Sunday, May 31, 2009

Victorinox Old Soldier - Fiber scaled old soldier

Here is my old Victorinox fiber scaled soldier probably from the 1950's but I do not really know for sure. The blade normally has a date tang stamp but this one looks like it may have been repaired sometime at the Ibach, Switzerland factory and has a plain no date stamp blade. The knife is in like new condition but with original fiber scales. They even have the "WK" stamp on the front scale. The "WK" stamp means it was issued by a genuine Swiss Army supply personnel to a soldier in the Swiss Army. There is a hole in the rear rivet for a bail to be but I do not have that. The old style awl and can opener are much more robust tools than their modern counterparts but lack the modern design that enables more work and jobs for them to be used on.