White Victorinox Huntsman

My very first Victorinox Swiss Army knife was a black Huntsman. I EDC’d it for several years but I lost it in 2000 or so. This white one is a newer model, with a slightly thinner tang (large blade) and the new “Victorinox Swiss Made Stainless” text on the tang.

White Victorinox HuntsmanThis one originally came with nylon scales with a company logo on them, which I swapped for these classy white ones.

Victorinox Handyman

The Handyman is a pretty large, 6 layer Swiss Army Knife. It adds scissors, pliers, a wood saw, a metal saw (with metal file and nail file), a chisel, a fine screwdriver and (since 1991) a multi-purpose hook to the basis Spartan model. The one in the pictures is an older knife since it has no multi-purpose hook, it has a “fluted” corkscrew and the scissors have a screw.¬† It was probably made between 1985 and 1991.

Red Victorinox HandymanThis knife does not have the original scales, since those were too badly scratched. I fitted the ones from a Camper on this Handyman, with a hot stamped Camping logo (which is awful compared to the metal inlaid Camping logo). I should bring it back to it’s original state and replace those with regular, red cellidor scales. And yes, I know the scales don’t fit well, there is a gap between the scales and the outer liners ;)

Update: it now has black scales. Way better! :)

Victorinox Compact in blue

The Compact is one of my favorite Victorinox knives. It has almost the same functionality as the popular Climber model, but it is one layer thinner. Instead of the small blade it has a combo tool which combines the functions of the can opener and the bottle opener (cap lifter) that normally take up a layer on their own. It loses the reamer though, since that is normally on the can opener/bottle opener layer. Still, it manages to combine lots of functionality in a pretty small package.

Blue Victorinox CompactThe Compact is one of only a few models that have a nail file on the multi purpose hook. The knife comes with plus scales that contain a toothpick, tweezers, ballpoint pen and a straight pin. It also comes with the mini screwdriver.

The TimeKeeper is almost the same, but adds a timepiece on the front scale.

Black Victorinox Camper

This is another Camper, the same model I showed before (that was a green Camper), but this one is in stylish black.

Black Victorinox CamperThis one has been fitted with Plus scales (including a ballpoint pen), but this Swiss Army knife normally comes with normal scales, usually with a Camping logo on the front.