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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 …

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Small, Vintage Swiss pocket knife

This old Swiss pocket knife was sold to me as a vintage Elsener knife. Although Elsener or Victoria/Victorinox knives in 62mm are known to exist, I doubt this is one because it lacks any Elsener (or Victoria/Victoria) markings. The tang stamp seems to say INOXYD or JNOXYD, but some sources mention the stamp NONOXYD. It …

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Vintage Victorinox Fischermesser

In the 1960s or 1970s Victorinox offered two versions of the Fisherman’s knife or Fischermesser. They were available with blue scales (uncommon back in the day) with a fish emblem on the top of the front scale, instead of the Swiss shield and cross. These knives were equipped with unusual scissors with a cut-out, and …

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Black Victorinox (Elinox) Standard

This is an Elinox Standard with black cellidor scales. I had never seen black scales with the vintage awl before. Does anyone recognize the logo?

Victorinox (Victoria) horn scaled pocket knife with clip-point blade

Victorinox (Victoria) horn scaled pocket knife

This is a rather old Victoria pocket knife with a clip-point blade, horn scales, brass liners and exposed rivets. It measures 89mm (closed). According to some old catalogues this model was known as 292H and part of the Gardener‘s line of pocket knives.