Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wenger 100 Year Anniversary Standard Issue(Sold)

Here is a Wenger Standard Issue or "Soldier" knife that is given to members of the Swiss military. This one is a special 100 year anniversary model with engraving "100 Jahre" on the blade. It is a 1990 model year knife with the tang stamp on the back of the main blade reading "90", and housed in a very nice luxury presentation box. While most Wenger Standard Issue SAK's have a bail this one does not. I just happen to have the original order reciept and COA for this one. The scales are made of an aluminum alloy for durability. There are only 4 blades that open.

1.Main Knife Blade
2.Can Opener
3.Bottle Opener

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wenger Esquire color set

Here is a nice set of various color Wenger Esquire models. The 3 in the middle are stainless steel with various finishes. The steel one on the right is actually a Titanium finish with a bead blasted effect and it has a serrated blade which is very rare on Wenger Esquires.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Red Alox Pioneer Pruner Victorinox

Here is something a little different. It is a Victorinox Red Alox Pioneer Pruner with Avenor company logo and blue cross shield on the front. This knife has only the 2 blades, 1 being a rare pruner type blade. Very few Victorinox knives have this blade. The "Alox" handles are an aluminum alloy material and feel nice to hold and use. This model sports the older style plain cross shield in blue to match the company logo.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Katadyn Swiss Water Filter Survival Classic

Katadyn is a Swiss Company that makes individual water filters for survival or camping use. This is a Victorinox Classic model with the metal inlays on both sides.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

General Mills Corporation

Here is a Victorinox Bijou model with General Mills and their corporate logo. This is one of the major food corporations in the US. A very recognizeable brand name

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Victorinox Rambler - FIFA World Cup Soccer

FIFA World Cup Soccer. Now this has a very nice FIFA World Cup Soccer logo with the earth globe being worked in with the soccer balls logo. This is a Victorinox Rambler model.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sauer Sundstrand Bijou

Another major company marked Victorinox classic. Sauer Sundstrand is a hydraulic and electronics engineering company for mobile equipment. The logo and design is a metal inlay. The company name is now Sauer Danfoss according to their website.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

McDonald's Corporation Bijou

The golden arches, McDonalds corporation, is inlaid in metal on this Victorinox Bijou model. Basically a Bijou is a Classic without a keyring. I have seen a couple of McDonalds designs on these type of knives and this is the nicer one with the full arches and name too. I would have thought a yellow and red coloration would have been more appropriate

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Victorinox Rover Golfer

This is one of many kinds of Victorinox Golfer type knives. This knife happens to be a Rover model with a Divot Tool instead of a nail file. It has a nice image of a golfer on the front as well. Golf courses and tournaments would sometimes order these type of knives from Victorinox with the golf course name or tournament name printed on side. Some of these knives came with removable or retractable ink pens that were held in the toothpick slot. There are several types of these knives and in many colors but red, black and green are the main colors found with these type of knives. Victorinox makes several sizes of golfing knife including a larger version. Wenger makes an almost dedicated type of golfing knife with several instruments just for a golfer on the course. Photos of these can be seen in some of my photo albums.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Victorinox Alox Duchess Escort - Sunray DX Oil logo

This is a rare Victorinox Duchess Escort model in silver alox. This knife has a nail file and a pen knife blade housed into a unique dog bone shaped alox handle. The main blade is marked with "Victoria" on the back side tang. The nail file is of the old style "cut" version. This is one of the slimmest knives made by Victorinox. This particular one has the "Sunray DX Oil" company logo in color on one side. These knives are fairly rare and hard to find especially in nice condition like this one. They fetch a hefty price generally speaking from the collecting world.

C'est un modèle de Victorinox duchesse escorte rare dans les alox d'argent. Ce couteau a une lime à ongles et une lame de couteau de stylo logés dans un os de chien unique en forme de handle d'alox. La lame principale est marquée « Victoria » sur le tang arrière. La lime à ongles est de l'ancien style coupé version. Il s'agit d'un des couteaux plus mince faites par Victorinox. Un particulier a le logo de la compagnie « Sunray dx Oil » en couleur sur un côté. Ces couteaux sont assez rares et difficiles à trouver, surtout en bonne condition comme celui-ci. Ils chercher un prix de façon générale du monde collecte.

