Victorinox Grand Prix

The Victorinox Grand Prix is a four-layer Swiss Army knife. This model was introduced in 1980 and in the following years (up until about 1995) it underwent the usual changes in tools like the addition of the hook in 1991. The unique feature of the Grand Prix is the inlay of a classic Ford Model T on the front scale. The inlay was originally nickel silver, later versions were stainless steel. Some of the finer details were omitted in the

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Victorinox 75mm Student with imitation tortoise shell scales

This small pocket knife was listed in the 1940s Elsener/Victoria catalogue. It was known as 50CT: 50 = the Student config (75mm, two blades), CT = Celluloid Tortoise. I’m putting this under cellidor although this knife predates the cellidor scaled SAKs. Old celluloid has the tendency to decay and shrink. These tortoise celluloid scales however look fine, except for some damage on the front. Based on the tang stamp (obverse: crossbow; reverse: VICTORINOX) this knife was made between 1923 and

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Victorinox Executive with mammoth tusk ivory scales

In November 2011 Victorinox released a rather unique version of the 74mm Executive mode featuring hand crafted mammoth tusk ivory scales. It came in a nice gift box with a cloth sleeve and a small leaflet with some information on the material used. According to sources close to Victorinox and based on pictures I’ve seen there were lots of problems with the fit and finish of these scales. Mammoth Ivory is a hard material to work with and several of

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Victorinox (Victoria) Accountant with long nail file

This is a pretty cool knife from the 1950s or 1960s, measuring 84mm. I have not really tried to date this but it has all signs of being a vintage knife from that era: Victoria tang stamp, wide version of the long nail file spanning two layers, exposed rivets, metal tipped tweezers. SAK enthusiasts usually refer to these knives by the Accountant name. They were also available without scissors and with different scale materials like horn, stainless steel (Guilloché) and

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