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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Victorinox Limited Edition 2013 Damascus Explorer “Carl Elsener”

The 2013 edition in the Victorinox Damascus series was a Limited Edition Explorer. The Victorinox Explorer was Carl Elsener Sr.’s favorite SAK model. Elsener passed away in 2013 and to commemorate him Victorinox released this Damascus Limited Edition with his autograph laser etched on the front. The scales are hardwood; the ones on this particular knife (and another one I owned) are perfect but on lots of these the scales are very rough and uneven. The autograph is often very

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Victorinox Handyman – I.N.O.X. Sky High Limited Edition

In September 2017 Victorinox introduced a new version of their I.N.O.X. watch called the Sky High Limited Edition. While the watch is pretty cool the reason why I bought it was the Handyman that was included in the gift box. It’s a regular Handyman but with white scales with the famous astronaut inlay on the front. It’s limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide and it features a white paracord keychain matching the Naimakka strap of the watch.

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Victorinox Fieldmaster “Mexico”

This is an awesome Victorinox Fieldmaster made for the Mexican market. It has a lot of unusual details like the uncommon nylon pouch with yellow piping, yellow tweezer head and translucent black scales. I think these actually differ from the onyx scales that were available some years ago. I’m not sure about total production numbers for the Mexican market but a very small number of these were available in Spain.

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