Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Victorinox South Africa Series: Bantam Zebra & Sentry Jaguar

These are two 84mm Victorinox knives of the South Africa Series. The first is a Bantam with white nylon scales with a Zebra print on the top scale, and red shield printed on the bottom. The second one is a Sentry with a Jaguar print on the top scale, and white scale on the bottom. These models were available in the South Africa market.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Victorinox Black-Gray Pioneer

Well, one of my favorite categories of Victorinox knives is the Alox ones.I have many of them and i am always in the hunt for a new one.
This is a black-gray Pioneer with the imprint "Switzerland" in the four national languages of Switzerland (German, French, Italian, and Romansh).
The knife is numbered consecutively on the blade with the year 2011.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Victorinox Classic from Beijing Opera Mask Collection

This is the Victorinox model Classic from Beijing Opera Mask Collection.This collection was made especially for China and it has 2 Victorinox knives and 1 Swisscard. I managed to find it from Japan with it's special box.

Let's see how Victorinox produce the Swiss Army Knives !

This is a interesting video about the production stages of a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife.

Swiss Army Knife Factory from John Yasunaga on Vimeo.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Victorinox Damascus Climber Limited Edition 2011

Well yesterday was a perfect day , a ''happy collector's day'' if i may say so! 
Two Victorinox knives came to me. The one was from Safary Series (but this is another story) and the other was the Victorinox Damascus Climber.
A beautiful knife with the main blade made from stainless high quality Damascus steel and the handles made from Ebony wood. It has a large blade, a small blade, corkscrew, cap lifter with screwdriver, wire stripper, reamer, scissors, multi-purpose hook and key ring.
Last year the Pioneer Damascus was limited to 2010 pieces worldwide, this year the Damascus Climber is limited to 4000 pieces worldwide.I was fortune enough to choose the number of my knife and that is 3273/4000. Enjoy it. 
(For photos of last year's Damascus Pioneer go to the page Victorinox Damascus Series)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Victorinox SportRatchet a very unique item.

 The SportRatchet is a Swiss tool with a ratchet driver with interchangeable hex bits. The shape is unique compared with other Victorinox tools.The SportRatchet has a serrated main knife blade, extended length cap lifter, a small black plastic bit holder and the ratchet that locks into place with a liner lock and turn clockwise, counter-clockwise or not turn at all. In the bottom of the SportRatchet has a removable wrench, that has six different sized hexagonal holes. And of course the SportRatchet has a toothpick, tweezers, and keyring.
The SportRatchet was made in the 1990s, or according to Victorinox this tool was released around 2000 and there were 25.000 produced.It was marketed as one of Victorinox's "Lifestyle" tools, a group which also included the AutoTool, the Golf Tool, and the CyberTool. It was generally considered a flop and was quickly discontinued.It is a relatively rare item.
(history info of SportRatchet from

Friday, November 4, 2011

Victorinox Anniversary Spartan for the Lion Monument in Lucerne.

This is one of my favorites SAK's of my collection.
This Spartan has metal scales and in the front scale shows the Lion Monument which is in Lucerne.
In the back scale shows a beautiful pattern with flowers and it has a engravable section.
I found it in Australia.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Victorinox ''Hoffritz'' Tinker with can key

This a Tinker with ''Hoffritz'' brand name in the front scale.Victorinox has made knives for Hoffritz, a world wide retail cutlery chain.This Tinker has a reamer without sewing eye and a round screwdriver with a slot .This slot used to help open the old food cans.See the photos.

Victorinox Climber with Coach Leather

This is a Victorinox Climber model with brown leather covering from Coach.You can find it in a variety of  leather colors such as black,brown,tan,red,pink and green.They also made the Classic model with leather covering. It's hard to find a used one in good condition because the leather gets worn very easily.It's a expensive knife to buy if you find it in a mint condition.