Limited 2017 Spring


Today i will show the D01 Spring edition from the Limited 2017 Set. It got beautiful artwork of flowers that we long for. It features the locking blade, sommelier corkscrew, awl and tweezers in the handle side. The reamer awl got the sewing eye that you find on all the included Swiss knives in the box. This D01 with the season of spring is a lightweight pocket knife that takes little space.

I am impressed with how the PVD is so evenly coated over all functions and construction. Extra steps like this in a production are expensive.

Different types of coatings are used in the history of Swiss Army Knives by both Victorinox and Former Wenger. In a modern construction and industry different coating systems have been developed for other products than knives. During the last 10 years several types of coatings and systems found use on knives as well. The same goes for systems for applying artwork and the use of handle materials.

Black coating or film on the surface gives an interesting appearance on both pocket-knives and Multi-Tools. In this case it gives some extra abilities for the protection and it gives this nice contrast between black and white. On the internet you can find much and good information on what PVD is. I recommend doings some searches and discover interesting info.

The next knife is will show in the coming days is the Summer edition so stay tuned...


In the history of SAKs and Multi-Tools you will find that coatings has been used for a long time. This can be for the appearance, passivisation and corrosion resistance. Modern production methods make it possible for films and coatings on a very precise level. Time consuming steps in a production can prevent such steps. The PVD is very high quality in deed.


i always prefer natural light for pictures, it is the best but at this time of year one must use flash from time to time.....


Coatings or film covering the surface can influence many aspects of knives. In many ways it can prevent discolorations on stainless steel. It depends on what use the knives and functions will be part of that will influence how long until coatings and films get worn. That will be considered discoloration by some and the appearance will be different. From experience I know that bluing, oxide and different coatings will get worn in time. Titanium nitride will also become worn depending on what use you do. This appearance will give knives and functions a very interesting and cool looking impression. Some of the coolest knives are used black oxide in time. It is like two universes, when stainless steel that does not have coatings gets discolorations it is negative. When coated blades get worn it is a positive. In some cases coatings can influence sharpening because they can be much harder than the steel. I have never heard any problem because the film is so thin and you follow the edge.


Titanium nitride TiN or tinite is a ceramic material that can go above 80 HRC rockwell.  It is truly a fascinating thing! It is without a doubt one of the most durable coatings that can be used on Swiss knives.



Picture of a lovely set of Swiss Knives.........

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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

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

01.07 | 23:13

Hi, sure I would like to see, BR.

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.


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