Four shades of blue

I am always looking for unusual SAK scales (materials, designs, colors). A couple of days I found a Spartan with light blue scales which I had never seen before. Turns out at least four shades of blue exist in 91mm, of which only one is actually found on regular knives (with item number codes ending in .2). Edit (20170501): I think the Bosch-branded scales are yet another shade of blue. I’ve never compared them. From left to right: Light blue,

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Blue Victorinox Compact

Victorinox Compact in blue

The Compact is one of my favorite Victorinox knives. It has almost the same functionality as the popular Climber model, but it is one layer thinner. Instead of the small blade it has a combo tool which combines the functions of the can opener and the bottle opener (cap lifter) that normally take up a layer on their own. It loses the reamer though, since that is normally on the can opener/bottle opener layer. Still, it manages to combine lots

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Black soft grip Victorinox Climber RT - logo on main blade

Victorinox Climber RT

In 2010, Victorinox released a soft grip version of the Climber model for the On The Road tour. It is called the Climber RT (Road Tour) and has black cellidor scales with a special coating giving it a nice soft grip finish. You can see the difference between the soft grip scales and the regular shiny cellidor scales in the picture with the Climber RT and a Compact model. It also features a laser engraved Your Companion for Life on

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