Victorinox (Victoria) Champion – Mother of Pearl

This Victoria stamped Champion is one of my absolute favorites in my collection. Not only does it have all the vintage tools like a clip-point small blade, long nail file, old scissors with single black leaf spring, +PAT can opener and old style saws, it also has beautiful mother of pearl scales and it is in mint condition. According to the tang stamp (obverse: Victorinox Switzerland Stainless Rostfrei; reverse: Victoria Officier Suisse and crossbow) and some of the tool designs

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Victorinox 75mm Student with imitation tortoise shell scales

This small pocket knife was listed in the 1940s Elsener/Victoria catalogue. It was known as 50CT: 50 = the Student config (75mm, two blades), CT = Celluloid Tortoise. I’m putting this under cellidor although this knife predates the cellidor scaled SAKs. Old celluloid has the tendency to decay and shrink. These tortoise celluloid scales however look fine, except for some damage on the front. Based on the tang stamp (obverse: crossbow; reverse: VICTORINOX) this knife was made between 1923 and

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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

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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.

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Victorinox (Victoria) stag horn Camper

Here is another Camper with stag horn scales. It’s a bit older than the stag horn Camper I posted before. This one has three exposed rivets instead of two. The middle pin is less oxidized than the outer (brass) ones so I guess it’s made of nickel silver. Other nice features of this knife are the old, triangular awl (slightly bent unfortunately), five turn grooved corkscrew, old style wood saw, clip point small blade, sharpened bottle opener, +PAT can opener

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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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Victorinox (Victoria) 84mm Climber Small

Victorinox (Victoria) Climber Small

The very popular Climber model was once available in a slightly smaller 84mm version. This is a Victoria version with a five turn corkscrew, a +PAT can opener, the old style scissors (spring is broken) and a small clip point blade. Unfortunately, Victorinox stopped producing 84mm knives with scissors a couple of years ago. It’s a terrible picture but that’s OK since it matches this Climber’s pretty bad condition ;)

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