The Victorinox First Mate is a 3-layers Alox model with pretty unusual (for this form-factor) tool. I’m talking about marlin-spike, – secret weapon of yachtmen and other marines. Majority of 93mm models with this tool are limited, extra-rare and high-valuable.
Victorinox Skipper is a 4-layers 111-mm knife oriented for marine usage. As previously reviewed Helmsman, it also has unusual blue scales with Windrose print and includes special tool: shackle opener with marlin-spike.
In comparision with Helmsman, this knife has additional pliers and inline Phillips screwdriver. Instead of backside Phillips screwdriver it has corkscrew.
Version with red coloured scales probably also exists (as earlier models), but I didn’t seen them.
Victorinox Helmsman is a 3-layers 111-mm knife with unusual (for this form-factor) blue color of scales and white print of wind rose.
First version of Helmsman had usual red scales without any print and was known as Mariner (I’m still looking for this model for reasonable price, by the way!).
This knife contains unique tool which was designed specially for marine usage – Shackle Opener with Marlinspike.
My variation of knife has partially serrated blade, version with fully serrated blade also exists and known as Helmsman CS (unofficial name).