The Executive is one of my favorite models. It’s small enough to be used as a key chain knife yet large enough to be actually useful (I think the 58mm SAKs are a bit too small although I’ve EDC’d a brass Rambler for months now). It also has a funky tool config with the weird orange peeler that has never been used on any other model.
They are usually black or red. Other colors exist but without a company logo those are uncommon. So I was pretty lucky when I found a yellow one in mint condition:
My other yellow Executive is this cheesy one.
This 74mm Swiss Army knife is rather special IMHO, never seen one of these before. It’s a Director with the “Feathers” guilloché pattern. But apart from the engraving panel on one of the scales (a bit uncommon in itself), this one has one exposed rivet: the pin holding the non-floating spring (pin nr. 7 in this image) is exposed.
It’s a rather old Director, with Victoria tang stamp and single leaf scissor spring, and the orange peeler blade has no serrations.
Since this is the only one with an exposed rivet I’ve ever seen, I’m starting to think that maybe this knife was once repaired?
Latest additions to the 74mm family: a yellow Executive with an Emmentaler logo and a black Ambassador sans shield & cross. I am usually not interested in knives with company logos, but I think this yellow one is quite nice.
You cannot tell from the pictures, but it looks like the previous owner sanded away some sort of company name or inscription on the back of the Ambassador.
Here’s a quite uncommon Victorinox Director. It has smooth, polished stainless steel scales. Most Director SAKs come with stainless steel scales with a guilloché pattern, similar to this Windsor, or this one, for example.
The Director has the same tools as the Executive, but usually comes without a key ring.