original box


Truly a joy collecting and researching the economy made knives produced under different names. Sometimes you find knives in the original box and that is always a bonus. It could be necessary to be sure the SAK really belongs to that particular box. It could have been misplaced one time or another and so forth.

Some of the economy products boxes got some cool designs and you get the advantage with the model number on it as well. Cannot complain about such I would say.

This page is only going to be some nice pictures about some of the economy models in box I discovered the last few years. The materials used for the box is usually similar to a stiff thicker paper.

Multi-Language Box and you can find this and rather similar packaging with different tang stamps! This one is marked economy on the box and the backside tang stamp on the knife is economy stamped. Even so you can find variations. This Box and knife is in very nice condition, only some oil spots on the box.

Partial blister package and display box


Can be opened without damaging it.........

The best is when the box is in very nice shape.

Number side with the new numbering system after 1980 approx. Not all boxes got the Victorinox name on them!

84mm numbering

You can find that the numbering is applied with different methods.

The value on SAKs with original box is much higher.


This box to the right is extra interesting and it is without the Victorinox name. The Victorinox SAK in it got a very special tang stamp. Some information suggests that the numbering change happened in the 70s. Because the knife is from around 1975. It is worth having in the mind and also that some blades can or have been used later in history. This box show clear signs of age…………….

03.12.2020 box and advertising SAK

Today I have a very interesting box and advertising SAK. It is an 84mm in beautiful condition. The box is a multi-language type which is a bit special with even Dutch language on it. Another strange thing is that the number 2.3600 is marked not on the regular fashion but on one of the small flaps. I am not sure if it is an original box for this knife. I have seen many strange things with economy made box and knives with different emblems.

I am super glad I managed to buy this knife from a collector which I am very grateful for. The value on it is all the factors that are different so I have a continuation of educating my knowledge further. The functions on this SAK are probably never used at all. The emblem is a type with Victorinox cross and shield with only color print. No connecting lines on it could be because it is just a print and not inlay.

I hold this knife to be an advertising line for sure and if this box is original to this I am not sure yet. It is fine no matter what it turns out to be because it is most likely an original box from Victorinox. It seems during the 80s and 90s many different boxes appear on the economy line. I have the date on this particular SAK and box open for now. I have done research on the 84mm models and for sure the regular 91mm evolution is not even near in dates. This I got confirmation on from the web over the years too. Some things are much earlier while other details are very late. I recommend taking a look on Swiss Army Knights forum. There are several specialists there, also one extreme.

have experienced before asking a Company when they issued such knives. Sometimes you get an answer with nice info while others got no archive for it. The color for the box may have faded some. It got the new numbering system. In 1994 Victorinox ended the hot stamp emblem economy type to the cross and shield Victorinox hot stamp type with a different configuration.

11:07 I have placed it to be late 1980s until early 1990s for now. I hold the date open as mentioned. Connecting lines on the backside stamp....No slim tang either.

13:52 research

If you know my page then you have found some information that it is typical for advertising SAKs to have been on storage for some time until adverts are made, or when placed on the scales, the advertising line may have more variations. It is also difference if the economy line is involved and the fact that 84mm models do not follow the 91mm evolution. It may be a great deal of factors involved. To me this 84mm advertising knife is early 1990s while the advert could be later. I found some information that Flyspesialisten AS could have been established late 1999.

I did some research on the Fly Spesialisten AS and I found that it is an older name here in Norway with similar name from 1965. To me it makes sense with 1999. I will still have the tool evolution and designs on the 84mm open.

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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 trondsak@sakhome.com

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