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Swiss Army Soldier’s Knives

Welcome

 

Introduction

This site was constructed using information from :

  • The book titled « Le couteau et son histoire » written for the 100th anniversary of Victorinox

  • The book " Deux millénaires de couteaux pliants " by Horst A. Brunner

  • The book "Le couteau du soldat suisse" by Thierry Deladoey

  • The free encyclopédia WIKIPEDIA

  • Documents on the internet mainly from the site Les couteaux de l'armée suisse

  • Documents supplied by M. Pierre Mérinat, Cutlery, 1969 St-Martin VS

  • Documents supplied by M. René Schläpfer from Gebertingen

  • Documents supplied by M. Stefan Schober from Hünenberg

  • Documents supplied by M. Christoph Gobetti from Hirschthal

  • Documents supplied by M. Pierre-Henri Marin from Vernier

  • Documents supplied by M. Gérard Borgognon

  • Discussions with other collectors

     

The photographs are of knives from my collection unless the source is indicated.

  

This site is far from complete; there are some variants that are certainly missing, some manufacturers of which we are unaware, or some inadvertent errors. If you see an error or have a Swiss soldier’s knife, which is not referenced in this site, please contact Robert Moix. After contacting me please send detailed photographs of any unreferenced knife. After verification of the information the site will be rapidly updated.

 

Thanks

A big thank you to everybody who supplied the documentation for this site and to all those who can give me information to complete the site and correct any possible errors. Please use the contact form.

Thanks to Alan Etherington, from Pully, for the English translation.

Thanks to Jean-Claude Figuet, who has helped me redesign this site to make it more attractive, convivial and user friendly.

 

Site updates

10.07.2016

Add copies of plans for Models 1890, 1908, 1951 & 1961

23.03.2016

Add Ebay Store : Bob's Swiss Army Knives

25.09.2013

Add English translation

22.08.2013

"Les couteaux du soldat de l'armée suisse" is on Facebook

29.03.2013

Add article "Before Soldier Knives..." in topic "History".

Add photo in the gallery (1890).

Add article "Civilian productions of Victorinox "200 R" (stainless steel) et "200 S" (carbon steel), repliquas of 1908 Model in topic "Other knives">"Civilian knives"

add warnings in topics "Soldier's knives">"1908 Models" & "Soldier's knives">"1951 Models"

Add information in topic "Soldier's knives">"Special Stamps"

28.03.2013

Add information about date & blade markings of "1951 Models" by our readers.

Correction of spelling on the word "Waffenkontrolle"

15.12.2012

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31.03.2013

Redesign of the site :

- Implementation of the CMS Joomla

- new ergonomics

- new design

- etc.

- Add informations

- Add photos

- Add topics

- Corrections of errors

07.12.2012

New topic :

- Ranking

04.12.2012

New topics :

- Markings

- Maintenance

- Gallery of photos

- Add new information on Mod. 61 - Var. 2

- Add brand C. Vermuth

- Add photos

31.10.2012

 Site implementation

   

 

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Site réalisé par Jean-Claude Figuet