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.

Photos:
473_01 473_02 473_03 473_04 473_05 473_06 473_07
What was before:
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fischermesser victorinox-1970s-catalog-26-models-pg-01

Related models:

  • Fisherman
  • Angler