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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!

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Black Victorinox SAKs

There is a thread on the MultiTool.org forums about black Swiss Army knives, with lots of great pictures.¬† I happen to like black cellidor scales a lot. In fact, it’s one of my favorite scale colors, along with green and any kind of colored alox.

Here are some of my black Victorinox SAKs. I have some more, including a black Compact (awesome EDC knife!), more Classics and a black SwissCard:

Black Victorinox Swiss Army Knives

A little info on the knives in the picture:

  • The knife on the left is a black Sentinel from the 111mm liner lock range. It’s the non-one hand opening version and only has one large blade;
  • A black alox Classic SD. The Classics are the most common Swiss Army Knives out there, but the alox scales make it a little bit more special. It does not have the tweezers and toothpick;
  • A soft touch Climber RT. This is a regular Climber but with soft touch scales. It also features a laser etched “Your companion for life on the road” logo on the large blade. This knife was part of the 2010 Victorinox On the Road tour;
  • Top center: a nice onyx Voyager. The Voyager is basically a Climber with an electronic timepiece and alarm in the front scales. It also has a nailfile on the multi purpose hook. The back scale contains a small pair of tweezers since there is no place for the tweezers in the front scale. The scales are of a different material, it feels more like translucent nylon than cellidor;
  • In the center of the picture there is a Michel Jordi Spartan. It has a gold plated corkscrew and keyring, the famous Michel Jordi cow logo on the blade, a flower print on the front scales (not shown) and a gold-colored insert on the back scales;
  • Below the Jordi is a 2010 Victorinox Pioneer Damascus. It’s a regular Pioneer model, but with a Damascus steel blade. The edging on the blade makes it a very pretty knife. It’s limited to only 2010 knives worldwide and comes with a certificate of authenticy;
  • In the upper right corner is a regular black alox Pioneer. Like the Damascus knife but with the normal stainless steel blade. I really like the 93mm (alox) series, including the Soldier model. The blade is a bit thicker than the blade on 91mm models and the knives have a “sturdy” feel;
  • Between the Pioneers there is a SwissChamp. For a lot of people, the Victorinox SwissChamp is the Swiss Army Knife. It has a ton of tools in a relatively small package. It’s an all time favorite;
  • In the bottom right corner there is another Classic SD. This one is from the National Flag series and has the Canadian flag on the front scales. I bought this nice little knife on our honeymoon in Canada, july 2009 ;)

I will get into more detail on some of these Victorinox knives soon :)