597. Trailmaster Grip

[sarcasmMode] Innovations from Victorinox, – just add new color scales and… Hooray! New model was released! [/sarcasmMode]
Very popular model Trailmaster was released in 2016 with new desert camouflage scales as Trailmaster Grip.
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Related models:

  • Forester
  • GAK-111 / Soldier 2008

594. Forester

The Victorinox Forester isn’t rare model. Even One Hand Forester model. But One Hand Forester with plain blade – it’s a rare bird. I even say – it’s an “extemely rare bird”. But it’s true for the past, because in 2017 Victorinox re-launched variation One Hand Forester with plain blade (and Dual-Grip scales).
So, I will call my Forester as “rare bird from the past” 🙂
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Rucksack

529. Soldier 2008 (Fu Br 41)

This version of Victorinox Soldier 2008 (militarian version of civilian Trailmaster) I bought accidentally here, in Ukraine. I was surprised with a logo, printed on top scale – something which was called a “Fu Br 41“.
After short (very short) investigation I founf information about this Swiss army unit – Command Support Brigade 41.
In Deutch it sounds more dramatically (I’m not sure that can pronounce it ;):
Die Führungsunterstützungsbrigade 41 
Besides that, it’s a regular SAK 2008 (year of production is 2011).
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Forester

503. Forester OH

The Victorinox Forester is a 3-layer 111-mm which was produced in several variations – with One-hand and regular blades, with standart neylon and Dual-Grip scales. Current instance is a Ohe-hand variation with serrated blade and usual black scales.

Interesting  fact: version with One-hand regular (non-serrated) blade was produced during a very short period and for now it’s a highly collectible item!

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Related models
  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

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489. Trailmaster OH

I’ve already described both variations of Victorinox Trailmaster models (with One-Hand and regular blade) before in my blog.

This instance is a newer variation of OH version; in comparision with older one, it has more circular hole on main blade (see last picture)

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Related models:

  • GAK / Soldier 2008
  • Forester

463. Nomad OH

Nomad is a 2 layer 111-mm knife with the base set of tools. Initially it was available with standart black neylon scales, but later (in 2010-2011) several modifications were introduced:

  1. Nomad with Dual Grip scales
  2. Nomad with Dual Grip scales and with One hand blade
  3. Nomad with regular (black) scales and One hand blade – current one

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Related models:

  • Picknicker
  • Centurion
  • Adventurer

426. Parachutist OH

One-handed version of Parachutist model originally was known as Rescuer. Later on, probably when Rescue Tool model was introduced, was renamed to the current name – OH Parachutist. It almost the same as regular Parachutist, but with the serrated blade.
Another interesting thing – older shape of opening hole on the main blade (more elliptical than modern one).
 
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Related models:
  • Jumpmaster
  • Trailmaster
  • Rescue Tool

423. Hunter XS

Hunter XS is a “junior” version from Hunter series (it also includes Hunter XT and Hunter XS-CS), which was introduced in 2011. It has very minimal tool-set and doesn’t have standard openers’ layer like other 111-mm models (except Hunter series, seems only Cheese knife doesn’t contains this layer).
So, very unique and laconic 2-layers knife with few tools – OH plain blade, gutting blade and corkscrew. That’s it, no tweezers, no toothpick. Dual density scales (also known as Dual-Grip), but in unusual color – orange/black.
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Oops,  I forgot a lanyard from orange paracord 🙂
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWISS MADE (front)

Related models:

  • Hunter XS-CS
  • Hunter HT
  • Dual Pro

422. Dual Pro

Dual Pro knife is a 3-layer 111-mm model which is a relatively new (was introduced in 2010 in US market). This model exists only in one variation – with Dual-Grip scales, so there no tweezers and toothpick.
It has two blades, both for one-hand operations. One of them is a well-known serrated blade as many other models (like OH Trekker, OH Forester) has, another one – special gutting blade (as far as I know it was specially developed for hunters). Both blade are serrated. Due to the shape of these blades this knife is not so comfortable for regular use – closed blade doesn’t allow well fit knife in your hand. My opinion – good for collectors, but bad choice for regular using.
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWISS MADE STAINLESS (front)

Related models:

  • Dual Pro X
  • DAK 2010