Victorinox Champion

This is a Victoinox Champion from the early 1980s. The Champion was the biggest model in the Victorinox lineup, until it was replaced as the top model by the even bigger SwissChamp in 1985. It was still offered in following years and it underwent the usual changes throughout the years (reamer with sewing eye, chisel, hook, etc.).

1980s Victorinox Champion - fannedThis one has the reamer without a sewing eye, the old style fine screwdriver on the back, no chisel, a fluted corkscrew and the key ring is on the corkscrew side.

Victorinox Windsor

This is a Victorinox Windsor. A very sleek, slim knife, measuring 74mm in length and featuring a blade, a nail file and scissors. The stainless steel scales are engine turned.

Victorinox Windsor

Victorinox SwissFlame

Here is another SwissFlame. It’s a much sought-after Swiss Army knife for two reasons: first, it has only been on the market for a short period (between 2002 and 2005) and secondly, it was not available in the United States.

Victorinox SwissFlame (back)Unfortunately, this one has a company logo laser etched into the lighter implement. Also, I have no idea whether the lighter works or not. They are very unreliable so I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t ;)

I will probably list this on EDC Source soon.

Victorinox 111mm Swiss Army knives

This is a picture of 6 very different 111mm Swiss Army knife models made by Victorinox.

Victorinox 111mm Swiss Army knivesTop left is a Jumpmaster. This model usually has black nylon scales, but this one is red which is rather uncommon.
Next to the Jumpmaster is the first version of the one-hand German Army knife, with the older, oval shaped thumb hole and a low-profile lock release.
The next one is the 2010 Dutch Army knife. This was the first Victorinox knife with 2 liner locks and 2 liner-locking blades, both featuring one-handed opening. This knife is pretty hard to find.
Next to the DAK is the most basic version of the Sentinel: it’s not one-handed, has a plain edge blade and has no corkscrew and no pocket clip.
The next one is an uncommon 90 ARMEE knife which was offered to Swiss Soldiers during the short period between the old Alox Soldier and the new 2008 Swiss Army knife (basically a one-hand Trekker).
The last knife is a red one-hand Trailmaster. This is basically a Trekker but with red scales and a different name (aimed at the European market I believe).

These knives (and more ;) ) will be for sale at EDC Source soon!

Victorinox stickers

I found these nice Victorinox stickers on two auction sites recently :)

Victorinox sticker from I think the 1970sI think the first one is from the 1970s, based on the typeface used in the logo.

Victorinox sticker from before 1985And this one is a bit newer, but still from before 1985 given that there is no sewing eye in the reamer. Or, they may have used an old picture and the sticker is actually more recent ;)