Victorinox Spartan – Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships

These Victorinox Spartans are pretty cool. They were made for the 2014 European Athletics Championships which were held in Zurich. Check out the unusual scale colors! I had seen these SAKs on another collector’s blog but had never been able to acquire them. Until I got into contact with a SAK enthusiast in Portugal. He sold me a set of three. WOOOW!!!!! The front scales are a bit less special. Same unusual color with the championships logo.

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Victorinox Spartans in unusual colors

A trio of Spartans, but with a special twist. These three colors are far from usual. I’ve seen some orange ones with company logos. This one may be identical to those. The middle one is dark blue/purple. Maybe aubergine? Could be Festool blue, I will check later. On the right is olive drab green. Perhaps the same as that Deutsche Aerospace Spartan I saw years ago? Edit: nope, none of these colors match any of my SAKs with company logos.

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Victorinox Executive – White

This Executive is wearing white cellidor scales. Strangely enough this color is fairly uncommon for 74mm Swiss Army knives. Victorinox recently announced colored toothpicks, tweezers and micro scredrivers in red, blue, green and black. Dark red (maroon?) tweezers have been available for years in the Limitied Edition Classics. I thought I’d try one of those on this white Executive.

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Victorinox – Armée Suisse Spartan with horn scales

This horn scaled Swiss Army Knife may very well be the oldest one in my collection now that my Elsener Soldier and horn scaled gardening knife have been sold. Based on the tang stamps (VICTORINOX on the main blade and ARMÈE SUISSE on the bottle opener) and some tool details I’m dating this to the 1930s. In that time it was probably named 234H but given its similarities to the modern day Spartan that’s what I’m calling it. And yes,

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