January 2012

Victorinox Climber Year of the Goat (2003)

Victorinox Climber – Chinese Year of the Goat

This is a very nice Limited Edition Victorinox Climber made to celebrate the Chinese Year of the (water) Goat in 2003. It has an image of a goat on the front and there is a serial number stamped in the liner near the corkscrew. This one was obviously carried, that’s why the image has faded … Read more

Victorinox Golfer with divot repair tool

Victorinox Golfer with divot repair tool

This is a 91mm Victorinox Golfer with the rather uncommon divot repair tool. Earlier versions of this knife had a combo tool (can opener/cap lifter), very similar to the current Compact model. This knife has plus scales with tweezers, toothpick, ball point pen and straight pin. An image of a golfer is screen printed on … Read more

Victorinox (Victoria) 84mm Climber Small

Victorinox (Victoria) Climber Small

The very popular Climber model was once available in a slightly smaller 84mm version. This is a Victoria version with a five turn corkscrew, a +PAT can opener, the old style scissors (spring is broken) and a small clip point blade. Unfortunately, Victorinox stopped producing 84mm knives with scissors a couple of years ago. It’s … Read more

Victorinox Spartan - landwirtschaft.ch

Victorinox Spartan – landwirtschaft.ch

The Swiss Army Knife is used by companies all over the world as a promotional item and that’s why there are literally millions of SAKs with a company logo on the scales. Some people collect all kinds of advertizing SAKs but personally I am only interested in the unusual ones, with cool, big metal inlaid … Read more

Victorinox Victoria Armée Suisse 234 H Spartan

Horn scaled Victoria Armée Suisse Spartan

This is one of my older knives, in fact I think only my early 1900s Soldier’s knife is older than this one. It has roughly the same configuration as the modern day Spartan so that’s what I am calling it, though years ago these knives probably only had a model number. I think this knife … Read more