How it works 2

28.12.2020 notch

It is time for an update on the notch you find on Victorinox SAKs. On the 91mm this extra feature is helpful to prevent accidental closing. I know there is a love/hate relation to it across the world. Some users like this extra safety feature that helps avoiding damage to the fingers and hands. I like the notch and find it to be a good evolution for it. I have no problems with it. I enjoy such features.


I removed a few lines earlier on what I wrote about 93mm Alox. Here is what I should have written. The information above on the 91mm is how it should be. On the 93mm alox the notch to prevent accidental closing would be too much. It is the best how it is in fully or half open position. I find the 93mm Alox to be the absolute best design and construction for a 93mm pocket knife. In the history of SAKs you find models with or without keyring. The evolution on the keyring on the 91mm is today on the spring while on the 93mm Alox it is not so. Some do not like this and grind it off.


On the 84mm Alox it is a different story. Here the notch is very welcome and nice! Also here they use a shim for the key ring. On the Alox categories you find them with or without keyring......


I much prefer the keyring compared to the Bail. 


Modder’s can do very impressive things with parts. On the picture to the right you can see a pile of parts I have studied some on over the years. I was never much into modding but for sure I understand that it can be a world of fun to do. I really hope you like my webpage that’s for sure been a large task.


The heavy functionality can be found on the 91mm but also on the 111mm category. The WorkChamp is an example on this. You will always find special models and such. The WorkChamp on the picture is the slide-lock model. Today you will find it with the liner-locking construction. The very good thing with these 111mm models is the fact they have not gone past the functional use for the hand. In many ways it resembles some of the abilities which the SwissChamp got. What is very different is the total selection, knife blade and wood-saw. You also have a locking blade which makes a big difference for many.

To compare the Classic models and gentleman pocket knives with these two mentioned SAKs is impossible. It is about picking the correct tool for you. The big advantage with the SAKs that got the heavy functionality can be many. You do not have to worry about your EDC that you have enough tools with you. EDC can be many things and many got the minimalistic idea with this and would prefer the Spartan, Climber or such for their need. Which is a good thing for sure. I really enjoy learning and researching on the web about what SAKs people like the best. I also enjoy very much to learn about all the good things people use their knives for. Correct use and all the good things around it. This is probably my favorite research to do.

On the picture above you can see some parts from much damaged SAKs I collected which i used for further study and knowledge. I never do any destruction tests on my SAKs. I love to collect SAKs that never seen any use in original box. It is necessary to collect some that have seen use too. In general they are usually very nice. Tools are made for use so it is possible to gather knowledge from this as well. To learn about the Swiss quality and also use Swiss Army Knives whenever the chance arrive! 

It’s been a long process with well over 15 years.




It can be a step up process with the constant quality development to be aware about. When you have the liner-locking edition of the WorkChamp you have the stronger philosophy. For the eye it could be small differences but in reality you have a stronger design. I know I have mentioned many times how the slide-lock category came to be. Basically it is a larger locking blade with a bigger philosophy. It is not a weak design. Basically the liner-locking category represents the professional category with SAKs.


03.01.2021 Good Luck! 11:47

The year 2021 now, it will take some time to adjust for the proper numbering, lol.

OK! I mentioned the step by step process on the SAKs. The 93mm Alox, the 111mm liner-locking and the 130mm categories represents the difference between regular use and more professional designations. Today you also have an even larger category with the Hunter Pro models 130mm and 136mm. This got a different locking mechanism and large sturdy folding blade. The SwissTools MTs, 111mm liner locking SAKs and the lock-back folding knives are the most professional knives. It is about picking the correct tool for you.

In many ways if my research is correct the 93mm Alox was the professional line for a long time:) It is also a bit dangerous to say some categories are not professional because the 91mm can be very professional too.  You have many more categories in the history of SAKs. You also have knives for agriculture, the Garden and similar. The 130mm models can in many situations represent professional cutlery. You have even larger tools for the Garden, Wine Master designations and such just for examples. It is a about picking the correct tool for you and not to forget the most important factor which is to use them correct.


The WorkChamp

To finish up this article today: In my page above and to the right you can see the WorkChamp with longer functions. There are many differences between the 91mm and the 111mm. You have different models and tool designations. You have a long metal file, metal saw too and long Phillips. I will not go too much into the differences. It is more in general. When picking the correct tool there can be many factors to have in mind. It can be relieving to go for the heavy functionality. It makes a difference for the comfort and speed. Larger functions can save time in the outdoors or for different tasks.

It is not just the length of the metal file that is different compared to the SwissChamp. The tip section that can be used for cleaning is different and you will find an evolution there..


On the picture above and to the right you can see the functions in the WorkChamp (slide-lock red) the blade is closed in. SAKs are much more than just a blade. 

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26.07 | 23:05

Hi and thank you very much for question. The closest I know is the Master Fisherman 1.4753.72. The. 73 is related to what inlay it got maybe. Best Regards Trond

26.07 | 19:22

Hello Trond,
I received a Mechanic in a red/white Victorinox box. The box is stamped item number 1.47 53.73. Do you know what knife goes in this box? Not Mech

01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR.

01.07 | 16:24

Hello Trond.

Would you be interested in seeing progress pictures
Of my custom Champ with Voyager digital clock scales.
I could email them to you.


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