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

543. Technician

The Victorinox Technician is a defintely rare model in 93-mm format which equipped with another rare tool – technician (or small in other words) screwdriver.
In addition to these combination of uniqueness, my knife was an official model for Swiss Federal Railways – on the top scale you can see stamped letters SBB-CFF, which means abbreviation for the name of this company in two languages, German and French accordingly:
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB),
Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF)
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Related models:

  • Technician Plus
  • Electrician

524. Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey is an unique knife produced specially for SMKW company in 2009. This is a last one from all 4 knives from this series in my collection.

Technically this knife is a Hiker, but with usual (for this series) tools replacement – it has technical screwdriver instead of reamer.

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Related models:

  • Hiker
  • Whitetail Deer

495. Whitetail Deer

This knife is a another member of series from 4 unusual knives, which were made specially for SMKW company by Victorinox in 2009.

Technically this model is a modified Hiker with added “Lite layer”, which includes LED light and inline Phillips screwdriver. Another one difference is a common for all knives in this series – backside reamer was replaced by a technician screwdriver.

Interesting fact: this knife includes three different screwdrivers (also we can add to this list 2 screwdrivers, which are part of cap-lifter and can-opener). So, in result we have five (5!) screwdrivers in one knife. Seems, it’s an achievement! Except Whitetail Deer, only Master Electrician contains the same amount of screwdrivers (and both knives were produced exclusively for SMKW company!)

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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

462. Handyman 7236maU

There are no too much information about this model in the web, even in SAKWiki, dedicated page was added just few monts before (Dec-2015).

So, this knife is a relatively rare model from 60-70s years of previous century. It has Elinox tang and shield. One of key features of this knife – technician screwdriver, which was present just on couple of models.

Unfortunately, my knife is in bad condition,  – it has reshapened blade. If you have the same model in better condition and would like to sell/trade it, – please contact me.

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Related models:

  • Luxury Automobile (Cadillac)
  • Automobile

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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449. American Eagle

In 2009 Victorinox company manufactured special series of knives for Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW). All knives (4 different models) in this series were a special ones with unique combination of tools which never produced before.

Each knife has a special designed scales with special print of some animal on it.

Interesting detail – instead of usual awl/reamer all of these knives contained a technical screwdriver.

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