Victorinox I.N.O.X. Spartan

This Spartan features a nice scale design matching the website and other promotional material used for the Victorinox I.N.O.X. watches (check out the background used on that site! Same image :) ). I was told this Spartan was only available during the introduction of the I.N.O.X. product line. It’s a bit weird, using a rusty image on a stainless steel Swiss Army Knife. But it’s nice :)

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Victorinox X Editions Spartan Lite

In the summer of 2013, Victorinox offered this Spartan Lite with a nice “Neon Cross and Shield Camo print”. It was part of the Festival Ready product range which was only available through the Victorinox X Editions e-boutique in the UK. It was designed in collaboration with Christopher Raeburn and came with a certificate of authenticity. This knife came in a rather old fashioned looking box which was a bit of a surprise.

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Four shades of blue

I am always looking for unusual SAK scales (materials, designs, colors). A couple of days I found a Spartan with light blue scales which I had never seen before. Turns out at least four shades of blue exist in 91mm, of which only one is actually found on regular knives (with item number codes ending in .2). Edit (20170501): I think the Bosch-branded scales are yet another shade of blue. I’ve never compared them. From left to right: Light blue,

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Translucent SAKs, all the existing colors!

I think I (finally) have all different colors of translucent scales that exist. Anyone know of any others? In 91mm, that is? Edit (2020-11-28): there are roughly twice as many translucent scale colors in 91mm, including the Climber Gold edition, green and orange from the Color Twins sets, different shades of teal (for Motorex and Rittmeyer), translucent black (unlike the two onyx ones in the picture), bright (lime) green for BLS, etc. I do have an updated post on these

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Vintage, horn scaled 84mm SAKs

Two nice vintage items. Both with horn scales and in 84mm. The older one (stamped Inoxyd/Armée Suisse) has the pre-1940s opener layer, the old style reamer and brass liners. It has a taper towards the end, with the blade layer being quite a bit thicker near the small clip point blade pivot. This is a beautiful vintage knife in great condition. The only flaw is the missing tips on both blades. The other one is marked Victoria and is probably

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