Victorinox Huntsman “William Tell”

This Victorinox Huntsman with ruby scales was introduced in 2004. It has a color image of William Tell (or Wilhelm Tell) and his son on the front scale. It was made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the William Tell Tell play by Friedrich Schiller from 1804. It’s not the best photo in the world :P And unfortunately the knife is in poor condition. Not only did it arrive very dirty but the main blade has been sharpened a million

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Victorinox/Victoria Huntsman with long nail file

This is an older version of the Victorinox Huntsman. It’s probably from the 1970s. It features the long nail file on the back side of the scissors layer. That tool has been out of production for years. Unfortunately this one has a broken tip. When this particular knife was sold it was probably known as model no. 236 aU, but that could also be the identifier from longer ago when the awl was still the thick triangular one.

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Victorinox Huntsman Lite Limited Edition

This is a limited edition Victorinox Huntsman Lite. It is numbered nnnn/1111 and was produced in 2006. The alumin(i)um presentation case also contains a piece of jeans material with a leather belt and a knife chain, and two Swiss postage stamps. There is more info on SAKWiki. One of these had been on my wish list for quite some time when a while back I found one for a good price. And it turned out the seller lived in my

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Special Huntsman display knife

This is a pretty unusual SAK. It looks like a Huntsman, but in fact it’s not. I bought it from my friend Marios. On several of my trips to France and Germany, I had seen similar knives but I had never managed to buy one, because these where used as a display piece and were never for sale. So what’s so special about it? First of all, the tool configuration is slightly different. It’s basically a Huntsman with chisel. I

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