VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Post by TripleF » Fri May 26, 2017 12:16 pm

Knice collection Joe!!

I must say a VIC SAK Classic is what made me aware of knife carry daily. It was probably 17 years ago and this fellow ordered some with his business name printed on them (Ad specialties is my main gig)....and he gifted me one. I lost his but can confidently say there's not a day
since then that I haven't carried a SAK of some size.

Right now I'm toting this one...
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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Greg, here's it's brother. The Wenger Ranger 51 with a pushbutton lock release. It is not assisted.
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Post by Toejammer » Sat May 27, 2017 11:57 pm

I know Hoffritz was an importer, and most of their SAK's were made by Victorinox, but I'm not sure about this one. Tang stamped Hoffritz NY over Made in Germany. My understanding was that after WWII German imports were branded with West Germany, making this pre war. I'm confused,... but it's a nifty, well built SAK for sure !

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Post by deltaboy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:36 am

Thanks for all the information . ::tu:: I gotten the SAK BUG bad. ::tu::
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Post by toolboy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:57 pm

I was honored to receive this Tie-Tac from Charles and Veronika Elsener after they had bought several vintage, USA made,
knives from my table at the 2011 Blade Show. They were acquiring knives to put in the museum at their USA headquarters.
A very delightful, and down to earth, couple. They had employees that served as a translator and negotiator.
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Post by kootenay joe » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:22 pm

Neat, so now i bet you wear a tie to knife shows.
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Post by jmh58 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:49 pm

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Wenger Evo-grip 18.. Keep thisun in my daypack.. John :D
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Post by eveled » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:09 pm

The 4 blade Victorinox in the background, was my very first knife. It has a quarter round awl, no toothpick or tweezers. It also had a relatively fancy bail.

I got it in 1975, from my Dad. He mentioned at work that I had asked for a knife. One of his co workers gave him this knife to give me. It was a time before multitools, there weren't even complex SAKs around.

I used it for everything, tightened every screw I could find, drilled 1000 holes with the awl, opened every can my mother needed, chose soda in glass bottles so I could use the opener (even if it was a twist off). I would have killed for a wine bottle to open. Suffice to say I was not surprised at all by what the original Mc Giver could do with his.
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Post by mrwatch » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:45 pm

postby eveled » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:09 pm

The 4 blade Victorinox in the background, was my very first knife. It has a quarter round awl,

one of mine has a Phillips head screw driver that has nail file . took me years to find it. LOL One has a plain awl and the other has a hole for leather sewing. as per a YouTube video.

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Post by knife7knut » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Here is a collector's set I picked up at the flea market yesterday for $50. Supposed to be worth a lot of money.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm

This Pioneer showed up in yesterday's mail. I do like me some Alox.
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I was looking for something small with scissors and ran on to this lot of 2 Classic SD's in Alox at a decent price. Used but you have to look close to see the evidence.
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Post by Wbyonder » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:56 pm

Hello guys,
I have a question about this knife, it was my father's it was in a trinket box on his dresser when I was a kid in early 1970s, but i'm not sure how much older than that it is, he never carried it and its pretty near mint but no box, I have seen several searching the web ,called secretary knifes ,but they don't seem exactly the same as this one..and markings on tang are different, so I would love too know, the model, age, and value?, though I would never sell it, just curious.
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Post by jmh58 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:10 pm

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My SAKs.. So far!!! ::facepalm:: John :D
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Son.. You need to get off the front porch once in a while!!

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Post by kootenay joe » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:57 pm

Wbyonder: regarding the 'Secretary' SAK you posted above: Victorinox has made thousands of different patterns over the last 50 years. It takes a dedicated SAK collector to give a date range for an individual knife. I have a couple of hundred SAK but i know little about them as my focus is in other areas of 'knives'.
You could email Victorinox and attach pictures and you might get a reply.
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Re: VICTORINOX knives 1884- present SWISS ARMY KNIVES

Post by Open Range-19 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 pm

Enjoyed the posts. One that has worked for me, not a Victorinox-but a a Wenger. It has never been a burden and a fine field dressing tool. Memories of oxygen sucking cold at the ending of a few successful hunts with this one.
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