1980s Victorinox Champion - fanned

Victorinox Champion

This is a Victoinox Champion from the early 1980s. The Champion was the biggest model in the Victorinox lineup, until it was replaced as the top model by the even bigger SwissChamp in 1985. It was still offered in following years and it underwent the usual changes throughout the years (reamer with sewing eye, chisel, hook, etc.). This one has the reamer without a sewing eye, the old style fine screwdriver on the back, no chisel, a fluted corkscrew and

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Victorinox SwissFlame with advertising (company logo on lighter)

Victorinox SwissFlame

Here is another SwissFlame. It’s a much sought-after Swiss Army knife for two reasons: first, it has only been on the market for a short period (between 2002 and 2005) and secondly, it was not available in the United States. Unfortunately, this one has a company logo laser etched into the lighter implement. Also, I have no idea whether the lighter works or not. They are very unreliable so I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t ;) I will probably

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Victorinox 111mm Swiss Army knives

Victorinox 111mm Swiss Army knives

This is a picture of 6 very different 111mm Swiss Army knife models made by Victorinox. Top left is a Jumpmaster. This model usually has black nylon scales, but this one is red which is rather uncommon. Next to the Jumpmaster is the first version of the one-hand German Army knife, with the older, oval shaped thumb hole and a low-profile lock release. The next one is the 2010 Dutch Army knife. This was the first Victorinox knife with 2

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Victorinox sticker from I think the 1970s

Victorinox stickers

I found these nice Victorinox stickers on two auction sites recently :) I think the first one is from the 1970s, based on the typeface used in the logo. And this one is a bit newer, but still from before 1985 given that there is no sewing eye in the reamer. Or, they may have used an old picture and the sticker is actually more recent ;)  

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Victorinox RocKnives series Ambassador - Rosa Betha (2)

Victorinox RocKnives series Ambassador – Rosa Betha

In 1988, Victorinox introduced the RocKnives series consisting of 6 Ambassador knives. These knives have polished stone handles from 6 different regions of the world. In 1989, these Ambassadors were followed by matching Bijou (Classic) knives. The scales on this one are made of Rosa Betha granite, from the Italian island of Sardinia. The RocKnives were sold in a nice gift box, but unfortunately this one came without a box :(  

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