November 2010

Victorinox one-handed German Army Knife (OH-GAK)

Victorinox one-handed German Army Knife (OH-GAK)

The one-handed German Army Knife (OH-GAK) replaced the 108mm GAK in 2003. This knife is almost identical as the one-handed Trekker, a 111mm liner locking knife with a one-handed, partially serrated main blade, a wood saw, a can opener and a locking can opener/screwdriver/pry bar. It also has a reamer/awl, Phillips screwdriver and a keyring. … Read more

Victorinox Armee one-handed Trekker with corkscrew

Victorinox Armee One-Handed Trekker or Forester

This is an unusual, 111mm one-handed Swiss Army Knife from around 2003. I don’t know it’s exact name, but it’s basically a one-handed Trekker (OHT) with a corkscrew instead of the Phillips screwdriver and with camo scales with an Armee imprint. Toolwise, it is the same as the new one-handed Forester. But since that the … Read more

Victorinox Pocket Pal - Jasper Canada

Victorinox Pocket Pal – Jasper (Canada)

The Pocket pal is one of the most simple, slimmest Victorinox knives. It measures 84mm and has a slimmer  profile than the regular 84mm knives like for example the Sportsman, Bantam and Lumberjack. This one has a nice logo of Jasper – Canada on the back scale. It is a metal inlay, just like the … Read more

Victorinox (Elinox) alox Lumberjack, model 2231

Victorinox (Elinox) ribbed alox Lumberjack

Okay, so this is not exactly a Lumberjack. It’s an older, ribbed alox 84mm model which at the time (probably the 1970s) did not have a name, but was simply known as model 2231. The tool configuration (blade, saw, bottle opener) is almost identical to the newer Lumberjack model, but that one has the combo … Read more

Victorinox StayGlo Camper

StayGlow Victorinox Camper

This is a Camper that I retrofitted with StayGlow scales. Those greenish-yellow scales are fluorescent which is a nice feature. They actually glow in the dark. Other than that, it’s a regular Camper, just like my green and black ones.

Victorinox Fisherman

Victorinox Fisherman

This is a Victorinox Fisherman. It has the Phillips screwdriver instead of the corkscrew and is one of only a few knives that have the fish scaler/hook disgorger tool, which is also a ruler and, apparently, a Halloween pumpkin carver ;) The Fisherman has a metal inlay of a fish on the front scale. Older … Read more

Victorinox 108mm knives

Victorinox 108mm knives

These knives are from the 108mm Victorinox knives. The 108mm range started when Victorinox began making the German Army Knife (GAK) to specification for the German army. Based on the GAK, a couple of other knives have been available until recently. There are a limited number of different tools in the series and the 108mm … Read more

Victorinox Jubilee Series Climber - 125 years

Victorinox Jubilee Series Climber

This Climber is part of the Jubilee Series which Victorinox released in 2009, celebrating their 125th anniversary. The knife has red cellidor scales with a nice pattern of the Swiss shield and cross printed in gold. It has a “125 YEARS YOUR COMPANION FOR LIFE” logo etched on the main blade. The series also included … Read more

Victorinox SwissChamps

Victorinox SwissChamps – differences

The Victorinox SwissChamp was introduced in 1985 as the premium model in the line-up. It added pliers to the Champion Plus model which had been the biggest Swiss Army Knife before. The SwissChamp is still the biggest regular model, although a couple of even bigger SAKs have been available, like the SwissChamp XLT, XXLT and … Read more