It was mentioned that Victorinox did have contact with Adler before October 3 1990.
Helle in Norway has made pocketknives or imported folding knives in history before the knives on this picture too.
On the picture are from the
top two knives made in Japan for Helle with a lock back mechanism. The handle material is a Micarta type. The surface on all the parts for the locking mechanism are mirror polished both inside and out. The blade with the Helle logo is mirror polished as well.
The number on this knife is 154 and the number one knife 153, the number two knife got a serious blade for sure.
Most interesting to us SAK people
are the two knives with green scales and Helle logo. These are made in Germany by Adler Messer GmbH Leegebruch. This is located in the former East Germany.
There is history between Victorinox and
Adler and this interesting for sure for us. I do not have any special information for you on this yet. Information on the internet and from collectors did mention knives could be made, by a license deal or so…..
The quality on the two knives from Adler is fair and they could be used as a SAK.
Information from Helle did mention that “we bought for some years knives from Adler
Messer GmbH Leegebruch” I would suggest that the knives on the picture are from the late 80s.
The knife with Curly birch is the Dokka! Nice knife and if you want to see some pictures then check
out my United Woods gallery.