Victorinox Spartan – Michel Jordi

Victorinox once offered a few different Swiss Army Knives in the Michel Jordi Ethno knives series, in both 58mm and 91mm sizes. The 91mm ones were mostly Climbers and Spartans, with plus scales. Available colors were black, green, red and blue.The 91mm Michel Jordi knives all have an intricate edelweiss pattern on the front scale, a custom gold plated emblem on the back, gold plated corkscrew and key-ring. There is also a laser engraving on the main blade. Most (if

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Victorinox Battle Series: Battle of Morgarten

The Victorinox Battle of Morgarten knife was released in 1983 as the first member of the Swiss Battle Series. This Swiss Army Knife is basically a Spartan without key ring and tweezers. There is an intricate metal inlay on the front scale and a very nice laser engraving on the main blade. The knife is numbered (n/9999) and it came in a black wooden presentation box accompanied by a certificated of authenticity.

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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

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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.

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Victorinox Spartan – Schloss Neuschwanstein

This is my third fourth Swiss Army Knife made for KulturGut AG, related to my Bavarian Palace Department Spartan, my Bayerischen Schlösserverwaltung Huntsman and my Kaiserburg Spartan (I just realised I bought that Kaiserburg one a year ago). All four of those SAKs have a similar, but not identical laser etching on the blade. This Spartan has a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle on the front and some text, a blue banner and a gold Victorinox shield on the back scale.

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