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Victorinox Secretary

A nice Victorinox Secretary with smooth gray alox scales. I don’t really collect knives with company logos but for Victorinox – Ibach Schwyz I can make an exception :)

Victorinox Ibach Schwyz Secretary

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Victorinox 75mm alox pen knife

This is a nice single layer pen knife in red smooth alox. It has only 2 blades and, measuring only 75mm, it’s a very small, thin, light weight knife. It’s almost the same as the current Secretary and Pocket Pal models, but it’s 1cm smaller. You can see the size difference in one of the pictures (the bigger one is a Pocket Pal).

Victorinox 75mm red alox pen knife

I think the shield and cross are painted. It’s different from other shields I’ve seen before: the lines are much thicker.

There are no 75mm knives in the current Victorinox line-up. I have no idea when they stopped making them. But since this one has a Victoria tang stamp, it’s probably from the 1950s or 1960s.

Update: this one is actually called 70 r+

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Victorinox Pocket Pal – Jasper (Canada)

The Pocket pal is one of the most simple, slimmest Victorinox knives. It measures 84mm and has a slimmer  profile than the regular 84mm knives like for example the Sportsman, Bantam and Lumberjack.

Victorinox Pocket Pal - Jasper CanadaThis one has a nice logo of Jasper – Canada on the back scale. It is a metal inlay, just like the Swiss shield cross on the front scale. My wife and I both bought one of these nice knives on our honeymoon (yes, in Jasper, Alberta, Canada ;) ).

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Ribbed alox Victorinox Excelsior

I got a nice little Victorinox knife in the mail a couple of days ago. It’s an Excelsior in silver alox. It’s a pretty basic 84mm, single layer knife with only a large and a small blade. It has the old Swiss cross on the front scales and it looks like the knife has never been used, carried or shapened. It’s in mint condition which is what I prefer ;) It came without the box, unfortunately.

Victorinox still make the cellidor version of this Swiss Army Knife, but the ribbed alox versions have been discontinued since I think the 1980s.

Update: I think this knife is actually pretty new after all. The old version of this knife (model 2070 s) did not have a Swiss cross on the front, and this one does. Also, Victorinox is written with a bigger capital V which indicates it’s post-1984… still a bit of a mystery, this.

Victorinox Excelsior

Victorinox use an odd naming scheme by the way. The silver alox Excelsior comes without a keyring, while the cellidor knives do have the keyring. So if you ask me, the alox Excelsior should have been named Pocket Pal. And to make matters even more confusing, the alox version in red was called Popular and did have the keyring ;)