The two knife blades and the scissors must have been used rather much on this. Over the years looking on the C models there are some which only the wood saw, metal file/saw, screwdrivers have been used while others only the knife blades. I have also seen SAKs with heavy functionality which most of the functions must have seen use too. In many ways these are also a bit heavy in weight and you can see that they must have been dropped a few times causing small dents in the liners. On this picture you can see some discolorations and changes to an area on the aluminum liner. This is because of substances and scratches. Not caused by the blades but by use. On this part of the SAK this got nothing to say. After good cleaning, sharpening and oil the SAK is restarted and ready again.
Today I would like to show you my latest 91mm Victorinox SAK with heavy functionality. This is called the Champion C, This SAK must have seen some use and it needed a good cleaning. After some oil
the functionality is restored again. In the mid-1980s the evolution on the 91mm SAKs got many changes. There are several Champion variations and to date them can be extra demanding. The Champion designations were for a good time the flagship from Victorinox.
On this C model there are many factors that are after 1985. There must also have been a time around the mid-1980s which the appearance and evolution culminated into the C SAK. The reason for why it is so is because of all the SAKs I have seen over the years.
Many times when there are many functions with the new evolution changes at the certain time it indicates it could be a couple years after. For example the first appearance on this C model is 1985 it could be 1987 and so forth. Looking on this C model
on the pictures you can see all the factors and designs that are important for the evolution factors. To be safe I have placed this 1985-1988. It got a small v in the victorinox stamp which is not a factor that can be used 100%. To me it seems the period 1985
got some very interesting Champion models. I also have a couple older c models. To me it seems the 1985 period contain SAKs with some mixed parts too. The fish scaler got a magnetic tip on this as well. It is a heavy functionality on the Champion C which
I like very much. It is comfortable to use and it is a very able SAK. It is also my impression that it is not possible to be 100% in the dating on these models. One can never be sure to say. I am always open for corrections.
The SwissChamp is a bigger model that in many ways replaced the Champion and therefor this model became just a part of the lineup by Victorinox. The SwissChamp is a model from the
mid-1980s and up.