Victorinox Spartans in unusual colors

A trio of Spartans, but with a special twist. These three colors are far from usual. I’ve seen some orange ones with company logos. This one may be identical to those. The middle one is dark blue/purple. Maybe aubergine? Could be Festool blue, I will check later. On the right is olive drab green. Perhaps the same as that Deutsche Aerospace Spartan I saw years ago? Edit: nope, none of these colors match any of my SAKs with company logos.

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Victorinox – Armée Suisse Spartan with horn scales

This horn scaled Swiss Army Knife may very well be the oldest one in my collection now that my Elsener Soldier and horn scaled gardening knife have been sold. Based on the tang stamps (VICTORINOX on the main blade and ARMÈE SUISSE on the bottle opener) and some tool details I’m dating this to the 1930s. In that time it was probably named 234H but given its similarities to the modern day Spartan that’s what I’m calling it. And yes,

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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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