Civilian versions of Swiss Army soldier’s knives

The Victorinox "One Hand Trekker" or "Trailmaster", derived of the German "OH GAK" or Swiss "2008 Model" :

 

Victorinox One Hand Trekker (*) 

 

The Victorinox "Safari" and "Safari-Trooper", derived of the German "GAK" :

 

Victorinox Safari (left) and Safari-Trooper (right) (*)

 

 

 

The "Feuerschlagmesser", special order of M. Horst Brunner, derived of "1961 Model" :

 

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The Victorinox "Pioneer" and Wenger "Standard Issue", derived of the Duch "DAK" hollandais and Swiss "1961 Model" :

 

Colored variants of the Victorinox Pioneer (*)

 

Other variant of the Victorinox Pioneer (*)

 

Other variant of the Victorinox Pioneer (*)

 

Other variant of the Victorinox Pioneer (*)

 

Wenger Standard Issue (*)

 

 

 

Civilian versions of Swiss Army soldier’s knives :

 

Victorinox

 

Many civil variants, replicas of "1908 Models" were manufactured between 1903 and 1960. Some of these knives had steel blades (civilian Model 200 S), others in stainless steel (civilian Model 200 R), some of these blades were stamped with the letter "P" and a vintage mark, whilst others did not have any distinctive marking other than the manufacturer's mark. Finally some of these knives had the control stamp "WK" (Waffenkontrolle) on handle but others did not....

We find some of these civilian replicas in three Victorinox catalogues of the time :

 

Catalog Elsener 1903 Catalog Elsener 1942 Catalog Victorinox 1970

 

(*) Sources : Various Internet or catalogs.

(**) Source : Anonymous private collection.

(***) Source : Private collection of M. Borgognon.

 

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