Victorinox Executive - smooth red alox

Victorinox alox Executive

This red Victorinox Executive comes with smooth alox scales. It differs slightly from the gold Executive I posted almost a year ago: this one has the Victoinox cross and shield on the front, it has a key ring and it has no Victoria tang stamp, making it a little younger than the gold Victoria one. It does have the old style scissors with a single carbon steel leaf spring, so it’s probably from the 1970s.

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Victorinox RocKnives series Ambassador - Rosa Betha (2)

Victorinox RocKnives series Ambassador – Rosa Betha

In 1988, Victorinox introduced the RocKnives series consisting of 6 Ambassador knives. These knives have polished stone handles from 6 different regions of the world. In 1989, these Ambassadors were followed by matching Bijou (Classic) knives. The scales on this one are made of Rosa Betha granite, from the Italian island of Sardinia. The RocKnives were sold in a nice gift box, but unfortunately this one came without a box :(  

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Victorinox Executive

Victorinox Executive

Here is another Executive. This one has the older, thin cellidor scales and the older style scissors (with a single leaf spring made of carbon steel). Compared to this Victoria marked Executive, it has newer, plastic tipped tweezers and a different type of nail file (with a textured finish instead of the cross cut design). This green Executive has the newer scissors but the older type nail file. Confusing :) This Executive has a key ring, just like the current

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Victorinox Executive - orange peeler with fine teeth

Victorinox (Victoria) Executive

This is a pretty old Executive. It has the Victoria stamp on the tang of the main blade, aluminum tipped tweezers and the older style scissors (with a single leaf spring). The orange peeler has finer teeth than current Executive knives like this green Executive and this older, smooth alox one. The red cellidor scales are a little bit thinner than usual. Also, this red Victoria Executive has no keyring.

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Victorinox smooth alox Executive

Alox Victorinox Executive – Gold

This is another Victorinox Executive. It’s a smooth, alox version in gold. Well, gold colored anyway (there actually is a 14kt gold version as well). It is a bit older than the green Executive I showed earlier: it has the older, single leaf type scissors which disappeared in 1975, according to Victorinox. Update: Thanks to an old Victoria catalog (from I think 1969) I found out this model was actually called “656 g”. And it was sold as a lady’s

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Green Victorinox Executive

Green Victorinox Executive

This is a Victorinox Executive. It features an unusual tool: the orange peeler, which is basically a small serrated blade with a flat head screwdriver at the end. While the Executive is still in the lineup, this particular knife was made before 1991, since the scissors have a screw. The riveted scissors were introduced in 1991. Victorinox also make a stainless steel version of the same knife, which is called the Director. It does not have the tweezers and toothpick.

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