Victorinox (Victoria) stag horn Camper

Here is another Camper with stag horn scales. It’s a bit older than the stag horn Camper I posted before. This one has three exposed rivets instead of two. The middle pin is less oxidized than the outer (brass) ones so I guess it’s made of nickel silver.


Other nice features of this knife are the old, triangular awl (slightly bent unfortunately), five turn grooved corkscrew, old style wood saw, clip point small blade, sharpened bottle opener, +PAT can opener and Victoria tang stamp.

Sadly the wood saw back spring is broken which does sometimes happen with these old knives. Overall it’s in fair condition.

Victorinox stag horn Camper

I found this NOS Camper with stag horn scales a while ago. I like the texture and color of the horn. There are two exposed rivets; I have seen several of these with three exposed rivets. No idea why they differ.

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Four shades of blue

I am always looking for unusual SAK scales (materials, designs, colors). A couple of days I found a Spartan with light blue scales which I had never seen before. Turns out at least four shades of blue exist in 91mm, of which only one is actually found on regular knives (with item number codes ending in .2).

Edit (20170501): I think the Bosch-branded scales are yet another shade of blue. I’ve never compared them.

Victorinox shades of blue

From left to right: Light blue, “Regular” blue (Cobalt blue?), “Sparkly” blue, Festool Midnight blue.


Victorinox (Elinox) Picknicker

This is a Victorinox (Elinox) 91mm Picknicker. It was part of the Elinox product line and since it has the five-turn corkscrew and no hole in the reamer its probable from the 1970s (?). It also has the +PAT opener and a sharpened bottle opener.

Victorinox (Elinox) 91mm Picknicker (or Campingmesser)

It is basically a Camper but with a twist: it has a small pruning blade instead of the small pen blade and it has a serrated main blade. The serrations are a bit unusual on 91mm knives.

This particular one has had its scales replaced. Originally it would have had the triangular Swiss Shield instead of the Victorinox shield and possibly a Camping inlay.