616. Executive 58 (pre-Companion 58)

The Victorinox Executive 58 is a 2-layers model in 58-mm form-factor (it’s a logically, huh?), which looks is absolutely like Companion model, but with very minor difference – pattern of nail-file working surface.
One more fact, which I should to raise (again and again!) – it’s a Victorinox’s products’ naming convention:
  1. Executive 58 model later evolved into Companion
  2. Executive 74 model initially was called.. Companion

That’s it.

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Related models:

  • Companion
  • Classic

491. Commander (pre-Bijou)

Probably, this is a shortest post in this year.
I don’t have any idea what the model it should be?
 
Looks like Bijou without toothpick and tweezers. As far as I know, old-style nail-file was present only on Executive 58 model, but this model were produced with Alox scales only…
 
Looks strange. Any help will be very appreciated
UPDATE: It should be a Commander model – it was Bijou predecessor from 1970s. Pictures from old catalog were added to the post.
Thanks for help, Julius! 🙂
P.S. In Hoffritz catalog from 1977 this knife was mentioned as Tinker (model 11096)
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Related models:

  • Bijou
  • Executive 58
  • Companion

408. Pocket Pal 58

This knife has the same name as well-known and very popular 84-mm Pocket Pal. In fact it’s an absolutely different model. Situation when Victorinox uses the same names for different models unfortunately is typical. Voyageur, Pocket Pal, Executive, GolferOutdoorsman – seems, this list is endless. It’s a continuous head-ache not only for beginners, but for “Victorinox guru’s” also.
Anyway, let’s me introduce a very nice (and very old) knife – Pocket Pal 58. Just an another masterpiece from Switzerland
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Tangs:

  • VICTORINOX SWITZERLAND STAINLESS ROSTFREI (front)
  • Victoria (crossbow)

Related models:

  • Princess
  • Escort

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407. Princess Dogbone (model 630)

This is a very rare Victorinox knife which actually doesn’t have own name. Design of scales is absolutely different from well-known Victorinox scales. Collectors and enthusiasts called such shape “Dogbone“.
As SAKWiki said:

The unique shape of this knife was apparently developed for those unable to open a standard pocket knife with their finger nails. This shape allows the tools to be pinched an pulled open.

Only two models were developed with such scales:
– predecessor of Companion / Classic – also known as Duchess;
– predecessor of Princess / Escort (with Alox and stainless steel scales)

Unfortunately, my knife is in a very poor condition, so I have to find another one. If you have such knife (or any other with Dogbone scales) please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Updated 2017-07-18 – I got it!!!


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Related models:

  • Escort
  • Princess
  • Duchess

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