In 1908...

A second development :

1908 Model

The "1908 Model" has a clip point blade (angle blade).

From 1915 the use of the old Swiss Cross marking on the side is replaced by a cross containing the letters "WK" (Waffen-kontrolle), heat stamped showing that the knife had successfully passed the Swiss Army quality control – thus ready for service.

From 1921 the year of manufacture of the Swiss soldier’s knife has been stamped on the heel of the blade (the last two digits of the year). A practice still carried out today.

 

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