Victorinox (Victoria) Accountant with long nail file

This is a pretty cool knife from the 1950s or 1960s, measuring 84mm. I have not really tried to date this but it has all signs of being a vintage knife from that era: Victoria tang stamp, wide version of the long nail file spanning two layers, exposed rivets, metal tipped tweezers. SAK enthusiasts usually refer to these knives by the Accountant name. They were also available without scissors and with different scale materials like horn, stainless steel (Guilloché) and

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Victorinox Spartan – Jasper – 02-06-2019

This is a Victorinox Spartan. It’s arguably the most basic Swiss Army Knife available, but this particular one happens to be one of my most cherished SAKs. It was a gift from my wife to commemorate the birth of our son Jasper who was born June 2nd, 2019. Our “preemie” was named after the town of Jasper, Canada, where we spent our honeymoon ten years prior. The little guy is quite a bit bigger now and doing well :) Also

Continue reading

Victorinox Standard with HIKER inlay – a SMICO special

This is quite a nice Economy Standard with key ring, or Spartan without toothpick and tweezers. It has a metal inlay with the word HIKER, some hiker dude and a couple of trees. These were made for the Canadian distributor SMICO, along with an ALPINEER (actually a Passenger) and a SCOUTER (actually a Recruit). You can fine some nice pictures by Karl over at SAKWiki. Rather confusingly, these were sold as Hikers, although the Hiker is actually a different model.

Continue reading