellidor scales instead of Alox ones, but doesn’t have dedicated name. At least, I couldn’t find it yet.
- Model 2231
Early variation of Electrician Alox model with old cross. Before 1980 this model had a name Model 2212.
The Victorinox TimeKeeper – an early variation of this unusual model.
The clock has dial with two Roman numerals (XII and VI) and 10 dashes (thanks, SAKWiki!).
Interesting fact: have you ever seen such paper instruction, as one which was included to this knife? I’ve faced with such type first time…
The Master Fisherman
is a definetely rare model. There are no enough information about this model in the web (except some topics
Even SAKWiki mentioned absolutely nothing about this unique knife (but few weeks ago one good fellow added new page with short description there! ;))
So, Master Fisherman – extended variation of Fisherman by adding pliers.
The Victorinox Farmer is a 3-layers 93-mm model, which is very similar to popular Pioneer. My variation is an old-style knife with red scales and old cross (OC) instead of modern shield.
Another Victorinox Soldier 1961
knife from the big variety
of these models.
Has ’03’ stamp on blade’s reverse.
The Victorinox Handyman knife could be a good example of model’s evolution.
Initially (in 197x) it was a 6-layers model with absolutely the same tool-set as old Champion model with only one difference – it never included long nail-file (as Champion did).
Later on Handyman was re-designed due to the availability of new tools (I mean pliers, which was released in 1986) – fish-scaler was removed, fine screwdriver also was updated to the modern shape. After 1991, multifunctional hook was added to the Handyman tool-set.
P.S. The same situation is related to the Crafsman
model – it also has 2 major editions – old
) and new
one (with pliers
The Victorinox Technician is a defintely rare model in 93-mm format which equipped with another rare tool – technician (or small in other words) screwdriver.
In addition to these combination of uniqueness, my knife was an official model for Swiss Federal Railways – on the top scale you can see stamped letters SBB-CFF, which means abbreviation for the name of this company in two languages, German and French accordingly:
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB),
Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF)
- Technician Plus