Victoria

91mm

Here is a nice Victoria Victorinox knife that got me a bit puzzled and I was hoping some would give me some input on the number of this knife, if it is in the 234 range. At first my impression was that this knife was from the late 1960s. I will show you pictures of the functions and the basic date factors.

First the tang stamp is the type you will find on Victorinox knives 1968-1974 so we already have an idea to work on. There is no +Pat on the can opener so this could suggest this knife to be after 1970.

It got no toothpick or tweezers and no bail so this should mean a knife after 1968 because of that. It got a key ring. It got the old extra loop corkscrew and cable scraper function. The small blade got a clip and this should mean before 1973 approximately. The shade on the handle material is also a hint. My feel on this knife is 1970 “plus minus”

I am always extra careful researching the Victoria line.

This knife is in used but good condition and that just adds to the flavor!

25.07.22 Fearnley & Eger

I received some interesting questions about the shipping knife and I know what it is like to wait so the pause is off.

 

 Here it is the 84mm shipping SAK with inlays for a Norwegian shipping company. This one is important for the history in my country. There is little doubt that this is a special knife. There is no damage to the handle scales which got the imitation mother of pearl (if not let me know) material with a lot of play in it. There are some small scratches on some of the functions but nothing I would think about at all. The tang stamp on this is a type you can find after or around the Victoria type. This blade got a blank backside of the tang with only the front stamp on it. It got the long nail-file with cleaner tip. The scissors got the V shape spring which is between the single and modern design. It got a sturdy blade thickness too. No +Pat on the can opener and several other small factors make me believe this SAK is 1973-1975 approx. It got the 4 loop corkscrew with decoration groove. It could be around this time the change occurred. I will have the evolution on this in mind to see if this 84mm is later and so on. When the advertisings where made I am not yet sure about. The toothpick is not original. This Victorinox SAK is used some but the condition is beautiful. Shipping knives like these are not easy to find.   A big thank you to my collector friends.

PS about imitation scales: I got some knives with such material in them and they seem to be robust. I like them!

I have removed some dirt and substances on the scissors joint. It got very good precision.

Some cleaning and oil makes everything better. 

Fearnley & Eger is a really old Company with long traditions in different aspects of the nautical sphere. This Company is not around anymore.

12:23

Two different Victorinox shipping knives, both beautiful.

As mentioned these scales got a lot of life or play in the material. They are sturdy and well attached too. The other knife is older, with Victoria tang stamp. This also got imitation scales with a bit lighter color. 

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26.07 | 23:05

Hi and thank you very much for question. The closest I know is the Master Fisherman 1.4753.72. The. 73 is related to what inlay it got maybe. Best Regards Trond

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26.07 | 19:22

Hello Trond,
I received a Mechanic in a red/white Victorinox box. The box is stamped item number 1.47 53.73. Do you know what knife goes in this box? Not Mech

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01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR. Trondsak@sakhome.com

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01.07 | 16:24

Hello Trond.

Would you be interested in seeing progress pictures
Of my custom Champ with Voyager digital clock scales.
I could email them to you.

Michael.

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