Special knives

So now to four knives that got high-end quality.



The four knives may look the same before you take a closer look at them. Three of them are extra collectable.

The first knife on the top is a special Motorist with the “automobile” nickel-silver inlays and it is a Victoria Officiers Suisse crossbow knife, from 1968-1974. There is no +PAT on the can opener, the forged Phillips got no slot but the file is on it. I would say this SAK could be 1970. This knife is probably a private knife given by Victorinox to a person.

 The knife blade is also thicker and the whole knife got the same functions like on the St Christopher Motorist. It got aluminum head tweezers.

The second knife got the same functions and it almost the same only a few different details. It is an “Officier Suisse” with crossbow and I would say this is from 1978-1979 based on many functions. I would say this model is also made with a more high-end production. The Phillips got no file and there is no cable scraper on the flat screwdriver. There is a slot for in the Phillips that is used as a can-wrench.  Nickel-silver inlays and plastic head tweezers.

The number three knife got the number 1.4642.73 and is from 1979-1980 and got a small blade instead of the fine screwdriver. This knife is also made with high precision and very high quality. I would believe this knife to be made 1979-1980 and sold after 1980. The original box got the new numbering system.  It got the slot in the Phillips, no file. Also this got nickel-silver inlays.

The number four knife is after or 1980; it got a stainless metal inlays instead of nickel-silver. The Phillips still look the same and got the slot, however there is a difference in how it is made. And in 1980 the new round Phillips was introduced. This Phillips got the squarer design like on the other three and I would put this knife in 1980 +- 1 year. The whole Swiss army Knife is very well made. It is an Officiers Suisse Crossbow stamped knife.

Information about the old style Phillips:

1952 Phillips screwdriver forged with cut nail-file (in place of corkscrew). It was used until 1980 and forged. After 1980 the round Phillips was introduced and not forged.

The St Christopher and the Motorist Automobile shown here on this page is nice knives and difficult to find information on. Took some time to collect them for sure, there is not much information on them on the internet, so that is why it is extra important for me to have several models to research.

Small variations is helpful for history and the timeline

The quality on the inlays by Victorinox is very high. The Motorist with the St Christopher called Automesser in an old Victorinox catalogue and from 1957, our known date. It is therefore interesting with the models that got the Automobile inlay.

The number one knife also got differences in the inlay of the automobile. It was relieving when I found the second knife with the Motorist functions; I would believe there are some knives made.

The Victoria line is one of the best ever made by Victorinox.


Metalfile/saw got a very long history


91mm knives with extra quality

The St.Christopher knives on the picture belong to the economy made knives. The knives with automobile or car belong to the fine arts production and not economy made-


This is my latest Motorist Automobile and this one got the phillips with slot and the flat screwdriver.This knife is interesting because it got a box but the only problem is that it got the same number as the ones with a small blade. I am not sure if this is an original box or if this is just misplaced?. I believe this knife is from 1980 and these are desirable for sure. No file field on the phillips driver.

It is an original Victorinox box but maybe for the small blade ones...


Some extra patina on this inlay. Some dirt on the box that is some food grade oil. No problem :) This SAK is never used and is in topp condition. it is close to Perfect. Some super small scratches on the scales.


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francisco.corbin@gmail.com | Svar 06.12.2021 23.19

Dear Trond,

Thank you for such detailed information about the knifes. Today I was looking for some items at a hardware store and found a brand new one!

Trond 07.12.2021 00.10

Hi, thank you very much! Sure just send pictures to: trondsak@sakhome.com

francisco.corbin@gmail.com 06.12.2021 23.20

Please let me know how I can send you photos of it. I believe should be number 2 or 3.

Trond | Svar 12.05.2017 12.35

Thank you very much! The models with long flat screwdriver only got one large main blade, the other got main blade and a small blade instead of fl.sc.driver.BR

James Hudson | Svar 12.05.2017 00.12

Do your knives with metal inlaid car on them have one large knife blade,? Or one large and one small 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. Trondsak@sakhome.com

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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