Dies ist eine seltene Victorinox Herzogin Escort-Modell in Silber Alox. Dieses Messer hat eine Nagelfeile und einen Stift Messer Blade untergebracht in einem einzigartigen Hund Knochen geformt Alox Handle. Die wichtigste Klinge wird mit "Victoria" auf der Rückseite-Tang markiert. Die Nagel-Datei ist im alten Stil "cut" Version. Dies ist einer der flachsten Messer von Victorinox gemacht. Dieser bestimmten hat des Firmenlogos "DX Oil" in Farbe auf einer Seite. Diese Messer sind ziemlich selten und schwer zu finden vor allem in gutem Zustand wie diese. Sie holen einen hohen Preis im Allgemeinen aus der sammeln Welt.

Это редкая модель Victorinox герцогиня эскорт в серебряных alox. Этот нож имеет пилочка и размещены в уникальный собака кость в форме ручки alox Лезвие вертикального ножа пера. Основные лезвие отмечена с «Виктория» на обратной стороне Тан. Старого стиля гвоздь файл разрезается версии. Это один из slimmest ножи, сделанные Victorinox. Это частности имеет логотип компании «Sunray DX нефть» цвета с одной стороны. Эти ножи являются довольно редкими и трудно найти особенно в nice условие как это одно. В целом они получить дюжий цена от сбора мира.

Este es un modelo de escolta de la Duquesa de Victorinox raro en que de plata. Este cuchillo tiene un archivo de uñas y una hoja de cuchillo de lápiz alojados en un hueso de perro único en forma de asa. La placa principal está marcada con la "Victoria" en la espiga de la parte trasera. El archivo de clavo es del estilo antiguo versión de "Corte". Se trata de uno de los cuchillos compactas de Victorinox. Este particular tiene el logotipo de la empresa de "DX Oil" en color por un lado. Estos cuchillos son bastante raros y difíciles de encontrar especialmente en buena condición como éste. Buscar un precio considerable en términos generales en el mundo recogido.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Exxon Wenger VIP model SAK

Here is a nice Wenger VIP model with the oil giant Exxon company name on it. This model is slightly larger than the Wenger Esquire model with the same blades and tools. The VIP is an older discontinued model that is getting hard to find, especially in this like new condition.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"ECOLAB" Health Care Swiss Lite

This is a nice little knife. It is a Victorinox Swiss Lite model with "ECOLAB" Health Care company logo and name on the back side. Being a Swiss Lite model means it has a red LED mini light installed where the toothpick would be. Its hard to find these Swisslite models in white scales. This one is in particularly nice condition too.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Victorinox Classic - Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems red Victorinox Classic. This one has the corporate logo and name on this side. The company's website address is on the other side along with the Swiss Army Cross and Shield.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Special Yellow Victorinox Classic Thyssenkrupp AG - Victorinox classic

This advertising Victorinox Classic has an interesting design on both sides of the handles. The logo design is for the "Thyssenkrup Ag" company. As you can see here this side has a blue logo and blue end color wrapped in yellow. The other side has the same design without the special logo. It is like new, the white area you see along the edge is just part of the design

Monday, September 15, 2008

Victorinox Goldschlager Classic

This is a Victorinox Classic SD with advertising. Goldschlager is a Swiss Cinnamon Schnapps with real gold flakes floating inside. This knife has a gold flake design on both side of the handles. Definitely a unique design.

Il s'agit d'un SD classique Victorinox avec de la publicité. Goldschlager est un Suisse schnaps cannelle avec paillettes réel d'or flottant à l'intérieur. Ce couteau a une conception de paillettes d'or sur les deux côtés des poignées. Certainement un design unique.

Dies ist ein Victorinox Classic SD mit Werbung. Goldschlager ist ein Schweizer Zimt Schnaps mit echtem gold Flakes schwimmende innerhalb. Dieses Messer ist auf beiden Seite der Handles gold Flake gestaltet. Auf jeden Fall ein einzigartiges Design.

Это Victorinox классические SD с рекламой. Goldschlager является швейцарский шнапс корицы с реальной золотых хлопьев, плавающей внутри. Этот нож имеет золотые хлопья дизайн по обе стороны ручки. Определенно уникальный дизайн.

