maritime advertisings

Here are two knives with advertising but not any SAK. The small flat one is actually a Zippo knife. Is it a 1980s knife? Let me know if you have information on it. It is a nice construction that is fun and interesting. It is not only SAKs that are used for such a theme. It must have been a competition on this market. I have seen some German and other countries with an ok quality for such knives. I have seen some knives from Japan with a more versatile or SAK looking types with a quality that is from low to medium. Many times it is knives with just a maritime advertising and you can find the same knife with advertisings for many other situations or land based companies or just the civilian market.

It gives a solid impression with a good quality knife with advertising like the real SAKs have. It can be a very large field for a collector of maritime theme knives or advertisings for shipping. This has been done for many decades.

The Fred. Olsen Lines knife do not have any color on the flag anymore and it is not stamped with a maker country. It is probably a Solingen knife and could be a 1970s knife.  I am not sure at all about this and let me know if you have information. The handles seem to be steel but I do not believe it is steel Guilloche. The quality of this knife is ok.

You will find all types of advertising Victorinox knives. Two maritime knives in there. 08.12.2020


I had no idea that researching advertising SAKs related to maritime activity could be so demanding. I found different information on it and the barber lines 74mm knife above I found a logo that matches the one on the picture from 1974. I could therefore suggest that I am on the right track. I will not post directly the information there but I believe and hope I am correct with that particular knife to be late 1960s to early 1970s. If I could find it so can you. Then I also have this interesting knife to the right. I have mentioned many times that advertising SAKs are very educational. I guess people could get tired of hearing this. It is true and a fact that I can learn much history from them. On this SAK you can see the barber name again! I will look on this again with my latest knowledge for my education. Please see my advertising SAKs 3 & 4 page too.

On the top on this article you can see maritime theme knives from other Brands. On this picture another Victorinox.


Three maritime SAKs!

It gives a good feeling when Companies are related in history. It becomes a puzzle!



On the picture above you can see two very nice 84mm Victorinox SAKs from different time windows. Yesterday I showed you the Barber Fern Ville Lines and that is a late 1950s-early 1960s SAK. While the advertising can be later. The Barber name is much older than 1969. I found some very interesting info at Back to the picture above see Hual advertising for Höegh Ugland Auto Liners. Car transport people were a bit misleading at first and it means ships that transport cars I believe.  The Thorvald Berg got inlay with Nickel-Silver and imitation scales. Very nice looking scales that is much nicer in the hand as the material shifts with light. This name is also related to Wilh. Wilhelmsen in history!


Collecting advertising knives you have to be prepared to make mistakes from time to time. It is also sometimes necessary to have a few knives that are not in the best condition. Sometimes you can find knives that have actually been used a lot. That is usually what knives are for. This you can use for knowledge as well. On the picture to the right you can see two beautiful EKA advertising knives in perfect condition. The left one I must research again to see what it is. U.E.C.C  is United European Car Carriers. The two 84mm Victorinox are also maritime related.



There are several different areas of maritime sphere SAKs. On the picture above you can see a 91mm category. I am rather sure the SAK itself is made 1988-1992. The advertising could be later or 1988-1998. The functions are similar to the Climber model only without the usual keyring. This advertising SAK probably only had a number. The advertising is metal inlay on black scales. I do not believe the functions been used much, they are very nice. The scales got some scratches that in reality could be polished gone. I just leave it as it is. I have no doubts when looking at this how advertisings got a strong impact when on a quality knife.



One thing I learned when researching the Company names is that the internet can be a very valuable help. It can also be misleading because the name Skibsaksjeselskapet Storli is not from 1993 as some places inform. I do not rule out the possibility but when I did some deeper research on the web I found that it’s been around for a very long time. At they inform Founded in 1916 and listed in 1986. I also found some old stocks on the web! They changed a name in 1998. This is the reason for why I placed the advertising 1988-1998 that could be in the time window. The SAK itself got all the aspects of 1988-1992. I am fully open for changes on the advert.... 



I hope you enjoy my pages here on When looking on the knives and SAKs with advertising it gives a strong impression. The versatile abilities and quality makes the difference to me. Knives with just printed advertising, personalizing and profiling also works very well for me. There are several methods for placing adverts as you can see on my pages. For example the alox must be done special and so forth. Inlays require extra steps in a production. In my experience I am also surprised how well the printed paint types can last a long time when used. I really enjoy collecting the SAKs!



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03.01 | 15:26

The 120mm continued after the New Ranger. They had Patent and not pat pend. I say pat pend first then patent next. But! Wenger did many variations! :)

03.01 | 15:08

The old Ranger 120mm is from 1991, on my 1993 it is pat pend I have seen it on 1991 too and Swissbuck as well! Wenger can be a minefield because of variations

03.01 | 15:04

It is a superb question. Wenger used different stamps, some because of european laws. Usually the quality and steel is the same. Which is first? Not sure.

03.01 | 14:48

Hi! Sorry for late answer. I have seen many variations with Wenger, please send pic to

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