The 84mm combination tool continues to be a difficult subject in deed. Most of the times the tang stamps can direct you into the safest time window.
The 84mm is a strange one all together and the Victorinox information says 1982. Many collectors with me included have a feeling it is around 1980. This 84mm hot stamped emblem is also very close to 1979 variation. So let us say that this economy stamped knife
is 1980 because my information is 1976-1980 on this particular stamp. To me this package could be 1980 and if 1982 is correct on the combination tool then this is a 1982 model in original box. The 91mm category
is easier than the 84mm on such subjects and topics.
On this picture you can see my latest 84mm economy stamped
model. I have found several variations on the hot stamped emblem around this time window. The model is 2.06.00. The blade is made 1976-1980. Once again I mention that I believe the combination tool dates back to
the very late 1970s, or maybe 1980. This 2.06.00 complete model is probably 1979-1981. The evolution on the 84mm combination tool is introduced in 1982. It was seen in a catalogue from 1980. We will see. The tang stamp economy is to the right on this blade.
This is the economy made line so it is interesting all the factors mentioned. In general I have seen many small differences on the hot stamped emblem and the tang stamps with small factors that could be significant or not. About the combination tool I must
follow the other collectors and researches and their impressions too. What is sure is that we do not know. It is fully ok to go with 1982 and it is just a small factor to have in mind. The most important is always the SAK and this is in beautiful condition.
The emblem is too hot to touch, lol. Sorry for lame humor.