596. SwissChamp Hardwood

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.
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Related models:

  • Champion (Plus)
  • SwissChamp’s series

585. SwissChamp XXLT

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.
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Related models:

  • SwissChamp
  • SwissChamp X series

573. Master Fisherman

The Master Fisherman is a definetely rare model. There are no enough information about this model in the web (except some topics on MTO).
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.
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Related models:

  • Fisherman
  • Deluxe Angler

572. SwissChamp (100 Years)

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..

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Related models:

  • Champion
  • SwissChamp XL series

550. SwissChamp XLT

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).
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Related models:

  • SwissChamp
  • SwissChamp XL series

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

473. Fischermesser (235 fma ?)

First of all I have to say, that probably I was wrong and this knife is a another modification of  Fischermesser. If you’ll compare images of actual knife with the pictures from Victorinox catalogs (see below), you will find several differences.

  • There are no shackle (keyring instead of it). So it cannot be 235 fmaU fo sure (U – means shackle).
  • Fish inlay on original scales (knife was repaired, photo of original knife you also can find below) was placed on bottom side (Victorinox shield also was present there, as on today’s models Angler/Fisherman). Original Fischermesser had fish inlay instead of shield on top side of scale.
  • This knife has an additional tool (in comparision with 235 fmaU) –  on back-side.

I summary – I don’t know what exactly this model is. I never saw it before and I couldn’t find any information about this knife yet.

So any your help (with identifying this knife) will be very appreciated!

P.S. Knife was repaired (replacing of both blades, new scales) by my friend Ivan.

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Related models:

  • Fisherman
  • Angler

457. SwissChamp (Survival Kit 1.8812)

SwissChamp is a very popular knife, it has a lot features (maximum from existing regular models) and sometimes used as EDC knife. Victorinox company produced a variety of different variations (I mean color and material of scales) of this knife.

Additionaly, Victorinox released few “tool sets”, which includes SwissChamp and some additional tools. One of them is a subject of current review:

Survival Kit 1.8812 contains from: regular SwissChamp, special dual pouch and a lot of “usefull” things, like flashlight, compass, ruler, etc. The weight of this set is around a 400g.

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Related models:

  • Champion
  • SwissChamp X Series (XL, XLT, XAVT, XXLT)

455. Bass Fishing

Few posts before, I’ve described American Eagle knife, which was produced in 2009 for SMKW company as a special series – Wildlife. Today’s knife is an another knife from the same series – Bass Fishing.

It’s a 4-layers knife with an unusual toolset, and, as unique feature, like all knives in this series, it has a Fine Screwdriver on back side. Scales are made from transparent blue cellidor with printed photo of bass and white-letter printed knife’s name.

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