Day: March 23, 2011

Victorinox Explorer - old style mangifier

Victorinox Explorer

The Victorinox Explorer is basically a Climber with an extra layer. The added tools are a magnifying glass and an inline Phillips screwdriver. This one was made before 1991 since there is no hook on the back side of the scissors layer. Also, the corkscrew is fluted and there is a very thin key ring …

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Victorinox Soldier 79

Victorinox Soldier 79

This is an alox Victorinox Soldier. This one was issued in 1979 (it has 79 stamped on the tang). There is a Waffen Kontrol (WK) stamp on the front scale and the knife has a hollow bottom rivet for a shackle/bail or a lanyard. You can read all about the different Soldier variants on SAKWiki …

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Victorinox red alox Cadet II

Victorinox red alox Cadet II

The Cadet is a nice, slim, 2 layer 84mm Swiss Army Knive with alox scales, currently available in several different colors. This one has a small blade instead of a nail file which predates the current tool configuration but is (unofficially) called Cadet II. This one is pretty old, given that it has ribbed alox …

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