Victorinox SwissChamp with rosewood scales

The Victorinox SwissChamp is arguably the most iconic Swiss Army Knife. It’s the largest regular knife although several larger models primarily aimed at collectors exist, like the SwissChamp XLT, SwissChamp XXLT and SwissChamp XAVT. For me, my interest in SAKs started back in the 1990s when I borrowed a friend’s SwissChamp. That’s why this iconic knife will always have a special meaning :) This particular SwissChamp is dressed in rosewood scales which have a nice dark brown color, especially compared

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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 Coach Climbers – black and brown leather

These Climbers are quite cool. The scales are made of leather with the Coach logo on the front and there’s a matching leather lanyard. In addition to these black and brown ones, several other colors were available. I believe they were sold in Coach stores in the US and/or Canada several years ago. They are quite hard to find nowadays. Actually, underneath the leather are regular (black?) cellidor scales. Obviously these ones are not in mint condition.

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Victorinox Tinker and Climber with Mossy Oak New Break-Up camo scales

Look closely or you may not see them :)These two SAKs feature a rather cool camo pattern made by Mossy Oak. It’s called New Break-Up and each knife uses a different/random part of the whole camo image. The scales feel a bit like paper, I have no idea what material they are made out of and what kind of printing technique is used. They may or may not be cellidor or nylon. The Victorinox emblem is not a metal inlay

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Victorinox Tourist with horn scales

This is a Victorinox Tourist, which is basically a smaller (84mm) version of the Spartan, in this case without key ring. It has horn scales and the tweezers have an aluminium handle but I think that’s not the original one since this knife is newer. I bought this knife hoping it was 91mm, but since it is not (and in rather poor condition as well) I may put it up for sale/trade later.

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Spartan

This Spartan features a nice scale design matching the website and other promotional material used for the Victorinox I.N.O.X. watches (check out the background used on that site! Same image :) ). I was told this Spartan was only available during the introduction of the I.N.O.X. product line. It’s a bit weird, using a rusty image on a stainless steel Swiss Army Knife. But it’s nice :)

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