Monday, May 29, 2017

Victorinox Spartan - Purple with White Pinstripe

Victorinox Spartan - Purple with White Pinstripe, another one very hard to tell that the color is actually purple when it photographs as blue.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Victorinox Classic - Nokia

Victorinox Classic - Nokia, Has 200M Mjolner April 2005 etched on the blade and Freja RF on the back scale. Has all metal inlays. Anyone know what this is or related to.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Victorinox Classic - EADS North America - AAS 72X

Victorinox Classic - EADS North America, part of the Airbus Group. This classic has the logo for their helicopter "AAS 72x" Armed Aerial Scout helicopter. Here is a nice promotional video for this aircraft.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Victorinox Classic - Raley's Gold Rush Classic

Victorinox Classic - Raley's Gold Rush Classic, Raley's is a supermarket chain in Northern California and Nevada. They sponsor a golf tournament.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Victorinox Classic - Timken International

Victorinox Classic - Timken International, a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products headquartered in North Canton, OH.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Victorinox Classic - Webb

Victorinox Classic - Webb, Jervis B. Webb Company is a global leader in providing durable material handling systems including Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, baggage handling systems, and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS). Webb systems are the centerpiece of thousands of manufacturing plants, warehouses, and airports. Webb is a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., making it part of one of the largest material handling companies in the world. Spiderman might want this one.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Victorinox Signature 1 Classic - Houghton International

Victorinox Signature 1 Classic - Houghton International, a British electro mechanical engineering company operating globally in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines. Its primary market sectors are power generation, renewables, industrial, water, oil and gas, marine and rail. This Signature 1 model has a removable ink pen insert to use separately from the knife. While I still see advertising Signature 1 models still being made I have yet to find a supplier for the ink pen insert by itself.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wenger Esquire - Anritsu

Wenger Esquire - Anritsu, Japanese multinational corporation in the telecommunications electronics equipment market.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Victorinox Victoria Champion Long Nail File

Victorinox Victoria Champion, this Champion model SAK is older with the "Victoria" tang stamp on the back side of the main blade. It also has a couple tools no longer available on modern SAK's. The smaller clip pointed blade has no longer been used since about 1973. It was replaced with the modern drop or spear pointed blade. The Long Nail File tool which is mounted on the bottom side has a different story as there have been a few modern models with this tool but it appears in some early 1970's catalog pages but not after that. There is a modern Climber model with this tool but it seems the tool is no longer available except possibly in their older parts supply. This tool is commonly misused and broken. The mounting for it is only a small pin through 2 aluminium liners. If you are looking at photos of some Victorinox Swiss Army knives and the tool is not deployed so it is easily seen here is what to look for. The Scissors is mounted on the same end as the main blade to allow for the special spring underneath where the Long Nail File is. Also you can visibly see the end of the tool when looking at the bottom side of the SAK. There is also a small cut out in the aluminium liner for the nail nick to open it up. This is an original "Zermat" leather pouch sheath with sharpener. The sharpener was missing so I bought a new replacement for it.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wenger Esquire -

Wenger Esquire -, legal firm from Zürich Switzerland seems to specialize in Swiss intellectual property. All metal inlay.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Victorinox Classic - Hoffritz

Victorinox Classic - Hoffritz. Hoffritz is a cutlery retailer which has their pieces made by other well known manufacturers. Hoffritz has had Victorinox making knives for them since the 1950's maybe longer. I have some old pieces from that era. The older ones will even have a "Hoffritz" tang stamp while newer pieces will just be labeled with a "Hoffritz" hot stamp on the scales or maybe printed. Some scales will have an all metal inlay Hoffritz on the scales.