White Victorinox Huntsman

White Victorinox Huntsman

My very first Victorinox Swiss Army knife was a black Huntsman. I EDC’d it for several years but I lost it in 2000 or so. This white one is a newer model, with a slightly thinner tang (large blade) and the new “Victorinox Swiss Made Stainless” text on the tang. This one originally came with nylon scales with a company logo on them, which I swapped for these classy white ones.

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Red Victorinox Handyman

Victorinox Handyman

The Handyman is a pretty large, 6 layer Swiss Army Knife. It adds scissors, pliers, a wood saw, a metal saw (with metal file and nail file), a chisel, a fine screwdriver and (since 1991) a multi-purpose hook to the basis Spartan model. The one in the pictures is an older knife since it has no multi-purpose hook, it has a “fluted” corkscrew and the scissors have a screw.  It was probably made between 1985 and 1991. This knife does

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Blue Victorinox Compact

Victorinox Compact in blue

The Compact is one of my favorite Victorinox knives. It has almost the same functionality as the popular Climber model, but it is one layer thinner. Instead of the small blade it has a combo tool which combines the functions of the can opener and the bottle opener (cap lifter) that normally take up a layer on their own. It loses the reamer though, since that is normally on the can opener/bottle opener layer. Still, it manages to combine lots

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Victorinox TimeKeeper: Timepiece

Victorinox TimeKeeper

The TimeKeeper is relatively rare, discontinued 91mm Swiss Army knife. It has an analog timepiece in the front scale. Tool-wise it is very close to the Compact, replacing the tweezers in the front scale with the timepiece. It is one of only a few 91mm models with a combo tool instead of the can opener and bottle opener. Like the Compact, it has plus scales (with a ballpoint pen and a straight pin) and it normally comes with a mini

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Black soft grip Victorinox Climber RT - logo on main blade

Victorinox Climber RT

In 2010, Victorinox released a soft grip version of the Climber model for the On The Road tour. It is called the Climber RT (Road Tour) and has black cellidor scales with a special coating giving it a nice soft grip finish. You can see the difference between the soft grip scales and the regular shiny cellidor scales in the picture with the Climber RT and a Compact model. It also features a laser engraved Your Companion for Life on

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Green Victorinox Executive

Green Victorinox Executive

This is a Victorinox Executive. It features an unusual tool: the orange peeler, which is basically a small serrated blade with a flat head screwdriver at the end. While the Executive is still in the lineup, this particular knife was made before 1991, since the scissors have a screw. The riveted scissors were introduced in 1991. Victorinox also make a stainless steel version of the same knife, which is called the Director. It does not have the tweezers and toothpick.

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