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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A couple of yellow Victorinox knives

It’s almost summer and all the sunny days we’ve had recently prompted me to post some bright, shiny, yellow Swiss Army Knives. Yellow is quite an unusual color in cellidor, even though some yellow 91mm models should be readily available new. 74mm SAKs with yellow scales are fairly rare, while in 58mm it’s one of the standard colors. The knives in the photo are an Excecutive with cheesy ( ;) ) advertising scales, a Mountaineer, a Spartan with the Canton

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Victorinox Executive with yellow scales

The Executive is one of my favorite models. It’s small enough to be used as a key chain knife yet large enough to be actually useful (I think the 58mm SAKs are a bit too small although I’ve EDC’d a brass Rambler for months now). It also has a funky tool config with the weird orange peeler that has never been used on any other model. They are usually black or red. Other colors exist but without a company logo

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Victorinox Director with one exposed rivet

This 74mm Swiss Army knife is rather special IMHO, never seen one of these before. It’s a Director with the “Feathers” guilloché pattern. But apart from the engraving panel on one of the scales (a bit uncommon in itself), this one has one exposed rivet: the pin holding the non-floating spring (pin nr. 7 in this image) is exposed. It’s a rather old Director, with Victoria tang stamp and single leaf scissor spring, and the orange peeler blade has no

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