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HI!

I’m Reinier. I have been a Swiss Army Knives enthusiast since I was 12 or something. I had a Victorinox catalog from 1993 (give or take a year) that I used to read every day. It was in German, so the first German words I learned where “Klinge”, “Korkenzieher”, “Drahtabisolierer” and “Stech-Bohr-Nähahle” :)

My parents promised they would give me my first Victorinox knife on my 18th birthday.  But a couple of years before that, I bought a black Huntsman and boy, was I proud of it!

I lost it a while later and it was replaced by a translucent blue (sapphire) Huntsman. Unfortunately, that was lost as well.

Some time later I started collecting Swiss Army knives. I have a couple of Wengers, but I really am a Victorinox fan.

Have a look around on this site. Hope you’ll enjoy it :D

34 comments

  1. Hello! Where could I buy the Dutch army knife 2010 (it is nearly the same like the Dual Pro X)… but I would like to have the Dutch Version? Thanks, Sigi.

  2. Hallo,
    da ich auch Victorinox Messer (Militär 111mm/ 108mm) sowie Leatherman Tool`s
    sammle, habe ich diese Webseite mit großem Interesse gelesen !
    Ein großes Lob und Grüße aus Bretten/Deutschland,
    Hardy Ossmann

  3. I just purchased a 58 mm Deluxe burgendy with the cross on.Our vsakcs club president is finding difficulty to trace this production.I have a picture if you would like to see it .If you have any info I would be gratefull.

  4. Yes that’s right.Exact same box but with cross on the scale.The box is shop soiled and broken at the hinges but the knife is as new.There is also a black one and am trying to buy it.It was quite expensive but had a hunch about it.

  5. Lovely collection, do you have any more of the swissflames or campflames for sale? I would like to add one to my collection.

    1. Hi Charles,
      Thanks for your comment.
      At the moment I don’t have any SwissFlames or CampFlames available. I will keep my eyes open for one and I will let you know when I find one (or more).
      I will probably put it up for auction on EDC Source though since I have had several similar requests recently :)
      Regards,
      Reinier

  6. hi,

    i have a question.i want to transform my swisschamp in a super time keeper.how big ist hole in the metal plate, where the clock is.i have just purchased the plastic front and backplates.but i have see on your pictures that the metall plate has a hole(maybe for the batterie)

    1. Hallo,
      da sie ja auch deutsch sprechen können, bietet es sich an das sie mir für ein besseres verständnis auf deutsch antworten.also es geht darum das wie oben schon beschrieben ich mein swisschamp in ein supertime keeper umbauen möchte.ich brauche aber den durschmesser des loches auf der metallplatte des messers beziehungsweise den durschmesser des batteriedeckels der uhr.damit ich diesen nachboren kann.

      1. Hallo,
        Vielleicht können Sie mein Freund Mr. Whippy fragen wie mann dass machen kann :)
        http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5287.msg187237.html#msg187237

        Okay my German is not that good ;) As you can see at the link above there is a guy on MultiTool.org who did the same (though in his case it was a CyberTool 41 instead of a SwissChamp).
        You could ask him how big the whole needs to be. Also, you need to cut out a slot out of the edge of the upper liner (for the watch stem).

        Good luck with this mod! By the way, the SwissChamp with analog clock is an existing model (SuperTimer) ;)

  7. Hello thanks for the help.i don’t can contact youre friend without subscribe on the website….maybe if you have the knife,you can give me the size of the white battery plate on the clock.it’s the same.the batterie typ 377 is 6,85mm large so i think the ride hole size is 8mm.but i want to be sure

  8. Dear friend, I need your help to get the Victorinox 74mm Piano Ambassador…could you please help me to find it and how much it would be?

    I really appreciate your help…I will be waiting for your soon reply…

    Best regards…Jose Luis

  9. Hi Reinier
    I’m Melvin from Indonesia.
    It’s very interesting to see your collection. I also a Victorinox collector but mine not as much as yours..
    Regards
    Melvin

    1. Hello Melvin,
      Thank you. Maybe you can join multitool.org and/or swissarmyknights.com to show pics of your collection and talk about it with fellow collectors!
      Reinier

  10. HI! Clean blog and nice collection pal!! Just added a link to your blog in my own site. It’s an Spanish one, but you are welcome to visit it and eventually link back!

    Best regards from Spain!

  11. Hi Reiner. I was wondering if you are selling any of your customized SAKs? If so how would I go about buying one? Thanks, Jackie

    1. Hi Jackie,
      No, the custom ones are not for sale. But if you are interested, you can check out this thread on multitool.org: http://forum.multitool.org/the-mod-squad/and-so-it-begins-%28my-adventures-into-alox!%29/
      Robert (Syph007) takes orders for all kinds of modifications. Check out the examples in that (long) thread and decide what you want. Your wallet probably won’t be happy thought, not because those are expensive (they are not IMHO, considering the amount of work Robert puts in them), but because you won’t be satisfied with just one custom SAK. Nor with two… ;)
      Reinier

  12. Hi there, its more like a great coincidence that i ran across this Blog while searching for Pictures of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives.

    I was never really a Vic-Swiss Army Knive Guy, and was always in the oppinion of that they were bulky and smallish in blade lenght kinda knifes (i’ve always been collecting Knives, just not Vic’s and other “Tool-Knifes”), until i found by accident a old (about 30 years i suppose) Victorinox Spartan i think :)

    It still has the old fashioned armorial (rounder then the actual Victorinox one) on it, and was all covered in some kind of verdigris and chalk and other dirty stuff :)

    I yet dunno why but i cleaned and greased it all up and afterwards it looked almost new, like a knife that had been used but but nowhere near as old as it really was.
    The edge on the Blades were also kinda okay-ish and after a quick grind-job they were razorsharp as my arms can testify.

    After a bit of EDC-ing it, i really started to like it, and it became really often a handy utility.

    But enough talk, what i wanted really to ask you is, if it might be possible to get a picture of two knives you own, side-by-side.
    To be precise a close-up side-by-side Picture of the Spartan Explorer.
    Iam thinking about purchasing a new explorer as i kinda miss a few things on the actual Spartan like scissors and a magnifier.

    As i still dont like to carrying something as big as a SwissChamp, which in my oppinion is not EDC-able, i rely on your help, as i cant get my hands on a Explorer, and will have to order it online.

    It would be great if you could, besides helping me out with a picture of both side-by-side (thickness?), tell me how they feel weight-wise.

    Sincerly
    W.Kimmel

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for checking in here and thanks for your story!
      I won’t be able to make a picture of a Spartan and an Explorer. Simple reason: I don’t have an Explorer! Almost unbelievable… but true. I gave away the black one you can find on my blog.
      If you register on multitool.org and put your request on the Swiss Forum (http://forum.multitool.org/swiss-forum/) I am sure someone will be able to help you. Just tell them Reinier sent you :P
      Regards,
      Reinier

  13. Hello Reinier,

    Good collection.
    I have been looking for the swissflame/campflame and XXLT long.
    Are you willing to part with them? you can ask for a better price….

    Thank you.
    Jason

    1. I may be putting one CampFlame on eBay in the near future. I am keeping all the others, at least for now.
      BTW I did have an XXLT once and I actually regret selling it, even though it went for a ridiculously high price :)

  14. Hallo Reinier,

    Super Homepage. Habe mich schon ein paar mal “durchgeblättert” :-)
    Werde sicher öfters kommen.
    Grüsse aus der Schweiz.
    Patrick

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