647. Fischermesser

One more knife from “fish” series – as many others, without own name. In collectors’ societies is known as “Fischermesser” (accordingly to naming from old German catalog from Victorinox).
I have another variation of this knife in my collection, but version with special design of scissors still only in my wish-list..
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Related models:

  • Angler
  • Angler Deluxe

637. Picknicker (91mm)

The Victorinox Picknicker – old and vintage 91-mm model which is very similar to more popular Camper, but with serrated blade instead of regular blade and pruning blade instead of small blade.
From SAKWiki: In Germany this knife initially was known as Campingmesser.
Interesting (and confusing) fact: in old Victorinox catalogs (see pictures below) under Picknicker name were listed two models – with and without saw..
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Related models:

  • Camper
  • Outdoorsman (original)

618. Climber Small

The Victorinox Small Climber is a ‘younger brother’ of very popular Climber model but in smaller form-factor (84 mm). Unfortunatelly now, this model and many others in the same size are discontinued. Maybe this is a reason, why they are so valued by collectors.
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Related models:

  • Climber
  • Salesman
  • Alumnus

546. Handyman. Old variation

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 (with fish-scaler) and new one (with pliers).
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Related models:

  • Craftsman
  • Champion

414. Model 234k (predecessor of Tourist)

This is a old knife from 1940-1950 years, which was called as Model 234k. Nearest model from our days – it’s a Tourist, which has the same size (84 mm) and the same tools.

It has genuine horn scales, old-shaped tools, bail instead of usual key-ring and looks very nice for its age.

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Tangs:

  • ARMEE SUISSE (front)
  • INOXYD (crossbow) (back)

Related models:

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