Friday, August 29, 2014

Wenger Esquire - Vintage model

This special vintage Wenger Esquire has a couple unique features. The most visible is the split nail file surface with the line down the middle. Another feature not that visible but probably more important is the scissors spring which is a coil spring hidden between the handles. It appears to be similar to many modern day spring assisted knives with a coil spring. The spring action is fairly weak but it works. The other feature is the unique way they made this knife with the blade springs stamped out of the steel liners. Look carefully at the last 2 photos to see this detail. Also there are a couple photos I took and posted over on SAKWicki many years ago here at this link and here. Wenger products are hard to date due to the factory fire but I feel this one is around the late '60s or early '70s.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Victorinox Classic - Wilhelm Tell Express - SBB CFF FFS

Victorinox Classic Swiss Army - Wilhelm Tell Express - SBB CFF FFS. There are several variations of this advertising Swiss Army Classic. Click the SBB CFF FFS Label link below to see other blog entries for this Switzerland railway.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Victorinox Spartan - Bright Blood Orange red - Rhätische Bahn

Victorinox Spartan - Bright Blood Orange red - Rhätische Bahn. The photos do not convey the true color of this knife. It is more of a red-orange perhaps. To compare I took a photo with a normal red nylon scaled spartan and a regular red cellidor scales spartan. Rhätische Bahn is another Swiss railway railroad.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Victorinox Classic - Enppi

Victorinox Classic - Enppi. Large engineering company Enppi is one of the largest engineering companies in Egypt, Middle east & North Africa for petroleum, gas, petrochemicals.