Se trata de un Victorinox de SD clásico con publicidad. Goldschlager es un aguardiente de canela suizo con hojuelas de oro real flotando dentro. Este cuchillo tiene un diseño de escamas de oro en ambos lados de los controladores. Definitivamente un diseño único.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Victorinox Diplomat-Dimpled Stainless Steel classic

This stainless steel handled knife is beautiful. It looks similar to a sterling silver version but it is easy to tell since there are no Sterling or other Silver markings. There is a dimpled pattern to the entire case front and back. The Swiss Army Cross and Shield is done with an enamel. There is a small flat blank area for use as an engraving panel. The normal compliment of tools are there with the newer style screwdriver tip being on the end of the nail file.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blue Marbled Victorinox Deluxe model

This is a unique Victorinox knife. It is a 58 mm classic sized metal handled in a blue marble look. The heft to the knife indicates the all metal handle and the color of the metal is gold or brass. It has the usual assortment of blade,fingernail file and scissors. I have a maroon colored one as well. The color of the handle seems to be some kind of applied material since it has a few small chips around the edges in a couple of places. If anyone has any details about this knife about when it was produced or the model name or number please pass the info along.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Victoria Victorinox "Aladdins Lamp" Bijou

Here is an oldie.
This is a nice old Victoria tang stamped classic with Aladdin's Lamp instead of the regular Swiss Army Cross and Shield. Notice the old style cut fingernail file and single leaf scissor spring. This one has the original metal tipped tweezers too. Sweet knife in tip-top shape too! Kinda makes you wonder who ordered these

Friday, July 18, 2008

Swiss Army Watch knife!

OK, so here is a sweet little knife. Its a genuine Victorinox classic signature with sapphire handles and it has the Victorinox Swiss Army Watch logo on the one side that has the retractable pen in it. I have never seen another like it. Maybe it was made for some company that sells Victorinox watches, who knows. I asked around and it seems that it was not a regular Victorinox offering so it must be an advertising knife.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cleaning and Polishing Swiss Army Knives/Knife handles

Here is another example of what cleaning and polishing the outside handles of a couple common SAK's look before and after. I use an assortment of about 9 different grits super fine emery cloths(2400-12000) with water to clean and polish the handles while they are still attached to the knife. This is helpful since you do not need to remove the handles, possibly damaging them further. Metal inlays like the shield will be OK as long as it is not already coming off someplace. Note the red Wenger has several deep scratches and would require more work and more material taken off to completely make them look super smooth. The white Victorinox Executive had normal pocket wear and some red overall tinting from rubbing. It looks almost like new after about 30 minutes of work.

Voici un autre exemple de ce que nettoyage et le polissage les poignées à l'extérieur du regard du SAK commun un couple avant et après. J'utilise un assortiment d'environ 9 grits différents emery super fine cloths(2400-12000) avec de l'eau pour nettoyer et polir les poignées alors qu'ils sont toujours fixés au couteau. Ceci est utile puisque pas besoin de supprimer les poignées, endommageant peut-être davantage. Les incrustations métalliques comme le bouclier sera OK tant qu'il n'est pas déjà venant au large de quelque part. Note le rouge Wenger a plusieurs égratignures profondes et nécessiterait plus de travail et plus de matériel pris leur envol pour complètement qu'elles paraissent super lisse. L'exécutif de Victorinox blanc avait une usure normale pocket et certains rouge teinte globale de frottement. On dirait presque comme nouveau après environ 30 minutes de travail.

Hier ist ein weiteres Beispiel für welche reinigen und Polieren die Außengriffe von ein paar gemeinsame SAK Blick vor und nach. Ich verwende ein Sortiment von etwa 9 verschiedenen Körnungen Superfein Emery cloths(2400-12000) mit Wasser zu reinigen und Polieren die Griffe während sie immer noch das Messer zugeordnet sind. Dies ist hilfreich, da Sie nicht die Griffe, entfernen sie möglicherweise weiter zu beschädigen. Metall-Inlays wie der Schild werden OK sein, solange es nicht bereits von irgendwo kommen ist. Beachten Sie die roten Wenger hat mehrere Tiefe Kratzer und erfordert mehr Arbeit und mehr Material damit vollständig sie super glatt aussehen abgenommen. Die weißen Victorinox Executive hatte normalen Pocket Verschleiß und einige rot färben insgesamt von reiben. Es sieht fast wie neu nach etwa 30 Minuten Arbeit.

Вот еще один пример того, что очистки и полировки внешней ручки несколько общих САК вид до и после. Я использую ассортимент около 9 различных grits супер штрафа Эмери cloths(2400-12000) с водой для очистки и польский ручки, в то время как они по-прежнему связаны нож. Это удобно, поскольку вам не нужно удалить маркеры, возможно, их дальнейшего повреждения. Металлические вкладыши как щит будет ОК, пока не он уже идет от куда-нибудь. Обратите внимание, красный Венгер имеет несколько глубокие царапины и требует больше работы и больше материала, сняли полностью сделать ими взгляд супер гладкая. Белый Исполнительный Victorinox был обычный карман одежда и некоторые красный, общей тонирование с трением. Это выглядит почти как новый после 30 минут работы.

