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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Victorinox blue alox Ambassador

I really like the 74mm line of Victorinox Swiss Army knives. My EDC is a black cellidor Executive, but this one is an Ambassador which has only one layer and fewer tools. Usually, Ambassadors come with cellidor scales but other materials have been available as well, like the RocKnives, gold scales and mother of pearl. I don’t think alox scaled Ambassadors ever had there own official name, or maybe Lady Victoria. This blue one has a company logo on the

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Victorinox/Victoria Huntsman with long nail file

This is an older version of the Victorinox Huntsman. It’s probably from the 1970s. It features the long nail file on the back side of the scissors layer. That tool has been out of production for years. Unfortunately this one has a broken tip. When this particular knife was sold it was probably known as model no. 236 aU, but that could also be the identifier from longer ago when the awl was still the thick triangular one.

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Victorinox 74mm Travel Sprays

Over the last few years I’ve added ten different variations of the 74mm Travel Spray to my collection. I’ve never used one and they are a bit of a weird gimmick, but somehow I really like these. I’m a big fan of the 74mm line of Swiss Army Knives and I like the scale designs of these travel sprays. Most of these match one particular Swiss Army fragrance, with some exceptions like the one with the flag of Brazil. These

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