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 Climber – London flagship store

I recently bought this Climber on a trip to London. It is available in the Victorinox Flasghip Store New Bond Street. On the front of the ruby red scales you can see the coordinates where the flagship store is located. The back scale features a (faux) skyline of London, including  the Shard, the London Eye and the Tower Bridge. The skyline is printed in white, as is the text on the front.  Brunnen, Ibach, Düsseldorf, Rio de Janeiro and São

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Translucent SAKs, all the existing colors!

I think I (finally) have all different colors of translucent scales that exist. Anyone know of any others? In 91mm, that is? Edit (2020-11-28): there are roughly twice as many translucent scale colors in 91mm, including the Climber Gold edition, green and orange from the Color Twins sets, different shades of teal (for Motorex and Rittmeyer), translucent black (unlike the two onyx ones in the picture), bright (lime) green for BLS, etc. I do have an updated post on these

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Victorinox HP Climber with spatula (2/2)

Victorinox Hewlett-Packard Climber with spatula

The pharmaceutical spatula is an uncommon tool. It is only featured on a couple of the bigger (collector) knives like the SwissChamp XLT, the SwissChamp XAVT and the SwissChamp XXLT. But it is also found on this “Climber with Spatula” that was a special order by Hewlett-Packard. These knives are fairly hard to find. I have two which at the time I am writing this post are for sale on EDC Source.

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