TickTool 03


This is my latest Swiza knife and this is the TT03 in red. I have tested the tick tool function from before in the summer and I find it to be very functional. The TT03 is a bit more pocket friendly compared to the models with additional wood saw. The red color when in the light got the traditional touch of orange and it is easy to see if you drop it someplace. This is an elegant knife to have for EDC when you are around areas with Ticks. It is nice to have this if you got dogs or cats. Not to forget for people as well. I find the TT03 to be well made and it gives a quality feeling in the hand. It is a sturdy construction used on the Swiza knives and models with a durable design. For sure this Brand got the touch of versatile elegance and utility for EDC or special purpose needs.

04.03.2019 numbers

I am looking a bit into the numbering system. Here you see two TT03 red with the same designation.


TT03 x 2 in red and TT03 Filix numbering system


I know some have questions on the numbering system because of the number used on the box and on the tang of the blade. These numbers are different with for example the TT03 Filix got the identification for the model, name and color KNI.0070.2060 on the box. On the backside of the tang for the blade the number is A17-52 and as you see on the picture the TT03 red is A17-51. The two last digits is then the difference in handle pattern/design as I see it. What is most important knowledge is that the tang numbering represents the production with model type. I believe it is Swiza Company identification for the model and additional information regarding protection of the products. That the blade got numbers and identifications mean that Swiza can look into the production numbers for this model and find when it was made and additional information. If knives somehow should be sent back to them it is easier. I will look into it because I need 100% information to be able to be fully sure. What we can learn from the numbers is that each similar knife does not have separate numbers. That I would believe is done by engravings and other methods on other parts of the knife. The backside tang stamp can have limited numbers still.

  I can see that in the same batches of knives there is very little difference if any on them. I have found production variations on Swiza knives buy these are not from the same batch. There are some variations on the locking mechanism, edge and other as well.

On Swiza knives you find the emblem and the Swiss Made designation. The backside of the tang numbers indicates further protection and identification. This is my information so far and as soon as I find more I will post it.



Further on numbering system research:


Here is why i need 100% information on the blade numbers and an alternative theory on it.


Above this last post I mentioned the difference in the numbers but it is not so easy to make it out 100%. I wonder too if the numbers are not always related to distinguish models from each other. For example on the D04 scout knife that you find in my Swiza list, the backside tang stamp is A17-52. This could mean that the numbers have unknown factors. A17-52 while the box is without numbering or further identification.  My Swiza D06 black got the tang number A17-098, an extra digit compared to other models with equal amounts of functions. So you see it is not easy to distinguish the tang stamp numbers completely. One indication was also production year but I do not have 100% confirmation yet. It is very interesting and very fun and adds to the flavor for sure.


In some cases it seems the numbering system on the backside of the blade got unknown meanings for us and it could be for the protection of the brand as mentioned today. It is the number on the box that is the number that should be used by us for indentification. It is also a very nice feature from Swiza with the production date packaging on the same label and box. The number on the box in my opinion is the only number that we should use and i recommend to collect the knife and the box. Most collectors i know agree that if you trade a knife in the future it is a big bonus if you have the original box to go with the knife or model.



In some cases it seems blades with a similar tang number can be found on models with different set of functions as mentioned. In some cases the tang numbers represents a code system and sometimes it seems it distinguish models from each other.  







I can add also that my Swiza D06 red got the tang number A17-008 labeled on the box 170523 that should be the 23 of May 2017 while the black model got A17-098 labeled 170822 that should be 22of August 2017. My Swiza AllBlack D03 with black handle and PVD black functions got the tang number A17-20



On older Swiza knives the A letter with additional number designation sometimes follow the year on the label but absolutely not always. This you can see on the A17 too.





On the pictures today you can see two Swiza knives from the Wildlife collection.  These are also my latest Swiza knives. It is the TT03 Rhinoceros and the TT03 Lion. The tick tool model I have shown in the pictures above for this page done some time ago. I still got focus on Swiza knives to learn more about them. 

 Wild-Green and Orange look very good on the Swiss knives. The animals in the collection are from Africa and North America. These two are from Africa!

 I have always liked imprints, icons and handle decoration on knives from Switzerland. I find it interesting, educational and inspirational. I am not 100% sure what it is called the method Swiza use for applying the artwork. What I know about it from before is that it is a durable one that will last a long time. The handle material with the soft touch material is a tough, strong and very durable material as well.

A lion has been the inspiration of cultures, for mythology and even in religions. Did the Sphinx have the head of a lion too? The power of the Lion and Rhino is just incredible and it is very understandable that it is inspiring to the brink of mind-boggling strength. Sadly these two animals are also victims of poaching and trophy hunters.

TT03 Bull Elk



Now I got three Swiza knives in the wildlife collection. This is my latest one and it is a bit special.

This is the North American Bull Elk on the TT03 model. This is one of the very large Deer animals that you can find there. This is educational for me because I know very little about it except from what is written on the Wikipedia.

I like very much that Swiza place the footprints on the backside scale, it is a nice feature. I am also notorious for looking at the tang stamps used on knives from Switzerland. On this blade the swiss made is opposite of the normal direction. No need to be alarmed because it is 100% real and just something that you may see on the knives. I am impressed with the visual effects of the artwork on the Wildlife knives. It is very easy to see what it is.



Finally today I can inform that the 2019 Wildlife collection got more animals. I only got three of them so far. I can also mention that if you find any writing errors: - I usually correct them when I check again. Spelling control is more in the way than good:)

Hope you enjoy the knives and my page. I am very grateful for all visits here on SAKhome.com

It is a free and independent hobby I have.

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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. Trondsak@sakhome.com

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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