Victorinox Tinkers – digital camo

It’s been a while :) These Tinkers just arrived. I like the brightly colored scales with their digital camo prints in white, blue and blaze orange. The orange ones are my personal favorites of course (tomorrow is King’s day in The Netherlands, the whole country will be turning orange!). Fun fact: the blaze orange scales are actually white scales painted orange. The blue ones are in fact blue.

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Victorinox Tinker and Climber with Mossy Oak New Break-Up camo scales

Look closely or you may not see them :)These two SAKs feature a rather cool camo pattern made by Mossy Oak. It’s called New Break-Up and each knife uses a different/random part of the whole camo image. The scales feel a bit like paper, I have no idea what material they are made out of and what kind of printing technique is used. They may or may not be cellidor or nylon. The Victorinox emblem is not a metal inlay

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Victorinox soft grip Tinker “Wabenmuster”

Here’s a nice Victorinox Tinker. It has special soft grip scales with a Wabenmuster (honeycomb) design in black/gray. I think the scales are actually cellidor with some kind of rubbery coating. Victorinox introduced the soft grip scales in 2009 with the Climber Road Tour. I think this Tinker, along with a ruby soft grip Spartan, was introduced a year later. I believe this knife was also known as Geotec or Geotech Tinker. Edit: white balance is off. It appears to

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Victorinox Tinker Small

Victorinox Tinker Small

The 84mm Tinker (or Tinker Small) is the smaller version of the very popular Tinker model. The Tinker is closely related to the Spartan: the only difference is that the Tinker has a back mounted Phillips screwdriver instead of a corkscrew. This particular Tinker is pretty old, given that the Phillips has a square shaft and a can key (a slot in the tip of the Phillips). No idea how old exactly (feel free to leave a reply if you

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