Victorinox watch-case opener

Victorinox 84mm watch-opener

The Victorinox watch-opener (or watch-case opener) is an unusual knife. It is related to the Bantam model, but instead of the combo tool it has a special watch-case opener blade. This dedicated blade, which is not sharpened, is used to open the back of watches that use a snap-back case. It’s a 84mm knife with nylon scales and a hot-stamped shield and cross. There is also a smooth alox version of the watch-opener knife, but that one has a slimmer

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Victorinox red alox Cadet II

Victorinox red alox Cadet II

The Cadet is a nice, slim, 2 layer 84mm Swiss Army Knive with alox scales, currently available in several different colors. This one has a small blade instead of a nail file which predates the current tool configuration but is (unofficially) called Cadet II. This one is pretty old, given that it has ribbed alox scales instead of the current checkered scales. Also, it has the older style Swiss Shield on the front scale. The Recruit is closely related to

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Victorinox Tinker Small

Victorinox Tinker Small

The 84mm Tinker (or Tinker Small) is the smaller version of the very popular Tinker model. The Tinker is closely related to the Spartan: the only difference is that the Tinker has a back mounted Phillips screwdriver instead of a corkscrew. This particular Tinker is pretty old, given that the Phillips has a square shaft and a can key (a slot in the tip of the Phillips). No idea how old exactly (feel free to leave a reply if you

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Victorinox Pocket Pal - Jasper Canada

Victorinox Pocket Pal – Jasper (Canada)

The Pocket pal is one of the most simple, slimmest Victorinox knives. It measures 84mm and has a slimmer  profile than the regular 84mm knives like for example the Sportsman, Bantam and Lumberjack. This one has a nice logo of Jasper – Canada on the back scale. It is a metal inlay, just like the Swiss shield cross on the front scale. My wife and I both bought one of these nice knives on our honeymoon (yes, in Jasper, Alberta,

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Victorinox (Elinox) alox Lumberjack, model 2231

Victorinox (Elinox) ribbed alox Lumberjack

Okay, so this is not exactly a Lumberjack. It’s an older, ribbed alox 84mm model which at the time (probably the 1970s) did not have a name, but was simply known as model 2231. The tool configuration (blade, saw, bottle opener) is almost identical to the newer Lumberjack model, but that one has the combo tool instead of the bottle opener. This knife was made by Victorinox, but it wears the Elniox brand on the tang of the main blade.

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Victorinox 1291-1991 Sportsman

Victorinox 1291-1991 Sportsman

This 84mm Victorinox Sportsman has a picture of William Tell and his son printed on the front scale. It is part of a kit that also contains a cassette tape with Swiss Music. The kit was probably issued for the 700 year anniversary of Switzerland (Confoederatio Helvetica) in 1991, but the knife itself was not part of the 700 year anniversary series (which you can find on I Love SAK’s). Those knives had metal inlaid logos instead of printed ones.

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Victorinox Excelsior

Ribbed alox Victorinox Excelsior

I got a nice little Victorinox knife in the mail a couple of days ago. It’s an Excelsior in silver alox. It’s a pretty basic 84mm, single layer knife with only a large and a small blade. It has the old Swiss cross on the front scales and it looks like the knife has never been used, carried or shapened. It’s in mint condition which is what I prefer ;) It came without the box, unfortunately. Victorinox still make the

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