Special Huntsman display knife

This is a pretty unusual SAK. It looks like a Huntsman, but in fact it’s not. I bought it from my friend Marios. On several of my trips to France and Germany, I had seen similar knives but I had never managed to buy one, because these where used as a display piece and were never for sale.

victorinox-huntsman-chisel-display-knife

So what’s so special about it? First of all, the tool configuration is slightly different. It’s basically a Huntsman with chisel. I never understood why some models, including the Huntsman, do not have a backspring tool on the wood saw layer while others have a chisel or fine screwdriver (both fit the wood saw layer and metal file/saw layer). It’s probably a cost thing.

Second thing is that most of the tools have an extra stop, making it easy to open up the tools exactly in the way you can see in the picture. Also, it feels like the springs are a bit weaker than usual, the tools lack their usual “snap”.

Another difference is both the small blade and the large blade are not sharpened. They do have a bevel but they are completely blunt.

And finally, it is attached to a stainless steel post with a rather heavy base (not in the picture). The 15cm tall post is welded to the tip of the bottle opener. The base has a small hole in it, purpose is unknown.

I’m very happy with this item. I remember seeing the first one in I believe 1994 and I finally got hold of one twenty years later :)

Victorinox Valentine’s set “Elle et Lui”

French combo set no. 3 :) This nice set has a Valentine’s Day theme and consists of a purple/pink Classic (for her) and a blue Spartan (for him). Both knives have little hearts printed on the front and the back. “Elle et Lui” means “Her and Him” in French.

Victorinox set "Elle et Lui" - back

The Victorinox shield and cross are on the back side of the knives. The box also contains a card for a message to your loved one… I left it blank but I did give the Classic to my wife ;)