More advertising

This blade must have been sharpened many times.

07.11.2019

 

Today I would like to show you my latest advertising 84mm Victoria SAK. This one got black scales with nickel-silver inlay for a Company in Norway. This one must have seen much use, it still got some functionality. It is interesting and demanding to find from what time window this was made. First I can write some about the functions. It got the scraper function on the flat screwdriver with notch and cap opener. It is a Victoria backside stamped blade and it got the +Pat designation on the can opener function. Usually SAKs like these can be placed 1968-1974 and because it is an advertising knife it could have variations. To me the SAK itself looks like 1965-1970 and this could be a time window for it so far. The inlay and advertising is cool looking and it is fully possible it could be up to the early 1970s.

Advertising SAKs are far more demanding to place into a time window. The functions and construction is typically 1965-1969. The advert is for a Company that made protective clothing, rain coats, jackets and so forth.  I found a Company with a different name so they could be still around. On this SAK it is the advertising that perhaps it the best collectable factor and because the functions are so used it is maybe not so collectable there, the advert is the key for it.  Many of the functions got good spring tension still, the main blade must have been used to a great extent and the flat screwdriver tip on the can opener must also have seen much use. The awl edge also got some damage from use.

I cleaned this SAK and placed some oil on the friction parts. It would be fully possible to sharpen the blades some and get use out of it still which is nice. You can feel that some spring tension is reduced on some functions. This is because of too much force applied during use.  Some form of substance is hardened on the scales on some places and it got many scratches. I can see that the handle is worn in a way that shows it’s been used very much. No doubts that the Swiss makes a quality knife because this is the evidence of long lasting quality with a Swiss Army knife designed for use. This is important to remember. It was made to be used for a very long time! So the symbolism with the sailor holding the wheel protected by a quality against the elements is very nice. To me it is also so nice when Companies used or use quality products. In other words it is educational with a cool advertising so it is very welcome in the collection.  Everything is original on it.

used for a very long time with a sailor steering.........

10.11.2019

Today I would like to show you my latest addition to the 74mm advertising Alox collection. This is a backside Victoria stamped one. The advertising is very difficult to find 100%. I found a Company here in Norway from 1977 that could be it. It could be a combination of two names. I do not know yet, I will continue to see. It is a nice looking design.

The condition on the construction and functions is very nice. Only a few places with missing color. The design on the blade is a bit extra solid with the tip section also a hair thicker. On the pictures you see in random order my collection of the 74mm advertising SAKs with a few different selections of functions. I sharpened the blade, it is ready again. All the springs in the slip-joint construction for the functions are very nice with full functionality. I had to clean the complete SAK and I placed some oil on the friction parts. The area around the scissors assembly had some dirt and the scissors spring was missing. I improvised a spring for it until I can manage to find an original one for it. Besides this the condition of the scissors is very good. It is sharp and tight. The scissors spring is the older type and therefore more difficult to find. To me this SAK looks to be around 1970. That said I do believe this could be found until 1980.

In general this little Collection is in very good condition. One must expect a few places with missing color if used. The quality on these is high. Two of them got a leather holder for them. On the picture the oil gives some reflection. It looks “not so black”. They are completely black. One pink and two red. Two silver alox, also in smooth configuration. I have a few 84mm Secretary models made by Victorinox and I compared the red ones to them and it is the same. Black is not a color i know :)

20.11.2019

 

Today I would like to show you my latest 84mm Victorinox with nylon scales. It is the black advertising model. I have from before a white one with the same Company on. One is for the East of Norway and one is perhaps representing the full Brand. It is very difficult to be 100% on when these two was made. They both got the same tang stamp designation. I am looking into it as always. Many refer this configuration to be the Bantam. It got the combination tool, knife blade, key-ring and toothpick + tweezers. So far I have placed it to be 2000-2005. It is in beautiful shape and condition. The advertising is on different sides on these. The emblem is therefore also alternated. On one picture you can see two wine/bottle openers from Maniago Italy that I am looking into. Both in very nice condition.

Silver color emblem, pad printed or similar....

23.11.2019

With advertising Swiss Army Knives you will discover that some got the emblem while others are without. You will find alternated sides and you can find most categories used. This means you have embossed/hot stamped emblems, pad printed and inlay. The emblem got alternated sides on the two Bantam configuration SAKs as you see on the picture. Advertising SAKs may only have a number for its identification. This you also know.

17.12.2019

Tandem Computers Advertising

This is my latest 58mm Classic Victorinox advertising model. To me this looks and gives the impression of being mid-1980s made. This was an American Company from 1974-1997 according to Wikipedia. The advertising is metal inlay which is nice to find. The condition is fair and I am glad it is in the collection.

shipping history

21.01.2020

 

Today I would like to show you an advertising/shipping SAK that got much going on for it, it is very educational. It is a Victoria line from Victorinox, with red scales and inlay on both sides. It got the old awl and hidden rivets. I have known for a long time that hidden rivets is from the late 1950s. Still it is possible to have 1961 as an evolution date for hidden rivets. Victorinox got many categories and so forth. 1957 is the date for hidden rivets because I have seen Victorinox catalogues with old awl and hidden rivets from the late 1950s and I have seen knives personally.

This SAK today is one of the late 1950s knives. I am rather sure this is in the time window 1957-1960. It is in fair condition because the advertising is intact, the functions have seen some use but it is absolutely fair. I have not seen many of these in my time. And when an advertising SAK got inlay nickel-silver advertising on both sides then it is special. If you take notice you see that this got two flags on it. In the maritime history you can find some information about it. The K is for Klavenes and the other for Fearnley & Eger. So there you go, it is cool.I am very grateful for my collector friend that managed to find this for me. Well done!

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21.01 | 09:23

Hi, thank you very much! I believe it could be because of them having different additional functions, example scraper and so forth. BR Trond

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21.01 | 09:08

Hi! Thank you very much for question. The awl and chisel can be sharpened by following the grinded angle on them. I will have it in my mind. BR Trond

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21.01 | 04:14

Now my question: how come that Vic has got TWO versions of an orange peeling tool in their "small" series. Oranges are not really that important here....

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21.01 | 04:08

Hi there, first of all, compliments for this great compilation. the best for SAKs i've seen so far. just one question that only you may anwer (?): see next post

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