Éste es otro ejemplo de lo que limpieza y pulido de los controles fuera de la mirada de una pareja común SAK antes y después de. Utilizo un surtido de sémola diferentes unos 9 súper esmeril cloths(2400-12000) con agua para limpiar y pulir los puntos de control mientras que todavía estén asociados con el cuchillo. Esto es útil, ya que no es necesario eliminar los puntos de control, posiblemente dañarlos aún más. Piezas metálicas como el escudo será OK siempre y cuando ya no viene a algún lugar. Nota el rojo Wenger tiene varios rasguños profundas y requiere más trabajo y más material para completamente que parezcan súper suave. El Ejecutivo de Victorinox blanco tuvo algunos rojo general teñidos de roce y desgaste normal de bolsillo. Parece casi como nuevo después de unos 30 minutos de trabajo.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SAK Cleaning techniques

I have cleaned so many Swiss Army knives of different sizes and have come up with the best ways on how to clean and lubricate them.In this segment I will explain a little trick I use to clean those pesky nail files that get all nasty with crap. 

First thing is you need to go buy yourself a gun cleaning kit of 3 brushes. I usually find them in Wal-Mart sporting goods for around $3. There will be a nylon bristle, steel bristle and a brass bristle brush inside. The nylon brush is the brush I use the most for general cleaning but in this segment the "steel" brush is what I use to clean that crap off the nail files. Just brush the nail file for about 15-20 seconds and that usually will clean most stuff off. If you have something that is resisting, just take a small knife blade and scrape it slightly until it loosens up and can be brushed off. 

See some of my photo examples.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Victorinox Emergency Blade Classic

Here is a unique little knife. It may look like a common classic but this one has an emergency style blade instead of the regular pen knife blade common to most all Victorinox Classic knives you see. All the other tools are the same as a regular classic. This blade is usually only seen in Mini-Champ versions of the Victorinox Classic sized knives. According to Victorinox it is called an emergency blade. Why? You tell me if you know. LOL

According to information I have gathered the Emergency blade was fashioned after a surgical blade and called the Emergency blade to perform emergency incisions or other fine cutting where a very fine point and sharp edge were needed. Some other branded pocket knives from the 1950's and up had similar blades and were purposed for the same usage.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Old Wenger Handwerker Handworker

Here is an unusual Wenger SAK. This one I was told was called "The HandWerker" and it was a European model not released here in the US. It has older style handles with rivets showing through, and squared off ends. I have never seen another Wenger quite like it. The tools are;
  1. Large Spearpoint Blade
  2. Wood Saw
  3. Pruner Blade
  4. Bottle Opener with Flat Screwdriver Tip
  5. Awl/Reamer
These knives were made for the European market only out of left over parts and usually had dated blades the same as the Standard Issue.

The Awl has the tip broke off and the Pruner blade has a small chip in the edge. Another interesting thing is the steel seems to be different than what I am used to seeing on a Wenger brand knife. Instead of being real smooth and super chrome like shiny it has a kind of texture to it
and is almost gray in color.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Well, its about time that I talk about my obsession with pocket knives and Swiss Army Knives. When I was about 4 years old I nearly cut my finger off after asking my Dad if I could close his pocket knife, I have been in love with pocket knives ever since. My Mom was very upset with my Dad for some reason though. LOL
My first knife was a cheap fishing type knife, probably an Imperial or Colonial brand but I do not remember. It had the fish hook disgorger and a rather long blade. It did not take me long to get it all rusted up since it stayed in my tackle box most of the time. Later on I bought a Frontier,(Schrade) Double Eagle lock back with a belt sheath. That knife I learned how to sharpen with a whetstone. My Dad always used water and a cheap stone right in the kitchen sink with the water running. I bought and learned to use an Arkansas stone with honing oil.
My next knife was a gift from an uncle of mine. He bought me a large Schrade + LB7 lock back with leather belt sheath. At the time I thought it was huge! It is a large knife, 5 inches closed and 8 and 3/4 inches opened. Since I started earning my own money I have been buying knives that I liked and could afford. I have a Puma Boot Knife that ran me about $30 way back in the late 1970's. It is like new and hardly used. I have and still do own several Old-Timers.
Now an adult, (well I might be grown up but do not really feel like an adult), I bought my first SAK from eBay in 2000. It was a Victorinox Spartan with plain red cellidor handles. I have bought many since that time. Many for using and many for just collecting. More to come......