– the favorite model of Carl Elsener
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4 layered knife in 91-mm form-factor with new type of magnifying glass.
The Victorinox Climber — well known and definitely popular model.
This one doesn’t has toothpick and tweezers, probably it’s accordingly to the fact, that this one was produced as part of (cheaper) Elinox run (see shield type on scales),
- Climber Small
- Tinker Super
The Victorinox Angler Deluxe is a model which was produced during relatively short period of time. It one layer wider than base Angler, this additional layer includes scissors and multipurpose hook.
Interesting fact: accordingly to SAKWiki, this model had several names through the years: at beginning it was called as Waterman, later on – it was known as Angler with Pliers.
But Angler model already included pliers, isn’t it? Maybe more logical was call this model «Angler with Scissors«?
The answer should be as «yes» either «no». The reason of this «strange» naming was in fact, that first edition of Angler
in other words) had scissors
instead of pliers
Which model from Victorinox knives is a most ‘equipped‘?
If we will exclude from all variety of models few ones, produced not for people but for collectors, in result we’ll get a Super Timer — ‘older brother’ of famous Swiss Champ.
Additionally to all tools from Swiss Champ
, this model has an analogue clock
has) in own scales (and missing tweezers
as result of this substitution).
Rare and nice.
Regular Victorinox Climber model with unique design from Michel Jordi.
- Super Tinker
- Climber Small
The Victorinox Troubleshooter is a 5-layers 91-mm knife, which is very often associated with Marlboro company (as other model — Trail Guide) due to the fact, that during some period of time it was sold with logo of this company on the scales.
- Hoffritz LE2
- Deluxe Tinker
Specially for East Asian market Victorinox company produced a lot of special runs of their knives. One of these series — Chinese Zodiac Series, which was in production since 2001.
In 2017 in this series was released Huntsman — «Year of the Rooster«.
The Victorinox «flagman» model from 91-mm series — SwissChamp.
This variation has wooden scales, but without place-holders for «plus-tools»: stainless pin and pen.
- Champion (Plus)
- SwissChamp’s series
The Victorinox Climber with non-typical scales’ color.
Current model is an another example of strange logic of Victorinox distributors, that was discussed many times (with no success).
In 1990-x they’re released a series of some Victorinox knives for the «Boy Scouts of America» organization. In this series were included next knives: Adventurer, Classic, Sentry, Tinker, Explorer (was listed by some dealers as Yeoman!), Climber and Pocked Pal (was released with name FeatherWeight).
Today’s hero also was a part of this huge series, but with name of different knife — Huntsman (actually it’s a Fieldmaster, no doubt).
Carl Victorinox, why?
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.
- SwissChamp X series
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…
Twenty years ago in honor of 100-years jubilee, company Victorinox
announced a special run of limited series «100th Anniversary (1897-1997)»
. This set included a two models:
I found first model from this list in mint condition, second one very hardly used..
- SwissChamp XL series
Few years ago, Victorinox in cooperation with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) announced a special run of several knives. All these knives has a unique-pictured scales, one of them — Fieldmaster.
The same year (2016), the same model (Climber), but another Limited edition —White Xmas.
By the way, if I’m not mistaken, exactly from this model, Victorinox started a new every-year series — Xmas.
UPDATE: Knife was released in 2016, but it’s a LE 2015
In 2016 Victorinox announced a limited edition of Climber knife, dedicated to the Olympic games in Brazil. Accordingly to their press-release scales of this knife were coated with 24 carat gold.
The SwissChamp XLT isn’t so popular as EDC knife, but very valuable as collector’s item 🙂
This is an «enhanced» version of SwissChamp model, but little bit wider (11 layers instead of 8 layers in regular model).
- SwissChamp XL series
In 2013 VSAKCS released as year’s knife Explorer model in honor of Carl Elsener Sr.