This blade must have been sharpened many times.
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
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.