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Victorinox Standard with HIKER inlay – a SMICO special

This is quite a nice Economy Standard with key ring, or Spartan without toothpick and tweezers. It has a metal inlay with the word HIKER, some hiker dude and a couple of trees. These were made for the Canadian distributor SMICO, along with an ALPINEER (actually a Passenger) and a SCOUTER (actually a Recruit). You can fine some nice pictures by Karl over at SAKWiki.

Rather confusingly, these were sold as Hikers, although the Hiker is actually a different model.

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Black Victorinox (Elinox) Standard

This is an Elinox Standard with black cellidor scales. I had never seen black scales with the vintage awl before. Does anyone recognize the logo?

elinox

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Vintage, horn scaled 84mm SAKs

Two nice vintage items. Both with horn scales and in 84mm.

The older one (stamped Inoxyd/Armée Suisse) has the pre-1940s opener layer, the old style reamer and brass liners. It has a taper towards the end, with the blade layer being quite a bit thicker near the small clip point blade pivot. This is a beautiful vintage knife in great condition. The only flaw is the missing tips on both blades.

The other one is marked Victoria and is probably from the late 1960s or early 1970s. It has a +PAT opener and small clip point blade. The liners appear to be alox.

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Victorinox (Elinox) Standard

This Elinox branded Standard is similar to a Spartan, but it has no key ring and no tweezers & toothpick and it has the old Elinox shield and cross on the front.

Victorinox (Elinox) Standard

Also note the clip-point small blade, +PAT can opener, solid awl and the five-turn corkscrew.