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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